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Jacob Collier And Dodie: When The Demo Is Better Than The Final Song2019081720190818 (WS)

The host is Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and composer Jacob Collier. And he’s joined by Dodie, a YouTuber with almost two million subscribers, recording artist Lianne La Havas, and jazz drummer and producer Makaya McCraven.

Led by Jacob, they’ll be discussing whether they suffer from ‘demo-itis’ (when the demo is better than the finished product), how they develop an initial idea for a song into reality, and how they bring spontaneity to their live shows.

Lianne La Havas, Makaya McCraven and Dodie join Jacob Collier to discuss 'demo-itis'

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John Grant And Guy Garvey: Self-worth, Success And Social Media2019080320190804 (WS)

Singer-songwriter John Grant (ex The Czars) is joined by special guests Guy Garvey (Elbow), Planningtorock (genderqueer electronic musician) and orchestral composer and violinist Fiona Brice (Placebo, Anna Calvi, Jay Z, Robbie Williams). Together they talk candidly about how success is connected to self-worth, embarrassing rookie errors on social media and anxiety and being yourself.

In part two, Guy Garvey picks the music that means the most to him.

(Photo: Left to right - Guy Garvey, Fiona Brice, Planningtorock, and John Grant)

John Grant, Guy Garvey, Planningtorock and Fiona Brice discuss life making music.

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Jp Cooper And Carla Marie Williams: Writing For Beyonc\u00e9 And Grime2019081020190811 (WS)

This week's host is platinum-selling songwriter Carla Marie Williams (writes for Beyonce, Britney Spears, Kylie). And she is joined by recording artists Ghetts (ex-NASTY crew), Kojo Funds (over 200 million streams) and JP Cooper (platinum-selling artist).
Led by Carla, they discuss how they overcome writers block, how they decide on which direction to go in musically plus, how Grime can grow as a genre. Carla aims to get to the bottom of how they all do what they do, and why they do it.

In the second part of the programme JP Cooper, plays some of his favourite tracks around a theme he has chosen.

Carla Marie Williams discusses life making music with Ghetts, Kojo Funds and JP Cooper

Where music stars discuss how they make their music

Maverick Sabre And Nadia Rose: The Pitfalls Of Being Pigeonholed2019082420190825 (WS)

Maverick Sabre - singer, rapper and songwriter, who's worked with Chase & Status and Professor Green - is this week's host. And he’s joined by recording artist Nadia Rose (known for singles Skwod and Tight Up, plus written for Rihanna), Ezra Collective drummer Femi Koleoso (who's worked with Pharoahe Monch and Jorja Smith), and recording artist Connie Constance (has worked with producer Jim Abiss).

Led by Maverick, they’ll be discussing that feeling you get before and after releasing music, the pitfalls of being pigeon holed into a genre, and the role of faith in their music.

Photo L-R: Connie Constance, Maverick Sabre, Femi Koleoso and Nadia Rose Credit: BBC

Femi Koleoso, Connie Constance and Nadia Rose join Maverick Sabre discuss buzz and faith

Where music stars discuss how they make their music

Rookie Errors On Social Media And Being Yourself On Stage2019080320190804 (WS)

Singer-songwriter John Grant (ex-The Czars) is joined by special guests Guy Garvey (Elbow), Planningtorock (genderqueer electronic musician) and orchestral composer and violinist Fiona Brice (Placebo, Anna Calvi, Jay Z, Robbie Williams).
Together they talk candidly about how success is connected to self-worth, embarrassing rookie errors on social media, anxiety and being yourself.

John Grant is joined by Guy Garvey, Planningtorock and Fiona Brice

Where music stars discuss how they make their music

What Would Beyonce Do? Getting Into An Artist Mindset2019081020190811 (WS)

This week's host is platinum-selling songwriter Carla Marie Williams (Beyonce, Britney Spears, Kylie). And she is joined by recording artists Ghetts (ex-NASTY crew), Kojo Funds (over 200 million streams) and JP Cooper (platinum-selling artist).
Led by Carla, they discuss how they overcome writers block, how they decide on which direction to go in musically plus, how grime can grow as a genre.

Carla Marie Williams discusses life making music with Ghetts, Kojo Funds and JP Cooper

Where music stars discuss how they make their music

When The Demo Is Better Than The Final Song2019081720190818 (WS)

The host is Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and composer Jacob Collier. And he’s joined by Dodie, a YouTuber with almost two million subscribers, recording artist Lianne La Havas, and jazz drummer and producer Makaya McCraven.

Led by Jacob, they’ll be discussing whether they suffer from ‘demo-itis’ (when the demo is better than the finished product), how they develop an initial idea for a song into reality, and how they bring spontaneity to their live shows.

Jacob Collier discusses life making music with Dodie, Lianne La Havas and Makaya McCraven

Where music stars discuss how they make their music

04The Pitfalls Of Being Pigeonholed2019082420190825 (WS)

Maverick Sabre - singer, rapper and songwriter, who's worked with Chase & Status and Professor Green - is this week's host. And he’s joined by recording artist Nadia Rose (known for singles Skwod and Tight Up, plus written for Rihanna), Ezra Collective drummer Femi Koleoso (who's worked with Pharoahe Monch and Jorja Smith), and recording artist Connie Constance (has worked with producer Jim Abiss).

Led by Maverick, they’ll be discussing that feeling you get before and after releasing music, the pitfalls of being pigeon holed into a genre, and the role of faith in their music.

Photo L-R: Connie Constance, Maverick Sabre, Femi Koleoso and Nadia Rose Credit: BBC

Maverick Sabre with guests Nadia Rose, Femi Koleoso and Connie Constance

Where music stars discuss how they make their music

05Quantic And Rosie Lowe: Why The Smiths Are Actually Happy2019083120190901 (WS)

Musician and producer Quantic (signed to Tru Thoughts) is joined by singer songwriter Rosie Lowe (who's worked with Jay Electronica and Floating Points), Brazilian percussionist and composer Adrian Adewale (worked with Salif Keita, Airton Moreira and Flora Purim) and multi-instrumentalist Emma-Jean Thackray (award winning jazz musician).
Led by Quantic they’ll be discussing how they know when a song is finished, what the biggest obstacle has been and how they overcame it, and the moment they realised they were a musician.

Photo: L to R - Adriano Adewale, Emma-Jean Thackray, Quantic and Rosie Lowe Credit: BBC

Adriano Adewale, Emma-Jean Thackray and Rosie Lowe join Quantic to discuss writing styles

Where music stars discuss how they make their music

This week it’s the fifth episode of Music Life, a brand new weekly series and podcast in which musicians talk to musicians about all aspects of life making music.
The host this time is musician and producer Quantic (signed to Tru Thoughts). And he’s joined by singer songwriter Rosie Lowe (worked with Jay Electronica and Floating Points), Brazilian percussionist and composer Adrian Adewale (worked with Salif Keita, Airton Moreira and Flora Purim) &and multi-instrumentalist Emma-Jean Thackray (award winning Jazz musician).
Led by Quantic they’ll be discussing how they know when a song is finished, what the biggest obstacle has been and how they overcame it, and the moment they realised they were a musician. Quantic aims to get to the bottom of how they all do what they do, and why they do it.

In Part 2 Adriano Adewale plays some of his favourite tracks, and tells stories around a playlist he has called ‘The Diversity Of Brazil’.

Quantic with guests Rosie Lowe, Adriano Adewale and Emma-Jean Thackray.

06Swindle And Lioness: Would You Make Music For No Money?2019090720190908 (WS)

Instrumentalist and music producer Swindle (signed to Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood label) is joined by R&B singer songwriter Joel Culpepper (who's worked with Paloma Faith, Jimmy Hogarth, Roy Davis Jr.), vocalist Lioness (over a million views on YouTube), and multi-instrumentalist composer Ahnanse (runs most popular underground UK jazz night Steam Down).

Led by Swindle, they’ll be discussing how the city you grow up in influences your sound, weirdest place they’ve recorded a song and would they still be doing this if there was no financial reward.

Joel Culpepper, Ahnanse and Lioness join Swindle to talk influences and weird spaces

Where music stars discuss how they make their music

07Rob Lewis And Sally Beamish: How Hard Is It To Be Original?2019091420190915 (WS)

This week it’s the seventh episode of Music Life, a new weekly series and podcast in which musicians talk to musicians about all aspects of life making music.

The host this time is arranger and composer Rob Lewis (critically acclaimed latest album ‘Momentum’ out now). And he’s joined by composer and violinist Sally Beamish (received 'Award for Inspiration' at the 2018 British Composer Awards), composer and virtuoso cellist Jo Quail (worked with Salif Keita, Airto Moreira and Flora Purim) and composer Robin Haigh (one of the youngest winners of the British Composer Award).

Led by Rob Lewis they’ll be discussing where do you start when composing a piece of music, writers block, and how hard is it to be original. Rob aims to get to the bottom of how they all do what they do, and why they do it.

In part two, Sally Beamish plays some of her favourite tracks, and tells stories around a playlist on the theme of ‘Inspiration’.

Rob Lewis, with guests Sally Beamish, Jo Quail and Robin Haigh.

Where music stars discuss how they make their music