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Poly Styrene 1957 – 2011

Cult singer Poly Styrene, born Joan Elliott-Said, passed away last night, aged 53. The British-Somali musician and songwriter, who fronted the pioneering punk band X-Ray Spex, lost her battle with breast cancer just weeks after the release of her comeback solo album Generation Indigo.

Review: Jamie Woon Live

The edgy environment of a packed and sweaty Corsica Studios, under railway arches in South London's Elephant and Castle, is exactly where you would expect dubstep's latest face to launch his debut album Mirrorwriting.

The 56th Ivor Novello Awards nominations

UK rapper and singer Plan B and rock band Everything, Everything (pictured) lead the nominations for this year’s Ivor Novello Awards, the British Academy of Songwriters and Composers revealed this morning. Both are up for two awards each - Plan B is nominated in the PRS for Music Most Performed Work section for She Said and is pitted against Everything Everything in the Album Award category. Everything Everything are also nominated for Best Song Musically and Lyrically with MY KZ, UR BF.

PRS for Music CEO Robert Ashcroft on the big picture

PRS for Music CEO Robert Ashcroft on recent developments in the UK music industry Since the beginning of the year the music industry has been back at the top of the news agenda.  While the news itself may not always have been positive, the interest the public, government and press continue to show demonstrates the vital role our industry plays in the life of the nation. …

PRS Annual General Meeting

The Performing Right Society Annual General Meeting will be held on the afternoon of Thursday 26th May at the Millbank Media Centre in Westminster.