George Ezra to play one-off gig in aid of mental health charity ‘Mind’

George Ezra to play one-off gig in aid of mental health charity ‘Mind’

George Ezra has stated that he will dedicate a performance in aid of the mental health charity ‘Mind’, at London’s Union Chapel in December. The British born 24-year-old singer/songwriter has announced that there will be a slew of special guests to accompany him on stage. He has been amassing donations from fans since a tour earlier on in 2017 and Ezra was pleasantly surprised at the amount collected at each show. With such a positive…

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Ed Sheeran returns to stage following bicycle accident

Ed Sheeran returns to stage following bicycle accident

Ed Sheeran returned to the stage in Singapore over the weekend (11-12 Nov 2017) following what he described as a “depressing” six-week touring break“ due to his bicycle accident. The singer was forced to stop his worldwide tour after he suffered fractures in his right wrist and left elbow by falling off his bike in October. A string of dates on the Asian leg of the Tour had to be cancelled and rescheduled for April…

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Stars including Ed Sheeran and Lorde are selling their shoes in the name of charity

Stars including Ed Sheeran and Lorde are selling their shoes in the name of charity

Small Steps Project is a UK non-profit organisation that provides emergency aid to people living on landfills and dump environments and makes documentary films and organises campaigns, such as Celebrity Shoe Auctions, to increase awareness and raise funds for this tragic global situation that is often overlooked. The organization will benefit from an auction set up by Charity Stars who aim to “dream big and create greater change for causes worldwide”. Ed Sheeran and Lorde…

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Taryn Southern and artificial intelligence

Taryn Southern and artificial intelligence

American YouTube personality and digital strategist, Taryn Southern, has made headlines after releasing a song that was created with the assistance of artificial intelligence software, called ‘Al’. The song is titled ‘Break Free’ and was formed in collaboration with an algorithm that helped produce the backing track and video art. The 31-year-old programmed the settings for the song’s tempo, instrumentation and mood on her laptop and the result was a moody ballad filled with a…

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New Flats threaten Bristol’s Thekla music venue

New Flats threaten Bristol’s Thekla music venue

The developments of new flats are putting the future of Bristol’s iconic music venue ‘The Thekla’ under question. News comes after a string of noise complaints from local residents that are breaching the terms of the building’s license. The proposed development consists of a 183 capacity car park and 4816 square metres worth of office space. The bid will see the promotion of trendy homes and stylish business, while a legendary nightclub that has been…

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Sainsbury’s is setting up a record label

Sainsbury’s is setting up a record label

The steady resurgence of the vinyl has been a quietly growing phenomenon, which has been occurring in the depths of the UK music scene for some years now.  The commercial profit that can be made by selling albums across the country is huge. Vinyl sales increased by a staggering 37.6 % in the first half of this year in the United Kingdom.  With no indication of a drop in these numbers, it makes complete sense…

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Beyoncé to star in Lion King Remake

Beyoncé to star in Lion King Remake

Pop star Beyoncé is set to star in the remake of the Disney classic ‘Lion King’, which is being anticipated for 2019. The original animation was released by Walt Disney Pictures in 1994. The new version was conceived as a way to compile a gifted cast to rejuvenate a classic story and bring it to life for a modern audience. This vision explains the other featured voices of famous comedians and actors of the likes…

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UK’s £4.5 billion music industry is under threat from touts

UK’s £4.5 billion music industry is under threat from touts

Ticket touting has become a major problem for the UK’s music industry, which comprises 142, 000 jobs, in accordance to UK Music.  Instead of cash going directly to the fans favourite acts, large quantities are being handed over to so-called ‘touts’, who often charge preposterous ticket mark-ups for ‘sold out tickets’.  The resale prices of these tickets have sullied the experience of fans up and down the country. The scale of the issue is evidenced…

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Wiley bounces new album Godfather II

Wiley bounces new album Godfather II

Wiley has declared the release of his twelfth studio album, titled ‘Godfather II’, which is set to hit stores and streaming services from February 16th, 2018. The news comes after a spout of media appearances and the uploading of snippets of some of his lines on Instagram. The name of his new release is a fitting ode to his reputation within the grime community. ‘Eskiboy’ is often dubbed ‘the godfather of grime’, as he helped…

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N.E.R.D make music comeback with Rihanna collaboration

N.E.R.D make music comeback with Rihanna collaboration

N.E.R.D have asserted themselves back onto the popular stage with their comeback chart single ‘Lemon’, which features an ever present Rihanna.  The American funk rock band have been quiet over the last couple of years, with lead member Pharrell William’s solo hits ‘Blurred Lines’, ‘Get Lucky’ and ‘Happy’, largely overshadowing rumours of the collective’s upcoming works. N.E.R.D have certainly come a long way since their acclaimed ‘Fly or Die’ album days. Back in the early…

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