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The energy bills crisis is threatening live music venues. They need support now
Phil Ryan

The energy bills crisis is threatening live music venues. They need support now

Music venues will close and thousands of musicians will be out of work if the government’s support for businesses doesn’t go far enough, writes former deputy editor of the Big Issue Phil Ryan

Richard Hawley: When they asked to use my songs in Ridley I told them to f*** off
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Richard Hawley: When they asked to use my songs in Ridley I told them to f*** off

Sheffield singer Richard Hawley on how actor Adrian Dunbar convinced him to allow his songs to feature in Ridley – and why the Sheffield Leadmill must be saved.

Six months on, as music festivals begin again, it’s like the Astroworld disaster never happened
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Six months on, as music festivals begin again, it’s like the Astroworld disaster never happened

Everyone already seems to have scrolled past Astroworld, says Malcolm Jack. Profit and celebrity always speak louder than tragedy

It’s time we reclaimed the power of music, in all its forms
Phil Ryan

It’s time we reclaimed the power of music, in all its forms

How The Big Issue is helping to keep London’s music scene alive
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How The Big Issue is helping to keep London’s music scene alive

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The best live acts to look forward to in 2022
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The best live acts to look forward to in 2022

From Coldplay to COP26: Is a greener music industry possible?
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From Coldplay to COP26: Is a greener music industry possible?

The steady infiltration of Jazz
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The steady infiltration of Jazz

Jazz from ‘the horizontal comfort of the sofa’
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Jazz from ‘the horizontal comfort of the sofa’

How one festival is keeping musicians going until live gigs return
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How one festival is keeping musicians going until live gigs return

Time for a manifesto for the post-pandemic gig goers
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Time for a manifesto for the post-pandemic gig goers

To mark our new Arctic Monkeys exclusive interview, we’ve picked out some of our best band and musician interviews from the past, featuring Arctic Monkeys (2018), When Jarvis met Bowie, The Specials, Debbie Harry and more. Sign up to our mailing list to receive your free digital copy.