I Wrote That

Katrina and the Waves’ best known hit Walking on Sunshine is still going strong 25 years after it was first released. The band’s songwriter Kimberley Rew describes the 80s music scene that formed a backdrop to the song.

Neil Sedaka

Ivor Novello Special International Award winner, Neil Sedaka speaks to Paul Sexton about anglophilia, Elton John and growing up a mother’s boy

Ruth Theodore

Ruth Theodore has been hailed as a rare talent by critics from The Guardian, Q Magazine and The Observer, no less. The singer-songwriter’s new album White Holes Of Mole Hills is out now.

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.…