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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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Gig alert–Sunday Herald 14th Birthday Party in Glasgow, 19th February

If you’re around in Glasgow tomorrow evening, do come down and hear some great music alongside the denizens of the Sunday Herald at its 14th birthday party. Tickets are a ridiculously low £2, all proceeds go to the Nordoff Robbins … Continue reading

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The return of Glasgow’s lost amphitheatre (and the lessons it could teach Earls Court developers)

The concept of “having new things” has crawled into every aspect of our lives, from our consumer habits to our buildings. But why can’t we protect what we already have? Here’s why re-using and updating should be at the heart … 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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