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…

Deidre & the Dark

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Come On’ by Deidre & the Dark

January 30, 2018 in Music, News

Today we’re delighted to bring you a track by a splendid artist whose name belies a much sunnier musical style…

Elton John

Elton John to give up touring

January 29, 2018 in News

Elton John announces details of his final tour, but the party’s not, as he plans on going out in style…

Fugees

Classic Of The Week: Fugees

January 28, 2018 in News

Happy Sunday, dear readers. We’re back with another sublime classic for you and it’s one we’re pretty sure you’ll adore…

Mark E. Smith

The Fall’s founder and lead singer Mark E. Smith dies

January 25, 2018 in News

The Manchester post-punk band’s eccentric frontman has died at the age of 60, after suffering from ill health throughout 2017…

Irving Berlin

New website honours legacy of Irving Berlin

January 24, 2018 in News

First dedicated digital resource for the acclaimed composer and lyricist celebrates his life and work in his 130th anniversary year…

Our latest exclusive comes courtesy of the daughter of two-time Latin Grammy-winner Ilan Chester; she’s the brilliant Venezuelan songwriter, Dhanya

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Another Lifetime’ by Dhanya

January 23, 2018 in Music, News

Our latest exclusive comes courtesy of the daughter of two-time Latin Grammy-winner Ilan Chester; she’s the brilliant Venezuelan songwriter, Dhanya…

Jawbreaker

Classic Of The Week: Jawbreaker

January 21, 2018 in News

Today’s classic is a gem from one of emo’s guiding lights. We hope you enjoy it as much as us…

A new report has identified the importance of lyrics to consumers streaming music in parts of Europe and North America

Research shows role of lyrics in streaming

January 20, 2018 in News

A new report has identified the importance of lyrics to consumers streaming music in parts of Europe and North America…

Ed Sheeran

UK & US Songwriting Charts (5-13 Jan 2018)

January 19, 2018 in News

Compiled with Royalty Exchange, based on the Hot 100 and Singles Chart, we list the top of the pop songwriters…

French Horn Rebellion Exclusive

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Presentation’ by French Horn Rebellion

January 16, 2018 in Music, News

Today’s exclusive comes courtesy of a delightful electro-funk brother duo who will have your toes tapping with their sublime song…

Dolores O’Riordan

Singer-songwriter Dolores O’Riordan dies

January 15, 2018 in News

Statement released by her publicist confirms The Cranberries frontwoman died suddenly, aged 46, while in London for a recording session…

Tullycraft

Classic Of The Week: Tullycraft

January 14, 2018 in News

Our Sunday classic is back! And our first song of 2018 is one that indie-pop fans are sure to adore…

Stars join fight against venue closures

Stars join fight against venue closures

January 13, 2018 in News

Sir Paul McCartney and Frank Turner are supporting a new bill that aims to save live music venues from closing…

Cardi B

UK & US Songwriting Charts (29 Dec 2017 – 6 Jan 2018)

January 10, 2018 in News

Our latest hot songwriters rundown sees Marshall return on the back of Huncho Jack and Cardi B making ‘money moves’…

The Clydes

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Broken Boy’ by The Clydes

January 9, 2018 in Music, News

Today’s exclusive track comes courtesy of a sublime, sibling led New Brunswick, NJ group whose roots are in classic alt-rock…

Festival

2018 Music Festivals

January 7, 2018 in News

We’re just a week into January, recovering from the holidays, and festivals are far from our minds. Or are they?…

Meredith Willson

UK & US Songwriting Charts (15-30 Dec 2017)

December 30, 2017 in News

This week’s rundown of the Top 10 songwriters on both sides of the Atlantic includes creators of several festive favourites…

Music

New Music For 2018

December 29, 2017 in News

Goodbye 2017: It has been another great year for music, but will 2018 be better? Let’s look at the evidence…

Lorde

Fans ask Lorde to cancel Israel gig

December 23, 2017 in News

The singer is considering cancelling her show in Israel after fans write an appeal for her to boycott the country…

Brenda Lee

UK & US Songwriting Charts (8-23 Dec 2017)

December 20, 2017 in News

Festive classics draw their creators back into the charts, with the ‘Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer’ songwriter taking on hip-hop’s elite…