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Is Lady Gaga and the like taking young fans for a ride?

As One Direction and Lady Gaga are set to cash in on their newest projects, I look at the marketing techniques deployed by the entertainment industry, and ask whether it is financially exploiting young fans by IONA BAIN Why has … Continue reading

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Iona’s comment: festival woes can only be a good thing for young music fans

In this occasional series, Iona comments on what’s in the news and what it means for you. This week, the BBC suggests the heyday of festivals may be over. Amidst all the anarchy in London this week, one very interesting … Continue reading

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Competitions and student discounts: festivals follow-up

Get clicking and you never know, you might save a fortune and get top tickets this summer for free – or at a nifty discount As tickets get more and more expensive, it is little wonder that so many competitions … Continue reading

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Have festivals got too expensive for young fans?

IONA’S MONEY BLOG – THE FIRST OF ITS KIND FOR YOUNG PEOPLE – STARTS HERE!   Young music fans have snubbed the Reading and Leeds Festival this year – is a stale line-up to blame? Or are rising tickets costs, … Continue reading

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