David Bowie

2017 BRIT Awards celebrates late stars

February 22, 2017 in Events, News

Bowie is posthumously awarded two gongs and George Michael is saluted, while Beyoncé, Little Mix and Rag’n’Bone Man also won…

Ryan Adams Rough Trade sign

Live review: Ryan Adams at Rough Trade East, London (26 Jan ’17)

February 19, 2017 in Events

The American songwriter rolls into town to play the old brewery in East London – our regular columnist Lisa Redford…

Paul Epworth Producer Of The Year MPG Awards 2017

Music Producers Guild Awards winners declared

February 17, 2017 in Events, News

It’s a fourth major win for producer and songwriter Paul Epworth, while David Bowie’s producer Tony Visconti wins two categories…

Lauren Aquilina

ICMP holds new Songwriters’ Circles

February 10, 2017 in Events, News

February’s masterclass at Institute of Contemporary Music Performance kicked off a series of regular songwriting events, with Lauren Aquilina next…

The xx. Photo: Laura Coulson

Bestival confirms headliners and new site

February 9, 2017 in Events, News

The xx, A Tribe Called Quest and Pet Shop Boys will top the bill at the 2017 festival’s new home…

Stockholm Songwriting Camp

Stockholm Songwriting Camp returns for third year

January 28, 2017 in Events, News

Sweden’s residential course for songwriters is back with a greater capacity and a chance to get feedback from top A&Rs…

Show Of Hands

Show Of Hands announces Royal Albert Hall special

January 18, 2017 in Events, News

Folk legends plan fifth ‘Big Gig’ with several special guests, including Miranda Sykes, Rex Preston, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin…

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…

Slaves

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…