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.

Loleatta Holloway 1946 – 2011

Soul singer Loleatta Holloway has died aged 64 from heart failure. Chicago-born Holloway began her career singing gospel music with her mother in the Holloway Community Singers. After a few minor single releases and appearances in stage shows, the singer signed with the Atlanta-based Aware record label where she released two albums: 1973's Loleatta and Cry to Me in 1975.