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LUCIE SILVAS

Lucie SilvasAs part of the Great British Music Debate 2004, we'll be catching up with singer Lucie Silvas and finding out how she's fared on the UK music scene.



Six months ago Zoë Ball went behind the scenes of a major UK record label to discover just what it takes to launch a new artist such as Lucie.

Zoë discovered how many people it takes to get a new singer-songwriter to the top of the charts and in a four part mini-series, Zoë followed Lucie through the complete 'star-making' process. She talked to Lionel Richie and Judie Tzuke about life in the fast lane and she discovered how you go about landing a record deal and recording your debut single.

For the first time, you can discover how an artist gets short-listed for the playlist of a major radio station and Shaznay Lewis and Beverley Knight share their experiences about the music business.

LISTEN TO THE DOCUMENTARIES, PRESENTED BY ZOË BALL
Audio Icon 'Breakin' Through', part 1
The first of four mini documentaries following Lucie Silvas as she attempts to break into the music industry. Beginning with the long hard struggle to get the right record contract and finding the right producer.

Audio Icon 'Breakin' Through', part 2
With more than fifty people working towards the release of her first single, Zoë meets the marketing team whose job it is to develop the Lucie Silvas' selling strategy: which song should be released first?

Audio Icon 'Breakin' Through', part 3
Now the single’s been chosen Lucie Silvas’ record company has the job of promoting her to the press, TV and Radio. Zoë goes behind the scenes at a Radio 2 playlist meeting to get the producers' reaction to her first single. Meanwhile Lucie gets some advice from some famous friends.

Audio Icon 'Breakin' Through', part 4
The last piece in the puzzle for Lucie Silvas is her live performance. A carefully planned tour with Jamie Cullum introduces her to the record company's target audience.

LISTEN TO LUCIE'S SONGS
Audio Icon 'What You're Made Of'
Audio Icon 'Don't Look Back'
Audio Icon 'The Game is Won'
Audio Icon 'Forget Me Not'
Audio Icon 'Breathe In'

  • The Official Lucie Silvas Website.

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