Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden back on vinyl and back on the road

March 27, 2017 in Events, News

The British heavy metal band’s last 12 albums get the reissue treatment and The Book Of Souls arena tour continues… Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Learn To Play Day

Learn To Play Day 2017 weekend announced

March 18, 2017 in Events, News

Two days of free musical instrument lessons will be taking place at over 120 venues across the UK in June… Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Lisa Redford at the AMA Stage

Special report: AmericanaFest UK

March 10, 2017 in Events

Lisa Redford reports on what else, apart from the UK Americana Awards, was going on at AmericanaFest UK this year… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Country Music Week

London’s Country Music Week announced

March 10, 2017 in Events, News

As the Country to Country Festival kicks off, its organisers reveal plans for another series of shows across the capital… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Born In Bristol

Marty Stuart to host premiere at C2C Festival

March 9, 2017 in Events, News

Tennessee superstar will host the UK premiere of the ‘Born In Bristol’ documentary at Country to Country festival this Sunday… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Frank Turner and ACM students in Guildford

Frank Turner’s ACM Masterclass

March 8, 2017 in Events

An Academy of Contemporary Music student reports on a recent talk by the punk-folk songwriter who doesn’t mince his words… Tags: , , ,

David Bowie

2017 BRIT Awards celebrates late stars

February 22, 2017 in Events, News

Bowie is posthumously awarded two gongs and George Michael is saluted, while Beyoncé, Little Mix and Rag’n’Bone Man also won… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Ryan Adams Rough Trade sign

Live review: Ryan Adams at Rough Trade East, London (26 Jan ’17)

February 19, 2017 in Events

The American songwriter rolls into town to play the old brewery in East London – our regular columnist Lisa Redford… Tags: ,

Paul Epworth Producer Of The Year MPG Awards 2017

Music Producers Guild Awards winners declared

February 17, 2017 in Events, News

It’s a fourth major win for producer and songwriter Paul Epworth, while David Bowie’s producer Tony Visconti wins two categories… Tags: , , , , , , ,

Lauren Aquilina

ICMP holds new Songwriters’ Circles

February 10, 2017 in Events, News

February’s masterclass at Institute of Contemporary Music Performance kicked off a series of regular songwriting events, with Lauren Aquilina next… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The xx. Photo: Laura Coulson

Bestival confirms headliners and new site

February 9, 2017 in Events, News

The xx, A Tribe Called Quest and Pet Shop Boys will top the bill at the 2017 festival’s new home… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Stockholm Songwriting Camp

Stockholm Songwriting Camp returns for third year

January 28, 2017 in Events, News

Sweden’s residential course for songwriters is back with a greater capacity and a chance to get feedback from top A&Rs… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Show Of Hands

Show Of Hands announces Royal Albert Hall special

January 18, 2017 in Events, News

Folk legends plan fifth ‘Big Gig’ with several special guests, including Miranda Sykes, Rex Preston, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Richie Sambora and Orianthi

The NAMM Show welcomes Richie and Ronnie

January 5, 2017 in Events, News

NAMM 2017 hosts rock duo Richie Sambora & Orianthi, plus Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes celebrate Lennon Bus’ 20th anniversary… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Mariah Carey

Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey to tour together

December 17, 2016 in Events, News

35 ‘All The Hits’ shows across North America will see the two legends tour together for the first time ever… Tags: , ,

Stand Up To Cancer

Laura Mvula to headline Stand Up To Cancer

December 15, 2016 in Events, News

The charity event returns to Union Chapel in 2017 and features London Contemporary Voices, The Beach and Passport To Stockholm… Tags: , , , , , ,

Rag'n'Bone Man

Rag’n’Bone Man is BRITs Critics’ Choice

December 8, 2016 in Competitions, Events, News

Rory Graham gets the annual award ahead of Anne-Marie and Dua Lipa, on the strength of his chart-dominating single ‘Human’… Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Richard Ashcroft

Richard Ashcroft announces 2017 UK arena shows

December 3, 2016 in Events, News

The singer and songwriter will be performing songs from his latest release ‘These People’, his solo albums and The Verve… Tags: , ,

Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond announces 50-year anniversary world tour

November 30, 2016 in Events, News

Produced by Live Nation, the tour kicks off in April with shows across North America – Europe and UK dates… Tags: , , , , , ,

Slaves

PPL and PRS for Music to invest in UK artists

November 23, 2016 in Competitions, Events, News

The new partnership will support musicians that apply for funding through two initiatives, including grants to perform at SXSW 2017… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,