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WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

Life alone on the road, long periods of isolation, severe self-doubt, inconsistent income, the grimy self-aggrandising social media echo chamber: artists face many volatile factors and influences that can cause mental unrest, anxiety and depression. In the last few years the industry has progressed positively and more artists feel they are able to talk publicly about their mental health. But ...

mental-health

IS THE LOUDNESS WAR OVER?

Have we finally stepped back from the endless arms race to sound louder and more powerful than the competition? For a while in certain quarters of drum & bass it felt we’d lost focus of the groove and vibe and seemed wholly fixated on how loud and powerful the productions were. For every talented artist who can balance both groove ...

loudness

KNOW YOUR REVENUE STREAMS!

It’s not just about the gigs: artists have more opportunities to monetize their creativity than ever before. Making sample packs, library music, ghostwriting, teaching and consultancy are just some of the ways artists can generate an income without having to tour. These are supplementary to existing revenue streams that not all artists know about such as publishing, royalties and PRS. ...

stream

IS BASS MUSIC A BOY’S CLUB AND HOW DO WE STOP THIS?

The need for diversity and equality has been one of the most vital discussions in the industry in the last few years and drum & bass has been targeted more than other genres as a ‘boys club’ with a distinct lack of female artist voices. Historically the genre has been shaped by some incredibly influential women such as Kemistry, Storm ...

boys-club