Technology vs. Tradition: Evolution of the Music Industry

The development of technology has long-since been a hot topic of debate within the majority of industries over the last half a century. Many people are of the persuasion that any technological advancement which moves an industry forward should be welcomed as a healthy improvement, whereas others seem to cherish the authenticity of certain industries and will do anything to prevent it being tarnished. The music industry is no exception to this overwhelming trend. As if contemporary music doesn’t give fans enough to debate about, people are now pondering how music should be consumed, how much access we should have…

Read More...

Gig review: The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics, Leeds

On a rainy night in Leeds, Back To Basics, in partnership with Leeds City Council, staged what ended up being one of the most euphoric, and unexpectedly joyous nights the city has ever seen. The crowds certainly turned out in force, with the event selling out several days before, with a palpable sense of anticipation on the night throughout the city’s bars.  But let me back-track and tell you a bit about the concept.  Split into two parts, the main event saw the 50-piece orchestra – courtesy of the supremely talented Opera North – reworking and performing selected dance classics with a…

Read More...

The Perfect Summer Speaker – Intempo Speaker Review

The summer necessities are beginning to build up, and we’ve got one for you to add to the list! The Intempo Large Tube Speaker is the best music accessory for you this year and specifically this summer time, I can assure you. It will be all you need this summer. With bluetooth available, a rechargeable battery and additional 1.5m long aux lead, this speaker is at the retail price of only £79.99.  With a modern chic design and a variety of colours available – including pink and blue – the speaker is perfect for any student wanting to bring the music wherever…

Read More...

How To Make The Library More Bearable

It’s that time of year again. Our coursework deadlines are fast approaching, and exam revision is beginning to take over our lives and leave us drowned in work, stress and tears. How can we possibly make spending time in the library that slightly bit more bearable and motivating? Library days can be long, draining and mentally straining – especially with our alcohol-infused student brains, complimented with the sun that is beginning to come out. What are the best ways to help us keep our heads down whilst dealing with the fact that we could be spending our time at the pub…

Read More...

Let ‘Clearing’ Help You Start Your Music Career at ACM

If you’re eagerly awaiting A-Level Results Day on Thursday 18th August, but haven’t heard of the term ‘Clearing’ before now, then it’s definitely worth reading on.‘Clearing’ is the word used for the way universities and colleges fill any available places they have on their courses by accepting direct applications from students, rather than via UCAS. What it means in reality is that if you’ve had conditional offers from education providers, but your results on A-Level Results Day aren’t quite what you were expecting, then all is not lost!Here at ACM (The Academy of Contemporary Music), we view Clearing as another…

Read More...