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‘This is London!’ Top Moments At The MTV EMAs

‘This is London!’ Top Moments At The MTV EMAs

#breakingnews, Culture, Entertainment, Music
Eminem was performing in a pub, stage invaders took over French Montana and Swae Lee's set and Stormzy got stuck in the ladies toilets. The MTV European Awards was last night, Sunday night Nov. 12, held at the Wembley Arena, London. Hostess with the mostess, West London bred Rita Ora, 26, bought the London vibes to the music awards. https://twitter.com/OhSoLaurs/status/929887308840660993 Her 13 eye-catching outfits and tragic hair changes made the show. There were many other moments that took the spotlight away from the singer's hosting skills. Check out the top 10 moments from music's biggest night celebrating London. 1. Stormzy sending an SOS snap after being trapped in the ladies toilets. 2. Rita Ora came to the red carpet in her dressing robe and a head tow
Spotify to sell more than music

Spotify to sell more than music

#breakingnews, Breaking News, LifeStyle, Music, Social media, Tech startups
From today Spotify sells more than just music and related official merchandise. Users who visit the service to stream tracks by US singer songwriter Maggie Lindemann, will now be offered the chance to buy the same make-up she wears. Cosmetics company Pat McGrath Labs teamed up with the music streaming app in what Spotify plans to be the first of many e-commerce collaborations.  Details for the products will appear in the same area where music lovers can buy gig tickets and band T-shirts. Lindemann has 7.5 million monthly listeners. The campaign coincides with the release of Lindemann’s new single, Obsessed. Spotify is a private company that was set up in 2006. Eleven years later, under pressure in a crowded environment for digital media platforms (Google owns YouTube, Facebook own

Lost music and film history- Where has the memorabilia gone?

Art, Audio, Blogs, Culture, LifeStyle, Media, Opinion, trends, TV, What's Hot
    Silently sitting in Mariah Carey’s penthouse, Marilyn Monroe’s white piano is locked away from the world. Sold at a private Christies auction in 1999, it is unclear If the public will ever be able to view it again. Private auctions of personal collections including that of Marilyn Monroe’s and more recently Audrey Hepburn’s raise an important question, Is the sale of personal memorabilia threatening the loss of music and film history forever? Auction houses are cashing in, generating profits boasting far higher than their estimates as private buyers attempt to invest and own a part of history. Christie's recent auction of Audrey Hepburn’s personal collection saw her Burberry trench coat circa 1980’s sold for £68,500. A far cry from the £9000 it was estimated a
The Thrill Of It All: Album Review

The Thrill Of It All: Album Review

Culture, Listen, Music
Sam Smith bares his soul in his second album The Thrill of it all following 2014’s success In The Lonely Hour and his singing debut in Disclosure’s 2012 Money On My Mind hit! Sam is no stranger to soul, pop and even gospel so we expected nothing less from this album. It is even deeper than In The Lonely Hour and that was deep. The album jumps right into Too good at Goodbyes which was the first single to be released from the album and its success paved the way for the upcoming album. The soul-infused track is a piano-led song with harmonious sings from a backing choir as well as Smith’s own poignant voice. It takes you to church and then back to skipping down the road when the beat kicks in. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bag6R4_lruy/?hl=en&taken-by=samsmithworld Some may say S
5 gig venues to check out while waiting for Fabric to reopen

5 gig venues to check out while waiting for Fabric to reopen

Culture, Music, ReportingWeek1
It’s been a good month for live music in London. Last week beloved Islington nightclub Fabric announced it would reopen in January, proving to city councils everywhere that London’s music scene is important as ever. After a petition with more than 150,000 signatures, an outpouring of industry support, and a fierce council fight, the iconic club was given the greenlight to reopen following the sudden closure due to drug-related deaths. Following suit, live music venue The Good Ship in Brent was granted the right to renew their 3am late license, while the folks behind Finsbury Park’s Silver Bullet, which closed down in June, are now holding monthly club nights at different pubs across the city. At the core of these battles are music fans. Their support and passion have been instrument
London’s famous club Fabric to reopen after battle with drugs

London’s famous club Fabric to reopen after battle with drugs

Culture, Music, ReportingWeek1, Student
Music, hypnotising atmosphere, imperfect friends, and of course, drugs. These are the main components of a checklist for party animals. London has been a party hub for many decades. Its many clubs and bars attract anyone of the legal age. But what is the dark side to it all? Drugs. Lots of drugs. But maybe not for that much longer: London’s most famous electronic dance club Fabric was shut down due to the deaths of two 19 year olds. Cause? Ecstasy. A shock wave followed the clubs’ followers and music lovers across the UK. After several petitions, online campaigns and letters, the club is reopening its alluring doors to Londoners once again. It took Fabric a 155 page document consisting of 32 new conditions to convince the court and Islington council to reopen. The rules include banning
Are London Street buskers being ‘criminalised’?

Are London Street buskers being ‘criminalised’?

Art, Film, Music, musicians, Uncategorized
The streets of London are a stage to all aspiring musicians. However, with the recent introductory of busking licences in Camden a concern for the future of busking has emerged. Isn't it amazing how the streets of London curate symphonies with melodies, sounds and voices of different musicians? For years London has been a hub for the live music scene. Famous artists such as Ed Sheeran and Robin Williams are amongst those who started off their careers as buskers. So, be aware, next time you walk past a busker. They may be the very next star. However recently Camden council fined Beatboxer Fredy Garcia £1000 for busking without a license. Camden Town, well known for it's musicality has been criticised for it's controversial busking regulations. Street musician Jonnie Walker,

Is Dancehall music to blame for the surge in young men bleaching?

Culture, Fashion, Health, Music, Opinion, Social media
Would you do anything to be beautiful? Some people are killing themselves in the pursuit of lighter skin and using skin bleaching products. A trend for young men to whiten their skin is emerging. But, why?   It seems lately more Dancehall artists are singing about wanting to have lighter skin.     There appears to be a growing trend for young men in London from Afro-Caribbean, African, Asian and mixed-race backgrounds to bleach their skin. These Londoners are going to extremes to lighten their skin, risking their health using banned toxic lotions, gulping down dangerous whitening pills and washing with caustic soap. Certain East London shops are currently facing a £20,000 fine for being caught selling toxic skin lightening cosmetics.    
More diversity in 2017, promises Brit Awards chairman

More diversity in 2017, promises Brit Awards chairman

Culture, Listen, Music, Social media, Watch
Next year’s edition of the Brit Awards will see more black and ethnic representation, Brits chairman Ged Doherty has said. Last week’s event received widespread criticism for failing to give black music its due recognition and for ignoring the achievements of black artists. The controversy even led to creation of the Oscar-style hashtag #BritsSoWhite, which was soon trending on social media. Great to chat to @Trelowe & @bignarstie about #BritsSoWhite on @5_News To.... https://t.co/Hpn7CllkU3 pic.twitter.com/peSTMgwgkr — Matt Barbet (@MattBarbet) 24 February 2016 Responding to the controversy, Doherty has written an open letter to the Guardian, in which he has promised to change the makeup of the 1,100-strong voting academy. At present, he suspects “ it is largely white an
Biggest ever changes to Eurovision Song Contest’s voting

Biggest ever changes to Eurovision Song Contest’s voting

Culture, Music, News
This year’s Eurovision Song Contest will have new voting rules, the organiser announced on Thursday. Instead of combining jury votes in one go, votes will be split, with each country being awarded a set of points separately, in the up-coming contest. Then, public votes will be tallied, and the score of each song will be calculated and announced at the very end. A video explainer of how the new voting system will work. This is the biggest change to the voting in the Eurovision Song Contest since 1975. The same voting system will be used in the semi-finals as well. “All competitions are enhanced by creating a dramatic finish.” Eurovision Song Contest Producer, Christer Björkman, said. For several years, the audience has known the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest