Classical

BBC announces new strands to 2013 Proms

Laura Mvula, Fazer, Cerys Matthews, Laura Marling and The Stranglers are set to appear at this year’s BBC Proms under two new strands, the Urban Classic Prom and 6 Music Prom.

Feature: Bristol Cream

Jim Ottewill investigates Bristol’s music scene to uncover the source of the city’s creative pulse.

How to pitch music for Hollywood films and ads

Hollywood music supervisor Bobby Gumm’s has worked on music for the likes of The Dark Knight Rises and Anchorman 2. Ahead of his appearance at the next NARIP session, M heard about what he looks for when choosing music to sync…

Interview: Simon Dobson

Award-winning composer Simon Dobson gives us a potted history of the British brass band era and tells us how punk music is bringing dissonance to his classical works.

Reinventing classical music

Edward Farmer is a British conductor, composer and co-founder of the London Arts Orchestra who has some big ideas about the British classical music scene.