Features

Cathy Dennis

Cathy Dennis, multiple Ivor Novello Award winner and writer of worldwide pop anthems, reveals the secrets of progressing from pop star to hit writer and publisher

Trevor Horn

Trevor Horn won this year’s PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music at this year’s Ivor Novello awards. Paul Morley caught up with the man for whom the term ‘record producer’ was invented

X-Press 2

Xpress-2 are Darren House (Diesel) and Darren Rock (Rocky). Formed in 1992 with Ashley Beedle, the group have been igniting dancefloors ever since. In 2002, their collaboration with David Byrne on Lazy reached No.2 in theUK pop charts and became the sound of summer. M magazine caught up with the group’s Darren House.

Taking it to the Streets

Jo Maultby – Dirty Scavenger: Brighton Jo is 26, and has been busking for 11 years, starting when she was only 15 years old. In Guildford, Surrey Jo concedes that she was very nervous the first time she busked, as she had little experience she sang by a main road, which drowned out the sound of her music.…

Taking it to the streets

M magazine caught up with a few of our members up and down the country who started out busking on the streets of the UK and Europe and asked them to share their stories.

The Ivor Novello Awards winners

The 55th Ivor Novello Awards, presented by BASCA and sponsored by PRS for Music, honoured the very best in music writing for 2009. M congratulations go out to all Ivors winners and nominees PRS for Music Most Performed Work: The Fear/Lily Allen  (Lily Allen/Greg Kurstin) The Fear was the first single from Lily Allen’s second album It’s Not Me It’s You.…

The Ivor Novello Awards winners

Ivors Classical Music Award: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies One of the giants of contemporary music, Max, as he is universally known, was part of an influential group of composers who were contemporaries at the Royal Manchester College of Music in the fifties.…

The Ivor Novello Awards winners

PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music: Trevor Horn Trevor has been one of the most influential figures in music since heralding the video age with his band Buggles and the groundbreaking record Video Killed the Radio Star.…

Chris Banks

TV composer Chris Banks has written for shows as diverse as Ross Noble, the Bafta-winning How To Start Your Own Country and, as half of production team Banks & Wag, the CBeebies’ new music show ZingZillas. M talked to Chris to find out what was on his iPod.

Stanley Moon

Stanley Moon is PRS for Music's latest Myspace Featured Artist. The singer-songwriter talks to M about songwriting and his inspirations.