Lengthy topics to satirical quips, join the discussion of our industry. From the depths of depravity from COVID lockdown to the biggest industry bust-ups and controversies. This is mvm: Let’s Talk.
March saw the return of pop-punk stardom as sprawling tours and albums were announced from seemingly has-been artists. So, we thought it was best at mvm to share our thoughts on the whole debacle. Most importantly, why MGK receives the unduly hate he gets from pop-punks. Pop Punk’s Not Dead: why people have a problem with it.
Time for change? A new artist to raise eyebrows? Get a glimpse of mvm’s community and share those new that are exciting you… and those boring so we can avoid.. Let’s Talk: What’s BORING you in music?
The new year saw big bites in cost during frost season until we came across February’s inaugural award show in music – the Grammys. Every year, they always manage to garner the wrong kind of attention, mustering up controversial stoops on artist snubs, inclusion and horrendous scripts. This year was no different: EVERYTHING WRONG WITH THE GRAMMYs.
NOVEMBER – DECEMBER 2022
So as we draw the year to a close, we take a look at the four albums you may have missed amongst the panic. Hugely underrated albums from highly prolific creators, get these on your radar. the 4 albums you’ve been sleeping on…
Let’s Talk: What are YOU most excited for next year?
While a new year brings up reflections of the past, it also allows us to think about what to expect going forward into 2023: MUSIC TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2023… A celebration of all the up-coming artists expected to have quite a year in the world of music.
As the year draws to a close, we look back at the TWENTY BEST ALBUMS OF 2022...Question is, is your fave on the list, too?
Who’s your favourite artist right now? In a plunder of album reviews and artist write-ups, we slow things down and ask the mvm community the all-important question…
Will the UK’s energy bill crisis affect our independent music venues? Wrought in a cost of living crisis, we turn to our music venues who barely struggle to make ends meet as it is. Our venues spearheading the next grass-root artist, these are important societal meet-ups for the community and for live music.
The Tribute of Taylor Hawkins: Live at Wembley. A sprawling tribute show was put on last year in September, marking the untimely passing of the Foo Fighters’ drummer in March 2022.
The Power of TikTok: ‘Victoria’s Secret’ goes viral. In true TikTok fashion, another song has risen to critical acclaim showcasing societal issues within our day-ti-day lifestyles. This one, with a 7 million tag and a flash mob on it.
For the sake of TikTok: Are our musicians losing their craft? //Mike Shinoda, Halsey and Florence Welch to name a few, have all spoken out about the labels forcing the prioritisation of social media on their artists – be it up and coming or established artists in their craft.
Glastonbury 2022: A Year to Remember…// It wouldn’t be the usual music blog without a post about Glastonbury this year. With the weather staying true to form as any year at Worthy Farm, this years’ festival was a weekend rife full of love, laughter, peace and fun, stamping another footprint-sized hole into British music and culture. From the turbulent hiatus of postponing 50-year celebrations due to the pandemic for the festival, over 215,000 joined arms again in the Somerset fields.
From breakup to breakout – what has made Harry Styles so successful? // Whether it be the Music for a Sushi Restaurant spatial audio promo for Apple, the studios feat of appearing in Holywood’s Don’t Worry Darling and Dunkirk or his covert operations as a fashion icon – appearing as the first solo male to appear on the cover of VOGUE – pop’s most recent Golden boy is everywhere.
Knebworth 1996 to 2022: 26 years on…// From Oasis’s world-renowned performance at Knebworth Festival, Liam Gallagher took to that same stage 26 years later. Does the story still live on?
Platinum Party at the Palace: A British Congregation .// In celebration for the Queen’s 70 year-reign on the throne for the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, a plethora of international artists took to the stage outside the gates of Buckingham Palace for a night of magic.
Your Summer 2022 Guide. Get summer ready with our guide on what not to miss – and what to miss – for your festival summer season.
…it’s all thanks to Stranger Things. How Important is TV Culture to our Music? After Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) broke chart records again after appearing in one of the most beloved Netflix’s series ever produced, how influential is it to our music?
The Controversy of Kanye + jeen-yuhs. Why you need to watch this documentary… Kanye West. Musical genius or prize idiot?
The Eurovision Story: The Triumph of Sam Ryder. That moment. Relieve the story when the UK took the world by storm at the 66th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Music Minds Matter: Help Our Musicians! In a bid to support mental health for our musicians during and after the pandemic, Help Musicians launch new mental health platform to provide support and aid to those lost.
Making GRAMMYs History: The Work of Jon Batiste
Let’s Talk: We Can’t Lose the Leadmill
Let’s Talk: The “Downfall” of Machine Gun Kelly
Let’s Talk: What was the last album you bought, downloaded or listened to?
Giacchino’s Magic: The Power of Music in “The Batman”
Russia and PRS: How Does it Affect our Music Industry?
COPYRIGHT WARS: Dua Lipa v Artikal Sound System
Neil Diamond Joins Roster of Selling Entire Catalogue to Universal
How Avril Lavigne Has Turned Back Time: The Pop-Punk Revitalisation
How TikTok Revitalised 2008’s Music: The Hayloft Story
Let’s Talk: What would you change about the modern music industry – and why?
BRIT AWARDS 2022: YOUR NOMINEES FOR TONIGHT
Let’s Talk: Do we appreciate album artwork anymore?
BRIT AWARDS 2022 PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED
Let’s Talk: The Hopes and Uncertainties of UK Touring during COVID
Let’s Talk: Your Release Radar – First of 2022
Let’s Talk: Year in Review 2021
Let’s Talk: BRIT 2022: Should gender categories be scrapped?
Let’s Talk: Should the music industry be doing MORE to support climate change?
Let’s Talk: Music venues call for help as variant worry spreads ..
Let’s Talk: The Power of Cover – Are Tribute Artists Overrated?
Let’s Talk: MUSIC UNITES
Let’s Talk: Adele and the Vinyl Delay: What’s the Problem?
Let’s Talk: Is “Fave” the Future of our Music Fandom Engagement?
Let’s Talk: World of Music Licensing
Let’s Talk: London – The Music Hub
Let’s Talk: Project Revitalise – More than a third of UK music industry workers lost jobs in 2020.
Let’s Talk: Coldplay: Is an “Eco-Friendly World Tour” a Pointless Expedition?
Let’s Talk: What was your favourite music from the 2010s?
Let’s Talk: What makes an artist SUCCESSFUL?
How influential is Tik Tok to the future of the music industry?
How important is social media to our music?
Let’s Talk: Are Record Labels Relevant Anymore?
Let’s Talk: What artist has made you stop in your tracks?
Let’s Talk: Why are Singing Competitions Dead?
Let’s Talk: The best music to commute to?
Let’s Talk: Do you listen to the radio anymore?
What’s the Greatest Music Album Created?
Is integrity everything in music?
Has Ed Sheeran “sold his soul” to the music industry?
Who’s the WORST British Musician?
Best of British Music: Who TOPS your List?
Let’s Talk: Can you imagine a car journey without music?
Let’s Talk: Are Music Videos Dead?
Let’s Talk: Can music cure our planet?
Let’s Talk: What are your top vinyl picks?
MAY 2021 (5)
Let’s Talk: What’s On Your Mind?
Let’s Talk: What song provokes a memory?
Let’s Talk: What do you HATE music?
Let’s Talk: What’s Your Favourite Song Right Now?
Let’s Talk: Why Do We Hate Coldplay?
APRIL 2021 (5)
Let’s Talk: What’s your First Live Music Gig Memory … and who was playing?
Let’s Talk: What’s Your Favourite Music Album?
Let’s Talk: Will we ever run out of music?
Let’s Talk: Can ANYONE be a Musician?
Let’s Talk: When does good music turn bad?
MARCH 2021 (8)
Let’s Talk: What are your music plans for the future?
Let’s Talk: What is the PERFECT Summer music anthem to you?
Let’s Talk: What’s your most treasured music memory?
Thought for the Day: Music 2021
Let’s Talk: Can song lyrics be considered as a form of poetry?
Let’s Talk: Are Women Underrepresented in Music?
Let’s Talk: Is there Personality in Music Anymore?
FEBRUARY 2021 (5)
Let’s Talk: Have Music Charts Become Pointless?
Let’s Talk: Why do you Listen to Music?
Let’s Talk: Are Music Albums Dead?
Let’s Talk: Are we over-saturated with music?
Let’s Talk: How much does a cover art matter to you in music?