Diane Warren – the songwriters’ songwriter

She goes to work, she writes global hits; dozens of them from her office. She’s been dubbed the world’s most successful songwriter, and in 2008 she  got an Ivor.  Paul Sexton met 9 to 5Ivor Diane Warren in London, in May 2008. Depending on the dimensions of the ego, it’s either a luxury or an insult when the creator of songs that have sold in the scores of millions, can walk down the street unnoticed.…

Mano de Dios interview

Watch our exclusive interview with Mano de Dios which includes a fantastic performance of Crème Caramel at BMB Advertising Agency with Platinum Rye Entertainment.

Great Escape: tips to kickstart your career

Are you a musician or songwriter at the start of your career? If so, get yourself along to three masterclasses at The Great Escape this Thursday, for expert advice on media, live and legal issues. The sessions, which run from 10.35am until midday on 12 May in The Old Courthouse, Brighton, are designed for those at the start of their music career, and are supported by the Arts Council England.

Top 10 advert songs

PRS for Music has used its unique data to reveal the top 10 most performed songs and jingles featured in commercials over the past five years.

The Know How – free seminars

The Know How, an annual series of free music industry seminars in the North-East of England takes place between 23-26 May. All the seminars take place between 6pm - 8pm.

Great Escape global networking opps

British industry body UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) is hosting an international mentoring session at next month’s Great Escape showcase in Brighton called ‘Around the Word in 80 Ways’.

Ray Davies – Well Respected Man

One of the UK’s greatest songwriters and the 2006 recipient of the PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music Award at The Ivors, Ray Davies, gives Mark Paytress a masterclass about the song, the creative process and, reluctantly, about those awards.