Emerging singer songwriter Ryan Keen has had the kind of year that most upcoming acts could only dream of. In the last 12 months he has been the special guest on Newton Faulkner's tour, collaborated with Wretch 32 and supported Plan B at the iTunes festival – becoming the only unsigned act to appear on the month-long bill. We caught up with him before his headline slot at London Folkfest to watch him perform his track Old Scars.
Those familiar with South London’s vibrant music scene may remember Folkfest’s inaugural event in 2011. Back for a second year, Folkfest is returning to The Bedford, Balham, as ukuleles and harmoniums descend upon the venue.
Today there are more opportunities than ever to showcase your music internationally. A myriad of different events such as The Great Escape, Popkomm, Womex, Transmusicales, Eurosonic, GoNorth and CMJ bring A&R, live agents, promoters, bloggers, broadcasters and journalists together in one place, to feast their eyes and ears on the finest new music on the planet. There is however a behemoth that straddles the globe and eclipses them all – South by South West (SXSW).
In this final part of M's interview with Tony Moore, the creator and host of legendary songwriter showcase nights at The Bedford and the Kashmir Club gives invaluable advice for budding artists on getting their first gigs, promotion and the DNA of a great song.
The Music Managers Forum (MMF) and Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) have today (Thursday) revealed that Neneh Cherry will be honoured with award at the Facebook sponsored 2019 Artists & Manager Awards (A&Mas).