2011 The Big Picture

PRS for Music Chief Executive Robert Ashcroft Despite tough trading conditions within the UK music industry and a bleak economic outlook, it has been quite a year for our songwriters, composers and publishers. Our members have enjoyed tremendous success both at home and overseas, further pushing the boundaries for UK music around the world.…

Congratulations to our Grammy nominees

Congratulations to the British 2011 Grammy awards nominees, announced last night. Brits include Adele, Mumford & Sons, Amy Winehouse, Coldplay, Radiohead, Jeff Beck, Susan Boyle, Corinne Bailey Rae, Marsha Ambrosius and producer Paul Epworth.

Who’ll win the 2011 Mercury Prize?

Welcome to M’s guide to predicting this year’s Mercury Prize winner. Read on, place your bets and take your seats for the 20th Mercury Prize ceremony, which takes place tonight from 6.45pm. Highlights will be aired on BBC2 at 10pm, and the winner announced at 10.15pm. The ceremony will also be broadcast live on BBC Radio 6 Music.

Films of Colour part one

In M's exclusive interview, the band deconstruct new single Capital, talking through the song's creation and its different elements before performing a special unplugged version.

Toy Horses interview

Toy Horses are Adam D. Franklin and Tom Williams. The duo hail from Wales and write songs which have that quintessential British pop sound.

2010 ASCAP Awards

ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) held its 30th annual Awards on October 14 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.