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Top tips for emerging songwriters

‘Is there a lyrical journey? Is there a narrative? Is there a story? Maybe it’s going to take a bit of thought and work, but I find that is useful’: says hit songwriter Marshall Music.

Video interview: Tony Mortimer

‘I’ve been alive longer with it than without it, but I don’t take it for granted. It’s weird. Who’d have thought?’ Tony Mortimer considers the legacy of his smash hit Stay Another Day.

Video interview: Auntie Flo

‘It comes with a lot of responsibility. What I want to do is spend that money wisely and put it back into the music community’: Auntie Flo, aka Brian D’Souza, reflects on his SAY Award win.

Interview: Yizzy

The 19-year-old Lewisham MC has only been in the game for a few years, but as his 2018 S.O.S. EP to this year’s Welcome to Grime Street prove, he’s one of the leading lights of grime.

Interview: Nadia Rose

We catch up with formidable wordsmith Nadia Rose at the recent PRS for Music and Spotify #WhoWeBe songwriting camp to learn how she forms her flow…

Video interview: Maverick Sabre

We catch up with tunesmith, lyricist and rapper Maverick Sabre at PRS for Music and Spotify's #WhoWeBe songwriting camp to get the inside track on his musical DNA...

Interview: Jade Bird

Blues-infused acoustic singer-songwriter Jade Bird on her love affair with Americana and why a decent narrative is an essential songwriting ingredient…

Video interview: IDLES

Happy punks IDLES on why Joy as an Act of Resistance really was 'that difficult second album' and what they have up their sleeves for album number three...

Interview: Ibibio Sound Machine

‘Everybody coming to Glastonbury is ready for a good party, so the audience never disappoint.,’ says Ibibio Sound Machine’s lead vocalist Eno Williams.