Glastonbury 2020 Emerging Talent Competition

As Glastonbury organisers gear up for their 50th Anniversary Festival this year, they've once again launched a search for an emerging act to play one of their main stages. The competition which opens from 9am today, for 1 week only - Jan 27th to 3rd Feb - encourages anyone from any music genre to send... Continue Reading →

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Showtek Present SKINK Radio

Dutch brothers Showtek presented a special episode on SKINK Radio, mixing their favourite tunes from the past decade. With a crazy and diverse 106 tracks, played over 3 pleasurable hours - featuring EDX, Karen Harding, Diplo, Tiesto and more - Episode 084 is a blood-pumping show not to be missed. https://soundcloud.com/skinkofficial/sets/skink-radio-episodes https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0Rz0fSrYHGnBhwlkbIx59Y

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Elderflower Fields Festival – Apply to Play Now

Emerging and Unsigned Acts are being encouraged to apply to play at the Elderflower Fields Festival this May. Festival organizers are keen to hear from artists of all music genres, street/walkabout performers, theatre groups and non-music performers. Applications are open until March 2020 to perform at either one of two sites; Stanford Hall - Leicestershire... Continue Reading →

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Royal Mint Launch New 'Music Legends Collection' Featuring Queen

The Royal Mint have today launched a new collection of coins entitled Music Legends - the first artists in this range being British Rock Legends Queen. Designed by Royal Mint Product Manager, Chris Facey, the £5 coins features elements of the bands iconic instruments. Freddie Mercury's grand piano - 'The Bechstein™' (which shows the opening... Continue Reading →

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Introducing ALA.NI and New Single: Papa

You may or may not have heard of singer ALA.NI but rest assured she is one to look out for in 2020! Born to Grenadian parents, and also the Great-niece of Leslie 'Hutch' Hutchinson - one of Britain's most popular 1920's pianists and singers- ALA.NI following her graduation from Sylvia Young Theatre School, went on... Continue Reading →

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Glasgow Free Music Conference Returns – Question Sessions

Glasgow Music conference - Question Sessions - returns on 8th February at The Lighthouse on Mitchell Lane. Free to attend from 10am to 5pm, Question Sessions will feature workshops, seminars and panel talks - focusing on innovation, education and current issues. Industry experts aim to connect with delegates, sharing knowledge, demonstrating skills and partaking in... Continue Reading →

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iHeartMedia Investment in Artificial Intelligence Results in Job Cuts

In a Press Release this week, iHeartMedia announced it's significant investment in Artificial Intelligence and company reshuffling. This time last year the company announced it was on the road to recovery following it's financial troubles in 2018, now in the dawn of 2020 the investment announcement has resulted in just under 60 job losses. The... Continue Reading →

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Bruce Springsteen Brings Five Albums to Vinyl

21st February sees the first vinyl releases in over a decade of five Bruce Springsteen albums. The releases by Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings comprise the vast majority of Springsteen's recorded material from 2000 on wards. Each album has been transferred from the original source masters, allowing for the highest quality pressings.  '18 Tracks' (1999) is coming... Continue Reading →

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Gregory Porter Honours Freddie Gray in New Song Revival

Undeniably one of the best voices of our generation, Grammy award-winning singing sensation Gregory Porter has made his eagerly-awaited return to the studio with the uplifting new Political single ‘Revival’, out today on Decca Records/Blue Note. He also announces the release of sixth studio album ‘All Rise’ out 17th April ‘Revival’, sets the tone of the album, kicking off with Porter’s signature hand-clapping, some suppressive... Continue Reading →

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Musicvein Track of the Day: Latch by Scary Pockets ft Kenton Chen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJYDbOi4sGA Here's Scary Pockets covering Disclosure ft Sam Smith's hit 'Latch'. It's not often a cover is better than an original but dare I say it?...Yes I Dare! What a cover Scary Pockets! Totally got this booty shaking, funky/samba-esque, track on repeat all day. Definitely worth checking these guys out, especially their cover of Al... Continue Reading →

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The Sheku Effect Sees a Rise in Young Cellists

According to reports from the National Schools Symphony Orchestra (NSSO), the ‘Sheku Effect’ is in full swing, seeing young people across the country picking up a bow and dusting off their sheet music. The orchestra, which offers a high-quality orchestral experience for young players aged 9-19, has seen an influx of new cello players signing up for the 2020... Continue Reading →

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'Those Words' by Anoushka Shankar, Shilpa Rao and Ayanna Witter-Johnson

The beautiful new single, 'Those Words' by Anoushka Shankar, Shilpa Rao and Ayanna Witter-Johnson is out now. Deeply evocative in its sound, 'Those Words' is based on an original poem written by Anoushka and Ayanna. Speaking of the track, Anoushka says, “It all started with Jamaican food. Ayanna came over with an open heart, a secret recipe... Continue Reading →

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Sitarist Anoushka Announces the Release of EP 'Love Letters'

Picture by Laura Lewis Six-time Grammy Award-nominated sitarist and composer - Anoushka Shankar - has announced the release of upcoming EP 'Love Letters' due out 7th February on Mercury KX. Anoushka widely known for pushing the boundaries of how the humble sitar is heard, has worked with artists like Sting, Herbie Hancock, Rodrigo y Gabriela,... Continue Reading →

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Queendom The Album Set to Empower Women

It's long been said that the music industry is very male dominated and the latest Brit Award nominees go some way in highlighting this. Now producer James 'JDS' Sewell is set to try and turn this around with the up-coming release of project Queendom - an album for women by women. The all female empowering... Continue Reading →

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Music Gateway Looking for new & Rising TV Stars

Global platform Music Gateway recently launched Rising TV and are on the hunt for new stars to feature on the show. Music Gateway which launched back in 2013, is an online one-stop shop for artists/musicians looking to do anything from collaborating with others to help with Music Promotion/Distribution/Sync Licensing and much more. Now Music Gateway's... Continue Reading →

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Sheddy Maria – High Life

Fans of Dua Lipa and Anne-Marie will adore Birmingham singer Sheddy Maria as she releases latest single 'High Life'. Taken from upcoming project Queendom, an album created by a collective of women, shining a light on their creativeness and power. Since her debut single 'Too Familiar' back in 2019, Sheddy's created a wave of excitement... Continue Reading →

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