Madelene Aldridge

Music

The problem with award shows

In 2016 The Brits came under fire for a lack of diversity in the nominations. As a response to this, grime artist Stormzy fought back by pushing the hashtag #BritsSoWhite as a Twitter trend. This led to other artists also criticising the lack of diversity at the biggest night in British music until head of…

Music

Rising ticket costs killing the live music industry

Yesterday morning Ed Sheeran released pre-sale tickets for his long-awaited tour marking his return to music after a ‘gap year’. Whilst it’s not a shock that tickets sold out almost instantly, it is shocking to many that a standing ticket to one of Ed’s shows would set you back £77. Now you could argue that Ed…