Andy Price

Ed Harcourt talks highs and lows of songwriting and collaboration

Ed Harcourt’s songwriting approaches vary depending on whether he’s working with other artists or if he’s writing a solo record. However, having a strong sense of discipline and channelling both positive and negative experiences into the creative process are fundamental.

Ed Harcourt on establishing and maintaining a career as a songwriter

With a multi-faceted career as journeyman songwriter, composer, producer, live performer and highly regarded Mercury Music Prize-nominated artist in his own right, The prolific Ed Harcourt’s perspective on the music-industry landscape of the 21st century is invaluable. We take a trip to Wolf Cabin – Ed’s home studio and writing space in Oxfordshire – to glean insight from a man with seemingly limitless creative energy.

MPG’s Breakthrough Engineer Of The Year 2019, Dani Bennett Spragg, speaks about her career and offers industry insight

One of 2019’s biggest success stories is surely that of Dani Bennett Spragg; the recipient of the Breakthrough Engineer Of The Year gong at the MPG’s prestigious annual awards ceremony. Dani has worked with some of the music world’s rising stars, including The Amazons, Palace and Circa Waves, as well as bona-fide superstars such as Noel Gallagher. We chat to Dani about her career so far, and how she has established herself as one of the production world’s standout engineers.

UDO takes us inside the upcoming binaural Super 6

The talk of the town right now among synthesists of all stripes is undoubtedly the Super 6, recently unveiled at this year’s Superbooth. While UDO has taken its design cues from classic models of yesteryear, the binaural sound and ‘superwave’ architecture of the company’s inaugural polysynth has its feet firmly in 2019.

Leo Abrahams on chance-based writing and successful collaboration in the studio

Sensorial, textured production is a hallmark of Leo Abrahams’ approach. Across collaborations with innovators such as Brian Eno and David Holmes to his co-written film-soundtrack work, through to the records he’s produced for the likes of Editors, Ghostpoet and Regina Spektor, Leo is creatively driven by a hunger to experiment and discover new sounds…

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