As part of our #IVW21 celebrations it was amazing to be able to bring together our wonderful 2021 ambassador Arlo Parks with our friend Philip Selway from her favourite band, Radiohead. The pair had a great chat about where they find inspiration and their creative techniques – Our favourite moment has got to be Philip being bowled over by the fact Arlo only took two weeks to write her incredible debut album ‘Collapsed in Sunbeams’. Let us know your favourite moments on our social media @ivw_uk and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more videos from us.
We’re thrilled to have Big Jeff Johns on board. Here he talks a little about his early experiences with music, finding ways of working with his autism, and how Bristol’s independent venues saved him.
“We need to give a voice for those people to be heard” – Gruff Rhys, 2021 Independent Venue Week Ambassador for Wales
It is encouraging to see PRS for Music respond to feedback from across the industry, particularly the grassroots live music community, regarding their online streaming tariff. The new license, for artists performing their own work, is a step in the right direction but the £500 cap would still have taken much needed revenue away from…