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5 influential women in music history

Posted on: 08 March 2018

5 influential female musicians who’ve shaped music of all genres, from the 19th-21st century. Featuring pianist Clara Schumann, drummer Sandy West and more.


Read about the women who shaped music history


Spring 2018 Preview

Posted on: 28 February 2018

The best UK music events coming up in Spring 2018, including indie festivals, music industry conferences, DJ sets, opera and English Renaissance music.


Find out what's on our list for this spring


6 tips to help you get your music motivation back

Posted on: 25 January 2018

Even if music is your passion, sometimes your motivation slips away a little. It’s never a good place to be in, but we’ve got some tips to help you get through it.


Read our top tips for getting your music motivation back


Our top 5 Christmas covers

Posted on: 05 December 2017

There’s more than one way to do Christmas, and these artists prove it. From rock versions of traditional carols to indie reinventions of everyone’s favourite chart hits, here’s our selection of the best twists on Christmas classics.

Find out our top 5 Christmas covers


ABRSM Shine - New Partnership

Posted on: 13 July 2017

Music lovers and educators came together at Shine - the Associated Board of the Royal Schools’ of Music’s new music education event at the Barbican. The event marked the beginning of our long term partnership with the initiative from the UK’s leading music examination board.

Find out about our ABRSM Shine partnership


BBC Proms: Our definitive guide

Posted on: 04 July 2017

The biggest classical music festival on earth returns to London again this summer. Find out more in our definitive guide to Promming.

Find out how to Prom for the BBC Proms


Playing in the cold - our tips

Posted on: 08 December 2016

Our guide to help you prepare for performing in the cold, so you can protect yourself and your instrument.

Read our tips for playing in the cold this winter


Expensive instruments

Posted on: 08 November 2016

Take a look at the 5 most expensive instruments in the world.

Find out more


Scary musical instruments

Posted on: 25 October 2016

Ever wondered how they make the scary music in horror, sci-fi and thriller films? Alongside computer generated sounds and synthesisers, film composers sometimes use obscure instruments to create some of the creepiest sounds.

Find out about the instruments used for horror film music