LIVE Futures: the movie

15 April 2008

LIVE do the Rolex Sweep

Set to be hotter than Soulja Boy’s Crank Dat, the Rolex Sweep is the latest craze sweeping through the UK urban music underground.

Swag moves set to Wiley’s single Wearing My Rolex, the LIVE crew recorded their own ‘Sweep and uploaded their efforts to YouTube. It was an immediate hit – featured on urban artist JME’s MySpace, within days it received thousands of views, and just two weeks later it stands at over 12,000 views.


Check it out for yourself if you haven’t already:

14 April 2008

Work with us... on the Spinebreakers project

Over the past two years, Livity and LIVE have been key partners in the development of as the number one online destination for teenage readers and book lovers.

With the continuing growth and success of the site, we are now recruiting for the site’s first ever dedicated web editor. If books are your passion, this is a unique opportunity for a lively, rewarding and varied web editorial position for one of the world’s foremost publishers.

You’ll need to be enthusiastic, passionate, self-motivated and talented, working directly for Livity/ LIVE, managing the teenage editorial team (the Spinebreakers Crew), and liaising with the Penguin editorial and marketing teams.

You will be responsible for managing the general day-to-day content and development of, as well as maintaining and updating common pages and co-ordinating the input from the Spinebreakers Crew. The role is for 3 days a week, based at Livity’s lively offices in south London.

Regular tasks include:

• Updating the site homepage to reflect and highlight the content flagged within it on at least a monthly basis
• Compiling the monthly newsletter
• Uploading new books on to the site for the ‘browse books’ section Commissioning banners and content from the Penguin online team, authors, editors and partners
• Attending and chairing monthly editorial meetings with the Spinebreakers crew and representatives from Penguin
• Coordinating content from the internal top contributors as well as the wider teen audience
• Managing the monthly drive-cycle of activity on the site
• Keeping the site readable, relevant and balanced
• Ensuring that the site remains credible and faithful to the ethos of ‘by the teens and for the teens’
• Uploading podcasts, dealing with mail, reporting bugs

Please send your CV and covering letter to Gavin Weale @ Livity: / Tunstall Studios, 34-44 Tunstall Road, London, SW9 8DA.

10 April 2008

LIVE and the London Sinfonietta

LIVE's very own multi-tasking, musical maestro Dannyelle Mavour, 20, has been selected to take part in a special project with the London Sinfonietta. The project, named Music For 18 Musicians, aims to bring people who don't know about classical music into the world of orchestras and instrumental sounds. "The course is looking to take people form different walks of life and bringing them into a new thing of music. It's about training you to listen to the beat. the beat tells its own story without the vocals. It can talk about pain, love, hate, war. I am excited to be a part of this ground-breaking project." On the 18th April Dannyelle and the other young people on the project will be performing at the Royal Festival Hall, where they'll showcase the new piece they're creating as part of Music For 18 Musicians.

LIVE Editors get interviewed for South London Press

LIVE's key editorial team were interviewed today for the South London Press. "They took a load of pictures of us with the new magazine" says Deputy Editor Mervin Martin, 21. "It's great." Editor Mahta Hassanzadeh, 19 was also in the frame. "They're were interested in the fact we have a bumper issue out and the fact we're promoting politics and encouraging young people to get involved with politics." The new issue is due back from the printers on April 14th... and we're expecting more coverage from the local and national press over the coming weeks.

7 April 2008

LIVE gets on the airwaves...

LIVE Magazine is proud to announce that we're involved with Diesel's U:Music Radio, which is broadcasting in New Cross throughout May. The station will feature a mix of presenter-led shows, documentaries, live sessions broadcast from the celebrated local venue, The Amersham Arms and citizen broadcast shows from talented members of the public. Eight young people from LIVE and Radio Peckham ( will be attending a series of training workshops at Radio Peckham and will be creating a show to be broadcast on the station as part of U:Music's commitment to community engagement and training. Out to our budding broadcasters! And expect blog posts this week from the trainees themselves...
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