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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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Prince

11/11/2015

Prince announces UK live dates

His Purple Highness will play stripped-down shows in Glasgow, London and Birmingham later this month as part of European tour…
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The Stone Roses 2016

03/11/2015

The Stone Roses set to return again

The Madchester band confirm another two homecoming shows at the Etihad Stadium in June 2016, with tickets on sale Friday…
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K-Syran

01/11/2015

Metropolis Studios to host live session

This Tuesday sees another artist showcase night at the London recording studio, featuring Ivan Proctor, Natalie Shay, K-Syran and rumHoney…
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Tony Arata

25/10/2015

Frank Brown Songwriters’ Festival draws near

Early November sees over 200 songwriters perform in Pensacola and venues along the Gulf Coast during the 31st annual festival…
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Mercury Rev

12/10/2015

Live review: Mercury Rev at Trinity Centre, Bristol (5 Oct ’15)

A career-spanning set of atmospheric dream pop seamlessly balanced old favourites with songs from latest record ‘The Light In You’…
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Shure Vocal Mastery

27/09/2015

Shure announces new vocal contest

The mic manufacturer’s European arm begins a Vocal Mastery competition to win gear, an ACM masterclass and Metropolis Studios session…
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St Vincent

15/09/2015

Line-up for Neil Young benefit shows revealed

St Vincent, Dixie Chicks and Ryan Adams are among those who’ll play the annual Bridge School Benefit Concert next month…
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Camp Bestival 2015

10/09/2015

Live review: Camp Bestival (30 Jul – 2 Aug ’15)

The award-winning family festival goes ‘wild’ at Dorset’s Lulworth Castle, with Kaiser Chiefs, Wretch 32, Alison Moyet and The Shires…
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The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown

06/09/2015

The crazy world of brain music with Arthur Brown

‘The God of Hell Fire’ plans to make the world’s first musical performance with his brain at this weekend’s Bestival…
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Joan Armatrading, Cambridge Folk Festival

18/08/2015

Live review: Cambridge Folk Festival (30 Jul – 2 Aug ’15)

Songwriting saunters along to Cherry Hinton Hall for one of the friendliest festivals, featuring a wide array of folk talent…
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ACM & Metropolis Studios

14/08/2015

Metropolis Studios champions unsigned artists

The West London recording studio facility joins forces with Academy Of Contemporary Music to launch the talent showcase Metropolis Rising…
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Patti Smith

13/07/2015

Patti Smith and Thom Yorke battle climate change

Along with RHCP’s Flea, pair will play a 4 December concert in Paris to coincide with UN climate change summit…
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