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Playlist: Ivor Novello Awards 2019

As the 64th Ivor Novello Awards ceremony looms, we take a closer look at this year’s nominees and find an exciting crop of songwriting talent in the running.

Featured artist: Jake Isaac

Calling all fans of George Ezra, Ben Howard and Michael Kiwanuka – you need to tune into the acoustic soul of south London indie balladeer Jake Isaac...

Featured Artist: Daughter

Daughter write dark, ethereal & beautiful songs that showcase a group of young musicians experimenting delicately with a rich array of songwriting ideas and yet remain intent on pouring out their soul pure and unadulterated.

Vic Galloway on SXSW

Today there are more opportunities than ever to showcase your music internationally. A myriad of different events such as The Great Escape, Popkomm, Womex, Transmusicales, Eurosonic, GoNorth and CMJ bring A&R, live agents, promoters, bloggers, broadcasters and journalists together in one place, to feast their eyes and ears on the finest new music on the planet. There is however a behemoth that straddles the globe and eclipses them all – South by South West (SXSW).

Featured Artist – Ben Howard

Ben Howard is a young acoustic troubadour who will make you feel as though he is the first young acoustic troubadour you have ever heard. He brings freshness to the form, gives it lustre, making it all seem brand new even as his songs have about them a quality of wisdom and a rootsy authenticity as old as the hills.