Peter joins voices backing net neutrality in UK
"The UK government's plans to abandon net neutrality threaten British business startups and if taken up elsewhere could undermine democracy"
Human Rights Video Hub
WITNESS is pleased to announce the launch of the Human Rights Video Hub Pilot, in collaboration with Global Voices Online. The Human Rights Video Hub Pilot is the first initiative of its kind a curated forum that amplifies and gives context to...22nd Sep 2006, 5:17pm
As announced in Peter Gabriel's Full Moon Club update today, he's going to choose the winner of our Shock The Monkey competition from the top 12 most popular mixes on the site. The deadline for entry is September 30th. In order to decide which...7th Sep 2006, 7:15pm
Peter's September update.
Peter returns to the studio after a summer break and we battle technical and other difficulties to bring you news of his travels, music from Thomas Mapfumo and Daby Touré with Skip McDonald, along with stories of Arn Chorn-Pond and our Ambassador...7th Sep 2006, 7:11pm
Our man in St Petersburg.
"Locals may disagree, but St. Petersburg boasts a great music scene, where even buskers are highly talented, according to Richard Chappell, a technical engineer for art rock legend and world-music pioneer Peter Gabriel." (The St Petersburg Times)5th Sep 2006, 5:20pm
Shock The Monkey
There's some fantastic work being done in our 'Shock The Monkey' remix competiton with a month and a half still to run. Even if you're not remixing yourself, we'd love for you to give some of the tracks a listen and help our filtering process by...9th Aug 2006, 8:29pm
August's Full Moon update.
In Peter's absence this month we mark the full moon with a few words he exchanged with journalists at last months Real World Party. For good measure we've included some other 'work in progress' from that day in the form of performances from...9th Aug 2006, 10:51am
Tina's 'Fan Attic' has an update
I open this month's update with two very important questions; 'Am I forgiven?' and 'What's a limited edition Real World Summer Party Live CD?' The first refers to the 'dastardly' Archive Challenge. The second? Well, more about that later...3rd Aug 2006, 7:03pm
July's lunar heights.
Peter was caught on camera many times this month, but unfortunatly not specifically for a Full Moon Club update, we offer instead a little hybrid alternative for the lunar peak. As Peter said last month we had a party on the 28th to celebrate 20...11th Jul 2006, 10:28pm
Catch Up With news of the Real World party
BBC's Radio One dropped in to Real World to enjoy the party on 28 June. You can catch up with music and interviews captured on the day by listening again at the 'One World' website...........3rd Jul 2006, 1:15pm
Real World Celebrates in Style!
Everyone on site at Real World had their fingers crossed on the morning of Wednesday 28 June and were looking skyward for signs of ominous black clouds! We were all hoping that it wasn't going rain! This was the day of the Real World Summer...30th Jun 2006, 5:58pm
Welcome To My World says Peter!
In preparation for the Real World Summer Party on June 28 Peter Gabriel has writen in The Independent of his memories of discovering the location for Real World. "Peter Gabriel tells how, 20 years ago, he set up his pioneering label and studio...30th Jun 2006, 3:04pm
Remix Shock The Monkey - competition launches on the 28th
We're pleased to announce the first Real World Remixed competition in association with Peter Gabriel, who's given us Shock The Monkey to remix and Solid State Logic, who are donating a great prize. Check out the great mixes of The Afro Celt...26th Jun 2006, 5:40pm
Tina has a new competition in her update.
It is accomplished at last! Many apologies to you for this very late appearance, but Ive been quiet and alone, under lock and key delving deep into the archives and I lost all sense of time! Ive rummaged through drawers that slide smooth and...25th Jun 2006, 5:51pm
Moon and Sun.
Full Moon and sunshine coincide with June's update from Peter. A Studio relaunch in progress, some recomended listening in the form of Charlie Musselwhite and Guo Yue, Peter's visit to the U.S. Senate and news of a forthcoming Shock The Monkey...11th Jun 2006, 5:06pm
Thomas Mapfumo: Rise Up.
Thomas Mapfumo is again at odds with the regime of his beloved country. Just as his songs once spoke of rebellion in Rhodesia, today he remains resolutely a man of the people - rallying their street-level support in the struggle against the new...5th Jun 2006, 5:06pm
May's Full Moon Club.
Catch Peter's update for his insight into playing live. This moth's clip has flying bottles, breaking legs, a little of showing off, some 'Games' in The Big Room back in 2003 and the odd glimps of the moon as it raced overhead on it's way to...13th May 2006, 6:55pm
Site down for 48 hours.
Apologies for our absence since around 6.30 PM on Thursday evening - our ISP was the victim of a "malicious attack" on the fiber running into their hosting center, and it's taken around 48 hours to get all the wires stitched back together....15th Apr 2006, 3:24pm
April's Full Moon Club update
Peter didn't get back from his travels in time to give us news hot from the press for this lunar cycle, but he had recorded this timely piece about the recording studios. Peter steers us on a journey from fur to feathers in the boat like "Big...13th Apr 2006, 7:25pm
Gillian Caldwell, Executive Director of Witness gives us an update on Peter's recent trip to Washington DC. "WITNESS co-founder Peter Gabriel visited Washington, DC's Capitol Hill for a screening and briefing of partner Burma Issues' new video,...12th Apr 2006, 9:15am
Yungchen Lhamo's New album released
'Ama' - an extraordinary collection of songs and gorgeous soundscapes featuring the pure, crystal voice of 'the Tibetan voice in exile' is released today. This is her most beautiful and accessible album to date and promises to win her an even...3rd Apr 2006, 2:13pm
End Human Rights Abuses in Burma
Peter Gabriel will visit the U.S. Senate on April 4th to host a film screening and discussion on the need for U.S. support in ending egregious human rights abuses in the Southeast Asian country of Burma. Gabriel plans to press for U.S....31st Mar 2006, 4:22pm
The Full Moon Club March Update
We caught up with Peter for an update as he landed from his most recent travels. Sign-in to The Full Moon Club for this month's video featuring a much hairier Peter in the studio with Dan Lanois, the experience of singing 'Imagine' in the...14th Mar 2006, 10:08pm
You may have noticed a few things moving around on the site - don't panic! We're in the process of some long overdue housekeeping, finding the dead-ends and removing the word 'new' from pages mentioning 'UP'. Shock - horror, we've even removed...4th Mar 2006, 5:47pm
Remix site launched - realworldremixed.com
We've just launched the 'beta' version of our remix site realworldremixed.com The idea is to open up some of the music from Real World to a new audience, getting more people to throw their creativity into the mix. We've launched with two great...4th Mar 2006, 4:57pm
Peter Gabriel to receive the Frankfurt Music Prize 2006
The Frankfurt Music Prize was founded in 1980 and is awarded annually by the Trustees of the Frankfurt Music Prize Foundation on the occasion of the international Musikmesse in Frankfurt (Kurato-rium Stiftung Frankfurter Musikpreis zur...16th Feb 2006, 12:57pm
Read Tina's update for more on Peter's recent activities, a new competition and the winners from last month.16th Feb 2006, 11:57am
A skewer for the moon
Greetings lunar observers. We have a loosely illustrated Full Moon Club update from Peter, who due to Olympic levels of commitment, and his birthday, has managed to largely escape the lens this month. In a packed update we bring you exclusive...13th Feb 2006, 2:35pm
Two billion spectators.
Peter hasn't been seen around Real World today, but I imagine wherever he is, he will find a way of enjoying; what sounds like it's going to be, the spectacular opening of The Winter Olympics. The organisers say the show will keep "two billion...10th Feb 2006, 5:16pm
Our new Guo Yue website is live.
"Sadness, happiness, being apart and being together" ..Guo Yue's music and writing reveal all.10th Feb 2006, 2:27pm
I have eaten his food
Peter has recently written an introduction to a new book by Guo Yue, who has an accompanying CD just out on Real World Records. "I have never read such a vivid account of what it is like to have grown up during the Cultural Revolution in China,...1st Feb 2006, 1:47pm
Daby Touré - Saturday 28th
For anyone with the ability to get to London on Saturday night, and who enjoyed Daby Touré's recent appearances at Peter's live shows, I would recommend a trip to the wonderful Linbury theater at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Some of...27th Jan 2006, 6:34pm
Full Moon Club update
In a change from the normal pattern of Full Moon Club updates, we're turing the tables on you this month - there's no free audio to download, and although there is a short video message from Peter, it's not restricted to Full Moon Club Members....13th Jan 2006, 11:51pm
FIFA cancels 2006 FIFA World Cup Gala Berlin
We heard from Peter who has been in Paris today for meetings about the World Cup that the show's off. FIFA have since posted the following news... "Having conducted another in-depth study into the requirements for successfully laying a new...13th Jan 2006, 6:49pm
December's Full moon
Were the sky clear tonight, it would apparently reveal the brightest full moon to be seen over this part of the world for the next 18 and a half years. Although I can't find any internet facts that back this up, the fact that the moon will be...15th Dec 2005, 10:19pm
Do you have commitment issues?
If not, this idea we've spotted from Lucy Hooberman over at Pledgebank.com may appeal... "I will mentor a minimum of two people in the developing world in the area of my skills base and expertise (media, communications, broadcasting , democratic...12th Dec 2005, 6:25pm
Rumours spread that Tina has posted an update.
Check out Tina's update for the definitive take on perennial Genesis rumours, PG news, this month's competition and last months winners.19th Nov 2005, 12:00pm
November's Full Moon video update.
Good Evening lunar observers. The clear sub-zero Real World evening is giving the moon's peak a munificent glow that could almost lead you to accept it's power to transform people into wild beasts, giant wolves that attack livestock and humans...16th Nov 2005, 11:41pm
2006 PG Lunar Calendar Available Now - Fixed!
Wondering when the Full Moon is? Well in 2006 you can wonder no more as we have an exclusive Peter Gabriel - Growing Up Live 2006 wall calendar to grace your kitchen wall. A full size glossy wall calendar measuring 60cm x 30cm when opened, each...27th Oct 2005, 10:33am
VÄRTTINÄ - NEW ALBUM MIERO ON REAL WORLD RECORDS
Finland's Värttinä enter 2006 with the release of their tenth studio album, Miero, in January on Peter Gabriels Real World Records. The focus of Miero ("Outcast") is voices. Värttinä singers Mari Kaasinen, Susan Aho and Johanna Virtanen...26th Oct 2005, 12:52pm
Catch up with Peter in his Full Moon update
I have to report that tonight a very large yellowish moon appears to be rising above the studios at an astounding rate - it brings to mind questions about the relative nature of perception, and as I'm hoping our speed of planetary rotation is...17th Oct 2005, 8:44pm