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Interview: YolanDa Brown

'The government must realise that the arts are the heartbeat of every nation': MOBO-winning saxophonist YolanDa Brown calls on the incoming government to support UK music ahead of the 2019 general election.

General Election 2019: What About The Arts?

There's just one day to go before the UK general election and many voters are still undecided. With that, we’ve rounded up arts and cultural policies as they appear in the manifestos of all major parties.

Video interview: Tony Mortimer

‘I’ve been alive longer with it than without it, but I don’t take it for granted. It’s weird. Who’d have thought?’ Tony Mortimer considers the legacy of his smash hit Stay Another Day.

Interview: Robin Richards

‘There are no boundaries and there are no limits to what you can create with this art form’: composer and multi-instrumentalist Robin Richards branches out from his work with Dutch Uncles.   

Interview: Philip Herbert

‘Music is becoming a cultural preserve that is gradually only becoming accessible to those who are from wealthy backgrounds. This is a huge concern for future generations’: composer Philip Herbert talks about the future of classical music.

Interview: Strange Bones

‘The word punk has been chewed up, spat out and regurgitated by every suit in the music industry, but the anger remains': get to know Blackpool punks Strange Bones.

Interview: Sigma

Drum and bass duo Sigma are back with a new single and another high-profile collaboration...

Interview: MF Tomlinson

‘This is what an internal feeling might sound like – to me anyway’: Get to know the idiosyncratic sound of MF Tomlinson.

Interview: Christopher Gunning

‘Be practical; don’t be snobbish about media music, and don’t delay that symphony until you’re too old and frail to have the energy to actually do it!’: Christopher Gunning doles out some sage advice to emerging composers.

How to… navigate the sync market

‘In an age of declining record sales, pitiful streaming income and loss-making tours, sync stands as one of the last ways to make good money in the music industry’: we sit down with Bucks Music Group’s Robyn Kennedy to get the lowdown on sync.