Interviews

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.

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.

Interview: Lazarus Kane

‘It’s like watching a young Jamie Oliver during the Naked Chef era, making a lamb curry out of nothing but a cardboard box and a bank holiday’: introducing Lazarus Kane...