Lily Allen faces stiff competition from challengers Leona Lewis and Ellie Goulding for the coveted Christmas number one slot, according to the Official Charts Company (OCC).
The X Factor has now been on our screens for a decade and this weekend saw ITV1 in celebratory mood with the show featuring songs that have been hits for past winners and runners-up, says Russell Iliffe.
X-Factor winner James Arthur will hit the top spot of the charts with the fastest selling single of 2012, new figures predict.
As this year’s The X Factor reaches a climax, we consider the show’s top successes and chart impact…
The Sunday Times 2012 Richest Young Musicians list is dominated by women, with Adele, Florence Welch and Lily Allen among the wealthiest young songwriters in Britain.
NORTHERN LIGHTS: Swedish singer songwriter Nina Woodford, who co-wrote James Morrison’s hit single Broken Strings and has penned songs for Tom Jones and Leona Lewis, talks to M about her passion for pop, Nordic music culture and the inspirations she draws on when she’s in the studio.
As 2012 looms and attention turns to the impending Olympic Games, how will the event effect UK music? M spoke to Jason Carter, event director at the BBC, who is overseeing the London Festival 2012 musical event at Hackney Marshes next June to find out what the corporation has in store.
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.
M caught up with Iain Farquharson, the co-writer of the song that won this year's Eurovision for Azerbaijan - Running Scared.
Taking time out from a songwriting session for Leona Lewis, Iain revealed the story behind the song and told us about his journey from boy band to successful songwriter.