Wednesday, July 17The Voice of London

Music

Bringing back sound and soul with streaming

Entertainment, Music
Words: Demi Bailey-Paul | Subbing: Bernadette Galbraith SoundCloud has established itself as a place where artists can escape the mainstream and create their own independent content without being confined to fit one rigid genre. Has this streaming service allowed British Soul music to break onto the scene and re-emerge again? With the likes of Sade being one of the first prominent R&B/Soul musicians to introduce the world to the British side of soul music, who paved the way for the likes of Emeli Sande and Lianne La Havas who also made their mark on the British music scene with their innovative sound of soft harmonies and meaningful lyrics. Their unique British spin was what set them apart from the mainstream American soul music. As they manifested into their music, their experiences...

Institutionalised sexism in the music industry: Are we taking the right approach?

Entertainment, Music
Words: Bernadette Galbraith | Subbing: Kiera Chapman It's time to start asking questions. Questions like 'where are all the female sound engineers?' And 'why can't more women dress for themselves, not someone else?' A recent Guardian analysis revealed that more than two-thirds of live music acts performing in the UK tonight will feature no women on stage. This statistic comes at a time when women continue to fight for gender equality in a range of forms and whilst this is not a shocking revelation, we are still talking about the issue. It begs the question: are the right tactics being implemented to banish the gender gap in music, once and for all? The music industry holds an extremely prominent and influential place amongst the younger generation, making it vital that both genders ar...
Stormzy and J-Hus Win Big At GRM Daily Award Show

Stormzy and J-Hus Win Big At GRM Daily Award Show

Entertainment, Music, Uncategorized
Words: Bella Dawe | Subbing: Sal Fasone Both Londoner's took home well-deserved titles this year at the third annual GRM Daily Rated awards After walking down the 'yellow' carpet at the Roundhouse, Camden last night, both Stormzy and J-Hus received two awards at the ceremony which celebrated grime music. Each awards been voted for by the public online apart from Best Artist, Get Rated and the Legacy award, which were decided by an industry panel. Stormzy walked away with the most coveted awards of the evening: 'Artist of the Year' and 'Best Video' for Big For Your Boots. Both of these victories were somewhat predictable seeing as his debut album reached U.K. number one this year making it the first independently released grime album to ever top the charts. However, the Gang Signs and
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