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SAE Institute LA IMSTA FESTA

09/05/2016

SAE Los Angeles to host IMSTA FESTA 2016

The Institute’s LA campus is the venue for this weekend’s free music technology event, with networking, learning and songwriting competition…
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The Wonder Stuff

06/05/2016

The Gigantic Indie festival returns

The Manchester all-dayer is back for a third year running, featuring The Wonder Stuff, Jesus Jones, BMX Bandits and more…
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The Desert Trip

04/05/2016

Legendary line-up confirmed for Desert Trip

The Stones, Dylan, McCartney, Young, Waters and The Who set to play across one weekend festival in California this October…
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Summer NAMM Music Industry Day

03/05/2016

NAMM announces Music Industry Day

Songwriters, musicians and recording professionals are invited to experience the Summer NAMM trade show in Nashville on Saturday 25 June…
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Dean Friedman

02/05/2016

Dean Friedman to teach songwriting in France

The quirky 70s singer-songwriter will again operate his four-day residential summer workshops, with one-to-one tuition, at a farmhouse in Carcassonne…
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Make Music Day 2016

15/04/2016

Make Music Day 2016 announced

The annual international Fête de la Musique coinciding with the summer solstice, encourages people to experience the pleasure of music-making…
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CMA Songwriters Series: McAnally, Lambert, Monroe and Worsham

15/03/2016

Live review: CMA Songwriters Series at The O2, London (10 March ’16)

A stripped-back and intimate evening with five of country music’s finest songwriters was the perfect showcase for their rich talents…
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Katie Melua. Pic: Josh Shinner

01/03/2016

Katie Melua announces tour with Georgian choir

The singer-songwriter plans a special winter concert series with the 23-piece Gori Women’s Choir – a “completely unique vocal orchestra”…
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Muse

26/02/2016

Muse to headline Glastonbury (again)

Matt Bellamy and co will headline on Friday night, joining Coldplay and PJ Harvey at the top of the bill…
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Brits 2016

25/02/2016

BRIT Awards 2016 takes place

David Bowie honoured, with Coldplay, Björk and James Bay among the winners, but Adele dominates by taking home four awards…
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Isle Of Wight Festival crowd

23/02/2016

Isle of Wight Festival launches ‘Live And Unsigned’ contest

The competition will see British unsigned acts vie to perform on the festival’s main stage alongside Queen, Stereophonics and Faithless…
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Max Martin Polar Music Prize 2016

11/02/2016

Max Martin to receive Polar Music Prize

The Swedish hit songwriter and the mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli will be awarded the 2016 prize, founded by ABBA’s Stig Anderson…
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Charlie Andrew

05/02/2016

MPG honours the year’s production talents

More awards news as Charlie Andrew received the top prize at this week’s annual Music Producers Guild Awards ceremony Producer…
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Danny George Wilson

04/02/2016

First UK Americana Awards takes place

Danny And The Champions Of The World and Gretchen Peters were big winners at the inaugural ceremony held last night…
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First Aid Kit

28/01/2016

Americana Albums Chart launches in UK

Official Charts Company starts UK rundown of top-selling Americana music, and First Aid Kit made 2015’s biggest selling Americana LP…
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Prince

16/01/2016

Prince, a piano and a microphone

Tickets go on sale for an intimate gala event at Prince’s Paisley Park in Minnesota, taking place on 21 January…
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Edwyn Collins

13/01/2016

Songwriters to perform In The Round

Edwyn Collins, Gaz Coombes, John Cale and more to play ‘In the Round’ – an intimate concert series at London’s…
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Stand Up To Cancer at Union Chapel, London

05/01/2016

Songwriters Stand Up To Cancer

Kodaline, James Morrison, Seafret, Dagny, and Daniel James are to perform at London’s Union Chapel for the charity fundraising campaign…
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UK Americana Awards 2016

15/12/2015

UK Americana Awards nominations revealed

The nominations shortlist is announced ahead of the first UK Americana Awards taking place in Hackney, London on 3 February…
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BRITs Critics Choice shortlist – Izzy Bizu, Frances and Jack Garratt

24/11/2015

BRITs Critics’ Choice shortlist revealed

Three artists nominated for the honour could follow in the footsteps of Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith and someone called Adele…
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