communications specialist for music and the arts

Literature Literally Rocks

Autumn is well and truly here and I’m in a reflective mood. The summer has been a remarkably busy one with the festival season, in particular, dominating my time. In my role … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Middle Aged Folk

Reaching middle-age can be a depressing time for many, but when the subject in question happens to be a legendary folk festival, then the rings round the trunk are cause … Continue reading

August 13, 2014 · 5 Comments

Star CAT’s Encore

Avid followers of my blog may recall that, in March, I was invited onto Star Radio 107fm to divulge my thoughts on PR in the music and entertainment industry as part of the … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · 3 Comments

Mirror Mirror

I heard a horrifying statistic a couple of months ago on Radio 4 – according to research by YouGov, over 70% of children today have not heard the story of ‘Daniel … Continue reading

May 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

It’s Time

They say that a day is a long time in politics. In the music industry, a decade seems like a lifetime. In a short space of only a few years, … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Music PR Is The Star

Last month, I was invited to divulge my thoughts on PR in the music and entertainment industry as part of the Cambridge Marketing Colleges Marketing Review feature on Star Radio 107fm. I … Continue reading

March 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Digital Media is Revolting

The digital revolution has a lot to answer for. If the world of the PR specialist wasn’t already complicated enough with off and online content generation, media relations, event and … Continue reading

November 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Tuning in to WII.FM

I don’t think I’m the only PR professional who is more than a little uncomfortable with promoting themselves….we’re a bit like the construction industry worker who fails to find time … Continue reading

October 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

On Air

There was a time when there was no choice other than a pen and paper to record the details of an interview in a journalistic situation. The nuances and specifics of the … Continue reading

September 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Online on a device near you

It’s been a whirlwind of a last few months preparing for the launch of the new contemporary, music and arts magazine, Deep Red, where I’m Senior Editor. I’ve been overseeing … Continue reading

June 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Camera, action

I count myself very lucky. Over the years I have been fortunate enough to meet and work with a lot of well-known, and not-so well-known, people through the course of my photo-journalistic … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · 9 Comments

Ding Dong! Is free speech dead?

There was a time when the phrase “ding dong” conjured up images of a flirtatious English gentleman spying an attractive member of the opposite sex. This week it has taken … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Deep In Conversation

As the development of Deep Red Magazine continues, I am being kept extremely busy in my new role as Senior Editor. In preparation for the publication’s launch in the Summer, I … Continue reading

April 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Diving Into The Deep Red

I am really pleased to have been appointed Senior Editor for a new, contemporary, music and arts magazine that is set to take the market by storm when it’s launched later this … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

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