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  Pop Idol 'killing music biz'
Updated 12 May 2002, 13.28
Gareth and Will: killing the music industry?
Pop Idol and Hear'Say are killing the pop business, according to a record company boss.

Chris Wright - founder of the Chrysalis group - said the throwaway music of Will Young and Gareth Gates "stifles" new talent.

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He told the Daily Mail newspaper "pre-packaged disposable music" means real musicians are being ignored.

'One-hit wonders'

Hear'Say: a manufactured band
He said other record labels ignore them in favour of "one-hit wonders" because they make a lot of money fast.

Chrysalis has bands like the Lightning Seeds, Moloko and Portishead on its books.

Hear'Say found fame after they were featured on the Popstars TV show which showed how a teen band could be 'made.'

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