Behind the scenes with the greatest music mogul


We explore how the music industry has changed and meet its most powerful player, Sir Lucian Grainge

How has the music industry changed over the past decade? FT business and media journalists tell the dramatic story and introduce us to the industry’s most powerful executive: Universal Chief Sir Lucian Grainge. Next, ethical philosopher Julian Baggini ponders what our shelves say about us, and Work & Careers editor Isabel Berwick, a Duolingo master, advocates for learning a new language from scratch. This weekend, we explore the forces that shape our cultural habits: how we listen to music, how we learn languages ​​and how we read.

Listeners: What do you read, watch, eat, do that makes you happy? We want your recommendations, to use in a future episode. Write to us or record and send us a voice note at [email protected] We are on Twitter @ftweekendpod, and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap.

Episode links:

—Profile of Sir Lucian Grainge, the last music mogul, by Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson and Anna Nicolaou:

—Julian Baggini explains why we should get rid of our books:

—Isabel Berwick on being a Duolingo champion:

–– FT review of Ride Upon the Storm, one of the Danish shows that Isabel loved (the other is called Rita): 46fc3ad87c65

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Sound design and mixing are by Breen Turner, with original music by Metaphor Music.

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