Censorship and Music Journalism

Extract from conference paper: ‘Silencing Sounds: an investigation into the censorship of music criticism within the English broadsheet press from 1981 – 2011′. Watching the Media, Edge Hill University, 2011. Censorship is an intrinsic feature of the processes which have shaped, and continue to shape, music criticism within the English quality news press.  Extracts fromContinue reading “Censorship and Music Journalism”

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Challenges to London-centric music criticism in the quality press 1981 to 1991

“Evidence drawn from a series of interviews which I conducted with prolific English broadsheet music critics back in 2006 suggests that during the period 1981 to 1991 an intricate melange of factors converged to dramatically alter longstanding preconceptions of London as the epicentre of quality live music performance in England.  Supported further by qualitative andContinue reading “Challenges to London-centric music criticism in the quality press 1981 to 1991”