The Bristol Refugee Festival, of which I’m Artistic Director, runs throughout June and plays host to music from around the world, at events across the city.
Last Record Store Day, 22% of releases came from Universal, Sony and Warner — despite the fact that it’s the smaller labels who push vinyl sales for the other 364 days of the year.
If you’re not a risk-taker, you probably shouldn’t be in business at all. But, to be in the business of running an outdoor festival...
The mainstream music industry has changed and is changing. BBC Introducing's Sam Bonham delivers some interesting tips on how to get a radio station to take a risk on your music.
Christian Northwood explains how cassettes have slowly become the lifeblood of many DIY labels
I’m sure the majority of music aficionados have known the heartbreak that comes when your favourite artists decide to call it a day. LCD Soundsystem, R.E.M., Vivian Girls, The Mars Volta, WU LYF: all heartbreakers. There will be no new music, no live shows, and no hope – to be blunt. Or so you would think.
Unsure of the LCD Soundsystem reunion? Ben Hickey explains why he'll believe in them when they take to the stage.
Support the support. Our writer Jon covers the impact of encouraging support acts at live shows.
The music industry has duly been asking itself some questions of late, from festival lineups left glaringly stark once stripped of their male only acts...
Nightmares on Wax have paid me a great service I will always be grateful for