Tuesday, August 11News For London

Music

Ed Sheeran quits all social media for a year, can you?

Music, ReportingWeek2, Social media
  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...
Country music grabs a new generation at C2C festival

Country music grabs a new generation at C2C festival

Culture, Music
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the O2 arena, proves that the idea that country music belongs to middle aged, Stetson-wearers doused in rhinestones is outdated.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: Why Britain’s biggest youth culture will never die

Mod: Why Britain’s biggest youth culture will never die

Culture, Fashion, Music
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
Female DJs spin just as well as the men

Female DJs spin just as well as the men

Culture, Music
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