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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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Lisa Redford at the AMA Stage

10/03/2017

Special report: AmericanaFest UK

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

10/03/2017

London’s Country Music Week announced

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

09/03/2017

Marty Stuart to host premiere at C2C Festival

Tennessee superstar will host the UK premiere of the ‘Born In Bristol’ documentary at Country to Country festival this Sunday…
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Frank Turner and ACM students in Guildford

08/03/2017

Frank Turner’s ACM Masterclass

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

22/02/2017

2017 BRIT Awards celebrates late stars

Bowie is posthumously awarded two gongs and George Michael is saluted, while Beyoncé, Little Mix and Rag’n’Bone Man also won…
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Ryan Adams Rough Trade sign

19/02/2017

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

The American songwriter rolls into town to play the old brewery in East London – our regular columnist Lisa Redford…
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Paul Epworth Producer Of The Year MPG Awards 2017

17/02/2017

Music Producers Guild Awards winners declared

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

10/02/2017

ICMP holds new Songwriters’ Circles

February’s masterclass at Institute of Contemporary Music Performance kicked off a series of regular songwriting events, with Lauren Aquilina next…
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The xx. Photo: Laura Coulson

09/02/2017

Bestival confirms headliners and new site

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

28/01/2017

Stockholm Songwriting Camp returns for third year

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

18/01/2017

Show Of Hands announces Royal Albert Hall special

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

05/01/2017

The NAMM Show welcomes Richie and Ronnie

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