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Watch Charli XCX's Revealing BBC Documentary About What It's Like To Be A Woman In Music

"I make my own decisions - good and bad - and that's what feminism's all about," Charli XCX concludes at the end of The F Word And Me, her BBC3 documentary exploring what it's like to be a woman in music in 2015. In it, she hears stories from her own band, Marina Diamandis and MS MR frontwoman and Neon Gold co-founder Lizzy Plapinger of the industry not taking them seriously or having to fight to do what they want in their careers.

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Paris Attacks: How The Music World Responded To The Tragedy

The terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13 left 130 dead and hundreds more injured. Many of those killed were attending Eagles Of Death Metal’s gig at the Bataclan venue in Paris’ 11th arrondissement, where gunmen opened fire on the audience mid-show. U2’s Bono labelled the attack “the first direct hit on music”, and the outpouring of shock, support and sympathy from the music world continues two weeks after the event. This is how bands, performers and rappers reacted to the tragedy.

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Adele’s ‘Hello’ Spoofs – The Best Parody Videos So Far

If you’re reading this post, there’s a pretty strong chance that you are one of the 485 million (and counting) or so people who have already viewed Adele’s record-obliterating video for ‘Hello’ on YouTube. It’s therefore highly likely that you’ll be a little more than familiar with its soon-to-be-iconic imagery: the sepia colour scheme, the gusty filming conditions, Adele’s attachment to the flip phone – a winning combination, if ever there was one.

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Ellie Goulding And James Corden's Genre-Smashing Rework Of 'Love Me Like You Do' Is Gloriously Silly – Watch

James Corden is good at showing off musicians’ sense of humour – just a couple of weeks ago he had Alanis Morissette singing new lyrics to her nineties hit ‘Ironic’. Initially it seems like Ellie Goulding isn’t quite ready to buy into this very, very silly genre mishmash of her chart-topping 50 Shades single ‘Love Me Like you Do’. But as soon as we break into hip hop, country and rave – for which Goulding dons a ‘YOLO’ t-shirt – it’s clear she’s not afraid to take the piss out of herself.

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