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.

M presents … Prinzhorn Dance School

The post-punk duo will make a rare live performance at our gig celebrating Independent Venue Week. Get your free tickets

Interview: Lonelady

'Catchy' isn't a dirty word to me - Manchester’s Lonelady tells us how she’s updating post punk for the 21st century…

Free Range

Meet classical music’s DIY pioneers and learn how they're building sustainable composing careers.


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    Featured artist: Kizzy Crawford

    Kizzy is a fluent Welsh speaker with Bajan heritage, who's set her sights on bridging the gap between her distinct musical influences. Now signed to BDi, she's linked to the team that discovered Ed Sheeran.

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    30 seconds interview: My Pleasure

    My Pleasure is an experimental pop solo project born and bred in Hull, the new City of Culture. Tune in for a weird and wonderful blend of sounds, akin to Whitey or LCD Soundsystem.


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    Interview: SOAK

    SOAK is the alter-ego of 18-year-old Bridie Monds-Watson, a mercurial songwriting talent from Derry who’s already managed to make a huge splash far beyond her local borders. Find out more...


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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 of the same name enjoy an anything goes music policy - dig in for cuts from Baba Stiltz and Yung Lean.


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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...
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    Nest Collective partners with Help Musicians UK on live gigs

    The Nest Collective is partnering with music charity Help Musicians UK to help folk music artists make the next step in their careers with a series of live events.
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    Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien to host FAC artist drop in

    Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brian will host the first in a new series of artist drop-in sessions organised by the Featured Artist Coalition (FAC).


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    MPA announces new scholarship scheme

    The Music Publishers Association (MPA) is offering two training and development scholarships for those keen to get into the publishing business.
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    Metropolis Studio launches new publishing unit

    Metropolis Studios has announced the launch of a new publishing unit Metropolis Music Publishing.
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    Carlin Music chief executive quits company

    Carlin Music’s European head David Japp has left the company after 37 years, but says he intends to continue working within the industry.
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    Inside BBC Music Publishing

    Want to create world class music scores for BBC TV? We chat to Nicholas Baxter at the corporation's publishing arm to learn the best ways into the business.