Is Simon Cowell the new Brian Epstein?

John Sugar looks at the changing role of the pop manager and how Simon Cowell became the most powerful 'Big Shot' of them all with the rise of the reality TV popstar. John speaks to industry heavyweight Richard Griffiths, manager of pop sensation One Direction and former boss and close friend of Cowell's. He also hears from writer and broadcaster Paul Morley who credits Cowell with keeping the music industry alive.

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