Katie Melua

UK & US Songwriting Charts (24 Nov-9 Dec 2017)

December 6, 2017 in News

Here’s our latest weekly round-up of the Top 10 songwriters on both sides of the Atlantic, compiled by Royalty Exchange…


RØDE produces first audio interface

December 5, 2017 in Gear, News

The microphone brand has made its first foray into the making other music production hardware with the AI-1 studio kit…


Bristol Venue Closure Update

December 4, 2017 in News

Some of Bristol’s grass root music venues are facing closure due to the development of luxury housing, here’s an update…


Classic Of The Week: Limp Bizkit

December 3, 2017 in News

As we embark on the final month of 2018, ask yourself, dear readers, what did you do it all for?…

Florence Welch

Florence Welch to release her first book

December 2, 2017 in News

An imprint of Penguin Books is publishing ‘Useless Magic’, the Florence + the Machine singer-songwriter’s collection of lyrics and poetry…


UK & US Songwriting Charts (17 Nov-2 Dec 2017)

November 29, 2017 in News

This week Sheeran’s on top again, LANco’s Brandon Lancaster returns with his ‘Greatest Love Story’ and even Lennon-McCartney get back…

Eminem releases his new album this December

Eminem’s new album coming in December

November 28, 2017 in News

Dr Dre announces on Instagram that Slim Shady will be releasing his hotly-anticipated ninth studio album, ‘Revival’, on 15 December…

Gibson Custom Mick Ralphs 1958 Les Paul Standard Replica

Mick Ralphs’ Les Paul gets the replica treatment

November 27, 2017 in Gear, News

Original guitar played by the Bad Company and Mott The Hoople songwriter is replicated in detail by Gibson’s Custom Shop…

Female vocal group

ACM launches new songwriting pathway

November 25, 2017 in News

Contemporary music academy will offer songwriting at diploma level from both their Guildford campus and their recently opened Birmingham campus…

Eloise Garland

‘The Art Of Living: Listening Without Ears’ to air on BBC Radio 4

November 24, 2017 in News

Musician presents documentary which will talk to deaf musicians about their emotional connection with art and how they create music…

Independent Venue Week

Independent Venue Week returns for fifth year

November 23, 2017 in Events, News

IVW, the seven-day celebration of small music venues around the UK, is back for another year involving over 160 locations…


Three-time Grammy nominated B.Slade wins an Emmy

November 21, 2017 in News

The songwriter-producer wins TV award for his participation in the ’34th Annual Black Music and the Civil Rights Movement Concert’…

Taylor Swift

UK & US Songwriting Charts (10-25 Nov 2017)

November 20, 2017 in News

Find out who are top of the pop songwriters, based on the week’s UK Singles Chart and Billboard Hot 100……

Malcolm Young

AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dies

November 18, 2017 in News

Australian guitarist and songwriter passes away peacefully at home, at the age of 64, after a long battle with dementia…

DIY Access Guide

Improving deaf and disabled people’s access to music

November 17, 2017 in News

DIY Access Guide shows people how they can make live music venues more accessible for disabled music fans and artists…


Fleetwood Mac reissuing self-titled 1975 album

November 16, 2017 in News

The legendary British-American rock group will reissue their tenth studio album next January, before embarking on their farewell world tour…

Yamaha APX600 and CPX600

Yamaha updates acoustic electric guitars

November 15, 2017 in Gear, News

The APX600 and CPX600 models keep construction and electronics of their predecessors, but offer enhancements in looks, sound and playability…


T-Swizzle touring the US next year

November 14, 2017 in News

Following the release of her sixth studio LP, ‘Reputation’, Taylor Swift has announced she’ll embark on a 2018 US tour…

Without Warning album cover

UK & US Songwriting Charts (3-18 Nov 2017)

November 13, 2017 in News

Rap trio Shayaa, Leland and Kiari dominate this week’s hotlist following the release of their new collaborative album ‘Without Warning’…

"It's cold outside and the paint's peeling off of my walls"

Classic Of The Week: Tubeway Army

November 12, 2017 in News

Our sublime autumn cover star, Gary Numan, provides a blinding slice of new wave synth-pop for this week’s frosty classic…

Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello releases single written for film

November 11, 2017 in News

New song ‘You Shouldn’t Look At Me That Way’ was made for forthcoming movie ‘Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool’…

Five Finger Death Punch

Five Finger Death Punch announces European tour and LP

November 10, 2017 in News

LA hard-rockers release greatest hits album, ‘A Decade Of Destruction’, on 1 December and support it with a European tour…