Phil Hardy

Editor/Publisher, The View from the Boundary, Weston Longville, Norfolk

Phil Hardy is an English film and music industry journalist. He was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire in 1945 and studied at the University of Sussex, 1964-1969, during which time he was a visiting student at the Berkeley campus of the University of California (1966-1967). At Sussex he started The Brighton Film Review. He worked as a free lance music and film writer, writing for Time Out, Variety and other publications while at the same time acting as a consultant on music business issues for bodies such as the Greater London Enterprise Board and the World Bank. He was the founding editor of Music and Copyright, a bi-weekly newsletter offering news and analysis on the international music industry. The newsletter was subsequently bought by the Informa Media Group and in 2008 Hardy left Music and Copyright to publish and edit the online newsletter theviewfromthehboundary ( He has written or edited several books on music and film, including Samuel Fuller (1970), The Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music (1990), [and The BFI Companion to Crime (1997). He is also the chief editor and contributing writer of the The Aurum Film Encyclopedia’s . Currently he is writing a book about the international music industry since 2000.