When Two Bricks Are Placed Carefully Together

When Two Bricks Are Placed Carefully Together

When Two Bricks Are Placed Carefully Together

Counterpoint in music – as much a concept as a technique – has been with us for centuries, from the twelfth-century vocal music of Léonin to the playlists on our iPods. But what is really at the heart of the idea?

Where is the Underground?

Where is the Underground?

Where is the Underground?

In an age when music is available anywhere, anytime, where do you find the underground, and what defines it?

Setting Radio Free

Setting Radio Free

Setting Radio Free

The digital medium will set radio free, but will it change the essence of radio, asks Benedict Schlepper-Connolly

Editorial: Futures entwined

Editorial: Futures entwined

The direct impact the new digital culture is having on music, in terms of access, dissemination and copyright, is well documented, but the indirect impact less so.

The End of the Critic?

The End of the Critic?

The End of the Critic?

"The golden age of music magazine publishing and the dominance of the critic in the middle of the twentieth century has recognisably passed". Is the era of the critic coming to an end?

Editorial: A Model Business

Editorial: A Model Business

The search for a sustainable business model for the producing and selling of music in the digital age persists, but it is crippled by a narrow view of the internet.

Radar: Midem 2010

Radar: Midem 2010

Radar: Midem 2010

Cannes – The teenagers employed to demonstrate the joys of Rockband – complete with full stage, bass and lead guitars, mics and kit – must have been wondering why the game was suddenly becoming such hard work. Situated by the café...