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New House Nation

With Disclosure, Gorgon City and Duke Dumont all enjoying huge chart success, Jim Ottewill discovers how the fusion of house music and classic songwriting has become the defining sound of 2014…

Featured artist: Years & Years

London trio Years & Years have been added to both the BBC Sound of 2015 poll and the BRITs Critics Choice shortlist in the space of a week. We discover why the chips are rising fast for their house-infected soul-pop...

PRS for Music hosts Jimmy Napes Q&A

Songwriter Jimmy Napes, who has penned smash hits for Sam Smith and Clean Bandit, is to feature in a career-defining Q&A session at The Ultimate Seminar next month.

MOBO 2014 winners unveiled

British singer songwriter Sam Smith dominated the MOBO Awards 2014 picking up four prizes at this year's event.

Playlist: MOBO Awards 2014

Welcome to our latest playlist, this week celebrating the return of the MOBO Awards. Dig into choice cuts from the likes of Krept and Konan, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and Gorgon City...

Solo male artists storm the album chart

CHART ANALYSIS: Pop watcher Russell Iliffe assesses the current crop of British solo males storming the album charts and takes a look over the pond to discover the girls who are riding high on the Billboard Hot 100.