DANTEmag editor. Rock critic/broadcaster. All You Need Is Rock author. Forbes, ARTINFO contributor. Ex-Bloomberg. Fellow, Royal Soc of Arts.

Mark Beech's Biography

Column syndicated worldwide. I write about art and culture, for Artinfo; music industry, for Forbes; luxury and lifestyle for DANTE, which I edit; rock music for everyone!. I previously was Bloomberg' rock critic and Muse global team leader. I also write books. I previously worked for ITN, Sunday Times and Press Association. I read PPE at Oxford.

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Gift Guide 2015: Luxury Box Sets at $1,000 for Serious Music Fans

blouinartinfo.com — At the top end of the market, CD box sets are turning into limited-edition works of art, with hand-finished prints, special souvenirs and stratospheric prices to match. Prices are peaking at more than $1,000 for collections that are selling out.
Nov 27, 2015

Gift Guide 2015: Luxury box sets at $1,000 for serious music fans by @Mark_Beech for @artinfodotcom | BLOUIN ARTINFO blouinartinfo.com/news/story/128…

Adele's '25' Becomes Biggest-Selling Number 1 Album As Records Topple

Nov 29, 2015

Had folks questioning @Adele vs @Oasis - @officialcharts calling it for Adele, take it up with them, explained here forbes.com/sites/markbeec…

Nov 29, 2015

Adele breaks records with album sales globally. Reports- youth buying albums, wanting a piece of her beyond digital- forbes.com/sites/markbeec…

Sotheby’s Sells Wine Direct From Hermitage La Chapelle, Bernheimer Cellars

uk.blouinartinfo.com — Sotheby's wine sale this week in London raised £615,548 ($929,477), with the event including lots direct from the Hermitage La Chapelle cellars. Château La Lagune and Duo featured in an event which also took in the Konrad Bernheimer collection, drawing global interest, according to Stephen Mould, Head of Sotheby's Wine, Europe.

The Kick Lives On

si.com — But Alabama then moved 34 yards in a breathtaking two-play sequence. Shula hit Jelks on a sideline route for 14 yards to the 26. On fourth-and-four, Henshaw, from his perch in the press box, called down to the sideline for a reverse to Bell. "There was silence on the phone," says Henshaw.

Pinter’s “Homecoming” Mixes Twisted Menace, Erotic Tension in London: Review

uk.blouinartinfo.com — This is "The Homecoming," but whose homecoming is it? As is often the case with Harold Pinter, nothing is what is seems. It's a revival of the late Nobel laureate's play, coming home to the London stage, 50 years on of course.
Nov 25, 2015

Harold Pinter’s “Homecoming” revives twisted menace, erotic tension in London: Review by @Mark_Beech @artinfodotcom uk.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/128…

Ancient Egyptian Sculpture, Medieval Weapons Star in 7,300-Lot Auction by Hermann Historica

ende.blouinartinfo.com — Ancient Egyptian sculpture, medieval weapons and objects from military history were among 7,300 lots in the Autumn Auction by Hermann Historica oHG of Munich. The highlight of the antiquities section proved to be the sculptures.

Lift Your Career With Bespoke Suits, Shun Capone Stripes: Books

bloomberg.com — Jan. 5 (Bloomberg) -- J.P. Morgan Jr. wore them. So did Napoleon III and David Bowie. A tailored suit from London's Savile Row typically features three and a half meters of fabric and two meters of thread. It costs as much as 10,000 pounds ($16,100).
Nov 23, 2015

Notes towards a definition of culture 40: sharper suits, Savile Row cutting edge.... fb.me/2Al7o3zQs

Japanese Karuizawa, Richebourg Top $1.8 Million Hong Kong Sale by Bonhams

hk.blouinartinfo.com — The popularity of Japanese whisky continues to rise in Hong Kong, with bottles of Karuizawa capturing the three highest prices at a Bonhams auction. The "Fine & Rare Wine, Cognac and Whisky" event at the Admiralty was topped by a collection of Karuizawa 1984 30-year-old bottlings, which sold for a single-lot total of HK$612,500 (or about $79,000) with premium.
Nov 23, 2015

Japanese Karuizawa, Richebourg top $1.8 million whisky/wine sale by Bonhams in HK by @Mark_Beech for @artinfodotcom hk.blouinartinfo.com/node/1284303

Review: Adele’s Long-Awaited “25” Effortlessly Rises Above Expectations

uk.blouinartinfo.com — Adele's "25" is out and it's the most talked-about album of the year. It's already sold millions and will sell millions more over the holiday season. The multi-million dollar question is: Is it any good? (Or, rather, the $10 question or so, depending on where you buy.) The answer is a definite yes.
Nov 22, 2015

Review: Adele’s long-awaited “25” effortlessly rises above expectations by @Mark_Beech for @artinfodotcom @adele #25 uk.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/128…

Nov 24, 2015

Still getting requests for an Adele verdict. ICYM here 'tis. Worth hearing @adele #25 uk.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/128…

Oxford University Women Rugby Players Help BEAT

dantemag.com — Oxford University's women rugby players have produced a naked calendar to help the BEAT charity. Dante mag reports. Oxford University Women Rugby Players Help BEAT Organization By Suzie Solna and Mark Beech Some of the women of Oxford University are stripping off- and it's all in a very good cause.
Nov 21, 2015

Oxford women @OURFCWomen do naked calendar for @beatED charity: @dantemag draft. Web eds need to tidy a bit.. dantemag.com/2015/11/dante-…

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Nov 29, 2015

US cultural exports to Europe-after Black Friday, Cyber Monday, will Thanksgiving follow? Guess so, for better or no pic.twitter.com/LI3BcCLVTx

Nov 29, 2015

Had folks questioning @Adele vs @Oasis - @officialcharts calling it for Adele, take it up with them, explained here forbes.com/sites/markbeec…

Nov 29, 2015

A Brief History of Monoprints and Monotypes From Edgar Degas to Tracey Emin | BLOUIN ARTINFO uk.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/128…

Nov 29, 2015

6 Unusual Habits Of Exceptionally Creative People via @forbes (hmm I am probably doing it all wrong then) onforb.es/1YphC5y

Nov 29, 2015

Notes towards a definition of culture 46: Sunday Morning wakeup call from John Tavener... fb.me/6UkfaGVzE

Nov 29, 2015

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to imagination & charm to life-Plato pic.twitter.com/EG3GjtmGX5

Nov 28, 2015

The wonderful @wolfalicemusic must be on good drugs these days for this trippy, freaky, Freazy video youtube.com/watch?v=uq_vRu…

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