how do you crack the mainstream without selling out?
While JME and Skepta are repping a statement of independence and holding middle fingers up to the money-men, people are accusing Jamie XX of trading in credibility for corporate big bucks. When exactly do you get the label “sell out”?
the power of the love song
Music can move us as much as an “I love you”. Sam Wolfson investigates the almighty power of the love song, from Amy Winehouse to Carly Simon and Karen O...
say what? how the internet is affecting the slang we use
For The Alphabetical Issue, 2013, Sam Wolfson investigates how emergent terms imbed themselves within the common verbiage...
want to know why your favourite new music brands start their lives in bedrooms?
Ever since the early House clubs in Chicago and Detroit, dance music had been a pretty simple system. You have the producers and DJs, the labels, the promoters, the radio stations and the media. Those interlocking institutions would govern rave culture...
do degrees matter in creative industries?
"Most graduates today leave with a total debt of £44,000. Fine, if you want to be a vet or a lawyer, but what about if you want a job in the creative industries?" Sam Wolfson gets deep on degrees.
how to get ahead in the creative industries without a degree
This year, the number of young Brits applying to university has reached a record high. In fact, it's reached its highest level ever, but what are the options if you want to go off-piste? A-level student Lula Ososki investigates...
what happened to our icons?
Once, the people we looked up to had to be stainless, perfect; contemporarily, we want our role models to have flaws. After all, what use is a role model if we can’t relate to them?