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Björk and Domino founder to receive new AIM awards

AIM (Association of Independent Music) have revealed that Björk will be the very first recipient of their new Outstanding Contribution to Music Award. Björk’s contribution to independent music has spanned over 20 years, inspiring many with her innovation and talent, making her the very deserved winner of AIM’s first Outstanding Contribution to Music Award.…

British talent returns to WOMEX

After a five-year absence of British talent, three UK artists have been selected to perform at the Womex world music convention in Copenhagen, October 2011. Celebrating the breadth of world music being produced in the UK today, the acts are: Juju, a collaboration between guitarist Justin Adams and Gambian griot Juldeh Camara; a figurehead of English folk music, Eliza Carthy performing with her new band; and Krar Collective.…

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.