Accounting Influencers Roundtable


Accounting in Pop Music: Gordon King

In this podcast, Gordon King from The World of Twist discusses the intersection of creativity and accounting in the music industry.

Martin Bissett featuring Gordon King from The World of Twist, the conversation delves into the intersection of creativity and accounting in the music industry. Gordon King shares insights into the rise and fall of The World of Twist, a band he co-founded, shedding light on the financial dynamics within the group. As creative professionals navigating the music scene, the band members initially had little business acumen and entrusted their manager with handling finances. Gordon reflects on the naivety and excitement that often accompany young musicians signing major record deals, highlighting the importance of understanding contracts and financial arrangements in the music business. The discussion provides a fascinating glimpse into the challenges faced by creative individuals when dealing with the business side of their careers.

World of Twist was an English indie pop band formed in Sheffield in 1985, experienced various lineup changes throughout history. The band’s original lineup featured James Fry (vocals), Andrew Hobson (bass guitar), Gordon King (guitar), Tony Ogden (drums), Rory Conolly (saxophone), Nick Phillips (organ), and Andy Robbins (synthesizer). After disbanding, a new lineup emerged in Manchester in 1986.

While the band gained attention for their live shows and radio sessions, their debut album, “Quality Street” (1991), didn’t receive significant critical or commercial success. Despite not touring North America, “Sons of the Stage” succeeded in Toronto and New York. Creative differences and Ogden’s decision to stop singing contributed to the band’s dissolution in 1992.

QUATERMASS III is the pilot recording of this exciting project that came from the minds behind World of Twist, Earl Brutus, and The Dials. Presented by The Ministry of Light Entertainment in collaboration with the British Experimental Rocket Group and Science Monthly, QUATERMASS III promises to be a unique and groundbreaking musical endeavour.


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