Author Archives: rebeccaprentice

Fashion Revolution Week is Here (Again)

by Rebecca Prentice April 18-24 – One of the fashion industry’s responses to the 2013 collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory building in Bangladesh – which resulted in 1,134 deaths and more than 2,000 serious injuries – has been the creation of an international ‘Fashion Revolution Week’ – an opportunity each April for fashionistas to engage with issues […]

Pin Money vs. Needle Money

by Rebecca Prentice The first time I heard about ‘pin money’ was years ago, in an interview Bonnie Raitt gave about the origins of her music career. She must have said something similar to what she told Nottingham Post in 2013: ‘I was looking to play little clubs just to make some pin money while […]

What if Music is a Gift (Not a Commodity)?

by Rebecca Prentice Ever since music consumption became ‘digital’ – free from the need for physical objects like vinyl records, CDs, and cassettes – its immateriality has been both a blessing and a curse. Listeners revel in the cheap and permanent accessibility of all their favourite songs, while music execs wonder how to make money when […]