Donald Glover calls time on Childish Gambino

Donald Glover calls time on Childish Gambino

While performing at the Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City, the actor-rapper concluded his set with a surprise announcement. Before leaving the stage, he stated to the audience: “I’ll see you for the last Gambino album.” In an interview with The Huffington Post Donald expressed his explanations as to why he is calling time on Childish Gambino. “There’s nothing worse than like a third sequel, like a third movie and we’re like, ‘again?’”…

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Brexit versus the U.K music industry

Brexit versus the U.K music industry

Brexit. Everybody’s least favourite word, turned into a viral soundbite for most of the last year. With the June snap election looming, many are wondering what the music industry is going to look like. The fallout from the vote itself was instantaneous. With the pound dropping and prices increasing for music downloads, equipment and potentially even live event tickets. This hits not only artists, but the general public as well. The UK music industry has…

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The UKF Story

The UKF Story

UKF, an abbreviation for United Kingdom Frome. (His hometown in Somerset) was born. Move forward to the present day. And Hood’s pet project is now a well-known brand, label and live music event. One of many success stories with their roots in YouTube. The key to their growth lay in providing a platform for big names. In dubstep during the genre’s peak in popularity in the years of 2008-2012. Consistent and varied uploads led UKF…

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How will Brexit affect the U.K Music Industry

How will Brexit affect the U.K Music Industry

As the summer’s Brexit negotiations draw near. But the question of how the outcome will affect us and our livelihoods is increasingly relevant. Apart from the weakening of the pound. the true effects of leaving the EU remain to be seen. Assuming, as seems increasingly likely, the negotiations result in a ‘hard Brexit’. With no free market or free movement, the impact on the music sector will be significant. There are several, mostly negative effects, that we can likely…

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Live Review: John Mayer at the O2, London

Live Review: John Mayer at the O2, London

Quick review today before more of the details escape me! I was fortunate enough to see John Mayer and his band last Thursday May 11th at the O2. My first time witnessing the man in person. A friend of mine had introduced me to John’s music while we studied together at music school, and I was particularly smitten with his ‘Live in LA’ album/DVD. Which, as you will find out shortly, is very relevant for…

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Adele Net Worth

Adele Net Worth

The Sunday Times has revealed a musical taster of their annual Rich List, and well-known veterans maintain top positions. Although all eyes are now on the nation’s favourite potty-mouthed Londoner, Adele. Ahead of publishing the UK’s 100 wealthiest on Sunday, the newspaper has released the top 20 within the music industry. Although the line up is inundated with musical alumni, Adele stands strong, with an increase of £40million. First of all lets start at the top….

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Grime formula: The industry gets something that really shakes things up

Grime formula: The industry gets something that really shakes things up

Every so often, something happens to the music industry. That shakes everything up and breaks all the rules. Linkin Park’s recent collaboration with Stormzy. Because this highlights just how big a wave grime has made. The explosion of grime into the mainstream has been so fascinating to watch. That it would be easy to think of it as an anomaly. In reality, the rise of grime was hardly different to the rise of punk before it and rock and roll…

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Alt-J, “In Cold Blood” – Single Review

Alt-J, “In Cold Blood” – Single Review

Alt-J have released the second single “In Cold Blood” from their latest album Relaxer. This follows the release of “3WW” and will be the bands third album (via Canvasback Music) following This is All Yours which was released back in 2014. This latest track is typical Alt-J, having honed their own sound which nobody else can emulate, it’s good to see their return. Alt-J didn’t stop their though as they as they had more news…

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Stranger Things soundtrack to be released on vinyl

Stranger Things soundtrack to be released on vinyl

The Netflix hit “Stranger Things” blended inspirations from anime. (Most notably ‘Elfen Lied.’) And iconic 80’s horror and sci-fi productions into a fresh and innovative TV smash. Explicit references were made to ‘The Thing.’ (Whose poster appears in Will’s bedroom.) E.T and the Goonies. The soundtrack mirrored these inspirations to a T. Also paid homage to influential artists and composers from the same period. The men behind the soundtrack. – Keith Dixon and Michael Stein…

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The Rise of Stop-Gap Music; mixtapes, playlists and albums.

The Rise of Stop-Gap Music; mixtapes, playlists and albums.

Drake released More Life last week. A mixtape of 22 tracks. Loaded with guest features and absorbing and adopting musical styles from across the global African diaspora. Much has been said about the genre-hopping album and the way its optimized. To capitalize on current streaming trends. But what has been glossed over is how More Life fits into a broader trend of artists. Putting out ‘stop-gap’ releases between major album projects. Drake described More Life…

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