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Study shows most musicians can’t afford equipment

Study shows most musicians can’t afford equipment

New research by charity Help Musicians says that over 90% of all musicians can no longer afford equipment to perform live shows. Being a musician is a tough ordeal in the age of streaming. Most consumers aren’t buying CDs or vinyl, with touring and merchandise usually serving as the main sources of income for most independent artists. Now, new research suggests that things are worse than first thought. A study...

By London, UK
How gaslighting became our word of the year in 2022

How gaslighting became our word of the year in 2022

Gaslighting — defined as a particular kind of deception and psychological manipulation that causes you to question your own reality. It has been chosen by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as 2022’s word of the year, following ‘a 1740% increase’ in searches. The word itself arises from the 1938 thriller play ‘Gas Light’, which revolves around a husband who slowly deceives his wife into believing she is losing her sanity. At...

By Birmingham, UK
Why Megan Thee Stallion is more than just her milestones

Why Megan Thee Stallion is more than just her milestones

After becoming the first Black woman to cover Forbes’ 30 under 30, the rapper is using her success as a foundation for important conversations that go beyond race. Megan Thee Stallion is on a winning streak that shows no signs of slowing. Since releasing her first single in 2016, the Texas-born rapper has won a Grammy for Best New Artist, launched countless number one hits, and is now the first Black...

By Brighton, UK
Pallet ‘pop up’ shelters used to help combat homelessness

Pallet ‘pop up’ shelters used to help combat homelessness

What if you could build a house in less than an hour? The US company Pallet has created a shelter that does just that in an effort to fight homelessness. It can be a huge task building homes. Planning, construction, and plumbing can take months and even years, with sizeable costs and materials required before you can start. These nifty temporary shelters from Pallet skip all of those obstacles, however,...

By London, UK