Interviews

Video interview: Lionel Richie

‘Put a helmet on and come on in here': pop legend Lionel Richie dishes out some top drawer advice for upcoming artists and songwriters...

Interview: Benin City

Genre-benders Benin City give us the skinny on their ace new LP Last Night, an intimate love letter to early-hours London penned by three people immersed in its grainy intricacies...

Interview: Dave and Fraser T Smith

‘I would say I’m mildly political, but I think I was feeling spicy when I wrote Question Time!’ rapper Dave on how he and Fraser T Smith penned their Ivor Novello Award-winning track.

Interview: Sean Shibe

Uncompromising new classical force Sean Shibe on his creative vision and how global politics and everyday violence are changing the way he tackles his craft...

Why vinyl matters

Pop culture writer Jennifer Otter Bickerdike on how vinyl has shaped modern music and what's in store for a format enjoying a spectacular comeback...

Interview: Jason Ellis, Positiva

Dance label Positiva has presided over a mammoth 67 Top 10 hits over the last quarter century. Here, the imnprint's long-standing A&R director Jason Ellis lets us in on his secrets...

Interview: Pam Sheyne

‘Get savvy and educate yourself on the business side of songwriting:’ multi-platinum-selling songwriter, vocal producer, singer and mentor Pam Sheyne offers her invaluable advice and insight...

Interview: Jay Richardson

‘I’ve written some crazy music and not everybody has taken it seriously, but it’s so important not to be put off by that': the classical composer spills the beans on his journey so far...

Interview: Kadeem Tyrell

South Londoner Kadeem Tyrell is flying the flag for a new wave of British R&B, with gospel, East Coast hip-hop and nineties soul all shaping his smooth sound. Get the skinny...