M meets… Nina Woodford

NORTHERN LIGHTS: Swedish singer songwriter Nina Woodford, who co-wrote James Morrison’s hit single Broken Strings and has penned songs for Tom Jones and Leona Lewis, talks to M about her passion for pop, Nordic music culture and the inspirations she draws on when she’s in the studio.

Nordik Beat

Ask a room full of people what Nordic music means to them and you’ll get a different answer every time. From the biggest hits of The Saturdays to the enigmatic post-rock of Sigur Rós, from Björk to black metal, PRS’ Nordic songwriters have made their mark around the world.

M meets… Barry Blue – part two

Barry Blue is a songwriter, musician, producer and publisher whose career spans five decades. Barry was still in his teens when he wrote his first hit, Rainmaker Girl, for Gene Pitney.

Glasgow Inspires Most Songs

PRS for Music took the top 30 towns and cities throughout the UK by population (excluding London) to analyse the data using its extensive database.

January Blues – Errol Linton

Errol Linton has developed his style of blues over a two decades of busking on London Underground. Fusing the sound of New Orleans with influences from his caribbean heritage, Errol was spotted by an amazed Abram Wilson and was asked to join the trumpeter's touring band. Find out more by watching M's exclusive video with the Brixton blues-buster Errol Linton.

US Sync Licensing Trade Mission

The 2012 BPI/MPA US Sync Licensing Mission to Los Angeles in association with UK Trade & Investment will run from Tuesday 24 April to Thursday 26 April. The opportunity is open only to UK music companies.

BASCA launches Professional Development Series

BASCA has announced the launch of a new Professional Business Development Programme for 2012, aimed at supporting songwriters and composers to exploit their own business or career development opportunities. Discount for PRS for Music members.