Interviews

M meets… Gareth Griffiths

M caught up with Gareth Griffiths, the winner of the PRS for Music Best Original Music award at this year’s BAFTA in Scotland New Talent Awards. Gareth won the prize for his music to the animated film An Interrupted Story .

M meets… Labrinth

Watch our exclusive video interview with the talented singer/songwriter/producer, Labrinth. The man behind Tinie Tempah's massive summer hits is beginning a career as an artist in his own right, having had a UK number 3 hit with his debut single, Let The Sunshine.

M meets… Gilbert O’Sullivan part two

In the second part of M's interview with Gilbert O'Sullivan, the veteran songwriter talks about his dispute over publishing and the influence of Spike Milligan, amongst other things.

SXSW interviews part two

Watch exclusive interviews with Skindred, Treetop Flyers and D/R/U/G/S captured by PRS for Music Foundation's Sarah Thirtle at this year’s SXSW festival.

The weird world of Cate le Bon

Psychedelic singer-songwriter and musician Cate le Bon grew up on her parents’ farm in Penboyr, west Wales. She caught the attention of Super Furry Animals front man Gruff Rhys in Cardiff, and was roped into his 2008 electronic side project Neon Neon with Boom Bip.…

Sounds from a Smalltown

Norwegian Joakim Haugland runs two small but perfectly formed record labels in the quaint and quiet capital, Oslo. Knowingly named Smalltown Supersound and Smalltown Superjazzz, they openly flaunt their remote location and obscure rosters. But don’t let that catch you off guard...

Anna Hildur talks Nordik Beat

Anna Hildur has worked within the Nordic music industry for two decades. She talks to M about the success of Nordic talent overseas and explains how the region’s unique geography, culture and political systems have helped incubate one of the world’s most innovative music regions.

Vic Galloway on SXSW

Today there are more opportunities than ever to showcase your music internationally. A myriad of different events such as The Great Escape, Popkomm, Womex, Transmusicales, Eurosonic, GoNorth and CMJ bring A&R, live agents, promoters, bloggers, broadcasters and journalists together in one place, to feast their eyes and ears on the finest new music on the planet. There is however a behemoth that straddles the globe and eclipses them all – South by South West (SXSW).

M meets… Sandra Bhatia

Sandra Bhatia is the Managing Director of the music festival OneFest with her two business partners Stephen Budd (SBM – MAMA Group) and Graham MacVoy (GMC Events). M caught up with Sandra to find out how a festival is put together.

M meets… Barry Blue

Barry Blue is a songwriter, producer, musician and PRS board director in addition to his role as Managing Director of Favoured Nations Music Publishing. One of a small group of songwriter-producers who have had Top Forty hits over five decades, he has sold more than 25 million records.