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How lockdown has changed the way Gen Z listen to music

How lockdown has changed the way Gen Z listen to music

Being tucked up inside all day has given new opportunities for artists to create music and get their careers off the ground, while quarantine playlists are booming. Coronavirus has had an enormous impact on nearly every country across the globe. Theatres are shut, restaurants are closing down, even entire...

How Cole Bennett became the Gen Z director of hip hop

How Cole Bennett became the Gen Z director of hip hop

Cole’s YouTube channel and home grown brand ‘Lyrical Lemonade’ has become synonymous with top tier music video quality – and he’s only 23. When Eminem first dropped the video to his recent single ‘Godzilla’, many were surprised to see it wasn’t posted by VEVO, the typical outlet for top tier pop stars. It was instead released by Lyrical Lemonade, the hip hop music video channel that’s celebrated by avid fans...

By London, UK
Exclusive – Where are all the female music producers?

Exclusive – Where are all the female music producers?

Balancing festival lineups is all well and good, but the music industry can't champion equality until it properly represents female producers. The music industry as a whole, like many other professions, has always been inherently male dominated and no more so that at the mixing desk. Eight years ago, if you typed ‘female producers’ into Google, just one name would come up – Linda Perry – and today’s results...

By London, UK
Stormzy pledges £10m to fight racial injustice

Stormzy pledges £10m to fight racial injustice

The UK grime artist will be giving cash to various undisclosed organisations over the next decade. It comes as other artists speak out about the music industry’s racial biases and discrimination. In a statement released yesterday, Stormzy has promised to donate £10 million to ‘organisations, charities, and movements that are committed to fighting racial inequality, justice reform, and Black empowerment in the UK’ over the next ten years. He will...

By London, UK
Drive-in concerts helping to keep live music afloat

Drive-in concerts helping to keep live music afloat

Australia is beginning to trial drive-in concerts in a first attempt to give the live entertainment industry some much needed revenue. When Pixar released its 2006 film ‘Cars’, it depicted a world in which anthropomorphic vehicles attended live events together, formed giant crowds at stadiums, and lived fully fleshed out lives not unlike our own. Back then this was a world of pure fiction, a bizarre and cartoonish existence...

By London, UK