Making Music More Accessible: DIY Access Guides
Here are three guides from the charity Attitude is Everything, now translated into many languages, that can help bands, venues, promoters and festivals create events that engage and cater for Deaf and disabled audiences, regardless of scale or budget.
Sub-Saharan Africa: Research Opportunity
The British Council is aiming to increase connections between the...
Playlist: What did 2018 sound like to you?
We ask musicians from Brian Eno to FEMME for their songs of 2018 (and why) in this end of year playlist.
British Folk in the 21st Century
Writer Tim Cumming gives us a tour of Britain's folk music including new and established artists plus a rundown of his top 20 folk albums for you to discover.
Fleshback: Queer Raving in Manchester’s Twilight Zones
Fleshback is the latest in a trilogy of films we’ve...
Blue Lab Beats in Morocco
Blue hair, blue room, Blue Lab Beats - we speak to the London duo about their time in Morocco collaborating with Saad Tiouly.
Cathy Graham reflects on the life of Oliver Knussen - a British music colossus who has sadly died at the age of 66.
The Alternative Royal Wedding Playlist
We ponder what music might be like at the royal wedding between Harry and Meghan if we only chose artists from the UK or US.
British Library: Saving Our Sounds
The British Library Sound Archive is one of the largest collections of sound recordings in the world. Andy Linehan tells us about the vital work the library does to collect, curate, restore and preserve audio in all manner of formats, across genres, in order to maintain the UK's rich cultural memory.
We're delighted to be on board for Different Trains 1947 as Actress (Ninja Tune), Jack Barnett (These New Puritans), Jivraj Singh, Priya Purushothaman and Sandunes come together for performances of new audiovisual work in the UK and India.
As part of the Year of British Music, we talk to British composer Mark Simpson, the first ever winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year.
We dig out some classic and more surprising musical intros from songs of yesteryear with our latest music playlist.
Three British musicians have helped to provide a soundtrack for Seoul, South Korea as part of Connected Cities. We find out what Musicity is and how it works.
We close 2017 in celebration of the shortest day of the year and a playlist that doesn't waste any time! Featuring guest contributions from Sarathy Korwar, Nabihah Iqbal, Quinta and Daniel Kidane.
Richard Dawson: Beirut and Beyond
Richard Dawson plays Beirut and Beyond festival, supported by the British Council and guest curated by Maurice Louca. We find out more about this intriguing artist and how the invite came about.
We talk to British composer Gavin Higgins about his ensemble and orchestral works as part of the Year of British Music.
We talk to Scottish composer Helen Grime about her compositional process as part of the Year of British Music.
We speak to Nabihah Iqbal about her new album, her insatiable appetite for new music from around the world and her show earlier this year in Russia following our invite for her to play at Synthposium in Moscow.
We speak to composer Anna Meredith about the breadth of her work from Varmints to Anno to the David Bowie prom and ask how she approaches her compositions and what's in store for the future.
Inside the British Jazz Invasion
Kevin Le Gendre examines the British jazz scene today taking in the brightest stars, from Binker & Moses to Zara McFarlane, and revealing that the landscape - like Britain itself - is varied, diverse and drawing on myriad influences from around the world.
We spoke to Shiva Feshareki - composer, turntablist and NTS DJ - about how she got started in music.