Comparative Piece on Two Major UK Festivals

Two Festival Comparison - download link In this piece, I am going to question the cultural, social and economic impacts of festivals through the analysis of similarities and differences between Capital’s Summertime Ball and BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend since their inaugurations in 2009 and 2003 respectively. ‘A performance event comprising two or more live performances... Continue Reading →

Product Development: MixMap App

For our Mobile App Development module, we are currently under the process of developing our own music app and researching into our market and customer base. Our product is MixMap, a playlist sharing solution. MixMap offers users the ability to share and discover playlists on a map based platform by creating avatars, adding friends uploading... Continue Reading →

Global Ecologies Research Projects

Short Video Project: As part of the Global Ecologies module, we were tasked with creating a short video which explores Manuel De Landa's idea of how a city (or in Cheltenham's case, Cultural capital' integrates itself with the surrounding area. From conducting our own research around the topic, we discovered a book by Ruth Finnegan... Continue Reading →

Creating Promotional Material for Adam Thorn

I was asked by singer-songwriter Adam Thorn to create promotional posters for his upcoming gigs as a solo artist. These were the final two posters, taking two different approaches - one more informational and one more artistic and visually pleasing. The venue manager  as well as Adam was very happy with both. Following creating the gig... Continue Reading →

Planning a UK Tour

Set Task 4 - Planning a UK TourDownload As part of our Events Management module we have been learning about the booking process of different events and the planning involved for live music gigs. To apply our learning, we were tasked with realistically planning our own Live UK Tour for an artist we work with.... Continue Reading →

BBC Music Introducing Live

Just a few days ago I was lucky enough to travel down to London and attend BBC Introducing Live, a music industry convention with the aim of providing network opportunities and career development for those hoping to work within music. As far as experiencing the industry goes, this is one of the best days I... Continue Reading →

Producing Music using Protools

Track 1: On Distance (Original) Track 2: Dakota (Stereophonics Cover) Track 3: Part of Me (Neck Deep Cover) Last year, I worked with singer-songwriter and guitarist Adam Thorn to produce 3 tracks. It was my first experience of recording an artist and then mastering the music solely by myself and I learnt a lot about... Continue Reading →

Podcast: Where is the Music Industry?

In response to the research and learning in our Global Ecologies module, I have produced a 10 minute podcast discussing Where is the Music Industry? I found it interesting to look into music from other cultures and how they think about the Western music industry, and have enjoyed relating it the idea back to the... Continue Reading →

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