British music

2013: a bumper year for British music

August 3, 2014 in News

Figures from the British Phonographic Institute reveal that one in eight albums sold globally last year were by UK artists… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Ivors

2014 Ivor Novello Awards nominations announced

April 24, 2014 in News

A new wave of young British songwriting talent is among this year’s shortlists to receive an Ivor statuette next month… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Moya

Interview: Moya

September 16, 2013 in Features, Interviews

2013’s support act of choice for Andy Burrows, Mick Hucknall and Rod Stewart, this soulful voice is destined for greatness… Tags: , , , , , ,

V Festival

Festival preview: V Festival (17-18 August)

July 27, 2013 in Events, Festivals, News

It’s V’s 18th birthday and you can celebrate with them in Chelmsford or Stafford along with a mammoth mega-star line-up… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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Full line-up for Lawrence memorial concert revealed

June 19, 2013 in Events, News

Plan B and Ed Sheeran among those appearing at the memorial concert for murdered black teenager Stephen Lawrence in September… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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Emeli Sande triumphs at Ivor Novello Awards

May 16, 2013 in Events, News

British singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé was awarded two Ivors at today’s ceremony, with other winners including Noel Gallagher and Randy Newman… Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Daft Punk

Daft Punk retain top spot of UK singles chart

May 5, 2013 in News

French duo Daft Punk hold on to the top spot of the Official UK Singles Chart for a second week… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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Ivor Novello shortlist announced

April 17, 2013 in Events, News

Emeli Sandé, Jake Bugg, Plan B, Alt-J and Bat For Lashes are among those in running for prestigious songwriting award… Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher unlikely to write for others

March 18, 2013 in News

Outspoken as ever, Noel Gallagher has publicly stated his contempt for those who ask him to write songs for them… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Bastille

Battle between Bastille & Justin Timberlake

February 27, 2013 in News

The indie-rock group Bastille have found themselves in an unexpected battle with Justin Timberlake for the UK’s number one single… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Brit Awards 2013

Emeli Sande and Ben Howard are the big winners at the Brits

February 20, 2013 in News

Emeli Sandé and Ben Howard the big winners at the Brits, with each of the artists taking home two awards… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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Brits 2013 nominees announced

January 11, 2013 in News

Mumford & Sons, Alt-J and Emeli Sandé are among those expected to be honoured at this year’s ceremony in February… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Best Of 2012

Best Of 2012

January 1, 2013 in Features

Time to look back at the great songs and songwriters of the past 12 months. But which were the greatest?… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,