dizzee rascal

M meets: Matthew Herbert

The inimitable songsmith on making music out of pig’s blood and the musical revolution that has influenced his career.

Going For Gold

As Olympic fever begins to grip the country, songwriters, composers and arts organisations around the country prepare to seize the limelight. Anita Awbi hears from those who will make it happen for UK music next year.

The V Festival diaries

Tony Lawrence reports back on the Chelmsford shindig with a lineup that never fails to impress.

A day at the Ivors

M went along to the Ivors and spent the day chatting to a mixture of nominees and winners who all gave us their unique take on the art of songwriting.