Interview: Frankie and the Heartstrings

‘We blame the tories’ - Sunderland rockers Frankie and the Heartstrings on the plight of the indie venue…

Interview: Prinzhorn Dance School

'If you care deeply about something, do it yourself': Prinzhorn Dance School lay out their ethos ahead of the new LP...

Interview: You Me At Six

Rockers You Me at Six have gone from small stages to headlining Wembley. They tell us how the UK’s grassroots venues helped them do it…

Interview: Frank Turner

Independent Venue Week (IVW) ambassador Frank Turner talks all things live music ahead of the IVW launch...

Interview: Paul Smith

Maximo Park's Paul Smith spills the beans on Frozen by Sight - his innovative collaboration with Peter Brewis.


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    Featured artist: Andrew Ashong

    Singer songwriter Andrew Ashong adds his unique thrift-shop record-collecting influences to the classic, fail-safe groove of authentic R&B - with impressive results. Think Bill Withers meets Homelife...

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    30 seconds interview: Rosie Hood

    Fast rising folk singer songwriter Rosie Hood is eyeing up a hectic 2015 after winning a BBC Performing Arts Fellowship to work with the English Folk Dance and Song Society. We find out what makes her and her music tick…


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    Interview: Blossoms

    We caught up with Joe and Tom from the tripped-out Stockport quintet to find out about their upcoming jaunt to SXSW and what they've got in store for their 26-date UK tour which starts this Friday...


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    Playlist: Rhythm Section

    Welcome to this week's playlist curated by Rhythm Section and the Boiler Room’s Bradley Zero. His club and label enjoy an anything goes music policy - dig in for cuts from Baba Stiltz and Yung Lean.


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    The Song Academy Young Songwriter 2015 Competition opens for entries

    Calling all new songwriters - enter the Song Academy Young Songwriter 2015 Competition and win the chance to record at SONY ATV’s recording studio.
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    BBC Proms launches competition for new composers

    Calling all young composers - apply for the BBC Proms Inspire Young Composers’ competition and win a BBC Proms performance and commission.
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    Interview: David Abrahams, ISM

    David Abrahams, head of legal at the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM), gives his take on the current opportunities and challenges out there for new and established composers.
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    Interview: Adam Cooper, Sound and Music

    ‘Composers are often asked to undertake high profile work for free with prestigious companies because the firm in question argues it has no budget for music. What do you do in that situation?’ Adam Cooper, Sound and Music’s head of development, tackles some of your biggest questions...