Phil with students from Winchester University | February 2020
New interviews with Phil are included in the documentary series 'The 80s Greatest Hits' on Channel 5 (UK). Each programme counts down the top 30 best selling singles of that year and Phil appears in 1987, 1988 and 1989. Other 'PWL guests' include Pete Waterman, Mike Stock, Sonia, Sinitta, Nathan Moore and Dee Lewis. Click here for the Channel 5 catch-up page, with clips on the Phil Harding YouTube channel and Instagram page.
Broadcast dates are... 1987: 23 April 2021... 1988: 30 April 2021... and 1989: 7 May 2021.
Click here for Phil Harding e-Bay auctions page
The first auctions - Sonia Gold Disc and Erasure Platinum Disc. More disc auctions to follow.
Phil is holding an online sale event of some of his huge array of Gold, Silver and Platinum Award discs he has received over the years for his many international chart successes. They are being auctioned on eBay... The first auction is a Gold Disc for Sonia's 'Everybody Knows' album (1990), which Phil worked on as co-Producer and Mixer. Bidding finishes at 9pm on Sunday 7th February. Click here for the Sonia disc auction... The second auction is a Platinum Disc for Erasure 'The Circus' album (1987). Click here for the Erasure disc auction. Bidding finishes at 6pm on Saturday 13th February.
Bookmark the link of Phil Harding e-Bay auctions page to be ready for more items coming soon.
Phil Harding is Executive Producer of Rozalla's new single, 'I Feel It Slipping Away' out on 30 November on Energise Records and PJS Productions have also produced mixes for the release. Rozalla is probably best known for her anthemic dance hit in the 90s 'Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)' and has had a string of international chart success ever since, and hit the US Dance Chart top 5 in 2015.
This previously-unreleased song was written by Lamont Dozier and Phil's co-producers on the track are former PWL colleagues, Tony King and Gary Miller. Click here to hear the mix previews and to order now
Phil writes: "We're so pleased to see our PJS remixes featured on this album from the wonderful Brooklyn-based Tommy Von Voigt. We had a couple of mixes on the original release last year, but this is a nice showcase of our PJS remix work. A great Pete Hammond remix is also featured. You can listen and buy from Tommy's Bandcamp page linked here plus on all the usual streaming and purchase platforms."
Also see the PJS Productions page of the website with a selection of PJS mixes playable directly from the playlist box.
In part 2, in the week that Kylie Minogue achives her 8th No. 1 UK album 'Disco' (breaking chart records by that run now being spread over 5 decades), Phil talks about working with Kylie Minogue and on her classic tracks back in the day at PWL Studios (1988-92)... Click here to play
In Part 1, Phil talks about getting into music, his first meeting with Stock Aitken & Waterman, working with Dead Or Alive, Rick Astley as well as his early years working with SAW. Music from Dead Or Alive, Rick Astley, Eighth Wonder, Deuce and East 17... Click here to play
Free online event 30/09/20 7-8pm BST with Phil Harding on the panel. Register for a free ticket here...
Phil Harding, Dennis Weinreich and Melvyn Toms who are a part of ‘JAMES’, the Joint Audio Media Education Support organisation, take a look at the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on music recording and production. Run by AES (Audio Engineering Society) Scotland.
"Phil Harding, the hit-maker behind a host of '90s stars swaps his mixing desk for a writing desk"... The new edition of 'Resolution' magazine (Summer 2020) includes an extract from Phil's latest book, 'Pop Music Production'. Available in print or digital versions at resolutionmag.com. [Update: 25 Sep - Click here to read the first page]
A book chapter written by Dr Phil Harding and Dr Paul Thompson titled: 'A ‘Service’ Model of Creativity in Commercial Pop Music at P&E Studios in the 1990s' is now available to read online and download as a PDF file here. It was included in the book: 'Proceedings of the 12th Art Of Record Production Conference ('Mono: Stereo: Multi')', a set of papers from this event which was held at the Stockholm Royal School Of Music in 2017. Phil presented the paper with Paul Thompson on the first day of the conference (1st December 2017).
Phil's academia.edu page has recently been updated with abstracts and information on other papers and book chapters written beyond the two full books. Phil can send PDFs of the other chapters featured on the academia.eu page link above via e-mailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also see the Academic website section for more information.