Interviews

James Brett – Batman Live

M was lucky enough to visit James at the famous Abbey Road Studios in London to watch him recording the score to Batman Live. James also took the time between recordings to chat to us about his career and give us an insight into composing for film and television.

PRS for Music meets Paul Rodgers and Steve Winwood

M caught up with Paul, Steve, iconic guitarist Jimmy Page and super-producer Trevor Horn at the Ivor Novello Awards ceremony. Watch our video to hear what these legendary artists have to say about the ingredients of a great song and the importance of music royalties.

What next for Paul Mealor?

Welsh composer Paul Mealor, 35, hit the headlines when his choral piece Ubi Caritas debuted at the Royal Wedding, cementing Paul’s reputation as one of Britain’s leading composers. He talks to M about the ensuing media whirlwind, reveals what it is like to be a young composer in Britain today, and offers some advice for up-and-coming talent.

Elio Pace interview

Elio Pace talks to M about discovering his musical talent at a very young age, first gigs that led onto a break when he reached the final of TV talent show Opportunity Knocks.

PRS for Music meets Villagers

Dubliner Conor O’Brien, who heads up award-winning folk troupe Villagers, wrote his first song aged 12. His brother had just lent him an acoustic guitar and while he was picking his way round the instrument, Conor penned his first lyric: ‘When I’m walking down these streets, I feel like a monkey in the Arctic.’ The song, called Psychic, was about being afraid of a friend who could read people’s thoughts.…

PRS for Music meets Everything Everything

M magazine caught up with Everything Everything and the band shared their opinions on what makes a good song, their inspirations and what they spent their first PRS for Music royalties on.

Anna Calvi Q&A: The Great Escape

Welcome to the first in a series of interviews with songwriters and musicians to mark M‘s Great Escape Week 2011. Upcoming singer-songwriter Anna Calvi creates darkly theatrical music, her lyrics building a rich tapestry of surreal imagery and insight, her guitar-based compositions alive with raw instinct. …