This issue we’re exploring UK Americana and country, chatting to some of the movement’s leading lights. They tell us how their co-opting traditional US sounds to create their own very British take on the genres.
Elsewhere, pop deviant Julian Cope reveals all about living life on a musical knife edge and looks back over one of the most colourful careers in the business.
We’re also taking a look at music publishing in 2017, asking how the streaming revolution is shaping the business and finding out what’s in store for an industry on the up.
We also meet brand new PRS Chairman Nigel Elderton, a music industry lifer and publishing insider who’s spent four decades working at the coalface of copyright. He tells us what’s on the agenda for his three year tenure and explains why the value of music must be upheld in the digital age.
Also in this issue we chat to Marika Hackman ahead of the release of her sophomore album later this year, and hear from Fiona Bevan on how she wrote the hit song that changed her life.
In our Members & Music section, we hear from the Incredible String Band’s Mike Heron about life at the heart of the psychedelic sixties and speak to sonic sorceresses Let’s Eat Grandma about their maiden voyage to Texas for SXSW.
You’ll also find heaps of news, comment and more, so dig in below…