An 18 year old from Austria is suing her parents for posting hundreds of photographs from her childhood on Facebook. The outcome could result in parents paying compensation to their daughter for the suffering she has been allegedly caused. In Germany and France, there have been warnings to parents about publishing images of their children on the web. So – be careful what images you post!!
The Mercury Prize 2016 was won by Skepta’s Konnichiwa which has succeeded independently of the music industry. It was self-released and doesn’t pander to the charts. It has been a huge hit and sees a resurgence of the grime genre. I think the fact that it was self-released is fascinating and perhaps we may well see more self-released artists doing well in the future.