In print: M53

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Welcome to the latest edition of M magazine.

This time around we’re celebrating the extraordinary success of South Coast synth wonders Metronomy. Main man Joseph Mount chats to us about his journey from the grimy pubs and clubs of south and east London to some of the biggest festival stages in Europe. We delve into his unique production ethic, discover his dream collaborations and learn what life’s like with the world at your feet.

Later, you’ll find us hanging out with the UK’s lively brass band community to learn how far it’s come since its 19th century origins. We talk to some of the stalwarts and innovators of the movement to discover where it’s headed in the 21st century.

Elsewhere, we’re exploring the US sync market to uncover the opportunities for British songwriters, composers and publishers. You’ll find leading music supervisors, artists and industry insiders candidly revealing the nitty-gritty about cash and connections across the pond.

We also spend some time with legendary singer songwriter Vashti Bunyan, who, on the cusp of releasing just her third album in 40 years, assures us it’ll be her last. With an interesting tale to tell and a unique approach to music, we’re sure you’ll find her as entertaining and endearing as we did.

Also in this issue we dig deep in the business news section to bring you some of the latest stats, facts and analysis from PRS for Music and the wider industry. We also bring you a comment from Arts Council England’s Craig Monk on the organisation’s latest round of music funding.

So what are you waiting for? Dig in and enjoy our digital edition: