Some blogs we’ve been reading at Clowdy
The traditional music press might be spiraling its way down the pan but there are a huge number of blogs online that make it easy for us to keep up with what’s happening in the industry. Enterprising bloggers are also beginning to colonise the world of film and cinema.
Here are some of the sites we check out on a regular basis to keep up-to-date with cultural goings on in the UK and beyond.
Music News and Film News
These aptly-named sister sites do exactly what they say on the tin, offering short-and-sweet tit-bits from the world of music and film as well as offering more in-depth interviews and reviews.
The Music Manual
Based in Liverpool, The Music Manual is a great place to spot emerging music talent from across the country. Founded by Lauren Jones, it was shortlisted for the Arts and Culture Award at the UK Blog Awards 2014. Its simple design belies an intelligent, focused approach to finding new acts.
Edited by Charlie Lyne, Ultra Culture takes a pleasingly off-kilter look at the world of cinema, offering opinion pieces on the state of the industry as well as podcasts and lists (everyone loves a list on the internet).
Pop Verse is an online magazine that works across a range of mediums (which we approve of at Clowdy, of course). It covers new music, film, books and technology, as well as occasionally publishing original fiction.
If you want to keep up with what’s happening in pop culture, TQS Magazine should be in your bookmarks. Its areas of interest include film and television as well as gigs and album reviews.
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