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Interview: Sybil Bell, Independent Venue Week

'Nobody would be playing festivals or arenas without the work that goes in to these new bands' - IVW founder, Sybil Bell, chats to us about the importance of grassroots venues ahead of this year's event...

9 new acts for 2019: tastemakers tips

For our first playlist of 2019, we hand over the baton to some of the UK's best musical minds to learn who they'll be keeping their eyes and ears on this year...

30 seconds interview: Ash Shakur

London-based Ash Shakur is a multidisciplinary visionary who dabbles in art, illustration and pioneering hip-hop to get his message across. Get the skinny...

Playlist: Just Joined Winter 2018

Get to know some of the ace music-makers who have just joined PRS for Music, including classical ace Blasio Kavuma, Scottish shoegazers Yakima and Polish techno producer Zamilska...

Interview: Rachel Nelken, The Albany

'Collaborating with artists is the thing that drives us. What we’re really interested in is how we can make a difference' - The Albany's Rachel Nelken on how the south London venue is supporting talent...

30 seconds interview: Sub Blue

Liverpool-based alt-RnB artist Sub Blue creates introspective, chilled out ‘suburban blues’ that bring a British spin to the laidback sounds of Frank Ocean and The Weeknd. Get to know...

Featured artist: Mahalia

Meet rising Leicester singer, Mahalia, whose shimmering R&B and empowering lyrics have made her the darling of countless ones-to-watch lists for 2019...

Playlist: Dat Brass

Looking for your next festival live favourites? Dat Brass are a 10 piece collective whose high-octane blend of jazz and hip-hop is taking gig-goers by storm. Tune in to their killer playlist here...