Ma3azef Brings the Arab World's New Music to the Whole Planet
We speak to Maan Abu Taleb about the challenges of running the world's premier Arabic-language online music magazine
The Noisey Guide To Music and Mental Health
How Being a Music Journalist Made Me Wind Up in a Psychiatric Hospital
I was a living cliche: a failed musician who then spends his time criticising other musicians.
This Journalist Lived Every Rock ’n’ Roll Cliché You Could Dream Of
From Bey to Prince to Mariah, Sylvia Patterson's quizzed them all and navigated some dicey waters. She talks frankly here, plus read an exclusive extract from her book.
Deep Ass Questions
Is the Album Review Dead?
With every song available for free the instant of its release, do we still need critics to tell us what’s good?
Thinkpieces And Shit
If We're Going to End Music Industry Sexism, the Dialogue around It Has to Change
Have we created a climate that’s just too overwhelmed by negativity?
The Cure’s “Desperate Journalist” Is The Perfect Diss That Nobody Heard
In response to a negative review of Three Imaginary Boys, The Cure reworked one of their tracks to create the best musical comeback of all time.
Band for Life - Part 19
Is there anything more useless than music journalists?
How Online Advertising is Killing Music Journalism
Some thoughts on the "Darwinistic page-view coverage of anything": As print publications move toward blogging, online advertising is becoming the lifeline of music journalism. Herein lies the problem.
Wanna Buy Yourself a Career As a Music Journalist?
If you pay Guitar Media Magazine enough cash, they might let you write for them.