1 April 2016
BREAKING: David Cameron to resign to pursue career in music
Prime Minister has decided that the stresses of politics have become too much
21 March 2016
What goes on at...Lambeth Music Festival
This week, Lambeth Music Festival takes place at Southbank Centre, bringing together over 3000 children and young people for live performances. We caught up with Lambeth Music Service's lead tutor, Oliver Bayley to find out more.
11 March 2016
Musicians deserve more respect
In a world where music is the most widely available art form, where intricate, delicately (*coughs*) designed melodies affect our mind, our behaviour, our thoughts - musicians stay up at night drinking their 3rd cup of coffee trying to make an original song. That's not only problem they face.
25 February 2016
Yungen, Chip and grime beef
Any grime fan will know about the current beef between Yungen and Chip. It's been absolutely crazy, and has come pretty much out of nowhere. If you're not a grime fan, you most likely have two questions. Firstly, who are Chip and Yungen? Secondly, how did the beef start.
20 February 2016
LGBT art: What does it mean for me?
The LGBT Community has come a very long way since the British LGBT movement began in the early 1970s, and it's only been within the past 5 years that we've seen a sudden change in attitudes towards homosexuality and same-sex relationships. So how does this affect me as a gay artist?
17 February 2016
Is Hip Hop still behind on LGBT diversity?
The Hip Hop world is fairly diverse, especially when it comes to race and nationality. But how far is this industry really willing to go in terms of diversity?
2 February 2016
Who did it better: Placebo or Lou Reed
In celebrating LGBT History Month, this album battle involves two fine LGBT rock legends, Placebo and Lou Reed. Which artist rules overall? Let the fight begin!
20 January 2016
Music can change your world - and your mind
Music does much more than just sound good. It can have a profound impact on your mind, body and soul.
19 January 2016
Who did it better: Ziggy Stardust or Ace of Spades
This month, under tragic but honourable circumstances, I've decided to pair two great late artists, Lemmy and David Bowie, to find out who rules overall! Let the battle commence…
5 January 2016
Deja-View: Boyz n the Hood and Straight Outta Compton
Are you bored of films repeating themselves? It's not just the endless remakes that are giving you a sense of filmic deja-vu, many films follow tried and tested formulas. This month, Boys n the Hood goes against Straight Outta Compton.
26 December 2015
The best musician since 2005 is: Adele
In the poll asking you for your favourite artists since Arts Award started ten years ago, you voted for Adele as the best musician.
7 December 2015
GRAMMYs 2016: Nominees
Kicking off awards season with an underwhelming bang, the nominations for next year's Grammy's have been announced. It's been a good year for brits and a confusing year for pop music with some exceptions. Kendrick Lamar leads with a humongous eleven nominations and Taylor Swift and The Weeknd trail behind with seven.
29 October 2015
Backstage with...BBC Ten Pieces
Ten Pieces is a huge scale project that aims to support teachers to deliver the music curriculum. After watching 10 Pieces II, we chatted to Jennifer Redmond, Assistant Producer at BBC Ten Pieces about making classical music appealing to all ages.
28 October 2015
The Great Train Songery at TakeOver Festival
The Great Train Songery, produced for TakeOver Festival in the National Railway Museum, is a different but brilliant was to bring some life to the artifacts of the museum.
28 October 2015
What has happened in music since Arts Award was born?
This December, we'll be celebrating Arts Award's 10th Birthday by asking you to vote for the best music from the last ten years! Here are some of our highlights to get you thinking…let us know what we've missed in the comments box.
14 September 2015
Joe Craig on creativity
Musician, screenwriter and author of the Jimmy Coates series talks about creative processes
3 September 2015
My issue with creative education
Issues with commitment and hard work may be more accurate...
26 August 2015
The Orchid and the Crow
Did you know that there's a Bristol in Australia? Me neither. Well, I do now, and so do you.