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Billy Bragg is among those backing efforts to strengthen deals between independent labels and YouTube

Alternative music ‘could be erased from YouTube’

YouTube has announced plans to block independent record labels if an agreement is not reached over a dispute on the terms and conditions and royalties. Google, which owns YouTube, has been renegotiating contracts with record labels, but some of the more independent companies say that they have been pressured into accepting “highly unfavourable terms”. The most controversial clause concerns the[Read More...]

New Banksy-style artwork pokes fun at GCHQ

New Banksy-style artwork pokes fun at GCHQ

Radical graffiti artist Banksy has come under the spotlight after what is suspected to be his artwork appeared in the vicinity of the UK’s most prolific spying agency. The work appeared to be pouring scorn over the actions of the nefarious GCHQ which has developed a reputation for eavesdropping on the phone calls and internet activities of millions of innocent[Read More...]

Music Feature: EXCLUSIVE: Akashic Times speaks to esteemed journalist and musician Kris Needs

Music Feature: EXCLUSIVE: Akashic Times speaks to esteemed journalist and musician Kris Needs

He’s probably one of the most famous journalists in the rock and punk movement, and has knocked heads with the likes of Bob Marley and Keith Richards and in this exclusive, Kris Needs talks about his upcoming projects in the UK and his perceptions about the changing face of music. He is better known for his book ‘Before They Make[Read More...]

Middle-Eastern dance show combats stereotypes in Leeds

A Middle-Eastern dance show aimed at combating stereotypes about Arabic art proved popular among Leeds residents last week. The show Funoon, attracted around 100 dance fans who bore witness to a fusion of different dance styles from across Africa and the Arabic world. The show was the brainchild of acclaimed dancer, Nawarra who formed a collaboration with top performers across[Read More...]

Hip-hop pioneer inspires youngsters in Leeds

Hip-hop pioneer inspires youngsters in Leeds

Youngsters in Leeds were treated to a series of urban music workshops over the last six weeks thanks to a special visit by Dyna Max, a US hip-hop artist and ambassador of Afrika Bambaataa’s Zulu Nation. He is also a member of Kool Herc’s hip-hop family the ‘Herculords’ and pioneer to the hip-hop culture in France. He has worked across[Read More...]