Calling all North East musicians - apply for £1,200 award scheme in memory of an acclaimed songwriter from the region.
Sunderland band Field Music have been commissioned to write and perform the soundtrack to a screening of silent documentary Drifters.
Get the lowdown on some of PRS for Music's most exciting new members.
We meet Domzilla to learn about the duo's genre-hopping 21st century soul.
We met Shields for the first time when they came to perform a couple of acoustic songs for us in April. Six months on, and the Tyneside band have just embarked on a nationwide tour and are preparing to release their debut EP.
Shields are a talented electro pop/rock band from Newcastle that have a very clear idea of the music they want to make.