Features & Interviews

Independent Venue Week 2018

Independent Venue Week 2018, taking place on 29 January - 4 February 2018, is a celebration of small music venues around the UK and a nod to the people that own, run and work in them, week in, week out. Jessica Salter of the ISM finds out more.

The Transformation: Bristol Plays Music

The award-winning Bristol Plays Music (BPM) is the only music education hub in the country that is part of a major concert venue – Colston Hall. In this feature, Phil Castang, Head of BPM gives us an insight into this vital hub’s work.

Pushing boundaries: Chi-chi Nwanoku MBE

Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, a foremost musician in her own right, is tackling the issue of diversity in the music sector head-on. The ISM’s Communications Manager Francesca Treadaway catches up with her to learn about her life, career and her plans to challenge the status quo with the Chineke! Foundation.

Music & Drama Education Expo North 2017

The ISM speaks to Sarah Lambie, editor of Teaching Drama and Head of Content of Music & Drama Education Expo ahead of the upcoming Music & Drama Education Expo North.

A hundred years of jazz

In what has been described as the hundredth anniversary of jazz, jazz musician and Jazz 100 director Dave Morecroft, along with musicians Kim Macari, Zara MacFarlane and Peter Edwards, reflect on three of ‘the scene’s’ greats: Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonius Monk in their centenary year.