In 1976 Brotherhood of Man won the Eurovision Song Contest with Save Your Kisses For Me. The song went on to be one of the biggest selling records of all time. With this year's Eurovision coming up on 14 May, M has caught up with Martin Lee, who co-wrote the song with fellow band member Lee Sheriden.
In 1967, Bill Martin and Phil Coulter wrote the song Puppet on a String, with which Sandie Shaw won the 1967 Eurovision Contest. Their publisher, Jimmy Phillips, spurred them on to give him another number one the following year. Bill recalls the day he and Phil had been ordered to produce that other hit.
Welcome to the world of syncs, music imaging and sonic branding– a constantly shifting universe of buzzwords and ad-speak. Gordon Masson sifts through the jargon to discover what the evolving ‘sync’ business can offer songwriters and publishers in 2011.
M caught up with Cornelia Dahlgren - a Swedish singer, songwriter and producer known by the stage name Cornelia. Now firmly based in London, Cornelia runs an her own label - Camp Mozart. In addition she is one half of Social Monster - a remix duo with DJ Mooken Tooken.
In Cornelia's music you might find elements of electronic, experimental, pop, classical, hip hop and jazz music.
In his literary debut, Scottish folk troubadour James Yorkston spills the beans on the antics of a touring musician, and dispels the myth that life on the road is all about the sex, drugs and rock n’ roll.
The brutal bass of dubstep has been tickling ribcages since the genre’s humble beginnings in Croydon circa 2001. It hasn’t had much of an impact on the charts though – until now. David Smyth charts the rise of the UK’s trendiest new dance phenomenon, led by a troupe of enigmatic producers and songwriters.…
Each month the PRS for Music Foundation invite one of the movers and shakers in the world of new music to share with us, and you, a brief history of their movements in new music and a selection of the sounds and experiences that have been inspiring them of late. This month it's Bear Driver.