It’s been a really incredible couple of years. Here are some of my highlights…

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“There are so many aspects of the music industry that I have fallen in love with. The people you meet and being surrounded by artists doing what they love is very special. The different genres of music and the changing elements that they bring, the fact that it’s an international industry with so many different voices, opinions and sounds, and the way that it’s ever changing. When I started working in music, I really felt accepted for being me and I love that being unique is celebrated.

If I could change one thing about the music industry right now, it would be for people to reconnect with the soul of music and for the real reason it exists. The music business has become more statistic, ‘like’ and hit driven than ever before. Songs are getting shorter to get more stats on the streamers and there are more and more tactics being used to get people to listen.”

Spoke to the crew @womb2london ahead of the #FemmeSummerFete on 30th August at @growhackney. Full interview here: https://www.womb2.com/post/wxmbmates-meet-carly-of-sister-collective

“I was a raver. We used to get in the car on a Friday night and drive to different cities across the UK to hit different clubs. Funky House was my vibe, it brought people together and there was a real sense of unity on the dance floor. It was before social media so much of it wasn’t documented unless someone had their camera with them or you found pictures of yourself on dontstayin.com hahaha – it was a brilliant time for music.”

Did a cute interview for @galdemofeden as part of their Sunday Selecta Series talking about different tracks that have meant things to me over the years. Read the full feature here: https://www.galdemofeden.com/interviews/2019/8/14/carly-wilford-sunday-selecta-series

As part of Apple’s x Mayor Of LDN’s x #MadeInLDN summer programming, I’ve helped to curate the following workshops with some of the cities most inspiring faces. RSVP for free in my bio… 

Join free creative sessions from 10th August – 3rd September at Apple Stores across London. Learn new skills and shape your artistic style in music, video, design, coding, photography and more. Supported by the Mayor of London. Artwork co-created with Art Against Knives.

Exclusive: Voices with Lioness, Rakaya Esime Fetuga & R.A.E

Wed 28 August
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Apple Regent Street

Join a special collaborative writing session with Lioness, Rakaya Esime Fetuga and R.A.E. They’ll share the challenges they’ve faced as artists, and how they found power in their voices through music and spoken word. You’ll hear how opening up and being honest with yourself leads to work that inspires others. Then they’ll work with you to write your own creative piece. 

Exclusive: Crafting Your Story with WAVE Magazine

Fri 30 August
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Apple Covent Garden

Shape a story and find your audience with the team behind culture magazine WAVE Magazine. You’ll learn how to use your phone to create great content. You’ll explore how to uncover stories, build your concept and engage readers, using a range of apps. Then get ready to pitch your story idea to the WAVE Magazine editors.

RSVP FOR FREE HERE: https://www.apple.com/uk/today/collection/made-in-ldn/

Travelling to Iceland to play Secret Solstice Festival was a trip of a lifetime. A country that is still so naturally beautiful with expansive scenery and people with a true respect for the planet. If you have been to Iceland, you know and if you haven’t, now is your time… I also picked my five favourite things to do there. Have you been? What did you love?

Filmed & Edited by Jack Goodman:
Website: https://www.jackgoodman.co.uk
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