Do we need another female singer-songwriter? Feist; Laura Marling; the now ubiquitous Lana Del Rey: the internet being what it is, we can find what we are looking for with the click of a button.
If the term family festival conjures the unwelcome image of bouncy castles and entertainers, Camp Bestival might change your view.
Tonight sees the biggest names in pop go head-to-head in one of the most anticipated nights of the British musical calendar.
Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran heads the field for this year's Brit Awards with four nominations.
The hippy tastes of Bob Harris were blown away by glam rock and punk
It was the weekend when it was announced that women were responsible for each of the UK's top five albums that finally pushed me over the edge. Let me be more specific. It wasn't the fact that Amy Winehouse, Adele and Beyoncé were occupying those top spots that I took issue with – it was the predictable flurry of media reporting, proclaiming that women in music were having some sort of moment.
As Kylie's latest extravaganza tours Britain, Elisa Bray looks at the different ways that the stars put on a show
Since folk-rock singer/actor Johnny Flynn split from his record label, life has never been better. With a new album and a rave Royal Court debut, he's a rare talent, says Gillian Orr
'I was doing a scene when Ed slammed the book down and said, "Do it again, differently!"'
The Barclaycard Mercury may have had a history of awarding its prize to the outsider bet, but this year's prize went to the favourites, the xx.
This year's nominees on what the controversial album award means to them
Set on one of the most beautiful festival sites, the Glanusk Estate in Wales' Black Mountains, the Green Man Festival returns for its eighth year. A family-friendly vibe and an eclectic line-up – plus the only 24-hour drinks licence of any UK festival – means that Green Man has a staunch following and a particularly welcoming atmosphere.
This year's Mercury Prize nominees are announced next week. Here, Elisa Bray presents her pick of the twelve albums that deserve to make the shortlist
Beer bellies and beards begone! Music's most maligned genre has never looked – or sounded – better. And, this festival season, you'll scarce be able to walk five paces without hearing a fiddle or a banjo
For once, Glastonbury festivalgoers enjoyed glorious weather. But which bands shone – and which wilted in the heat? Rob Sharp gives his verdict
A tendency to play unplugged has seen Stornoway lumped in with the burgeoning British indie-folk movement, but this restless, fast-rising Oxford outfit are their own men. Chris Mugan meets them backstage