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THE GUARDIAN – What Does It Take To Be A Music Producer?

Another piece for The Guardian on careers in the music business. This time some interviews with DJ Chuckie (of Dirty Dutch) and Marc Kinchen (AKA MK). I produce music myself and so working on this musical careers stuff is beyond fascinating … Continue reading

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THE GUARDIAN – What Does It Take To Run A Record Label?

I interviewed some super interesting people in the music industry for The Guardian about careers in the music business. I spoke with Simon Dunmore of Defected Records and Toby L of Transgressive Records. A lot of it didn’t make the final … Continue reading

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GOTHINKBIG – Ultimate Guide To Video Sharing Sites

I wrote another guide about self promotion for careers/inspiration site GoThinkBig. This one’s about the medium of video, which I use with erm…variable success. If you’ve got something useful to say, you are obliged to say it. Right? Here’s my … Continue reading

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GOTHINKBIG – Jobseeker’s Guide To Document Sharing Websites

A short guide for Bauer’s GoThinkBig on how to use document sharing sites like Scribd and Issuu for career and business advancement. It’s basically guerilla marketing with PDFs, and you can do it for free. Been doing this kinda stuff … Continue reading

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YAHOO FINANCE – The Biggest Budget 2013 Issue? Legalise it!

An op ed kinda piece for Yahoo Finance in which I argue on why we should legalise cannabis in the UK. Not telling people what to do and freeing up an estimated £6.7 billion in savings and tax revenue seem … Continue reading

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YAHOO! MOVIES – IG88B: No Points For Second Place

Recently, Yahoo asked me to write from my perspective on an ongoing basis about Star Wars. And how could I refuse such an offer? So here’s one of my first pieces, a little backstory into IG88B, the assassin droid who was … Continue reading

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SKIDDLE – 5 Minutes With… Delilah

Fun interview with/unleashing nonsense questions upon Atlantic Records signed singer-songwriter, Delilah. I enjoyed it. I wonder where her music will take her next…?

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SKIDDLE – 10 Minutes With… We Are Scientists

So, when you come in with the stupid questions, We Are Scientists give as good as they get.

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YAHOO UK LIFESTYLE – Piece On Eckhart Tolle’s The Power Of Now

Before I was the occasionally fun, mostly cheerful, intermittently prolific word slave you may or may not have met, I was a misanthrope with long hair and a long face. Obviously, I stopped all that. Asides from deciding that living a … Continue reading

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YAHOO UK NEWS – I Was there…

Every now and then instead of writing a ‘how to’ guide for Yahoo, they let me/make me write about stuff like cake or my hometown of Croydon… So I did. This was about the Diamond Jubilee and ‘being there’ for … Continue reading

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