This issue, we take a peek behind the Portishead curtain to learn more about Britain’s most mysterious musical trio.
We’re also hanging out in Liverpool, getting to grips with its mutable music scene and chatting to some of the city’s most prodigious new talent from the worlds of R&B, indie, pop, classical and more.
Later, we get the lowdown on touring Europe, discovering the best ways you can get seen and heard by our nearest neighbours, and hear from DJ Huw Stephens on the songs that have shaped him.
Elsewhere, we bring you the inside story on that iconic 1985 image of The Smiths, learn Iain Archer’s Ivor Novello Award-winning songwriting secrets and hear how The Invisible have triumphed after tragedy.
You’ll also find a cut-out-and-keep guide to releasing your own record and learn who are the newest sign-ups to the PRS for Music membership club.
In our business news section, we bring you more on the PRS financial results and find out from Dr Deborah Charnock of the British Association of Performing Arts (BAPAM) why the time might be now for a creators’ health service.