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Music journalist Phil Hardy dies

By | Published on Friday 11 April 2014

Phil Hardy

Film and music journalist Phil Hardy died earlier this week, it has been confirmed.

Hardy had a long career writing about music and the music industry, initially writing for titles like Time Out and Variety, and providing music business expertise to various bodies, including the World Bank.

In 1992 he founded the Music & Copyright newsletter for The Financial Times, a business title that continues to be published to this day, now owned by Informa Media.

Hardy also wrote numerous books about the music and movie industries, most recently ‘Download! How Digital Destroyed The Record Industry’ for Omnibus Press in 2012.

He died in Norfolk on Tuesday, and is survived by his son, Joel, and daughter, Emily.



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