The myth of natural talent

We love to think stars are born not made but the truth, writes AMY BOX, is that “natural talent” alone won’t get you to the top. It takes hard work and dedication to succeed in the music business – and it’s time we recognised it. “You’re so lucky, being born with that voice!” Well-intentioned comments […]

Competition: 9 day artist development programme (UK)

Win A Free Place At The ULTIMATE ARTISTS 2016 Programme. Value £1680* We’re awarding one lucky artist a place at the Ultimate Artists 2016 artist development programme. The prize covers the full 9-day course including all programmed classes, board and meals *Does not cover travel or extra-curricular classes. The program runs from 15th-23rd August 2016 at the University of Hertfordshire UK. Ultimate Artists is an opportunity to achieve what […]

Location & Vocation part 2

Online Opportunity So despite the insistence of Kirstie Allsopp, it turns out that location, location, location really isn’t so important after all, especially when it comes to making it in music. Whether you’re an Uptown Girl loving the noise and the hurry of Downtown or prefer driving the country road to West Virginia, the truth is, […]

Location & Vocation Pt. 1

Having grown up in the South Wales Valleys, my connection with music has always been strong. Even decades on, I still so vividly remember the sound of our small mining village waking up for work each morning.  Hundreds upon hundreds of men arrived over the mountains that created the valley we lived in, bringing with them unmistakable and deep choral voices that defined the […]