It’s January 2017 and Reading & Leeds Festival have announced their line up for this year. After a backlash from the previous years, the ratio of men to women represented currently stands at just one female on the line up compared to fifty seven men. Equality in music has never […]

We need some more girls in here…



In 2016, sales of vinyl reached a twenty-five year high as well as old school tapes and CDs beginning to make a major comeback. As the physical market finds some stability once again, running parallel, streaming has rocketed 500% since 2013 with 45 billion streams in 2016. With the growth […]

Heading upstream



“If one more label try to stop me…” ~ Chance The Rapper The internet changed music forever. Almost overnight, the industry lost secure physical record sales to illegal downloads and online sharing platforms. The old model was changing and rapidly. Major Record labels sunk money in to projects that didn’t […]

The DIY Generation: The rise of the independent artist



  Seven essential steps every independent artist needs to know before releasing their music to the world 2016 has seen the rise of the independent artist with everyone from Frank Ocean, Chance The Rapper to Skepta, building their own empires and creating chart-making moves. You’re sat in the studio, you […]

“Started from the bottom now we’re here…”



Carly Wilford is a DJ and Presenter and creator of IAmMusic & bass collective SISTER. She manages artists and has helped to break some of the musicians that you hear in the charts today. 2016 saw some fundamental shifts in the music industry, one of the biggest being a groundswell towards artists choosing independence over […]

FreshTips from FreshTunes: Ones to Watch 2017