24th March 2023: 3.00pm
The Rise and Fall of the Music Press
Paul Gorman will be talking about his book Totally Wired: The Rise and Fall of the Music Press with leading local music journalist Stuart Bailie.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, we regret that this event is CANCELLED.
Totally Wired is the definitive story of the music press in the UK and US, tracing the rise and fall of the creatively fertile media sector from the 1950s to the 2000s. Paul is a journalist, author and commentator on visual culture, who began his professional writing career working on weekly news for trade publications and, in 1983, won the Periodical Publishers’ Association award for campaigning journalism. He has forayed into television, radio, fashion, art curation and music management. His books include The Story of The Face: The Magazine That Changed Culture, Straight with Boy George and Nine Lives with Goldie.
Totally Wired tackles head-on the entrenched sexism and racism faced by women and people from marginalised backgrounds by shining a spotlight on those publications and individuals whose contributions have often been unfairly overlooked.
Stuart Bailie is a Belfast-based writer. His book, Trouble Songs: Music and Conflict in Northern Ireland was published in 2018. He has been a music industry professional for 37 years, writing for NME, Mojo, Uncut, Q, Vox, The Times, The Irish Times, Classic Rock and Hot Press. He was Assistant Editor at NME, 1992-96.
Learn more: paulgormanis.com • Twitter