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Thoughts: Building Momentum

Bhavesh Patel, Programme Manager at PRS Foundation and runs the Momentum Music Fund shares his thoughts on building momentum in the industry.

Bristol’s Musical Heritage and How it Brings Us Together

Bristol changes music with almost every generational revolution. Either birthing or bending genres; more times than not it’s happening without warning. We look at Bristol's music heritage and how it brings us together.

Two Years

A lot can happen in two years. You could find true love, scrape some A-Levels, watch every episode of ‘Friends’ 221 times. Or you could produce a music magazine. BLM editor Loki Lillistone looks back in aid of our special birthday issue.

Black is the New Black

Goth? Isn't that just a more miserable version of emo?

Thoughts: Calling Musicians to Stand With Refugees

The Bristol Refugee Festival, of which I’m Artistic Director, runs throughout June and plays host to music from around the world, at events across the city.

Remembering Gravenhurst

One year ago Bristol musician Gravenhurst was on the front cover of this magazine. It was cold and dark. I remember picking up the magazine...

Taking Risks | Lauren Down @ End of The Road Festival

If you’re not a risk-taker, you probably shouldn’t be in business at all. But, to be in the business of running an outdoor festival...

Thoughts: From Flyers to Festivals

Fat Lip has been a hub for rock and alternative music in Bristol since 2013, with the festival itself now in its second year, taking place on 28th July.

Visibility: Keeping the Door Open For Women in Music

The music industry has duly been asking itself some questions of late, from festival lineups left glaringly stark once stripped of their male only acts...

Thoughts: Is Our Obsession For Rare Vinyl Unhealthy?

Rhys Buchanan asks if our love of limited edition releases damages the whole point of physical music.

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