Razberry Candy – Ben Ainslie

NAME: Charles Benedict Ainslie, CBE

AGE: 35 (born 5 February 1977)

ABOUT: born in Macclesfield, Ben Ainslie is Great Britain’s most successful Olympic sailor ever, a three-times Olympic gold medalist and silver medalist, who started sailing at the tender age of eight and was first competing by the time he was ten. In 1989 in his first international competition – the 'Optimist World Championships' in Japan he was placed 37th. Ben learned to sail near Falmouth in Cornwall, he comes from a sailing family, his father Roddy Ainslie captained the boat that took part in the first Whitbread Round The World Race in 1973.

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Young(ish), Gifted and Unsigned

Acoustic Jim

 

Acoustic JimIn the last few years the number of new acts breaking into the mainstream has considerably dropped.

But in our changing times when absolutely everyone with no more than a video recorder on their mobile phone can be up on YouTube within minutes, how do we measure success, a short search online reveals many many young (and not so young) talented, unsigned artists.

I spoke to Acoustic Jim (whose music immediately charmed me into wanting to hear more) about making music, and whether along with the raw talent of a musician, you also need the skills of a music producer to get your own music out there, plus the savvy of a manager to get your sound heard above the plethora of music on the web.

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