The worldwide festival market is booming - and so is the roll-call of casualties.
Look at The Big Chill, Sonisphere, Underage Festival, Hit Festival - all major events that stumbled into troubl [...]
How to… run a clubnight
Running a clubnight is a risky business. You'd have to be brave, or mad, or both, to attempt it.
Any worthwhile project is, to some extent, a gamble, but that's not an excuse to be sloppy. Sure [...]
How to… start a record label
Ever wanted to start a record label?
Chances are, if you're reading FACT, that the answer is yes. Hell, you may already have one. The major labels of this world may be in trouble, but not si [...]
How to… open an independent record store
Kristina rejects virtually every traditional tenet of the British independent record store.
It’s spacious and airy as opposed to claustrophobic and grimy; its staff are friendly, not curmudg [...]