Petition opposes ‘busking ban’

A London council’s plan to fine street performers caught gigging in the wrong place has outraged the Musicians’ Union. Busking is seen by many as a great way for emerging artists to earn their performing chops while bringing music and vibrancy to the streets at the same time. But it seems not everyone views street […]

Judy Garland

First look at new Judy Garland biopic

First glimpse of Renée Zellweger in new Judy Garland film leaves fans in a spin – but not everyone’s happy. No sooner has the buzz around Bohemian Rhapsody subsided than a new biopic has music fans talking. This time it’s Judy, a film detailing the life of Hollywood icon Judy Garland, that is generating interest. […]

International Jazz Day founder Herbie Hancock

International Jazz Day: Herbie Hancock and Jacob Collier in the spotlight

Iconic jazz pianist Herbie Hancock is leading today’s International Jazz Day celebrations. From Albania and Australia to Vietnam and Venezuela, jazzers around the world will today mark International Jazz Day. #JAZZDAY celebrates the spirit of jazz and the genre’s emphasis on freedom of expression, collaboration and improvisation. The brainchild of the legendary pianist, composer and […]

Health clinics for singers

New health clinics for performing artists

Two new health clinics offering diagnosis and support for singers and other performing artists will start next month. Exciting news for singers, the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) has announced new clinics for Liverpool and Belfast. BAPAM is a charity dedicated to helping those who work in the performing arts. Its clinicians understand […]

Music mentor

New music mentor scheme for female artists

A new music mentoring scheme is giving female artists the chance to learn and be inspired by women with industry expertise. Janelle Monae had Prince. Bob Dylan had Woodie Guthrie. And Iggy Pop had David Bowie. Yes, some of the biggest stars in the business have benefited from having a music mentor, someone willing to […]