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We need to talk about Justin Timberlake’s “notes app apology”

Since its release, the internet has been gripped by The New York Times documentary, Framing Britney Spears, which details the rise, fall, and rise again of the iconic pop star. The viewer follows Britney’s journey as a young starlet on The Mickey Mouse Club, to a hyper-sexualised teeny bopper, to a shaven-head woman at her […]

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Science Technology

RIAA’s YouTube music crackdown: make it make sense

YouTube-DL is a piece of free, open-source software which you can use to download videos from the site. This was unpopular with the Record Industry Association of America (RIAA), which filed a successful takedown notice with GitHub, where the code is stored. They represent the people who create, record, mix and distribute 85 per cent […]

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Music

Women in Music: A celebration of greatness and call for respect

The Scottish Feminist Collective, a foundation created in September by feminist societies in universities across Scotland, have recently fronted an empowering campaign celebrating and supporting women in the music industry. It is unfortunately no secret that the music industry is a largely male-dominated environment in which people of marginalised groups face many hurdles when attempting […]

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Features

Sexism in the music industry: how far have we come?

Content warning: sexual harassment mention, sexual assault mention Last week rapper and hip-hop star Loyle Carner kicked a fan out of his concert at the University of East Anglia for shouting obscene, sexist remarks at his female support artist. Acts like these are not uncommon, especially within the music industry, but rarely do people speak […]