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Spotify Launches New Transparency Website ‘Loud & Clear’

Spotify has launched Loud & Clear, an interactive website that explains income from music streaming by “breaking down the royalty system, the players and the process”. The company explains in a Q&A on the website that it created Loud & Clear in response to “questions and concerns” and admits it’s been “too quiet on the […]Read More

Interview: Silvertwin

After playing their first official live show in 2020, drawing in a full crowd to a two-night residency at London’s PinUps venue by word-of-mouth, Silvertwin have not let the pandemic stop them from continuing to make their mark in the music industry. The retro-vintage quintet consists of lead vocalist and song-writer Isaac Shalam, alongside band […]Read More

Track Review: The Sun Won’t Shine On Me // Teenage

Scottish alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub released ‘The Sun Won’t Shine on Me’ on 15 March. The track will appear on their upcoming album, Endless Arcade, due to drop on 30 April. This track is the fourth that the band have released from Endless Arcade, following ‘I’m More Inclined’, ‘Home,’ and ‘Everything Is Falling Apart,’ […]Read More

Track Review: 21 // Flo Gallop

Flo Gallop, a 22-year-old upcoming singer/songwriter, has held onto the comfort of music during lockdown; she’s written music as an emotional outlet, continuing to hold free virtual gigs via Instagram and music venue sites. Her debut single ’21’ was released last month. Born and bred in South-East London, Flo was raised around music; influenced by her […]Read More

Reading + Leeds Festival Sells Out Despite Coronavirus Fears

The much-loved Reading + Leeds festival announced on 24 February that the three day event will go ahead this year despite Coronavirus fears.  Just one day after the initial announcement it was reported that Reading Festival is now sold out with only limited Friday and Sunday tickets left for Leeds. The festival, which usually takes […]Read More

Sly & The Family Stone Release Animated ‘Everyday People’ Video

Sly & The Family Stone have released an animated video adaptation of their 1968 song ‘Everyday People’ in support of Black History Month. 2021 saw Sony’s entertainment channel, This Is Certified, collaborating with BET Digital to establish a four-part digital series in celebration of Black History Month. The #MyBlackIs four-part programme produces weekly animations exploring […]Read More

13 Grassroots Music Venues Removed From MVT’s ‘Crisis Red List’

13 UK grassroots music venues have been removed from the Music Venue Trust’s #SaveOurVenues Crisis list meaning they have escaped imminent closure. The Crisis Red List was established in November 2020 to monitor those venues most at risk of closure due to the Coronavirus pandemic and therefore in urgent need of the government’s Cultural Recovery […]Read More

The Animals Guitarist Hilton Valentine Dies Aged 77

Hilton Valentine, founding member and original guitarist of The Animals, has died at 77. The guitarist was confirmed dead on Friday January 29. At present the cause of death has not been declared. The Animals label, ABKCO Music, put out a statement addressing his death and expressed their “deepest sympathies” to Valentines family.  “A founding […]Read More

IDLES Celebrate Independent Venue Week with Live Music Video

Popular punk band IDLES have released their ‘Carcinogenic’ music video, recorded live for Independent Venue Week. The track comes from their third album Ultra Mono. Filmed in their hometown of Bristol, IDLES are seen socially-distanced across a number of different venues: The Louisiana, Exchange, The Mothers Ruin, The Old Duke and The Trinity Centre. “Independent […]Read More

Years & Years Cover Pet Shop Boys’ ‘It’s a Sin’,

British synth-pop trio Years & Years, known for popular tracks like ‘King’ and ‘Shine’, have released a stunningly haunting acoustic cover of the 1987 Pet Shop Boys track ‘It’s a Sin’. The single takes a new spin on the 80s tune as it joins the soundtrack of Channel 4’s latest comedy-drama of the same name […]Read More

Aaliyah’s Estate Fight to Put Her Music on Streaming Platforms

To commemorate what would have been RnB legend Aaliyah’s 42nd birthday, her estate have released a statement on social media, sharing fans frustrations over the late star’s legal barriers: “We hear you and we see you”. Whilst the Estate of Aaliyah have repeatedly tried to protect and launch her music, their efforts have not yet succeeded.   As of now, the only music available to […]Read More

Delayed 2021 GRAMMYS: The Nominees

The Recording Academy announced on 5 January that the 2021 GRAMMYS have been rescheduled from their original air date of 31 January to 14 March. Harvey Mason Jr., Chair and Interim President/CEO of the Academy and Ben Winston, Exec Producer of the GRAMMY Awards, announced in a joint statement the following: “The deteriorating COVID situation in Los Angeles, with hospital […]Read More

Sleaford Mods Reignite IDLES Feud

Sleaford Mods’ front-man Jason Williamson has reignited his feud with IDLES, branding them “terrible” and “harmless idiots”. Having previously accused the Bristol-based punk band of class appropriation, Williamson said that he feels a “bit bad” about the feud. He added: “they’re harmless idiots really, like a UK Foo Fighters”. “When Joe called me a bully […]Read More

Glastonbury 2021 Officially Cancelled

Glastonbury Festival has been cancelled for the second year running due to COVID-19. This news was announced on their Twitter this morning: “With great regret, we must announce that this year’s Glastonbury Festival will not take place.” “In spite of our efforts to move Heaven & Earth, it has become clear that we simply will […]Read More

The Weeknd Reveals Botoxed Face in ‘Save Your Tears’ Music

The Weeknd has released the music video for the 4th single from his After Hours album, ’Save Your Tears’, which also unveiled a completely new look. The Canadian artist’s face appeared to be surgically-enhanced, filled with Botox and fillers, revealed later to be facial prosthetics.  Having first showcased a bandage-ridden face at the 2020 AMAs, […]Read More