Ultimate Seminar

Free ‘Ultimate Seminar’ in London

November 14, 2018 in Events, News

Music conference takes place at Westminster university on 24 November, with talks and discussions involving leading songwriters, managers and execs…

Violet Skies

How songwriters can receive £10,000 to boost their careers

November 10, 2018 in Competitions, News

Writer Producer Fund gives financial support to songwriters and composers. Here are the latest writer-producers who will receive career-changing funding…

Mudhoney

Sub Pop revives mail order Singles Club

November 3, 2018 in News

A decade on from the last instalment of the subscription service, the fourth edition will start shipping in April 2019…

David Gray. Pic: Derrick Santini

David Gray confirms new album and tour

November 1, 2018 in Music, News

‘Gold In A Brass Age’ will be the singer-songwriter’s first LP in four years, with the release set for March…

Famous ‘Dreyfus Jazz’ collection reissued

October 27, 2018 in Music, News

The collection was originally put together by legendary French record producer Francis Dreyfus and is being reissued by Sony BMG…

Doc'n Roll Festival

An introduction to the Doc‘n Roll Festival 2018

October 20, 2018 in Events, Festivals, News

Music and film combine to shine a torch on creativity and diversity over 18 days of short movies and documentaries…

Records

This weekend marks the first National Album Day

October 12, 2018 in Events, News

In its inaugural year, NAD is prompting music fans all over the UK to enjoy an album of their choice…

Bucks launches BASCA funding initiative

October 5, 2018 in News

The deal means Bucks Music Group will pay for all new signings to join the British music creators trade association…

Beyoncé tops ‘Power List 2018’

September 28, 2018 in News

Taylor Swift came second in the BBC’s Woman’s Hour annual list, with Adele and Sia also making the top 20…

Semisonic 'Feeling Strangely Fine' album cover

Semisonic celebrates 20th anniversary

September 15, 2018 in Music, News

The Dan Wilson-fronted Minnesota band are set to release a deluxe reissue of their breakthrough 1998 album ‘Feeling Strangely Fine’…

Vance Joy – ISC 2014 winner

The ISC 2018 deadline is approaching

September 8, 2018 in Competitions, News

International Songwriting Competition is open for entries, offering a chance to win a share of $150,000 in cash and prizes…

Statement Festival 2018 launches

September 2, 2018 in Events, News

World’s first major festival exclusively for women, non-binary and transgender persons took place this week in the city of Gothenburg…

Metallica and While She Sleeps among Heavy Music Awards winners

August 25, 2018 in Events, News

HMA is in its infancy, but they’ve taken big strides to recognise artists and charities that celebrate heavy music subcultures…

Thomas Rhett

2018’s Nashville Songwriter Awards line-up additions revealed

August 17, 2018 in Events, News

Announcement of additional artists being added to the bill likely to draw criticism due to the lack of female performers…

One week left to apply for Anna Meredith residency

August 11, 2018 in Events, News

Generator’s Tipping Point: WeCreate and Brighter Sounds have teamed up with composer Anna Meredith to create a unique residency opportunity…

CMA Songwriters Series returns for second UK tour

August 2, 2018 in Events, News

The annual country music tour brings a mixture of established songwriters and ‘rising stars’ to five UK venues this autumn…

2018 Mercury Prize finalists announced

July 27, 2018 in Competitions, News

Lily Allen, Everything Everything and Wolf Alice are among this year’s award nominees, joined by debutants Novelist and Jorga Smith…

Three products to get the creative juices flowing

July 21, 2018 in News

Here are a few products that can help improve your songwriting skills, aid the creative process and keep costs low…

Frank Skinner and David Baddiel

It’s ‘coming home’ for Baddiel, Skinner and The Lightning Seeds

July 13, 2018 in News

While the national team inspired a nation, ‘Three Lions’ gets 6.8m audio streams, 5.2m video streams and another No 1…

Bob Marley

The sun is shining for Bob Marley And The Wailers anniversary

July 7, 2018 in Music, News

The band’s classic album ‘Kaya’ gets a 40th birthday makeover, but the message of love and peace remains the same…