British Music

British Music Has a Brighter Future in Europe

Geoff Taylor | Posted 03.06.2017 | UK Politics
Geoff Taylor

Europe really matters for British music. Last year, one in four albums sold across Europe was by a British artist and, for almost half of UK record labels, at least a quarter or more of the revenues they earn outside of the UK comes from trading in Europe. In fact for a fifth of labels, this figure rises to 75% or more.

The Hollies and Their Influence on Music Born in Manchester and The North of England

David Ready | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
David Ready

On listening to The Hollies you get an essence of a sound formed in Manchester, a sound which can be heard in the music of many major Manchester bands...

An Evocative and Positive New Album by The Stone Foundation: A Life Unlimited

Claudia Tomlinson | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Claudia Tomlinson

The Stone Foundation is a band driven by an unrelenting passion for a gorgeous fusion of original jazz/soul/funk music, which they continue to share w...

The Resurgence of the British Musical Invasion: America, Meet The UK's Newest Artist, Sammie Jay!

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

Sammie Jay. Remember that name. She will become a household item in the coming future just as surely and quickly as her contemporary Sam Smith rose to fame seemingly overnight.

MOBOvation- Continuing to Create Their Own Lane

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

MOBO CEO Kanya King MBE welcomed industry professionals and distinguished guests and thanked them for their loyal support of her brand for the past 18 years. She reminded us that MOBO had been created to champion young music focused youth and given a platform to urban music acts for the longest time.

Start It Up

Johnny Madden | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Johnny Madden

We started recording our debut album at the start of 2014, we are recording it with Thomas McNeice in Glasgow and we're over half way through it, it sounds just as I imagined it would.

Myspace to Real life - How Tony Visconti Found Me on Myspace

Stephen Emmer | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stephen Emmer

Way before Facebook took over, before Whatsapp and Twitter updates and global news every second, there was, once upon a time, MySpace. I was an avid member of it around 2007, as most musicians were at the time. I posted some music of my own on my profile page and one day I got a call from NYC, from a person who said he represented a well known music producer.

The Arts Council vs BPI Debate Gathers Momentum

Paul Carey | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Paul Carey

This fund is apparently available to aspiring acts and artists who need the much needed initial funding to get started on the road to success in the music industry. From what I understand the total fund amounts to £500,000 and is being hailed by its originators as, "a breakthrough moment for music in England".

Try a Dance With 'Delilah': Emerging Icons Star Annaca Collaborates With Stereophonics Producer on New Sexy Track

Kat Jackman | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

When she took to the stage in the Olympic Park this summer, it was near impossible to take your eyes off her. She almost melts into her own music, living and breathing each word and note like a one-woman theatre company. It's really quite incredible what this lady can do.

Quarantine The Past, Your Generation Didn't Die

William Barns-Graham | Posted 16.10.2012 | Home
William Barns-Graham

Hearing the The Who close the London Olympics closing ceremony last week singing "I hope I die before I get old" I couldn't help but cringe and imagine several millions of people watching wittily remark - "well, that's ironic".

Money, It's A Gas: Cameron Reveals What His Favourite Album Is

Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has revealed his favourite album of all time is Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side Of the Moon'. In a message posted on Facebook, the prime mini...

Thinking Out Loud: FACTOR or X Factor?

Alan Davey | Posted 10.04.2012 | Home
Alan Davey

Arts Council England funds all kinds of music, but one area where we haven't been seen as players is in pop music - however you define it.

Twitmusic - Welcome to the Music Industries New Order

Andrew Telling | Posted 10.04.2012 | UK Tech
Andrew Telling

The music industry is changing. The old guard and a new order are curiously juxtaposed as one attempts to survive and adapt while the other evolves confidently on the periphery of an inevitable future. I am, of course, talking about the rise of social media and its continuing stronghold on how we learn about, listen to and buy our music.

The Best of British at The Brits?

Labrinth | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK Entertainment

The Brit nominees have in my opinion, some of the hottest UK talent we have to offer at the moment, and it speak volumes about the quality of music we have coming out of the country.

In Pictures - A Life Cut Short

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 22.09.2011 | UK

Singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her flat in North London, police have said. The news comes only hours after a statement on Winehouse’...