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Brits 2019: a round-up of this year’s event

February 22, 2019 in Events, News

London’s O2 Arena played host to another eventful Brit Awards ceremony as the annual spectacle returns for its 39th year…

Isle Of Wight

Is there still inequality in festival lineup selection?

February 18, 2019 in News

Leading figures discuss why women and new artists continue to be overlooked for the key slots on UK festival lineups…

Natalie Shay

Young Songwriter 2019 competition open for entries

February 10, 2019 in Competitions, News

Song Academy’s annual contest for 8-18-year-olds will be judging originality, lyrics, melody, composition, and potential to be a hit song…

The Beatles

New project calling for Beatles fan photos

February 3, 2019 in News

Groundbreaking global project needs help sourcing photographs for a unique archive celebrating 50 years since the band’s famous final performance…

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Average Joseph wins Future Music award

January 27, 2019 in Competitions, Events, News

The annual Future Music competition provides a platform for winners to extend their profile and the possibility of being signed…

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Casio release new digital pianos at NAMM

January 25, 2019 in Gear, News

The electronics brand uses this week’s music gear conference to launch compact instruments suited to beginners and seasoned keyboard players…

The Cranberries

The Cranberries share single from final album

January 16, 2019 in Music, News

The 11 new tracks on ‘In The End’ were written before the Irish band’s frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan tragically passed away…

Octavian

BBC announces Sound Of 2019 winner

January 12, 2019 in News

Rapper Octavian is this year’s BBC Sound Of 2019 champion, seeing off a fine selection of the UK’s brightest talents…

NAMM 2019: Ibanez and Epiphone release new models

January 5, 2019 in Gear, News

The annual music trade show NAMM returns this month. Here are some exciting guitars debuting ahead of this year’s show…

Christmas single aims to bring communities together

December 21, 2018 in News

Three Surrey based organisations team up to bring people of all backgrounds, race and religions together in time for Christmas…

Win! The 2018 Songwriting Christmas Gift List

December 17, 2018 in Competitions, News

Be in with a chance of winning all of the products featured in our gift guide with this seasonal competition…

British 2019 inductees to the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

British artists among 2019 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductees

December 16, 2018 in News

Radiohead, Def Leppard, The Cure, Roxy Music and The Zombies join Janet Jackson and Stevie Nicks in this year’s selection…

MOBO Help Musicians Fund doubles prize money

December 8, 2018 in News

Now, in its second year, MOBO Help Musicians Fund will back another 20 artists while increasing the grant to £40,000…

Neil Young

BST Hyde Park festival announces headliners for 2019

December 1, 2018 in Events, News

Organisers of British Summer Time Hyde Park promise ‘historic night’ as they reveal two music heavyweights will share headline slot…

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift Joins Universal Music Group roster

November 24, 2018 in News

The ‘Shake It Off’ singer leaves Big Machine for Universal Music Group, ending a relationship that spans over 12 years…

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Waves Audio announces music PC

November 17, 2018 in Gear, News

Plugin developer creates a computer designed for studio and stage, in what could be the first move of its kind…

Ultimate Seminar

Free ‘Ultimate Seminar’ in London

November 14, 2018 in Events, News

Music conference takes place at Westminster university on 24 November, with talks and discussions involving leading songwriters, managers and execs…

Violet Skies

How songwriters can receive £10,000 to boost their careers

November 10, 2018 in Competitions, News

Writer Producer Fund gives financial support to songwriters and composers. Here are the latest writer-producers who will receive career-changing funding…

Mudhoney

Sub Pop revives mail order Singles Club

November 3, 2018 in News

A decade on from the last instalment of the subscription service, the fourth edition will start shipping in April 2019…

David Gray. Pic: Derrick Santini

David Gray confirms new album and tour

November 1, 2018 in Music, News

‘Gold In A Brass Age’ will be the singer-songwriter’s first LP in four years, with the release set for March…

Famous ‘Dreyfus Jazz’ collection reissued

October 27, 2018 in Music, News

The collection was originally put together by legendary French record producer Francis Dreyfus and is being reissued by Sony BMG…

Doc'n Roll Festival

An introduction to the Doc‘n Roll Festival 2018

October 20, 2018 in Events, Festivals, News

Music and film combine to shine a torch on creativity and diversity over 18 days of short movies and documentaries…