Which Brits bagged top prize in ISC songwriting contest?

The winners of a prestigious international songwriting contest have been announced with Brits taking home first prize in two categories. The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) gives aspiring and established songwriters a chance to raise their profile in the international arena with past recipients including Gregory Porter, Gotye, Kasey Chambers and Bastille. This year’s grand prize […]

BBC1 All Together Now judge, Joanna Eden

Confessions of a TV judge

Joanna Eden, UK based jazz artist and vocal coach (Sam Smith), has posted an extraordinary apology on Facebook after appearing as a judge on BBC One’s singing show All Together Now. In the lengthy piece, Eden explains why she regrets taking part in the show and questions society’s fascination with singing contests and “perfect vocals”. Eden […]

Artist versus Technician – how one singer learned to combine passion with discipline

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the relationship between a musician’s inner “artist” and inner “technician”. The Artist is the passionate, excited part of you that can’t stop singing. The Technician is the serious scholar that wants to master the skill of singing. It took me a full decade of musical training to finally […]

Patreon

By Aidan Rush Aidan decided  to check out Patreon, who claim to be  serving a crowdfunding market neglected by  Kickstarter As has been written about in  this magazine before, the proliferation of  online art that’s taken place over the  last few years is nothing short  of staggering. Not only has it given a  worldwide platform to any self-proclaimed artist  […]