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'African Children' performed by Reggae band Aswad
'African Children' performed by Reggae band Aswad

Duration: 03:16

British Reggae group Aswad perform 'African Children' live on the BBC Television show 'The Old Grey Whistle Test' in 1982.

 
A Message to you Rudy -  performed by The Specials
A Message to you Rudy - performed by The Specials

Duration: 02:54

The Ska anthem 'A Message to you Rudy' is performed live on the BBC Television show 'The Old Grey Whistle Test' by British two tone group ‘The Specials’.

 
A profile of James Blake -  post-dubstep artist
A profile of James Blake - post-dubstep artist

Duration: 03:09

Blake talks about his background in music in learning to play the piano as a youngster, the important contribution that the influences of classic soul and blues music make to his sound. He demonstrates using music technology putting a track together and reflects on the importance of real instruments in live performance.

 
An approach to writing pop music
An approach to writing pop music

Duration: 03:26

Nu-classic British soul singer Omar reflects on how a song can grow organically.

 
Creating pop music textures
Creating pop music textures

Duration: 04:58

Nick van Eede from Eighties pop-rock band 'Cutting Crew' explains the compositional processes in 'Big Ideas'.

 
Harmonising a pop song
Harmonising a pop song

Duration: 03:59

Barbados-born British pop/soul singer Des'ree and fellow musician Ashley Ingram work on a song arrangement.

 
Many Rivers to Cross - Jimmy Cliff
Many Rivers to Cross - Jimmy Cliff

Duration: 03:37

Jamaican Ska and Reggae singer Jimmy Cliff OM performs his own 1969 hit song 'Many Rivers to Cross' accompanied by drums, double bass and Jules Holland on the piano.

 
Musician vs record company - who owns the music?
Musician vs record company - who owns the music?

Duration: 02:36

UK pop and rock stars are taking action to gain ownership and control of their work from record labels.

 
Recording a pop song
Recording a pop song

Duration: 04:41

Musician Ashley Ingram explains the process of recording a pop vocal with the singer Des'ree in the studio.

 
Soul Singer-Songwriter Jamie Woon talks about his Music
Soul Singer-Songwriter Jamie Woon talks about his Music

Duration: 02:20

British Soul singer-songwriter Jamie Woon talks about his music, influences, equipment he uses and development as an artist.

 
The Mercurys – a record industry marketing tool or a benchmark for British music?
The Mercurys – a record industry marketing tool or a benchmark for British music?

Duration: 03:50

The Mercury prize and how it charts the development of popular music.

 
UK Bhangra artist JK - Gabru Panjab performing live on stage
UK Bhangra artist JK - Gabru Panjab performing live on stage

Duration: 03:28

UK Bhangra artist JK - Gabru Panjab performing at the London 2010 Mela event.

 
What makes a band stand out from the crowd?
What makes a band stand out from the crowd?

Duration: 03:39

NME’s Krissi Murison and Jaimie Hodgson talk about where they look for new music and what makes a band stand out from the crowd.

 
Writing and arranging songs
Writing and arranging songs

Duration: 04:01

Multi-instrumentalist Omar, the founder of nu-classic British soul, talks about his approach to writing and recording.

 

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