On January 1, 1962, The Beatles, fresh from their grueling residency in Hamburg, traveled to North London with their manager Brian Epstein to secure stardom through a live audition set for the executives at Decca Records. The band played 15 songs for their 'commercial test' and, as history recorded it, was rejected by Decca with one of the most infamous disses in music history: "Guitar groups are on the way out."
- 25 Nov 2022
For APM Music composer Marcello de Francisci, the music world was a secondary ambition that came later in life. Well, later in life is subjective when you’re a childhood prodigy, but these days, Marcello’s compositions can be heard in films as disparate as Alexander Payne’s five-time Academy Award-nominated film Nebraska, Natalie Portman’s Western film Jane Got A Gun, that co-stars Ewan McGregor, and the feature documentary Samsara, which is a sequel to Baraka.