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Interview: Tom Green

'Opera is often a publicly subsidised catwalk for the one percent': progressive Welsh composer Tom Green tells it his way ahead of the opening of his new chamber opera The World's Wife...

Interview: Zoe Rahman

'We’re the only two female jazz instrumentalists who’ve been nominated which is rather shameful' - jazz star Zoe Rahman chats the Mercurys and more...

Interview: Blancmange

‘I pretended I was in ELO for a moment!’ Blancmange lynchpin and electronic music veteran Neil Arthur on his ace new album...

Interview: Patience

'I’m ready to keep reinventing myself': Patience's Roxanne Clifford on life after Veronica Falls and why Italo-disco is her new jam...

Interview: Becky Hill

Cutting edge pop proposition Becky Hill on her trip from TV talent show to major label top table...

Interview: FEMME

'Chart music is generally lacking for me at the moment': Laura Bettinson, one third of Ultraista and soloist FEMME, gives us her take on pop production and songwriting in 2017...

In print: M65

The Pop Issue // Cosima // Kaleida // TUSKS // FEMME // Raphaella // Anatomy of a Pop Song // Charts // Song Doctors // Hue & Cry // The Shamen // C Cane // Phil Taggart

Anatomy of a pop song

We sit down with some of pop’s leading musicologists to figure out what makes a hit record in 2017.

Interview: Cosima

'As women, we don't always get to put our version of womanhood into the world': meet Cosima, the pop outsider turned major label contender who's shaking things up from the inside...