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NORTHBOUND RADIO’S MUSIC ‘POLICY’ As head of the music pillar at Northbound Radio, I keep being asked about our music ‘policy’. Let’s begin with the words music and policy. They don’t fit together as they’re poles apart in feeling and meaning…   **Music: vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as […]

  Contributors and collaborators include Free Yard collective, who until covid mostly showcased underground talent out of their spot at Harry’s Off Licence. Family owned for 3 generations, Harry’s is a community and cultural hub on the border of Tottenham and Edmonton.   Free Yard’s Chey Selecta is one of three artists featured on the [...]
“Nah, you don’t want to listen to that anymore! Check this out” My friend said as he handed me a cassette tape to put into my Walkman. It was 1991, a primary school playground in Cambridge and the moment my love of electronic music started. We were all moonwalking and jumping around to the latest release from New [...]
"YOU NEED TO HAVE GOOD MUSIC AND HUMOUR. YOU NEED TO REMEMBER WHAT YOU'RE DOING IT FOR: PEOPLE ARE OUT TO GET DRUNK, GET LAID AND LISTEN TO MUSIC" As part of Northbound Radio’s birth, I was asked to write a hero piece. I didn’t have to think long and hard, it had to be [...]

Sunny, a.k.a. Oli Fletcher, fell in love with electronic music in his late teens and started mixing Drum & Bass, after dabbling in Tech House and Techno. Drum & Bass has been at the core of his musical journey since 2015, playing out with a variety of different promoters and alongside pioneers in the scene, […]

The 90s undoubtedly marked the Golden Age of underground music zines cataloguing subcultural movements. Without an avalanche of Tumblr accounts offering endless information on what your favourite band is wearing, Soundcloud recommendations about who to listen to next, or Twitter documenting your most-loved guitar player’s childhood fear, publications such as the pioneering DIY zine Sniffin’ […]

Chances are, you are already ruining your potential to succeed in the music industry because you believe in one or more music career myths. How do I know? I am sent e-mail messages on a constant basis by tons of musicians (all seeking the answers to the WRONG questions). These are questions that may seem […]

You are about to learn the five critical elements that have fueled the success of all great musicians’ careers. Until you possess these key elements for yourself, it will be nearly impossible for you to reach your musical dreams and build a successful career in the music business. Read below to discover these five key […]

As festival season rapidly rolls in, we’re constantly being reminded of the continuing lack of diversity on our lineups. With a recent study indicating 86 per cent of the lineups of 12 major music festivals last year including Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds and Creamfields were male, it seems that the ears at the top are […]

As a bassist, bandleader, teacher, and music copyist, I’ve worked with hundreds of singers throughout the years. Though working musicians know hundreds of tunes, singers need to have good charts in order to have their music played the way they want. I define a “good chart” as a piece of written music that effectively tells […]


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