Multi-award-winning musician Adele has released a statement distancing herself from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s political campaign. The statement comes after her hit song ‘Rolling In The Deep’ was played at several of his campaign rallies. “Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning,” the artist’s spokesperson told the Independent. The American politician is reportedly a fan of the 27-year-old singer and has watched her perform live at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Adele is also believed to have released a statement in 2011, declaring herself a “labour girl”, thereby putting to rest any speculations about her political affiliations. It is not the first time an artist has requested the US Presidential front
Although Ed Sheeran's social media 'switch off' may have most teenagers staring at their screens in despair, the singer could well be ahead of the game when it comes to being happy. It takes a brave man to shun 16 million Twitter followers and 5.5 million subscribers on Instagram. But Ed Sheeran's announcement that he was taking a break from “seeing the world through a screen”, could ultimately make him a lot happier, according to vitality and motivation podcaster Tony Wrighton. For the last three years, Wrighton, who is also a Sky Sports presenter, has been taking a break from his mobile and computer for at least two hours a day. The results for energy and happiness levels have been significant. "All the things we love the most in life don't involve screens, whether that's chat
The future of ITV talent show The X Factor is unclear after the series attracted its lowest ever finale viewing figures last night. (Picture courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) Yesterday’s final, the series’ twelfth, attracted under half of the 17.2 million viewers who tuned in to watch the finale in 2010, and a million fewer than last year. Jake Kanter, news editor at Broadcast magazine, said the future of the show was uncertain after 2016, when ITV’s licence for the show expires. “ITV has just poached The Voice from the BBC, so it will have two high-profile singing competitions, and there might not be room for both. “This hasn't been a great series - ratings have been very poor. They've had fantastic talent - Louisa [Johnson] is a very good winner - but the series has been b
Ed Sheeran reveals in an Instagram post he is quitting all social media for a year and will use the time to travel and see the world. His decision attracted international attention and all multimedia platforms instantly became buzzing with it. The post came late last night and received a 503k likes and 14k shares instantly and over 42k comments since. In the post Ed Sheeran claimed that he wished to see the world "through his own eyes". The British singer who dropped out of school at the age of 16 to pursue his dream of being a musician attracted the attention of Elton John Jamie Foxx for the first time in 2011 with his independent project No.5 Collaborations. After signing with Asylum Records he became an international star. Judging from his quick raise to fame and...
The abundance of youthful faces at the Country to Country festival shows that the future of country music could well lie with its audience. Reporter Steff Humm Conjure up an image of a stereotypical country music fan and you probably don’t think of English twenty-somethings, tweens and children gleefully crowding round a stage to bop along to songs of whiskey and heartbreak. The annual Country to Country (C2C) music festival, which attracted 50,000 people to the O2 arena, proves that the idea that country music belongs to middle aged, Stetson-wearers doused in rhinestones is outdated. Instead, the genre has evolved to encompass all age groups, from those that remember the days of Hank Williams to the generation too young to watch Miley Cyrus videos. Music manager Peter Christoph
Mod style proves it is still going strong. From its inception in the late 50s, to a reinvention by Liam Gallagher sixty years later, today The Mod Journalist met English historian, writer and Mod Richard Weight to discuss his new book. By Cynthia Gregoire @modjournalist. Sub editor: Kait Borsay @kaitborsay British author and historian Richard Weight hosted a panel discussion at the launch of his new book Mod: From Bebop to Britpop at Pretty Green’s Carnaby Street store in central London. People all over the world recognise Brits by the Mod look, but why is it still relevant over 60 years later? Listen here as Richard talks about what Mod style means to him. The book launch and after-party at Gibson Guitar Lounge was part of Pretty Green’s March of the Mods themed col
Kelly Sylvia is one of a few successful female DJs working in London. The co-founder of the online magazine Shejay says that despite the fact there are only a small number of women DJs on the scene, London provides support for those seeking to get into the business. By Jipsa George Sub editor : Edward Lauder “It’s always been a very welcoming place for me and my peers because it really champions the music – no matter who is playing it. It’s always been about the music in the UK,” says Kelly. DJ-ing, once considered to be a boy's only zone, has changed in the recent years with a number of talented DJs and producers emerging in the industry. A survey published in 2010 show that while there is plenty of female artists, the majority (66 per cent) of the people working behind the scen