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The Cult of Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift and her die-hard fans: where does the infatuation come from? Taylor Swift has been a household name for over a decade, but her popularity has exploded in recent…

All publicity is good publicity…? Controversy in music

The new release from Drake and SZA, ‘Slime You Out’ has captured public attention – but not for the music. Controversy began prior to its release, when Drake teased the…

How can the music industry help climate change? 

Considering the music industry’s renowned negative impact on the environment from touring-artists to energy-consuming festivals, this feels like a somewhat oxymoronic question, yet a group of DJs passionate about offsetting…

Why I Hate Lewis Capaldi

I googled, ‘photos pop stars naked’, last week because I’m trying to quit porn. I forgot to gender the subject of the sentence and an image of Lewis Capaldi in…

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.…

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…

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.…

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…