‘Slavery’ within the music industry and maintaining fan relationships

There’s this sensation people have where they lose interest in things once other people start liking it – the thing that you liked then loses its originality and therefore becomes ‘mainstream’, which is something that is unattractive to many people. This same idea applies to music. The rise of unsigned artists gracing the music world […]

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Are CD and Digital Sales dying out?

How we stream music seems to change through the decades, from vinyl’s starting in the 50s to cassette tapes in the 70s, then CD’s in the 80s, all the way through to the late 90s with mp3 players and now music streaming apps where you can play music from pretty much any device. However, it […]

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What I’m Listening to // Folk & Acoustic

The Lumineers – Cleopatra The unmistakeable raw folk sound from the band who gave you top hit ‘Ho Hey’. Featuring top single ‘Ophelia’     Charlie Simpson – Young Pilgrim The first album from ex-boy bander, a surprising folk-pop soun Featuring top single ‘Parachutes’.       Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago The […]

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Christian Reilly at Liverpool’s famous Hot Water Comedy Club

Reilly entered the stage screaming for himself, imitating a crowd cheer as the audience were initially silent – “I’m from Nottingham, so you have a right to be excited”, the sarcasm dripping from his voice, as the audience let out a chuckle, “My names Christian but I don’t want people from other cultures to be […]

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Pets Not Profit Campaign

Pets Not Profit was a campaign I started as part of my 3rd-year University studies, however, it turned into something much more important. I became an advocator for animal rights, through my own personal blog Pets Not Profit, with the hashtag Backyard Breeding, and a petition started on Change.org. Backyard Breeding is a term used […]

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BLARE Magazine Project

Working as part of a 5-piece group, we were tasked to create our own full magazine, with an equal number of pages each. We chose to create a music magazine, based primarily around less-known artists. We each took on a particular music genre within this category – mine being folk and rock, as well as […]

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Newspaper – Editing and Production

I​ created this newspaper as part of an editing and production task – although an amateur production, creating this gave me a deeper understanding of creating content and the important design aspects that go with producing a newspaper. ​

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