Music Media

Leicester’s Music Media 2013

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On this page:  Radio stations, streaming, magazines, music websites,  podcasts, music photographers

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Live Streaming

Live Streaming enables anyone, anywhere, with a web connection to watch your
event as it happens.

See the Stream Productions website.


TV plans to brings Leicester music to the small screen.

Radio stations

century gothic

Find out about Hermitage FM, with John Sinclair and Kevin Gaughan

Hermitage FM

Takeover Radio

Takeover Radio is a charity operated community radio station broadcasting on 103.2 FM across to UK city of Leicester and to the world on the internet. The station is operated entirely by the charity Takeover Radio Childrens Media Trust and specialises in training young people (ages 8-16) in the industry of radio and media, thus giving them experience in first hand presentation and production.

See the Takeover Radio web site | Follow Made in Leicester on Facebook.

Get the latest news about bands on Takeover Radio

Radio 2-Funky

Available on-line, this radio station is probably the best for Hip-hop, Funk and African and Caribbean sounds.

Radio 2 Funky

On-line media

East Midlands Music (EMM)

The Editor-in-Chief of EMM, speaking about the site, said: “The idea behind EMM is simple – we will cover the really major gigs across the East Midlands leaving the local gigs to county specific sites-you can find links to your local sites under our ‘Local News’ section here.

We’re currently building up our team and welcome any photographers or reporters to get in touch at or, for press,”

East Midlands Music website | East Midlands Music on Facebook

Leicester Music Podcast

A new Leicester Music Podcast, produced by John Sinclair, has launched and features local musicians, singers and bands.

Listen to the first podcast (not available for now)

Listen to the second podcast  with Bands appearing at Glastonbudget, Ferris, Jonezy and much more

Listen to the third podcast with a preview of the Glastonbudget festival, Formal Warning, Beneath The Lights and more.

Listen to the 4th podcast with Midnight Wire, Axis Mundi  and much more

Listen to the 5th podcast with Vengeance, The Harrowbrooks, Titan

Listen to the 6th podcast with Siobhan Mazzie, Martha Bean, John Fryer, The Paradimes, Flip Like Wilson

Listen to the 7th podcast with a preview of the Strawberry Fields festival, James Ludlum, Blazing Owls, Satellitte Empire and Obskeen Records talking about their plans for the future and how they signed the band Moccasin Mile.

Listen to the 8th Podcast (for 15th August) which looks at the Strawberry Fields festival and includes interviews with Pamela Moo, Hallow People, Siobhan Mazzie, Stop That Train and Produckty.

Listen to the John Sinclair Leicester Music Podcast for 31st August 2013 – this edition of the podcast features interviews from The Tennysons, The Furies and The Fores. There is also live recording from The Simpletones.

Listen to the Leicester Music Podcast for 16th September with The Midbeats, Flying Kangaroo Alliance, Michael Vickers and The Brandy Thieves

Check the latest Leicester Music Podcasts on iTunes

Listen to the Leicester Music Podcast on Youtube with Vengeance and bands that played at the Hinckley festival

more links to be inserted as they come in.

Listen to the latest podcasts produced John Sinclair on Leicestershire music

or go the YouTube channel for it.

Yellow Bean Studio’s podcasts

Leicester’s Yellow Bean Studios has released it’s first podcast and plans to produce more on a monthly basis.

The first podcast features singer Sarah Bird and you can hear it on Soundcloud.

Artists interested in being featured in a Yellow Bean podcast can contact YBS on Facebook.

More radio stations

Dark Horse Radio

We host a wide range of shows covering all genres and types of music. We are a community of music lovers that run our own shows on DARK HORSE we cover a wide range of music genres and styles from pop to urban each show has its own distinctive style.

Dark Horse Radio website

Demon FM

DemonFM is the award winning radio station based at De Montfort University in Leicester, broadcasting around the clock on 107.5 FM and online.

Hilltop Radio

Hilltop Radio is the brand name of the Earl Shilton Community Radio Group, a voluntary organisation with a focus on the community in and around the borough of Hinckley and Bosworth in Leicestershire. Our objectives are to promote a non profit making internet streaming radio service with a view to obtaining an FM Community Broadcast licence.

Lush Radio

Listen to the Lush Radio show with Bartley and Bates

Radio 2 Funky

Radio2Funky (R2F) is Leicester’s leading urban internet radio station, officially launched on 25 May 2013.  The station is committed to supporting the local music scene, and only uses the finest DJ’s from across the city. As well as showcasing talent, R2F promotes local news and events, keeping its finger firmly on the pulse of Leicester’s vibrant social scene.


Radio Leicester

BBC Radio Leicester is the longest running community radio station. Notable broadcasters who play local music include Tony Wadsworth whose show on Saturday morning often features live broadcasts of local artists.

The Beat is one of the top radio programmes for the East Midlands, presented by Dean Jackson and broadcasting  the best in new music from BBC Introducing in Nottingham, Leicester, Derby and Lincolnshire.

Find them on Facebook or go to the BBC web site.

Music magazines

Arts in Leicester

Arts in Leicester has always been an online magazine about the arts, in which music has always been the most abundant genre.  Its music content is being replaced by this web site (as from 1st June 2013.)

The Monograph

Now only available on line, it used to be published as a newspaper.

Music photographers

Leicester had a large corps of photographers who regularly go out to live music events to take photographs. Some also take commissions for photo shoots from bands and artists.  Here are a few who are on our preference list:

Digital Mechanic – Photography, Graphic design, Videography, Motion graphics and Web design. Also on Facebook.

Martin Crosbie Photography whose photos are now being published on this web site.

Scott Choucino is a well known Leicester photographer whose work often includes band and musicians. Follow Scott Choucino on Facebook or see Chouchino photography on Facebook or read his blog.

See also:

Music Section home page

Urban Music

Acoustic Music

A list of YouTube Videos of Leicester bands