M meets… Picture Book

Picture Book are brothers Dario Darnell and Lorne Ashley, born in New York and raised in Manchester. Dario and Lorne's father is the legendary August Darnell, whose musical creations include Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band and Kid Creole and the Coconuts.

January Blues with The Toy Hearts

JANUARY BLUES: The Toy Hearts are a blues-tinged Americana band who's sound is steeped in the soul of the deep south. Drawing on influences from the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi Delta, the father and daughter trio have won plaudits across Europe and the US for their raw live performances and intricate adaptations of the traditional bluegrass sound.

M meets… Ash King

Ash King is a singer and songwriter from London who has become a household name in India, working with some of that country's top music composers.

M meets… Geoff Meall

Geoff Meall is the the UK managing director of The Agency Group, one of the world's premier booking agencies with a roster of more than 1,000 artists.

New Music 20×12: XX/XY

At the end of the month, a 12-minute musical battle composed by Liz Liew and Andy Leung will premiere at Trafalgar Square, marking the latest New Music 20x12 launch to celebrate the London Olympics. M spoke to the composers to find out more...

M meets… Sam Beeton

M caught up with Sam to find out about his innovative music club, prolific songwriting and working with a brand, amongst many other things.

Wretch 32 goes Gold

Congratulations to Wretch 32, whose album Black and White has achieved gold record status.

Olympic launch: New Music 20×12

Minimalist composer Howard Skempton launched PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music 20x12 Olympics programme on New Year’s Eve at a London church. Together with the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers, he performed his Five Rings Triples piece to a packed congregation at All Saints Church in Kingston upon Thames, while churches across the country performed simultaneous renditions to mark the beginning of the UK’s Olympic year.