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When did music journalism stop wielding the axe?

When did music journalism stop wielding the axe? | Music Journalism | Scoop.it
In a destabilised music industry, negative criticism is out. But writers must resist the suppression of honest reviews, argues The Quietus's Luke Turner
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Interesting - but the view of the inkies is a little romanticised. Hatchet jobs could have financial repercussions -  even then
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Robert Hilburn On Being a Music Journalist - YouTube

In this clip from www.artisthousemusic.org - Robert Hilburn, music journalist for the LA Times, describes the job of a music journalist. Robert believes the ...
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NME: How a Music Magazine Took Indie into the Mainstream | NOISEY

NME: How a Music Magazine Took Indie into the Mainstream | NOISEY | Music Journalism | Scoop.it
From punk in the 70s, the indie explosion of the 00s, to Chris Moyles peeping out from underneath a bank worker’s train seat, NME Magazine has changed beyond recognition.
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Hot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of American Culture eBook: Alice Echols: Amazon.co.uk: Books

Hot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of American Culture eBook: Alice Echols: Amazon.co.uk: Books
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‘It was a classic case of naive creatives, not protecting what they’d got’

‘It was a classic case of naive creatives, not protecting what they’d got’ | Music Journalism | Scoop.it
Shindig!’s Jon Mills and Andy Morten on the perils of striking a magazine publishing deal without the proper paperwork
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Shindig magazine takeover and rebranding

Shindig magazine takeover and rebranding | Music Journalism | Scoop.it
There’s something going on that I feel I need to share with readers of this blog as it involves a magazine that I’m very fond of and, of late, have had dealings with. Shindig! is one of the only music magazines I regularly read, possibly the most informative about certain areas of music I’m particularly interested in, but also one that has recently been the subject of a sudden takeover by their publisher. A little history: Shindig! started out as a fanzine, edited by Jon ‘Mojo’ Mills and Andrew Morten, specialising in Psych, Garage, Beat, Powerpop, Soul and Folk. Volcano Publishing started working with them in 2007, initially publishing six times a year and getting them into record stores and newsagents, inc. WH Smiths. The mag then went monthly and, despite heavily focusing on 60s and 70s artists, also embraced the new and covered many new bands making music in these styles which is what initially drew me to it in 2013 when they featured Broadcast, Ghost Box, Giallo soundtracks and more. Earlier this week news started to filter out that the next issue (original cover above) had been doctored by the publisher without the editor’s consent and rebranded as ‘Kaleidoscope’ (incorporating Shindig!). Relations between the mag and the publisher had been rocky for some time and things had come to a head to the effect that Volcano Publishing had taken control of the mag, re-titling it as they don’t own the name Shindig!, cutting off email addresses and re-routing Shindig’s website address to their new ‘Kaleidoscope’ pages. See ...Read more…
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The small part of me that worked in publishing gets this... the larger part of me that believes in editorial teams should be involved in major decisions like this. Especially if they founded the magazine in the first place. It's all a bit like football management

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A bluffer’s guide to reviewing live shows

A bluffer’s guide to reviewing live shows | Music Journalism | Scoop.it
Make your reader feel special.
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Richard Goldstein's 'Another Little Piece of My Heart' recalls '60s

Richard Goldstein's 'Another Little Piece of My Heart' recalls '60s | Music Journalism | Scoop.it
For Richard Goldstein, one of the earliest practitioners in the burgeoning field that would come to be known as rock criticism, writing about music was a lifeline. Fresh out of Columbia University's journalism school in 1966, the utopian energies of rock provided a window through which he could glimpse a very different kind of future being born. And he recognized instinctively that this new music required a new kind of writing to comprehend it. So he invented it.
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Did rock critcism really start in the US?

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How Rap Genius and explainer sites are killing music journalism

How Rap Genius and explainer sites are killing music journalism | Music Journalism | Scoop.it
“"RapGenius.com is white devil sophistry / Urban Dictionary is for demons with college degrees" - Kool AD, "Middle of the Cake" Last year, jazz critic and music historian Ted Gioia wrote a widely-re...”
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Creative industries worth to UK economy reaches record high

Creative industries worth to UK economy reaches record high | Music Journalism | Scoop.it
Music, film, TV, video games and books now worth £76.9bn per year or £8.8m per hour

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Paul Morley: ‘Pop belongs to the last century. Classical music is more relevant to the future’

Paul Morley: ‘Pop belongs to the last century. Classical music is more relevant to the future’ | Music Journalism | Scoop.it
For years, rock critic Paul Morley viewed classical music as a pompous art form of the past. So why does the former NME writer now believe it is so revolutionary?
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Consumer Insights: The Music Experience in 2014 - Viacom Corporate

Consumer Insights: The Music Experience in 2014 - Viacom Corporate | Music Journalism | Scoop.it
Today, music is as emotionally relevant as ever – and consumers have a myriad of ways to experience it, from streaming and downloading to live concerts and more. Thanks to social media, fans also have unprecedented access to their favorite artists.
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Some interesting insight into music consumption which does if course have direct links to how we approach music journalism
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Can Pete Paphides outdo Spotify's Discover Weekly?

Can Pete Paphides outdo Spotify's Discover Weekly? | Music Journalism | Scoop.it
Curators v computers: music journalist Pete Paphides goes head to head with Spotify’s Discover Weekly feature in a bid to beat its algorithm and nail a music lover’s taste
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Music blogs | How to edit music criticism | COLLAPSE BOARD

Music blogs | How to edit music criticism | COLLAPSE BOARD | Music Journalism | Scoop.it
Top U.S. music critic Scott Creney offers some pungent advice on How To Be A Music Critic
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What did Pitchfork get right when most music magazines are losing sales? | Media | The Guardian

What did Pitchfork get right when most music magazines are losing sales? | Media | The Guardian | Music Journalism | Scoop.it
The US indie website, bought this week by the publisher of Vogue, continues growing as the NME goes free, and Q and Mojo’s print circulations slide
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The World Needs Female Rock Critics - The New Yorker

The World Needs Female Rock Critics - The New Yorker | Music Journalism | Scoop.it

en sayRock music has rarely offered women the same tangible promise of social rebellion and sexual freedom that it has given men—though plenty of women, myself included, have tried all the same to find those liberties in it.

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Been saying this for years... the world also needs a less masculine language through which music critics express themselves

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Did Pitchfork Kill the Rock Critic? The changing landscape of music journalism

Did Pitchfork Kill the Rock Critic? The changing landscape of music journalism | Music Journalism | Scoop.it
By Alex Baumgardner

If Horatio Alger had read the Pitchfork story, he might have dropped to his knees and wept.
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Perspective: Simon Price - Crack Magazine

Perspective: Simon Price - Crack Magazine | Music Journalism | Scoop.it
Simon Price is one of the most respected (and loathed) music critics in the UK.
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Don't think Simon is loathed... some interesting points here though

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Word Up! 2015: Why Music Criticism Matters - YouTube

With panellists Alexis Petridis (Head Music Critic, The Guardian), Michael Cragg (Features Editor, Popjustice) Mike Diver (Online Editor, Clash, SSU), Dom La...
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NME denies reports that it will go free after slump in sales - The Independent

NME denies reports that it will go free after slump in sales - The Independent | Music Journalism | Scoop.it
Venerable music magazine NME has denied reports that it is to become a free publication, after its sales crashed to a record low.
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Music Criticism Has Degenerated Into Lifestyle Reporting

Music Criticism Has Degenerated Into Lifestyle Reporting | Music Journalism | Scoop.it
In the new paradigm, artists generate coverage by their clothes, hook-ups, and run-ins with the law. What happened to the music?
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Pop Music Critic Leaves The New Yorker to Annotate Lyrics for a Start-Up

Pop Music Critic Leaves The New Yorker to Annotate Lyrics for a Start-Up | Music Journalism | Scoop.it
Sasha Frere-Jones will be an executive editor at Genius, a website founded on the idea of annotating rap lyrics that is mounting an ambitious expansion.
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The Quietus | Opinion | Black Sky Thinking | How The Baby Boomers Stole Music With Myths Of A Golden Age

The Quietus | Opinion | Black Sky Thinking | How The Baby Boomers Stole Music With Myths Of A Golden Age | Music Journalism | Scoop.it
In an extract from the Quietus' new eBook, Luke Turner despairs of John Lennon tooth cloning and the cultural stranglehold the baby boomer generation have over culture and the media...
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Consumer Insights: The Music Experience in 2014 - Viacom Corporate

Consumer Insights: The Music Experience in 2014 - Viacom Corporate | Music Journalism | Scoop.it
Today, music is as emotionally relevant as ever – and consumers have a myriad of ways to experience it, from streaming and downloading to live concerts and more. Thanks to social media, fans also have unprecedented access to their favorite artists.
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Some interesting insight into music consumption which does if course have direct links to how we approach music journalism
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