‘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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How do ticket prices nowadays compare to prices in the 80s?

You never think a simple rummage through your parents’‭ ‬old knick-knacks would lead to a full research project and eventually an article‭ ‬‮–‬‭ ‬yet here I am‭. ‬ After looking through my dads’ stuff I stumbled across some concert tickets‭ ‬‮–‬‭ ‬I was intrigued due to my keen interest in music‭, ‬however, it wasn’t the […]

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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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The Comeback Kids

Comebacks and reunions have always been a‭ ‬‘thing’‭ ‬throughout the eras‭, ‬with musical artists and bands dramatically splitting up‭, ‬only for them to return with a bang a few years‭ ‬later‭. ‬It seems most artists reform due to lack of money‭, ‬and in most bands’‭ ‬cases due to lack of solo career success‭. ‬More often […]

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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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Jamie T – An advocate for mental health through music

It is important that artists face not only positive appraisal but criticism to help shape them as an artist. I feel it is important for artists nowadays to be honest in their lyrics and performance style, as this encourages consumers to trust them. It is evident that some parts of society may not be as […]

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