BBC Proms beats ticket sales record

Booking for the 2013 events opened at 9am on Saturday 11 May and more than 114,000 tickets were sold in the first 12 hours. Last year 97,000 tickets were purchased during the equivalent period.

30 Seconds interview: Volente

Singer songwriter Volente’s sonic experimentations and wild way with an outfit have seen her compared to the likes of Bjork and Kate Bush. And on her latest musical explorations she’s blending electronica and classical stylings in a way reminiscent of the Icelandic star. M caught up with her for 30 Seconds to find ask why music is so important…

Interview: Simon Darlow, BASCA

Simon Darlow’s songwriting is synonymous with the eighties. He has penned hits for Grace Jones, Dollar, The Buggles and Toyah Wilcox, and he played with iconic acts from the era including Wham!, Bucks Fizz and Musical Youth. We find out what he's got planned in his new role as BASCA chairman.

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.