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  • MTV EMAs will be hottest ticket in town

    31 Oct 2014 - Gordon Thomson - Evening Times [ news ]

    The SSE Hydro extravaganza will last less than three hours on Sunday November 9 but boost the city's economy by £10m - the equivalent of £66,666 for every minute top artists strut their stuff in front of an audience of thousands at the city's newest entertainment venue.

  • Mozart and Moz-Art

    31 Oct 2014 - Miranda Heggie - Herald [ review ]

    With a programme comprising music by Mozart and Haydn, along with "contemporary comments" by Arvo Part and Alfred Schnittke, the Scottish Ensemble displayed a remarkable chameleon-like quality as they explored these varied works with intelligence, wit and finesse.

  • Creative Scotland funding budget reaches £100m

    30 Oct 2014 - BRIAN FERGUSON - Scotsman [ news ]

    SCOTLANDís main arts funding body has raided £10 million from its budget to meet the demand for long-term funding from groups across the country after an initial cash pot was dramatically over-subscribed.

  • Young Fathers: misfits deserving of their Mercury prize win

    30 Oct 2014 - Alexis Petridis - Guardian [ news ]

    As ever, the 2014 Mercury prize attracted controversy and criticism.

  • Scots band Young Fathers compete for Mercury Prize

    29 Oct 2014 - ANTHONY BARNES - Scotsman [ news ]

    SCOTTISH band Young Fathers are among the 12 acts nominated for a Barclay Card Mercury Prize.

  • Sally Beamish: Equal Voices

    29 Oct 2014 - Herald [ news ]

    THIS new choral work is based on poetry by Andrew Motion and was co-commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War.

  • 'I'm back home, and on hallowed ground'

    29 Oct 2014 - kate molleson - Herald [ news ]

    'There's a special kind of nervousness that applies to performing at home," says the Scottish conductor Rory Macdonald, who makes an overdue debut with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra next week.

  • The 50 best covers of all time: do you agree with the latest poll?

    28 Oct 2014 - Guardian music - Guardian [ news ]

    Itís nearly Christmas, the time of year where cover versions crawl out of every cultural orifice, whether it be the inevitable X Factor single, the all-star celebrity cast of the BBCís God Only Knows, or the endless barrage of saccharine department store ads featuring cosy, quirky acoustic versions a la Lily Allenís cover of Keane, Gabrielle Aplinís cover of Frankie Goes to Hollywood or Slow Moving Millieís rework of the Smiths.

  • Emily White and Steve Bingham

    27 Oct 2014 - Alan Rogers - music centeral [ review ]

    I should declare an interest; I'm part of the team organising these Music Centeral events, and I'm immensely proud of this one.

  • Who is your favourite British composer?

    27 Oct 2014 - Rosie Pentreath - BBC Music Magazine [ news ]

    Over the past two weeks we have been collaborating with BBC Countryfile magazine to find out who our readersí favourite British composer is.

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