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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

16/08/2017

Manchester Arena to reopen with benefit gig

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Courteeners and Blossoms are among the acts welcoming back live entertainment fans to the venue…
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2017 Mercury Prize

27/07/2017

2017 Mercury Prize shortlist revealed

The dozen albums in the running for this year’s accolade are announced ahead of the winner being awarded in September…
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Maverick Festival. Photo: Michael Kingston

23/07/2017

Live review: Maverick Festival 2017 10th Anniversary (30 Jun – 2 Jul ’17)

Our regular columnist Lisa Redford took in the outstanding musicianship provided at this year’s celebration of Americana and roots music…
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Skin: Skunk Anansie singer

23/07/2017

Live review: Skunk Anansie at O2 Academy Bristol (25 May ’17)

We took in an evening with the veteran alt-rockers, as they performed a brilliant and triumphant set at our local…
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Rag’n’Bone Man

03/07/2017

Rag’n’Bone Man announces ‘Overproof’ tour

The ‘Human’ hit songwriter also known as Rory Graham confirms seven live dates across the UK and Ireland this November…
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Spotify

26/06/2017

Spotify’s Secret Genius celebrates songwriters

The digital music service launches awards show, playlists, podcasts and ‘Songshops’ to highlight the contribution songwriters make to the industry…
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Zeamu Music

22/06/2017

Kids label joins National Unplugging Day

Record label for children, Zeamu Music, supports annual campaign asking British families to switch off their electronic devices this Sunday…
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Julie Menin and David Israelite

15/06/2017

NYC mayor proclaims Songwriter Week

First citywide celebration of New York’s songwriters will become an annual event, and NMPA credits Yoko Ono as ‘Imagine’ co-writer…
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Michael Kiwanuka. Pic: Phil Sharp

19/05/2017

Ivor Novello Awards 2017 winners revealed

This year’s Ivors were awarded last night in London, honouring the very best of the UK’s songwriting and composing community…
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Thomas Ashby

17/05/2017

Discover London with ReverbNation & Songwriting (27 April 2017)

We report back from the first in a monthly series of emerging artist concerts taking place in the UK’s capital…
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Yamaha Music London building

11/05/2017

Yamaha to open Learning Lab

Yamaha Music London will be opening its doors for a series of free skill-sharing sessions with workshops, demos and seminars…
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Make Music Day

04/05/2017

2017’s Make Music Day UK announced

The annual free celebration of music will take place throughout the country on Wednesday 21 June and everyone is invited…
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ReverbNation Discover London flyer

26/04/2017

Discovering London’s songwriting talent

ReverbNation and Songwriting Magazine team up to launch a ‘Discover’ monthly emerging artist concert series in the UK’s capital city…
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Coldplay

20/04/2017

Nominations announced for The Ivors 2017

Coldplay, Michael Kiwanuka, Nick Cave and Skepta are among the songwriters in the running for this year’s Ivor Novello Awards…
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Siana – Open Mic UK

19/04/2017

Open Mic UK 2017 audition dates released

The annual music competition that discovered Birdy kicks off with showcase events taking place in 14 regions across the country…
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Lori McKenna

01/04/2017

2017 ACM Awards winners announced

Academy of Country Music will crown the year’s top songwriters and performers tomorrow evening, but some have already been revealed…
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Funnel Music - Songwriting Live

31/03/2017

Funnel Music/Songwriting Live at The Square, Bristol (1 March 2017)

Swanky Clifton members-only bar The Square opened its doors for this intimate gig showcasing songwriting talent from across the southwest…
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Mary Carewe

30/03/2017

ICMP to host vocal recording technique sessions

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance will welcome the experienced singer Mary Carewe to run a series of interactive classes…
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Iron Maiden

27/03/2017

Iron Maiden back on vinyl and back on the road

The British heavy metal band’s last 12 albums get the reissue treatment and The Book Of Souls arena tour continues…
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Learn To Play Day

18/03/2017

Learn To Play Day 2017 weekend announced

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