Britrock Must Be Destroyed

Britrock Must Be Destroyed

April 23, 2018 in Events, Features, Interviews

BRITROCK WEEK: Before their playful UK tour celebrating mid-90s British rock, we hear from Reef, The Wildhearts, Terrorvision and Dodgy… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Evolution Emerging Conference celebrates 10 years

April 21, 2018 in Events, News

This year’s event in Gateshead promises to be the biggest ever, including a seminar by independent music publisher Sentric Music… Tags: , , , , ,

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Cardiff’s Festival Of Voice returns for 2018

February 4, 2018 in Events, News

The Welsh capital’s international biennial arts festival announces headliners, including Patti Smith, Gruff Rhys, Billy Bragg, Nadine Shah and Passenger… Tags: , , , ,

Americana Awards

The UK Americana Awards 2018 results

February 3, 2018 in Events, News

Robert Plant scoops two prizes amongst a mix of worthy winners, proving 2017 was another strong year for the scene… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Jimmy Webb

Roundhouse is back ‘In The Round’

December 16, 2017 in Events, News

The London venue’s series of intimate shows returns with another eclectic mix of artists, including Jimmy Webb and Beth Orton… Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

WWP Songwriting Miami

Wounded Warrior Project veterans get creative

December 11, 2017 in Events, News

Army veterans attended a singer-songwriter Elsten Torres’ ‘Songwriting For Life’ workshop at a Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) event in Miami… Tags: , , , , , , ,

Independent Venue Week

Independent Venue Week returns for fifth year

November 23, 2017 in Events, News

IVW, the seven-day celebration of small music venues around the UK, is back for another year involving over 160 locations… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

BBC Music Introducing... Amplify

Live review: Amplify, ExCel London (6-8 Oct 2017)

October 23, 2017 in Events, News

Our columnist Lisa Redford reports back from BBC Music’s recent inaugural event for musicians hoping to break into the industry… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Feed The Fire songwriting retreat

Behind the scenes: Feed The Fire songwriting retreat

October 7, 2017 in Events, Features

Reporting back from a creative weekend at a country house in Somerset, with thoughts from the organiser, coach and participants… Tags: , , , ,

Miranda Lambert

2017 CMA Awards nominees announced

September 4, 2017 in Events, News

Miranda Lambert tops the list of finalists with five nominations, followed by Little Big Town and Keith Urban with four… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Manchester Arena to reopen with benefit gig

August 16, 2017 in Events, News

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

2017 Mercury Prize

2017 Mercury Prize shortlist revealed

July 27, 2017 in Events, News

The dozen albums in the running for this year’s accolade are announced ahead of the winner being awarded in September… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Maverick Festival. Photo: Michael Kingston

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

July 23, 2017 in Events

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

Skin: Skunk Anansie singer

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

July 23, 2017 in Events

We took in an evening with the veteran alt-rockers, as they performed a brilliant and triumphant set at our local… Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Rag’n’Bone Man

Rag’n’Bone Man announces ‘Overproof’ tour

July 3, 2017 in Events, News

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

Spotify

Spotify’s Secret Genius celebrates songwriters

June 26, 2017 in Events, News

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

Zeamu Music

Kids label joins National Unplugging Day

June 22, 2017 in Events, News

Record label for children, Zeamu Music, supports annual campaign asking British families to switch off their electronic devices this Sunday… Tags: , , ,

Julie Menin and David Israelite

NYC mayor proclaims Songwriter Week

June 15, 2017 in Events, News

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

Michael Kiwanuka. Pic: Phil Sharp

Ivor Novello Awards 2017 winners revealed

May 19, 2017 in Events, News

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

Thomas Ashby

Discover London with ReverbNation & Songwriting (27 April 2017)

May 17, 2017 in Events

We report back from the first in a monthly series of emerging artist concerts taking place in the UK’s capital… Tags: , , , , , ,