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PRS for Music meets John Powell

John Powell is a composer who has created scores for Hollywood blockbusters including Antz, Shrek, the Bourne films, Ice Age, Kung Fu Panda and How To Train Your Dragon for which he won an Oscar and Ivor Novello award.

Featured Artist – Adian Coker

22-year-old Adian Coker, born and raised in Woolwich South London, made a sizeable impression on the underground scene in UK Hip-Hop with his debut mixtape, The Colour Of Magic, released in October 2010.

Errol Linton performs Love You True

Errol Linton is one of London's hidden treasures. Developing and performing his brand of reggae-blues fusion to thousands by busking in London’s underground, the Brixton harmonica blaster, singer and songwriter has made a living playing his highly original and distinctive Brixton blues for two decades.

Top 10 advert songs

PRS for Music has used its unique data to reveal the top 10 most performed songs and jingles featured in commercials over the past five years.

Modern Classics

Guy Damman discovers how modern classical music is shifting its genetic make-up in the UK, allowing young composers to expand out of their comfort zones and carve new niches for themselves.

Featured Artist – James Mathé

James Mathé started out as keyboard player in the band Boedekka and was signed to Boy George’s record label Things To Come. Whilst touring Spain he discovered Sufjan Stevens’ Seven Swans, taught himself to fingerpick on the guitar and began an acoustic solo project called Barbarossa.

Featured Artist – Smith & Royal

Smith & Royal is a sound like no other and is the unmissable act set to smash into the big time in 2011. Boiling with ideas, energy and passion and taking the best pop, roots, swing & dance, Smith & Royal is feel good pop music that will make you dance.…

Make It Happen 6 – Beverley Knight on songwriting

UK soul singer Beverley Knight knows a thing or two about writing songs. She's been in the business for 16 years, released six studio albums and has just released her seventh, Soul UK, which features covers of British soul songs that inspired Knight whilst she was growing up. Here, Beverley provides a few tips to help out budding songwriters.