‘Female, non-binary and queer artists have always fought for their space and it’s reaching a critical mass right now, and anyone standing in the way is getting increasingly called out,’ says HAVVK’s Julie Hawk.
‘Being isolated and doing something in a very lonely way, I don’t knock that at all. But I’m just trying to encourage what could happen if you cross that bridge and interact with people,’ says Bernard Butler.
‘The older I get the less willing I am to listen to reason because, as various people told me, there is no economic reason to make a double album these days,’ says Neil Hannon, while pondering his forthcoming album, Office Politics.
Culture Minister Nigel Adams has revealed Government plans for a new music strategy to ensure the UK’s music industry remains ‘the envy of the world,’ while pledging to support the UK’s ‘brilliant creators.’