Colston

Thoughts // Investing in Future Talent

Why bringing on new bands is essential, by Owen Parry, Talent Development Producer @Multi-Track & Matt Aitken, Music Programmer, Colston Hall.

Spark Send-Off: Or, the Importance Of Indie Bristol

The Spark, a Bristol-based magazine set up in 1993, came out of circulation earlier this year. Beccy Golding celebrates all things independent in Bristol.
Colston

Thoughts // Thank U, Next

In a farewell 'Thoughts' piece, New Music Editor, Christian Northwood, reflects on his experiences of Bristol's music community.

Thoughts – Keanotherapy

If I’d never been diagnosed with Lymphoma, you wouldn’t be reading this.

Thoughts: Mental Health & Music

Bristol Live Magazine writer Ross Jones shares his thoughts on mental health and how music has helped with his personal experiences.

Record Store Day: Bubble Or Boom

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.
Ffion

Thoughts // When was the last time you heard the term...

Why do we label anyone who fronts a band, whether they identify as male, female, neither or as an antelope? Ffion Riordan-Jones demystifies this enigma.

Thoughts: WITCH FEVER

Amy Walpole of WITCH FEVER discusses on the events which happened at their Bristol headline show at Stag and Hounds and addressing one of the industries most pressing issues on sexism.

How Do I Get a Radio Station to Take a Risk...

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.

David Bowie: Remembering the man who inspired all

In a world with such plastic, throw-away nonsense, we should be glad, happy, elated that we got to experience Bowie.

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