Thomas Rhett

2018’s Nashville Songwriter Awards line-up additions revealed

August 17, 2018 in Events, News

Announcement of additional artists being added to the bill likely to draw criticism due to the lack of female performers…

One week left to apply for Anna Meredith residency

August 11, 2018 in Events, News

Generator’s Tipping Point: WeCreate and Brighter Sounds have teamed up with composer Anna Meredith to create a unique residency opportunity…

CMA Songwriters Series returns for second UK tour

August 2, 2018 in Events, News

The annual country music tour brings a mixture of established songwriters and ‘rising stars’ to five UK venues this autumn…

Maverick Festival 2018

Live review: Maverick Festival (6-8 July 2018)

July 30, 2018 in Events

Lisa Redford took in the sun, sights and sounds of the UK’s first Americana festival, now in its 10th year…

Snail Mail

Live review: Snail Mail, Louisiana, Bristol (21 May 2018)

June 25, 2018 in Events, Music

Catch what we thought the of rising indie-rock stars, Snail Mail, on the Bristol leg of their maiden UK tour…

Flogging Molly

Tickets go on sale for Fuelling The Fire

June 2, 2018 in Events, News

Line-up and details of this December’s 10-date punk rock showcase are announced, and Fireball’s Hottest Band 2019 competition kicks off…

2018 Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter Of The Year Ed Sheeran by Mark Allan

Winners of The Ivors 2018 are celebrated

June 1, 2018 in Events, News

Last night saw BASCA, in association with PRS for Music, announce the winning songwriters of the 63rd Ivor Novello Awards…

Netta

Israel wins the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest

May 12, 2018 in Events, News

Eurovision divides opinion like no other music show. As the old saying goes: you either love it or hate it…

MC50

MC5 announces UK leg of anniversary tour

May 4, 2018 in Events, News

Wayne Kramer brings his special show to the UK this year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of MC5’s classic album…

The Darkness Live At Hammersmith

The Darkness to release ‘Live At Hammersmith’ album

April 28, 2018 in Events, News

Here’s your chance to have Lowestoft’s finest in your home, as the band gets set to release a live LP…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…