Birmingham City University’s Dr Libby Carter comments about the potential impact of the corona virus on the upcoming Eurovision song contest

Birmingham City University’s academic Dr Libby Carter (lecturer in Event, Venue and Experience Management) has recently shared her thoughts about how the corona virus could impact the upcominh Eurovision song contest.
 
She said: “In 11 short weeks Rotterdam is expected to host the 65th Eurovision Song Contest – a contest designed with the intention to bring together different countries within Europe. However, given the outbreak and continuous spread of the coronavirus, questions will be asked about the security of the contest. 

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New Music Monday: Run Away by Alexa Goddard

After the release of her latest single Until You’re Gone, Alexa Goddard is back with a brand new release titled Run Away.

Single cover

Another beautiful melody, with wonderful harmonies, Run Away talks about missing a lover and wishing you could run away to be with them. The acoustic sound of the track lends a very chilled out vibe and you instantly find yourself singing along to the chorus. It has definitely become a new favourite of mine! I love how Alexa is elaborating on her sound with each release while still singing in her preferred style.

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Favourite Golden Oldie: Ray of Light album by Madonna

For this month’s favourite golden oldie, I have decided to celebrate Madonna’s recent residency at The London Palladium (for her Madame X tour), by revisiting her album Ray of Light, which surprisingly has been a recent discovery for me.

Ray of Light – Madonna

I have always loved the title track and Frozen from this album, but after hearing and loving Substitute of Love, Nothing Really Matters and The Power of Goodbye on Magic Chilled radio frequently, I decided to take the time to listen to the entire Ray of Light album and what a pleasant surprise it has been, as it truly is a fantastic, critically acclaimed album.

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Mercury Prize nominees, SEED Ensemble, performed live from British Grove studios

The audio was streamed in real time in MQA to audiences in 90 Bluesound dealers across UK, Europe and South Africa.

The inaugural Master Sessions event at London’s British Grove Studios on 5 February featured the live audio stream of SEED Ensemble to audiences at Bluesound dealerships across UK, Europe and South Africa.  The event also included a music and tech-themed panel discussion moderated by British Underground’s Crispin Parry, with Justin McKenzie of Jazz re:freshed and SEED Ensemble members Cassie Kinoshi and Shirley Tetteh.

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Happy Valentine’s Day: My top favourite romantic songs

The season of romance is fast approaching us in the form of Valentine’s Day, and its safe to say that you can listen to all of the romantic happy and sad songs on this very day, regardless of your relationship status!

I am sharing some of my favourite romantic songs below. I have chosen all songs that feature in the happy genre of romantic music and I’d love to know if any of these are your favourites too!

Crazy for You – Madonna

Everyone loves a song from Madonna in the 80’s, and my top choice of her most romantic song from that era is the ballad Crazy for You. This song will definitely set the mood for you!

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