Kate Bush follows Joan Armatrading as the second female singer-songwriter to receive this honour in 2020.
Live music venues must be helped to survive the COVID-19 era.
We can celebrate Dame Vera while rejecting racist myths about Second World War Britain and those who seek to use Lynn to advance a xenophobic nostalgia.
Chances are your favourite band started out learning the trade at a pub or small club. Venues like this are under threat like never before.
Will a coronavirus lockdown prompt a permanent change in the way we experience live performance?
Leaving the EU will threaten the long and close relationship between Britain and Europe when it comes to making and enjoying music.
England’s on-field performances have been matched by some fairly forgettable songs over the years.
West London group 1011 music group have been banned from making music without police permission.
Developers will now be responsible for dealing with noise issues from nearby music venues – but it will take real community activism to prevent closures.
The Fall’s frontman was the ultimate pop outsider who never lost his working-class Manchester roots.
Here are the UK’s most popular Christmas songs.
The Mercury Prize still relies on the album format in an age of downloads and streaming.
The legendary ‘Toilet Circuit’ pubs and clubs that helped launch some of Britain’s best bands are under threat.
For many years now the UK has been a Eurovision laughing stock, despite a wealth of pop talent. What about if it was to pick one of these sure-fire rockstar winners instead?
Grassroots venues are run on tight margins, and have been under pressure for some time from external factors such as rising costs and gentrification.
When British singers step up to the microphone many adopt an American accent. Grime is the exception.
The 20th century saw battle lines drawn between music-driven youth movements and the state like none before.
Did the Sex Pistols invent punk rock or did they pick up on something happening in New York for years?