Richie Sambora and Orianthi

The NAMM Show welcomes Richie and Ronnie

January 5, 2017 in Events, News

NAMM 2017 hosts rock duo Richie Sambora & Orianthi, plus Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes celebrate Lennon Bus’ 20th anniversary…

Mariah Carey

Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey to tour together

December 17, 2016 in Events, News

35 ‘All The Hits’ shows across North America will see the two legends tour together for the first time ever…

Stand Up To Cancer

Laura Mvula to headline Stand Up To Cancer

December 15, 2016 in Events, News

The charity event returns to Union Chapel in 2017 and features London Contemporary Voices, The Beach and Passport To Stockholm…

Rag'n'Bone Man

Rag’n’Bone Man is BRITs Critics’ Choice

December 8, 2016 in Competitions, Events, News

Rory Graham gets the annual award ahead of Anne-Marie and Dua Lipa, on the strength of his chart-dominating single ‘Human’…

Richard Ashcroft

Richard Ashcroft announces 2017 UK arena shows

December 3, 2016 in Events, News

The singer and songwriter will be performing songs from his latest release ‘These People’, his solo albums and The Verve…

Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond announces 50-year anniversary world tour

November 30, 2016 in Events, News

Produced by Live Nation, the tour kicks off in April with shows across North America – Europe and UK dates…


PPL and PRS for Music to invest in UK artists

November 23, 2016 in Competitions, Events, News

The new partnership will support musicians that apply for funding through two initiatives, including grants to perform at SXSW 2017…

Richard Thompson

UK Americana Awards nominees revealed

November 17, 2016 in Events, News

The 2017 shortlist is announced and singer-songwriter Richard Thompson will receive its highest honour, the UK Americana Lifetime Achievement Award…

The Coral

The Coral’s album becomes a work of art

November 14, 2016 in Events, News

A Harrogate gallery will host an exhibition documenting the music, artwork and stories behind the Merseyside guitar band’s latest LP…

50th CMA Awards

50th CMA Awards winners crowned

November 3, 2016 in Events, News

Annual celebration of country music sees Chris Stapleton and Dann Huff become the night’s top winners with two trophies each…

Joe Perry

Joe Perry to receive Les Paul Award

October 27, 2016 in Events, News

Aerosmith’s principle songwriter and lead guitarist will be honoured at NAMM’s TEC Awards and is working on sixth solo album…

Pearl Jam

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2017 nominees announced

October 20, 2016 in Events, News

The shortlist of potential inductees next year includes Pearl Jam and Tupac Shakur who only just became eligible for nomination…

Stockholm Songwriting Camp. Photo: Emil Nils Nylander

Swedish songwriting initiative goes global

October 10, 2016 in Events, News

With support from YouTube, CISAC, SACEM, PRS for Music and Auddly, Stockholm’s Songwriting Camp expands to include Paris and London…

British songwriters

British songwriters lead race for Song Of The Year

October 6, 2016 in Competitions, Events, News

Adele and Ed Sheeran are among those in the running for the title at the BMI London Awards next week…

Sleeping Gun

Live review: Sleeping Gun at The Sebright Arms (23 September’16)

October 5, 2016 in Events, Features

On a murky London eve, these grunge influenced upstarts demonstrated why they’re drumming up a real interest in their music…

Doc'n Roll Film Festival

The Doc‘n Roll Film Festival returns

October 1, 2016 in Events, News

Various London venues will host a diverse selection of music documentaries, some shortlisted for the Best Music Doc 2016 prize…

Tim Rice

Go cruising with Sir Tim Rice

September 29, 2016 in Events, News

‘An Evening with Tim Rice’ will see the acclaimed lyricist taking Seabourn’s luxury cruise ship passengers on a musical journey…

Christine and The Queens

AIM 2016 Awards winners announced

September 7, 2016 in Events, News

Christine and The Queens, Adele, Roisin Murphy, Stormzy and Slade among those celebrated at the independent music association’s annual bash…

Bands @ NAMM 2017

Want to perform at NAMM 2017?

August 6, 2016 in Competitions, Events, News

Bands @ NAMM program gives artists the chance to play one of 150 live performances on one of five stages…

Sandy Lee Watkins Songwriters Festival

Grammy Award-winning songwriters return to Kentucky

July 16, 2016 in Events, News

The 7th annual Sandy Lee Watkins Songwriters Festival in Henderson, KY will feature shows by more than 30 acclaimed songwriters…

Syd Barrett

New Syd Barrett film announced

July 6, 2016 in Events, News

10 years after his passing, a documentary celebrating the life of Pink Floyd’s songwriter will premiere at Cambridge Film Festival…

Summer NAMM

Summer NAMM 2016 gets rocking

June 23, 2016 in Events, News

Nashville’s annual celebration of gear and music kicks off with performers including The Charlie Daniels Band and Craig Wayne Boyd…