Ryuichi Sakamoto, Soweto Kinch, Say She She: Jazz to see us through dark days
The year ahead in jazz is looking bright, with new albums from old favourites and a line-up of live acts for the diary
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
It’s time we reclaimed the power of music, in all its forms
The lives of most professional musicians are precarious at the best of times, writes Phil Ryan. The pandemic has made this worse, but we can do something about it.