Misogyny in the Music Industry: Tired Discussions for Needed Change

Elizabeth Scarlett

'We can’t change the past, but we can change the narrative for the future': Meet the people tackling misogyny in music...

WitchTok: The Rise of Contemporary Witchcraft

Elizabeth Scarlett

(Film)

Witchcraft, a once illegal and arguably still highly taboo practice, is rising in popularity, thanks to the video sharing app TikTok. Billions of users on the platform are using the hashtag WitchTok to share information about their practice and learn from others...

The Sounds of Samhain: A Brief History of Occultism within Rock and Heavy Metal

Spitlists

Drugs, sex, rebellious music; a definitive cocktail we all know as being the lifeblood of rock ‘n roll, or perhaps, a devilish triad in which leads partakers down the same path as the man himself. The Devil, in his many forms, has been a concrete figure looming over society from...

Life after lockdown at The Boileroom

Elizabeth Scarlett

(Film)

It’s been over three months since the UK’s Freedom Day on July 19, where music venues across the country finally got to open their doors to the public, and bring live music back to those who have truly missed it. Of course, the Coronavirus pandemic...

Calling of the Kooks: The World Fan Convention Determined To Keep David Bowie's Legacy Alive

Elizabeth Scarlett

Starting from June 17, over the 50th anniversary weekend of the release of the revered 1972 album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Liverpool is to host the very first David Bowie World Fan Convention.

TikTok: the app revolutionising rock music into a new digital age

Elizabeth Scarlett

TikTok, the social and creative media platform, is having a monumental effect on the music industry. New data reveals that thanks to the app, rock music is now reaching new heights of popularity...

Record Store Day: Birmingham's Top 3 Stores

The Academy of

Contemporary 

Music

If you’re a keen record collector, you’ll know that there is truly nothing better than sifting through the dusty haze of vintage albums at your local record store, or even, waiting at its doors for that extra special new release. From modern artists such as Billie Eilish...

A masterclass with Rews: surviving the music industry and silencing sexism 

The Academy of

Contemporary 

Music

Incorporating the same heart-rattling riff-heavy, guitar/drum duo dynamic as Royal Blood and Deep Valley, the alt-rock pair Rews have made their way into The Academy of Contemporary Music’s glitter-glossed doors...

Performance anxiety at ACM: a workshop for your wellbeing

The Academy of

Contemporary 

Music

Feeling jittery before a show is common ground for any musician. Even the most experienced of performers may be seen frantically wiping their sweaty palms or doing some sort of pre-show ritual to ensure a smooth performance. However sometimes, these feelings can turn into something a lot harder to manage...

How to copyright your music

The Academy of

Contemporary 

Music

You might think that copyrighting your music would be a complicated process, involving legal contracts, people in powdered wigs, ownership fees and unknown technicalities. However, fear not – UK copyright laws are already working to protect your music...