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. […]

May's new music

#iSing: May’s new music

Check out new music from Eloise Viola, Brother Zulu and Jaki Nelson. Eloise Viola Despite a lifelong love of singing, Brighton-born Eloise Viola had plans for a career as a psychologist – but a meeting with US producer Brandon Friesen changed all that. Viola and Friesen were introduced by top vocal coach Stevie Lange (Lange […]

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 […]