How music festivals plan to make a comeback in 2021

How music festivals plan to make a comeback in 2021

Live music companies are having to make big changes to survive unpredictable lockdown measures, mixing virtual options with physical ones for a staggered return next year. If you’re a festival lover or music fan, you’ve probably been missing the thrill of live concerts and gigs this year. The pandemic has...

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Why vinyl’s resurgence is hurting the planet

Why vinyl’s resurgence is hurting the planet

Vinyl sales have now overtaken CDs for the first time since the 1980s, but we need to talk more about the environmental damage of its recent resurgence. New figures released by the Record Industry Association of America indicate that vinyl sales have now overtaken CDs for the first time...

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Billie Eilish celebrates Gen Z and digital activism in new campaign

Billie Eilish celebrates Gen Z and digital activism in new campaign

Fronted by Billie Eilish, the uplifting #WhatWeDoNext ad campaign refutes preconceptions that Gen Z are out of touch thanks to modern devices and social media. Renowned as digital natives, Gen Z are no strangers to getting flak from their elders for being glued to their phone screens and ‘wasting time’. But today, on UN International Youth Day, an ad campaign by Saatchi & Saatchi has dropped with the intention of...

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Spotify’s latest revenue figures prove it’s not fairly paying artists

Spotify’s latest revenue figures prove it’s not fairly paying artists

Over 90% of streams on Spotify are only generated by a pool of 43,000 artists, making it impossible for millions of others to ever receive fair compensation. Is it time for a change? Spotify’s CEO Daniel Ek has been hit with criticism in the last week for telling artists that they can no longer afford to record an album ‘once every three to four years’ if they want to stay...

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Thred Talk – The DIY Generation | SoundCloud rap

Thred Talk – The DIY Generation | SoundCloud rap

What does it mean to be a pop star in 2020? As social media continues to change how we consume and discover new music, up-and-coming Gen Z artists are finding their voice without record labels, taking to platforms such as SoundCloud to distribute work independently. Elliot and Charlie sit down to chat about this new DIY era, considering how new waves of young hip hop and pop acts are...

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Nick Mira is the rising Gen Z producer you need to know

Nick Mira is the rising Gen Z producer you need to know

The 19-year-old Internet Money Records member has already risen the ranks to producer royalty, and is only set to go up from here. When it comes to being a self-made producing superstar, Nick Mira is probably about as close to the top as you can get. At only 19 years of age he’s established himself as a dominant force in the trap and emo rap SoundCloud scene, working closely with...

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