Like the city itself, London's music scene is equal parts historic and cutting edge. From Handel to the Beatles, the Sex Pistols to the Spice Girls, Amy Winehouse to Adele, the city has hosted music icons for centuries. It's home to 8 million residents, and seemingly as many influential music movements: Britpop, punk rock, dubstep, ska and many more. Here, in our music-biz guide to the British capital, we give you insider info on the venues, studios, events and power players that are both upholding London's long musical traditions and boldly forging its future.

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