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On what grounds is a musician ready to become the ‘next big thing’?

 

Every January, the results of the main music industry polls appear online -  these shortlists are finalised by a group of ‘music industry experts’ who are tasked with the selection of a finite number of acts likely to gain a large amount of traction over the course of the …

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Notion 067 Dialogue: Ella Henderson

A disconcerting old soul, perhaps, but 18-year old Ella Henderson is just getting started, as ALIM KHERAJ finds out.

Being 18 is a scary time for anyone. Being 18 and launching a music career must be completely terrifying. Yet, as I sit down with Ella Henderson, former X Factor contestant …

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In Focus: Just What did the Artist Get?

You know this, I know this, we all know this: if you pay £9.78 in Tesco for a new record (or equally, 99p on iTunes), then the artist won’t receive all of that £9.78, or even that 99p. After all, digital record sales are still enormous – we’ve just passed …

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Annie socks it to Sochi

It’s no secret that here, at Notion, we seriously stan for Annie. But now she’s gone all political and we’re living for it. As you may be aware there’s a winter Olympics happening right now in Russia. There’s been a bit of a who-ha about human rights, the LGBT community …

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Musogyny: Have we got a rrriot on our hands?

Everyone knows it’s a man’s world out there (thanks James Brown) but there is none more so than the big bad world of music. From Miley’s twerking to Sinead’s slut shaming, these last months have seen an upward trajectory in the debate around gender issues within music. Rest assured that

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Musogyny: A Fad for Females?

Everyone knows it’s a man’s world out there (thanks James Brown (⊙﹏⊙✿)), but there is none more so than the big bad world of music. From Miley’s twerking to Sinead’s slut shaming, these last months have seen an upward trajectory in the debate around gender issues within music.

Rest assured

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Miley Cyrus to Cover Notion Magazine Issue 65

One of the world’s most talked about popstars with one of the year’s most viewed music videos, a fierce entertainer with a passionate fandom dedicated to her art, and a bright young woman who knows how to werk and have fun, the ferociously fascinating Miley Cyrus is the latest global …

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Notion 063: SKY FERREIRA & CIARA

The 63rd issue of Notion arrives, inspired by fashion and music: two covers celebrate two sides of American girls with the queen of hipsters Sky Ferreira and one woman RnB army Ciara facing off. There’s plenty of Fresh Spring Fierceness in our fashion, looking at sci-fi style and menswear inspired

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