Country legend Kenny Rogers’ wish to bow out of his performing career on a high – and on his own terms – has been thwarted. Ill-health has forced Rogers, 79, to pull out of the final dates of his farewell concert tour including a planned gig at the Livewire Festival in Blackpool. Rogers began his […]
This Friday and Saturday iSing Magazine will be hanging out in the home of The Beatles, Liverpool. We will be watching some great original music and presenting a workshop at the annual Threshold Festival. Threshold Festival of Music & Arts has its roots in the creative industries of Liverpool and the North West. For 6 […]
Voice geeks across the globe will join forces later this month for World Voice Day (WVD), an event to improve awareness of this most sophisticated and vital communication tool. Despite the crucial role the voice plays in almost every facet our lives – allowing us to articulate everything from our most basic needs to our […]
Choir With No name is a charity that encourages people affected by homelessness to discover the joys of singing, the choir is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Ten years ago choir director Marie Benton placed a series of posters in London homeless shelters inviting rough sleepers to join a new singing group. A strong […]
It’s been six months since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke, lifting the lid on sexism, bullying and exploitation in the film world. Why hasn’t the music industry faced a similar mea culpa? The music industry prides itself on being at the cutting edge of cultural revolution; gospel, jazz, folk and rock all have their roots […]
It was the defining image of this year’s London Fashion Week: Her Majesty, the Queen, perched on the frow alongside fashion queen Anna Wintour. But who was the designer who enticed the British Monarch to LFW?
Good news for singers concerned about the number of live music venues closing with PizzaExpress announcing plans to expand its live music offering.
Folk music fans are in for a treat next week when stars from across the globe descend on Cambridge for the City Roots Festival. iSing reports on this fortnight-long celebration of folk and roots music.
iSing looks at what’s been making headlines in the music world this week, from Justin Timberlake at the Super Bowl and Lady Gaga’s health woes to the latest from Apple Music.
Jamie Cullum, Nadine Shah, hip hop legend Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and Portishead’s Adrian Utley are this week flying the flag for indie venues. They’re urging music fans to support this at-risk sector of the music industry by catching a gig in their local town or city. More than 160 shows are taking place across the […]
Following a blistering, emotional performance from Kesha at the Grammys this year questions need to be asked about how much the industry is doing to address inequality, given male artists are still dominating these awards. It was without doubt the performance of the night: Kesha’s thundering delivery of Praying, her first solo single since 2013, and after years […]
The London A Cappella Festival (LACF) kicks off tomorrow (January 24) with a line-up of top vocal talent from around the world. Curated by The Swingles and Ikon Arts Management, the 2018 LACF programme includes Jazz superstars, Mongolian throat singers and champion beatboxers. Here are just some of the acts peforming. New York Voices Widely […]
Norwegian star Sigrid has been crowned BBC Music’s Sound of 2018. The 21-year-old, who only started making music four years ago, was tipped for big things by a panel of 170 music experts. The win puts her in good company; Adele, Haim and Sam Smith are past recipients of the award. So who is Sigrid? […]
Good news for Scottish singers, leading charity Help Musicians UK (HMUK) will open a new office in Glasgow next month. HMScotland will focus on providing musicians with help, advice, and health and welfare support grants. It will have its own dedicated team, resources and programmes. Its opening will be marked with a special gig featuring […]
More young women in the UK are pursuing a career in songwriting and composing, according to new figures. PRS for Music, the performing rights organisation that represents more than 125,000 songwriters, composers and publishers in the UK, says the number of young women signing up as members is on the rise. The latest figures show […]
As singers we spend a lot of time thinking about and practicing the correct breathing for singing. Let’s not go into how confusing the information and methods are. Suffice to say we tend to focus on taking in enough air in the right way and ensuring we don’t lose it all before the phrase or note […]
Talent agencies Coda, Paradigm, ITG and national charity Youth Music* team up to offer four women (age 18-25) the chance to join them at the fourth annual Women in Music Awards Lunch, which will take place Friday 10th November 2017 at the Brewery, Central London. Everyone should have access to music regardless of background or […]
Raise your voice – singers urged to support surveyIt used to be something that was only ever done at school or church, but collective singing has enjoyed a huge renaissance in the UK in recent years, thanks in no small part to choirmaster Gareth Malone who, through his television shows, has brought the joy of […]