Download 2014

Has Download lost its edge?

This post is more of an open question than a definitive piece, because I know there’s bigger and more knowledgeable metal-heads than me out there! I ask the question because, as the headliners for Download were being announced earlier this week, I couldn’t remember a weaker looking set of headliners for the UK’s premier ROCK […]

Is Spotify Bad For The Music Industry?

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks for Spotify, who have seen their music streaming service – and particularly its artist payment structure – come under intense scrutiny following Atoms For Peace’s decision to remove their songs from the service. Nigel Godrich, legendary Radiohead producer and Atoms For Peace member, started it all off by […]

Skrillex

The Best Ways To Listen To Live Music Online

The Internet has undoubtedly transformed the music industry and radically altered the way we consume music. From mp3’s and cloud storage to buying music streaming subscriptions, the way we interact with music has changed forever. While all that may be good for us ‘consumers’, it’s not been a barrel of laughs for industry types and […]

Salford Lads Club

The UK’s Most Iconic Music Sites to Visit

Have you been to High Green in search of the birthplace of the Arctic Monkeys, Burnage to find Mrs. Gallagher or enjoyed a pilgrimage to Bromley to find the inspiration of Bowie? For some of us, the place is as important as the music. But how many of these iconic places have you actually travelled […]