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Gary Moore

The rock and blues guitarist, Gary Moore has died aged 58. Moore had been on holiday in Spain.

Broadcast Awards winners

Congratulations to the winners at the Broadcast Awards that took place on Wednesday 2 February at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. PRS for Music Sponsored the Best Music Programme, which was won by Glastonbury 2010, BBC and Glastonbury Festivals for BBC Two

John Barry

John Barry OBE, the Oscar-winning composer, Ivor Novello award winner and Fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters and Composers has died. Barry passed away after suffering a heart attack at the age of 77.

PRS for Music Aftershow Club

or the seventh year Belfast Nashville will bring Belfast alive with the sound of 150 artists performing at 44 venues. Songwriters from all over the world will gather at the songwriting festival and PRS for Music is proud to sponsor the event. At the festival PRS for Music will host an after-show club showcasing local songwriters at the Madison Hotel.

Albums versus tracks

You may have seen the widely-reported story in the media about "music clubs", where attendees sit in silence and listen to a classic album from beginning to end rather than the chopping and changing of the mp3 era.

Trish Keenan

Trish Keenan, Lead singer of influential psch-pop group Broadcast has died from pneumonia aged 42.

The value of music

With the creative economy, funding and the future of copyright firmly at the heart of the political agenda once again, M spoke to MPs from across the political spectrum to find out what music means to them, both professionally and personally, and how government can play a role in protecting this industry.

Robert Ashcroft on the intellectual property debate

To much fanfare, the Government has announced a plan to turn the East End of London into the UK’s equivalent of Silicon Valley. The British press highlighted the epicentre of this project as a roundabout in Shoreditch, so needless to say we can now look forward to having ‘Silicon Roundabout’.