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Jamie Collinson

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Jamie Collinson has worked in the music industry for twenty years. He’s lived in London and Los Angeles, and has written journalism for The Guardian Online, The Spectator, Caught by the River and many music magazines. His debut novel, The Edge, is published by Oneworld.... MORE

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Jamie Collinson has worked in the music industry for twenty years. He’s lived in London and Los Angeles, and has written journalism for The Guardian Online, The Spectator, Caught by the River and many music magazines. His debut novel, The Edge, is published by Oneworld.

Music

Are pop stars being pressured to go viral on TikTok?

American star Halsey joins a chorus of female singers complaining that their labels are demanding viral social media moments. The reality is more nuanced, explains music business insider Jamie Collinson.

Jun 7, 2022
Music

Gig going is finally back to normal - but one thing has changed

See you in the moshpit? Live music fan Jamie Collinson welcomes the proper return of spilt beer, blocked views and waving your hands in the air like you just don’t care.

May 16, 2022
Music

The truth about music industry ‘plants’

Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo and Lady Gaga are among the popstars accused of being ‘plants’. But it’s all a sexist conspiracy theory, says industry insider Jamie Collinson.

May 9, 2022
Music

The golden age of back catalogue: is old music eating new?

As figures suggest the bulk of US streaming goes to back catalogue, Jamie Collinson delves into the music industry’s moral panic

Feb 23, 2022
Culture

The Great Rejects: what guitarist Jason Everman did next

Jamie Collinson on how the former guitarist “sloughed off these shackles of cool” for a fulfilling career in the military

Jan 21, 2022
Music

How streaming services like Spotify saved the music industry

Streaming giants and their stranglehold on the industry are divisive to say the least with everyone from Beyoncé to Taylor railing against them. But here record company exec Jamie Collinson argues they aren’t parasites, but the saviours of the music world

Jan 19, 2022
Culture

6 steps to making it in the music business, according to an expert

So, you fancy a career in the music business? Step this way – there’s never been a better time, says Jamie Collinson

Dec 13, 2021
Music

Why you need to listen to Bristol punk group IDLES now

‘Bands that can make albums as good and as quickly are exceptional,’ Jamie Collinson gives his verdict on a the Bristol punk group

Nov 23, 2021