Features & Interviews

The future’s bright

The ISM’s Francesca Treadaway speaks to Sally Taylor, Chief Executive of the Koestler Trust and Sara Lee, Artistic Director of the Irene Taylor Trust to find out how their work changes lives for the better.

Linda Merrick on Brexit and Conservatoires

Royal Northern College of Music Principal and Chair of Conservatoires UK, Professor Linda Merrick, shares her thoughts on the importance of EU relations for our leading music colleges and the impact Brexit could have on the future of UK conservatoire education.

Discovering Nitin Sawhney

The ISM's Francesca Treadaway speaks to British-Indian composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Nitin Sawhney about his life and ground-breaking career in music.


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. 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.