This issue, we’re celebrating 40 years of punk and chat to some of the movement’s instigators and inheritors to learn why artistic anarchy still looms large in British music.
We’re also doffing our hats to grime as it enjoys its second coming. Although largely maligned by the mainstream, its innovators are celebrating sold-out tours and chart hits. We learn about the genre’s evolution from the early noughties to the present day.
Elsewhere, screen composer and High-Rise soundtrack creator Clint Mansell tells us how he evolved from pogoing indie-rock frontman to become the toast of Tinseltown.
We also explore the growing importance of data for songwriters and composers as facts and figures change the face of the music industry in the digital age.
In our business news section we sit down with Karen Buse, PRS for Music’s executive director of membership and international, to learn about the growing overseas royalty market and hear from Cuesongs chief executive Christina Vaughan on the short form video boom.
Finally, Grammy Award-winning songwriter Amy Wadge tells us about the making of her and Ed Sheeran’s smash single Thinking Out Loud and snooker ace Steve Davis shares the songs that have defined his life.