The Silverscope Music site incorporates a number of music areas including the educational, Music Industry Key (MIK) that is a set of different ways of learning about the music industry. Devised by celebrated A&R man, music industry lecturer and consultant Richard Rogers, you will discover other avenues Richard has worked within including books on Eurovision, Depeche Mode and A&R. The site also includes a booking agency.
Gary Numan with Depeche Mode Book
Electronic pioneer Gary Numan reading a chapter from the Depeche Mode book 'Violator: The Ultimate A&R Guide' for which he wrote the foreword. 'I attempted to get Depeche Mode signed to Beggars Banquet , the label I was on but I was already too late. I thought they were brilliant', he recalls.
Depeche Mode Book is now available
'Depeche Mode - Violator: The Ultimate A&R Guide' by Richard Rogers is now available to purchase from this site. Published by Glamous Puss Publications this 274 page guide to the Violator album is a must have for any serious Depeche Mode fan and features a foreword by Gary Numan and an afterword with Robert Marlow.
News May 2020
New artwork for the Depeche Mode A&R Book is now available to purchase from the www.bourneart.com site. The images includes prints and original paintings of the various members of the band (many in WPAP format) and includes work that never made it into the book. A must for Depeche Mode fans. Right: A WPAP image that never made it into the final book by the artist Bourne.
NEWS - July 2020. A new A&R Based Song Licensing Platform called ChooseATrack has been launched by Richard in Germany with some wonderful help from John Rusher in Malta. If you are an artist looking to licence a song from a professional songwriter then head to www.chooseatrack.com where you can hear samples of around 200 songs that you can licence to enhance your career.
News - June 2020. German music artist 'Stefanie Rhein' the popular WDR television presenter has released her new single 'Came Back' which was a Richard Rogers co-write. The song has just been released in Germany and has also been included on a Coronavirus workout video!
News - May 2020. Artwork from the Depeche Mode Book Violator: The Ultimate A&R Guide is now available to purchase including exclusive vector art WPAP images of the guys from Depeche Mode as well as Depeche Mode songs as paintings. Go to www.bourneart.com to see the images from the book. See info above.
News - April 2020. Malta artist DRLynn has recorded and released her new single 'Treading On Eggshells' this month. The song was written by Richard Rogers with DRLynn. For Eurovision fans you may know her better as Lynn Chircop who represented Malta a few years back at the Eurovision Song Contest Finals.
News - March 2020. Sadly, due to the Coronavirus pandemic the Music Agency is on hold until further notice.
News - January 2020. A happy new year to all. For those that enjoyed the Depeche Mode standard book we are pleased to say the Deluxe Version is in the final stages of being completed and should be abailable in the early Autumn.
News - August 2019. Richard met up with electronic pioneer Gary Numan recently in Germany to present Gary with a copy of the Depeche Mode book which Gary provided an excellent foreword for. 'It looks unbelievably cool' Gary remarked. 'I'm glad I helped out, it was no problem. I'll enjoy the book.'
News - May 2019. A new track and video from Racecar titled 'She Kills Love' is now available to watch on YouTube via this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJIM_1TTEJw
Featuring some great production from Cliff Stammers this Richard Rogers penned track is an experiment based on certain musical areas of Depeche Mode. Please let us know your thoughts. The files may even be included in the super deluxe version of the Depeche Mode book so you can provide your own remixes.
NEWS - December 2018. The new book 'Depeche Mode - Violator: The Ultimate A&R Guide' by Richard Rogers is available from this website from December 30th 2018. A great book whether you are a Depeche Mode fan or someone who wants to learn a little more about A&R and how it works!