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Drowned in Sound
Drowned in Sound
Sean Adams

Sean Adams hosts conversations on the future of music. From inclusion in the industry to the sustainability of music journalism, the founder... more

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What is the function of record reviews in 2024?

Elijah is a profound thinker and this conversations draws on his influential grime nights with Stormzy & Skepta, writing about... more

27 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
The joys of magazine-making with PROG Editor Jerry Ewing

How do you become a magazine editor that can put Kate Bush on the cover? And what’s it like running... more

04 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 1 minute
What's it like to broadcast from a war zone?

Award-winning reporter Julia MacFarlane explains what the music press can learn from traditional news journalism. As Drowned in Sound's podcast season... more

04 Feb 2024 · 41 minutes
Should music critics 'pivot to video'?

Meet the YouTube music critic who runs whilst reviewing records. Probably not all of them, but there are some people evolving... more

04 Feb 2024 · 51 minutes
Why Music Journalism Matters

The Quietus' John Doran reflects on the demise of Pitchfork and whether music journalism is now destined to be a... more

04 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Is 'Traditional Media' Still Relevant for New Artists?

Does the music industry still need the music press? Do new acts still care about media coverage? Explore the shifting landscape... more

23 Nov 2023 · 58 minutes
If $600 billion a year is being spent, why are so many publications closing?

In a digital world awash with advertising money, why are music publications and media outlets facing extinction? As we explore... more

14 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Has music become a sub-genre of internet culture?

NBC News' tech and culture reporter Kat Tenbarge has her finger firmly on the pulse of internet culture and the... more

07 Nov 2023 · 58 minutes
Shouldn't all music journalism be intersectional?

From revolutions in Iran to the pleasures of Lana Del Rey journalist Emma Garland has written for Vice, Huck, The... more

05 Nov 2023 · 56 minutes
Lessons from two decades of crafting DIY Magazine

What's it really like to edit a music website? DIY Magazine co-founder Emma Swann joins DiS founder Sean Adams on season... more

31 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Drowned in Sound
What is the function of record reviews in 2024?
Drowned in Sound