Tag: Turkish pop

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France’s Believe buys majority stake in Turkey’s biggest record label DMC

DMC, the record label behind Turkey’s biggest pop stars Tarkan, Sezen Aksu and Ajda Pekkan, is being taken over by French digital music platform Believe. An agreement worth $23.4 million, signed on 17 April by Doğan Holding, Doğan Müzik Yapım’s (DMC) parent company, and Believe, will see the French company take a 60% stake in […]

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Pop sensation İlyas Yalçıntaş to light up the stage at the O2 Islington

A former X Factor Turkey [Star Işığı X Factor] finalist and favourite to win before the channel took the show off air, pop star İlyas Yalçıntaş’s electrifying performances on national television and song writing ability proved his star quality. His debut single, İncir, which he had penned and sang live on X Factor in 2014, […]

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After 11-year hiatus, Tarkan set to return to London this autumn

Not seen live in the UK since Wembley Arena 2008, after a long break Tarkan is set to return to Britain to light up the stage at the Apollo Hammersmith on 6th October. For those not familiar with the multi-million album selling megastar, Tarkan was born in Alzey, Germany, on 17 October 1972. One of […]

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Mabel Matiz and Aleyna Tilki are Turkey’s most viewed music videos of 2018

Today’s music lovers are flocking in ever-growing numbers to digital media to enjoy their favourite songs. While streaming services such as Spotify and Soundcloud boast billions of listens per day, YouTube remains the primary destination for many wanting to see the stars in action. 2018 saw Latin singers overtake their American and European counterparts for […]

Features
The 10 best MFÖ songs
 

  When my editor asked me to pick my favourite ten songs by legendary band MFÖ in advance of their London concert on 18 March, I didn’t think it would be this hard. The band formed in 1980 – more than a decade before I was born – and they still comprise of the original […]

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Turkish pop icons MFÖ set to finally play London

  MFÖ have been around since the 1980s, recording some of Turkey’s biggest and most original music, including Ali Desidero and Sarı Laleler, their songs covered by countless Turkish artists. They tour regularly, but they have never quite reached our shores – until now. Finally their British fans will have the chance to see them […]