Reggae and UK rap pioneer David David Emmanuel aka Smiley Culture died at his home following a police raid on 15 March 2011.
Born David Emmanuel in 1962, he attended Tulse Hill School in south London, gaining the nickname "Smiley" there.
Crystal Fighters create electronica from traditional Basque instruments, guitars and synthesizers. The East London-based band formed in 2007, released some tracks and remixes through Parisian label Kitsune, and visited SXSW for the first time in 2010. The band’s Graham and Gilbert share their experiences with M…
The Big Radio Seminar is an educational session that addresses the issue of licensing music for your community radio station. The seminar will include insider tips, practical advice and real-life music licensing solutions.
Sheffield’s The Crookes mix kitchen-sink realism with indie-pop guitars and catchy melodies. The band went to SXSW last year, building an international head of steam and winning fans from America to Japan. Guitarist Alex Saunders talks to M about his experiences…
UK songwriters and composers will gather in Texas this Friday at the 25th South By South West (SXSW) showcase to celebrate British music overseas.
The party has been organised by British Music Abroad – a partnership between the UK Trade and Industry (UKTI) body, PRS for Music Foundation, Wales Arts International and Arts Council England.
UK songwriter Atticus Ross and Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor have scooped an Oscar for their soundtrack to the film The Social Network.
The pair beat Alexandre Desplat (The King’s Speech), Danny Elfman (Alice In Wonderland) and A R Rahman (127 Hours) to pick up the Best Original Score prize in Los Angeles last night.