Jerry Leiber 1933 – 2011

Jerry Leiber, the songwriter behind some of Elvis Presley’s most well-loved songs, has died at the age of 78. Leiber earned his reputation alongside co-writer Mike Stoller, penning tunes for The Drifters, The Coasters and Ben E King as well as Hound Dog and Jailhouse Rock for Presley.…

Midem & SXSW briefings

To help UK companies who are considering attending or applying for artists to perform at either or both of these events, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) are working with partners around the UK to deliver a series of briefing events to tell you all about the opportunities that these important events can offer.

SXSW 2012

The SXSW 2012 Panel Picker voting launched on Monday 15 August 2012. The PanelPicker is a two-step online system that allows the SXSW community to have a significant voice in programming of the panels, presentations, discussions, demonstrations, etc.…

Free Frank Turner gig

Singer-songwriter Frank Turner has announced a last-minute free show in Newcastle tomorrow night, to make up for the cancellation of the city’s Ignition Festival this weekend.

Songs In The Key Of London

Chris Difford of Squeeze has curated a special event Songs In the Key of London to conclude the  Greenwich Summer Sessions this Sunday (31 July). Described as “a live celebration of all the great songs inspired by and written about this wonderful city of ours.”  This concert will feature great musical talent, songwriters, tunesmiths and stars – personally invited by Difford to celebrate London in song.…