Rihanna has requested that Theresa May makes girls’ education a priority

Rihanna has requested that Theresa May makes girls’ education a priority

Rihanna tweeted the British Prime Minister Theresa May encouraging the British Government to start spending £380m towards schooling in some of the world’s poorest countries. The international superstar called on the Prime Minister and International Development Secretary, Penny Mordaunt, to prioritise girls’ education with a historic funding pledge. Rihanna is an ambassador for the organisation Global Partnership for Education (GPE), which raises funds for improve education in 65 developing nations. Rihanna reached out to a…

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Drake surprises a Miami student with a $50k scholarship

Drake surprises a Miami student with a $50k scholarship

Three-time Grammy award winner Drake recently read an essay from Miami student, Destiny Paris James, which lead to him to showing up at her door with a $50,000 cheque. The young woman thought she was leaving her house to help make a video in order to gain donations for her university, instead she was met by Drake and a giant cheque. The 20-year-old wrote on instagram: @_destinyparis: This happened today. I applied to scholarships last…

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There’s a petition to banish Alex Turner’s beard

There’s a petition to banish Alex Turner’s beard

Pop idols and rock ‘n’ roll stars are notorious for their outlandish behaviour and wacky antics, whether it be Michael Jackson dangling an infant over a balcony, Liam Gallagher attempting to fight a journalist or The Sex Pistols berating Bill Grundy on his own TV show. That being said, it is bizarre that something as innocuous as growing a beard has caught the attention of thousands of irritated music fans – so irritated, in fact,…

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Bestival headliners announced

Bestival headliners announced

The vibrant and artistic Bestival has seen its fair share of talent since its foundation in 2004, with the likes of Massive Attack, Elton John and Kraftwerk all filling headline slots. 2018’s headliners have recently been announced – London Grammar and M.I.A. will join Jorja Smith as the three main acts, with a fourth yet to be confirmed. Other artists to play between the 2nd and 5th of August include a mix of contemporary and…

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Transatlantic Sessions – Live at Royal Festival Hall.

Transatlantic Sessions – Live at Royal Festival Hall.

From love gone wrong, to Merle Haggard Tribute- Highlights from Transatlantic Sessions 2018! From love gone wrong, to Merle Haggard Tribute Transatlantic Sessions yet again did not disappoint with their 9th year run as a touring folk express at Southbank, Royal Festival Hall. Each year, the event has an 8-day run around the UK and Ireland celebrating the history of folk music and the legacy it has bought up throughout the years with the finest…

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“Godfather of Grime” Wiley awarded MBE

“Godfather of Grime” Wiley awarded MBE

Godfather of grime Wiley, has been awarded an MBE. The MC, otherwise known as Richard Cowie has been acknowledged for his service to UK music in Her Majesty the Queen’s New Year Honours List. This win has come a at very significant time for Wiley who dropped two studio albums in 2017, God Father and God Father II, as well as his autobiography titled “EskiBoy” which has been described as the bible of grime. According…

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Professor Green films removal of ‘anti-homeless’ bench bars

Professor Green films removal of ‘anti-homeless’ bench bars

Rapper Professor Green, 34, real name Stephen Manderson, has posted a video showing the removal of an “anti-homeless” bar fitted to a public bench in Bournemouth. The musician had branded the devices, in Bournemouth, an attempt to make homelessness “invisible”. In the video, which was posted live last Thursday afternoon, Green said: “We are taking something really negative and making something more positive.” Footage posted on his Instagram account shows a man replacing one of…

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Smashing Pumpkins Are Officially Back in The Studio with Rick Rubin!

Smashing Pumpkins Are Officially Back in The Studio with Rick Rubin!

After few hints on social media, Jimmy Chamberlin drummer of Smashing Pumpkins officially confirmed the band are back in the studio with a brand new album to record with Def Jam founder Rick Rubin. This came after a few hints set out in previous social media posts by the band. This isn’t the first time the band had first worked with Rubin. In 1997 Rubin produced Pumpkins “Adore” sessions, likewise to its reissue in 2014….

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We Need More Songs, Not Hooks

We Need More Songs, Not Hooks

Quincy Jones appears to be no fan of Taylor Swift!  In an intimate interview with GQ magazine the legendary producer shared his remarkable career in the music industry, childhood, discovering and partying with both Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles and the state of music today. In a titled interview with GQ “Quincy Jones Has A Story About That” The 84 year old got candid about his rough childhood living in the south side of Chicago…

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Top Tips for Musicians 2018 | Best Tips from the Music Industry

Top Tips for Musicians 2018 | Best Tips from the Music Industry

Ask two people about the state of the music industry and you’ll get three answers. It’s certainly true that music has faced some real challenges with the rise of the internet, but it hasn’t all been a disaster! Far more people are producing and composing music than ever before, collectively pushing music and sound design to the fringes of artistic expression. The internet, whilst the nightmare of the large record companies has provided a launching pad for countless bands that were swept…

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