We’ve made a new podcast about obsession and blind stupidity called Music Made Me Do It

Inspire a generation

We started Loud And Quiet as a home-printed fanzine in 2005. It probably shouldn’t have lasted more than a few issues, but next week we’ll send our 139th magazine to print.

We’re happy to say that the music industry is full of people like us, making it up as they go along – music fans who wanted to be involved in some way.

Music Made Me Do It is a 10-part podcast that we’ve been making over the last year and a half speaking to people whose DIY projects have blown up, from record label owners releasing Adele to Oscars-winning producers.

Each episode will unpack a different profession within music, as we work out exactly what a music manager/record exec/producer/festival founder/live agent/songwriter/mastering engineer/press officer does, and how you might be able to become one by starting up your own thing.

It launches November 25th.

Subscribe now via your favourite podcast app by searching Music Made Me Do It to get Episode 1.

Here’s a short audio intro about the guests we have recorded episodes with.

Support Loud And Quiet from £3 per month and we'll post you our next 9 magazines

As all of us are constantly reminded, it’s getting harder for independent publishers to stay in business, which applies to Loud And Quiet more now than ever, 14 years after we first started printing a magazine that we’ve always given away for free.

Having thought about the best way to support our running costs (the printing and distribution fees, the podcast and production costs etc.) we’d like to ask our readers who really enjoy what we do to subscribe to our next 9 issues over the next 12 months. The cheapest we can afford to do this for works out at £3 per month for UK subscribers, charged yearly.

If that seems like a bit of a punt, you can pay-as-you-go for £4 per month and cancel any time you like. European and world plans are available too, at the lowest rate we can afford.

It’s not just a donation – you’ll receive a physical copy of our magazine through your door and some extra perks detailed on our subscribe page. Digital subscriptions are available worldwide for £15 per year. We hope you consider this a good deal and the best way to keep Loud And Quiet in your life without its content, independence or existence suffering.