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Veteran country music star Emmylou Harris is teaming up with London folk band Mumford & Sons to explore their shared love of high harmony, sad songs and the oft-belittled banjo on a US TV show.
Nineties punk band Green Day have confirmed they will play their breakthrough album Dookie in full at Reading Festival this weekend.
The Fiction Uncovered prize is an unusual one, in that it selects eight titles instead of one winner each year. Its remit is quite simple: to “uncover and celebrate our best British writers”.
When Apple used her quirky 1234 in an ad, Feist's popularity soared. Now she's ready to go deeper, she tells James McNair
After seven years with a no-host format, the Grammys will have an emcee — LL Cool J.
As sharp-tongued comedian Ricky Gervais is invited back to present the Golden Globes for the third time this Sunday, we take a look at other shocking gong-giving occasions
When Radio 3 pulled out of its annual world-music awards, Songlines moved in to fill the gap, and its annual compilation of artists nominated for its own awards makes just as good a barometer.
Last night saw the 2011 NME Awards ceremony held at London's Brixton Academy - by all accounts an explosive affair, celebrating the best in alternative music both British and international.
Last night marked the first of the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Sessions of 2010, with The Maccabees and The Rumble Strips playing to a packed-out studio at London’s prestigious Hospital Club.
It's not so easy being the next big thing. Ms Dynamite offers some advice
The fifth podcast in our series sees another nomination for international giant Sir John Eliot Gardiner with Brahms Symphony No. 1, performed by the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and the Monteverdi Choir.
Regret and melancholy mingle with wit and fury in the one-act opera Sophie Arnould by Gabriel Pierné, with resonances of Debussy and Ravel and particularly satisfying drama.