The First Liverpool Music Awards are being held in the city. The event aims to honour the heroes of the music industry on Merseyside.
A 'stars guitar' has been auctioned for £6,600 to raise money for charity. Icons of the Manchester music scene got involved.
Manchester's Misha B and Liverpool's Esco Williams will join chart-topping acts like JLS, Emeli Sandé and Labrinth at this year's MOBOs.
Rock legend Neil Young will play the Liverpool International Music Festival.
Young, and his band Crazy Horse, will play the event, which replaces the Mathew Street Festival.
Other acts announced include JLS, Martha Wainwright and Ghostpoet.
The full list of acts can be found here.
Manchester singer Mick Hucknall is probably feeling quite proud of himself - having picked up a doctorate for services to music from Manchester University.
But he's also releasing his first solo album 'American Soul' - AND a new single.
Our reporter Sarah Rogers caught up with him and found him reflecting on the past as well as looking forward to the future, as well as working as a waiter in Denton:
Manchester singer Mick Hucknall is probably feeling quite proud of himself - having picked up a doctorate for services to music from Manchester University. The former Simply Red front man is also releasing his first solo album 'American Soul' - and a new single.
He spoke to Sarah Rogers about the past, future and being a waiter at a working mans club in Denton.