Musical Journalism is the Silliest Waste of Time you can Imagine

The digital landscape is a huge vox populi machine that is supposed to leave room for millions of voices — but in fact it’s simply a fully automated regurgitation system that spews out easily flushable drivel. The spectator settles in one small corner of a vast structure and he or she waits for a bunch of faceless charlatans to send out brightly coloured fragments for brief diversionary amusement… Here’s some tips for 2017 Music Journalists Read More

The Verification Process in Rock Journalism

We all know that feeling. It’s late and you’re very tired. You have just deleted a shed-load of unsolicited mail from your inbox. But one press release stands out. Perhaps the band’s name rings a bell. And the photo makes you smile. Maybe you are persuaded by the subject line that fools you into thinking… Read More