Audio Addict is a music magazine produced by second year students, which has featured exclusive interviews with The Prodigy, White Lies, Kasabian, Ellie Goulding, The Drums and We Are Scientists.
Students take ownership of the magazine and do everything from planning issues to dealing with press officers; conducting interviews to writing features and reviews.
Through their tireless work and unending enthusiasm, students have created a magazine with a growing reputation as a first class publication with high production values and some excellent writing and photography. It has subsequently gained a fantastic following and very impressive readership statistics.
The experience of working on Audio Addict offers students a rare insight into the demanding life of a music journalist working in the highly charged world of magazine production.
To view the magazine, go to: www.audio-addict.co.uk
What the students say about Audio Addict
Rachael Anderson and Rachel Pottle are second year Popular Music Journalism students who worked on the team that produced Issue #7 of Audio Addict, which included an interview with White Lies. They also worked on the special edition for SMILEfest Magazine in a Day Challenge.
Rachael Anderson: “I loved being part of the Audio Addict team, it's a great opportunity to be involved in producing such a high quality, exciting magazine. It gave me the chance to make communicate with artists’ management and pr's resulting in me making invaluable contacts in the long term.
“The best thing about it was seeing the finished magazine look so great after all the hard work that I put in.
“A highlight of contributing to the magazine would be having the opportunity to interview White Lies and go running with Ellie Goulding! With each issue and editorial team, Audio Addict goes from strength to strength.
“The experience and skills I have gained whilst producing Audio Addict have confirmed that this is the career for me!”
Rachel Pottle: “Working on Audio Addict was extremely stressful, but the experience was really rewarding, specially seeing all our hard work collectively put together and published online.
“I'm really proud at the amount of work we managed to contribute, and it gave me the opportunity to get interviews with some 'bigger names' by being able to say I work for a magazine, rather than just being a student.
“I think our experience was more realistic to how the industry is run, having to slave away all hours to get it finished, but the hard work certainly paid off and I'm really proud of what we managed to achieve.”
The Audio Addict team with Rachel Pottle| (front) and Rachael Anderson
(second row, extreme left) who took on the SMILEfest's Magazine in a Day Challenge.