Isle Of Wight Festival crowd

Isle of Wight Festival launches ‘Live And Unsigned’ contest

February 23, 2016 in Competitions, Events, News

The competition will see British unsigned acts vie to perform on the festival’s main stage alongside Queen, Stereophonics and Faithless…

Max Martin Polar Music Prize 2016

Max Martin to receive Polar Music Prize

February 11, 2016 in Competitions, Events, News

The Swedish hit songwriter and the mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli will be awarded the 2016 prize, founded by ABBA’s Stig Anderson…

Charlie Andrew

MPG honours the year’s production talents

February 5, 2016 in Events, News

More awards news as Charlie Andrew received the top prize at this week’s annual Music Producers Guild Awards ceremony Producer…

Danny George Wilson

First UK Americana Awards takes place

February 4, 2016 in Events, News

Danny And The Champions Of The World and Gretchen Peters were big winners at the inaugural ceremony held last night…

First Aid Kit

Americana Albums Chart launches in UK

January 28, 2016 in Events, News

Official Charts Company starts UK rundown of top-selling Americana music, and First Aid Kit made 2015’s biggest selling Americana LP…

Prince

Prince, a piano and a microphone

January 16, 2016 in Events, News

Tickets go on sale for an intimate gala event at Prince’s Paisley Park in Minnesota, taking place on 21 January…

Edwyn Collins

Songwriters to perform In The Round

January 13, 2016 in Events, News

Edwyn Collins, Gaz Coombes, John Cale and more to play ‘In the Round’ – an intimate concert series at London’s…

Songwriters Stand Up To Cancer

January 5, 2016 in Events, News

Kodaline, James Morrison, Seafret, Dagny, and Daniel James are to perform at London’s Union Chapel for the charity fundraising campaign…

UK Americana Awards 2016

UK Americana Awards nominations revealed

December 15, 2015 in Competitions, Events, News

The nominations shortlist is announced ahead of the first UK Americana Awards taking place in Hackney, London on 3 February…

BRITs Critics’ Choice shortlist revealed

November 24, 2015 in Events, News

Three artists nominated for the honour could follow in the footsteps of Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith and someone called Adele…

Prince

Prince announces UK live dates

November 11, 2015 in Events, News

His Purple Highness will play stripped-down shows in Glasgow, London and Birmingham later this month as part of European tour…

The Stone Roses 2016

The Stone Roses set to return again

November 3, 2015 in Events, News

The Madchester band confirm another two homecoming shows at the Etihad Stadium in June 2016, with tickets on sale Friday…

K-Syran

Metropolis Studios to host live session

November 1, 2015 in Events, News

This Tuesday sees another artist showcase night at the London recording studio, featuring Ivan Proctor, Natalie Shay, K-Syran and rumHoney…

Tony Arata

Frank Brown Songwriters’ Festival draws near

October 25, 2015 in Events, News

Early November sees over 200 songwriters perform in Pensacola and venues along the Gulf Coast during the 31st annual festival…

Mercury Rev

Live review: Mercury Rev at Trinity Centre, Bristol (5 Oct ’15)

October 12, 2015 in Events

A career-spanning set of atmospheric dream pop seamlessly balanced old favourites with songs from latest record ‘The Light In You’…

Shure Vocal Mastery

Shure announces new vocal contest

September 27, 2015 in Competitions, Events, Gear, News

The mic manufacturer’s European arm begins a Vocal Mastery competition to win gear, an ACM masterclass and Metropolis Studios session…

St Vincent

Line-up for Neil Young benefit shows revealed

September 15, 2015 in Events, News

St Vincent, Dixie Chicks and Ryan Adams are among those who’ll play the annual Bridge School Benefit Concert next month…

Camp Bestival 2015

Live review: Camp Bestival (30 Jul – 2 Aug ’15)

September 10, 2015 in Events, Features

The award-winning family festival goes ‘wild’ at Dorset’s Lulworth Castle, with Kaiser Chiefs, Wretch 32, Alison Moyet and The Shires…

The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown

The crazy world of brain music with Arthur Brown

September 6, 2015 in Events, News

‘The God of Hell Fire’ plans to make the world’s first musical performance with his brain at this weekend’s Bestival…

Joan Armatrading, Cambridge Folk Festival

Live review: Cambridge Folk Festival (30 Jul – 2 Aug ’15)

August 18, 2015 in Events, Features, Festivals

Songwriting saunters along to Cherry Hinton Hall for one of the friendliest festivals, featuring a wide array of folk talent…

ACM & Metropolis Studios

Metropolis Studios champions unsigned artists

August 14, 2015 in Events, News

The West London recording studio facility joins forces with Academy Of Contemporary Music to launch the talent showcase Metropolis Rising…

Patti Smith

Patti Smith and Thom Yorke battle climate change

July 13, 2015 in Events, News

Along with RHCP’s Flea, pair will play a 4 December concert in Paris to coincide with UN climate change summit…