Entertainment

clunkydoodles – Made in Clerkenwell

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor “It all began as an inspired accident”, says Duncan James,  a designer for a leading Clerkenwell-based advertising agency. “Doodling is a creative sanctuary for all graphic artists, but during one particularly tedious client briefing, something fascinating started to happen. A cartoon character, began to emerge from my idle scribbling.” From that day on clunkydoodles was born, out of sheer boredom. After months of development Duncan posted his results on Instagram and the response was overwhelming,...

Cost of booking your favourite band

From Neon Nettle  Have you ever wondered what a private party with 50 Cent might cost, or perhaps a bash with Bruce Springsteen? A leaked list from a popular booking agency has revealed artist rates suggested by agents per-show, with acts from $1,000 to over $1 million a gig exposed. The prices are not carved in stone of course and are very much dependent on how high profile a gig is and the type of venue being used, but it gives a good indication...

Lake Street Dive at Bush Hall

By Harry Bedford  These days beats are generated on computers, voices are manipulated out of recognition and records end up sounding somewhat mundane. So I cannot tell you how refreshing it was to walk into Bush Hall in Shepherds Bush on a warm Thursday evening in May to hear Lake Street Dive perform. Lake Street Dive, LSD if you will, are a four piece jazz-soul-pop band from the east coast of America. Self-described as 'Motown and Beatles having a party',...

Fashion Icons from the Past Five Decades in Music

By Charlotte Stringer For some it's their first foray into fashion-territory, seeing their music icon express themselves like only a pop star could, in the most bizarre outfits imaginable. But these are the images that shape our youth and stay with us long into adulthood; that's why the guys at fashion start-up STYLIGHT have taken the time to compile the ultimate list of the top music fashion icons from the past five decades. The countdown ranges from ABBA's bizarre creations...

Fashion Icons from the Past Five Decades in Music

By Charlotte Stringer For some it's their first foray into fashion-territory, seeing their music icon express themselves like only a pop star could, in the most bizarre outfits imaginable. But these are the images that shape our youth and stay with us long into adulthood; that's why the guys at fashion start-up STYLIGHT have taken the time to compile the ultimate list of the top music fashion icons from the past five decades. The countdown ranges from ABBA's bizarre creations...

The Future for Digital Music

Phil Smith Founder http://www.soundtracktoyour.com It’s remarkable to consider what has happened to the business of music. From Apple reportedly buying Superstar Rapper, Dr Dre’s Beats, Headphone Company for $3.2Bn, to Lily Allen making mention of earning a very modest £8,000 for the John Lewis single ‘Somewhere Only We Know’. To news that artists like Rihanna earn huge sums of money for personal appearances and endorsements, - it’s rumoured that to get the divine Bajan chanteuse to appear at a fashion...

Giants of Monte Prama

By Luca Foschi, Foschiluca.com It all began with the most classic features of archaeological fairy tales. Two honest ploughmen, Sisinnio Poddi and Battista Meli, were preparing the sowing in the surroundings of Monte Prama, a small and gentle town of west Sardinia in March 1974. Like most years the allotment was leased from the catholic Brotherhood of Santo Rosario. Each year the plowshare drew white fragments of stone on the barren, sandy surface, the odd stone disappearing from the pile...

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