On the 21st of each month, I share my current favourite song. It can be an old song or a new song, and I choose to share it to give inspiration to anyone who is looking for some new music, and enjoys the kind of music that I share here at the blog.
This months choice is one of the most popular songs of the 90’s (Everything I Do) I Do it for You by the one and only Bryan Adams. This song has always been one of my favourties and ever since I watched the film it featured in (Robin Hood Prince of Thieves), I had always wanted to learn to play it on the piano (something that I managed to achieve this year!). The song is a perfect love song, with heart touching vocals, the perfect blend of soft rock, and a noteworthy key change that elevates the song to a higher level and lyrically makes its strongest points, before closing with its diminuendo.
Telescope Radio Expands Programme Schedule To Include ‘Unsigned’ And ‘In Focus’ Sessions
The recent COVID-19 restrictions have had a devastating effect on the music industry, with the organisation representing the commercial side of the sector, UK Music, revealing in their annual Music by Numbers report on Wednesday 18th November that UK music industry is set to halve in size by the end of 2020 with £3bn contribution lost from the economy through the shutdown of concerts and festivals throughout the country.
“The UK music industry was a vibrant, fast-growing and commercially successful sector before the pandemic hit,” said Jamie Njoku-Goodwin, Chief Executive of UK Music, who describes the pandemic as a “catastrophic blow.”
While the live sector has been the hardest hit, streaming has seen a renaissance, with Spotify reporting an increase of nearly 30% in paying subscribers during the national lockdown.
Now, a new internet radio station, born from the boredom of a group of musicians unable to play during the pandemic, has launched in a bid to support other artists and promote local and national unsigned and emerging bands.
Boutique lochside festival Gig in the Goil have announced Callum Beattie as the latest headliner for their fifth birthday showcase.
The Edinburgh singer songwriter will join fellow main stage headliners Dougie Maclean, Trail West, Heron Valley & Face The West on the shores of Loch Goil from 7th – 9th May 2021, as Argyll Holidays’ hugely popular event returns for a fifth year, after taking a break in 2020 due to the pandemic.