Carly Wilford
Her husky tones recently woke up the nation every morning on Rinse FM’s forward thinking Breakfast Show. Carly Wilford is a lively presenter and DJ with boundless energy, unstoppable character and endless drive. Down to earth, warm and honest, she gets to the heart of the artists she interviews and is not afraid to push boundaries. Creator of online taste-making hub IAmMusic.TV as well as IAmMusic Artists, she uncovers the stars of tomorrow and helps them to break the tough and ever changing industry.

Her natural energy and lust for life shines through in her interviews. With millions of views across her YouTube videos you can see why the music industry is talking about her and why she is on speed dial for artists, manager’s, PR’s and key media figures within the industry.

On the Red Carpet she has interviewed Tom Cruise, Russell Brand, Cheryl Cole and Usher to name but a few. Kicking back with some of the music industries finest. Carly has put the world to rights with Danny Brown, hung out with Rudimental, bantered with Bastille and had a heart to heart with Nas, Nile Rodgers and Kendrick Lamar.

Seen backstage at some of the Worlds biggest festivals she has covered Glastonbury, SXSW, Snowbombing, Sonar, EXIT Festival, V Festival, Wireless, BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend and Secret Garden Party. Hunting out the hottest artists, chatting to the crowds and dominating the press pit she has also presented at the MOBOS for sponsors HTC and The Capital FM Summertime Ball.

Carly is at the forefront of everything music related – from new artists to secret collaborations, if you need to know about it she has already got it covered. She films, edits, produces and presents all her own work as well as writing for Hunger Magazine and Wonderland. With big aspirations and infinite drive she is one to watch very closely. No ear piece, no ‘note cards’ and none of the fake attributes the industry is often full of – just raw ambition and real talent.

Entries by Carly Wilford

Are You What You Eat?

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2015 | 11:33 AM

When it comes to being healthy there are so many do's, don't and dieting extremes that the Internet becomes a Pandora's box of fitness contradictions. This year I decided that I wanted to see in the summer feeling healthy not only physically but mentally too. Giving myself an intense three-month...

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Turn Down For What?

(0) Comments | Posted April 6, 2015 | 8:48 PM

As the sun set over Shoreditch's ionic skyline, the 7th floor of The Ace Hotel had become a live discussion platform sparking a catalyst for change. With Know-Wave dropping a cryptic image on Instagram the day before, those who were brave enough to follow their intrigue found themselves...

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Bloom Twins join UNICEF's #IMAGINE campaign

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 4:07 AM

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Fearlessness in music takes bravery especially when your message is to drive political and governmental change. 2014 was a life-changing year for Bloom Twins. Not only were they faced with an uprising in their home country of Ukraine,...

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Interview - Jungle Talk About Bucking the Social Media Trend

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 8:32 AM


In an age where social media hype seems to run the music industry it's refreshing to find a band who bring it back to what really matters, the music. With artists from across the world descending on Austin's SXSW festival in Texas, Jungle's...

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Interview - Amy Steele Talks About Balancing Music and Medicine

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2014 | 9:13 AM


Whilst most breaking musicians work part time in a bar as they struggle to make ends meet, Amy Steele is bolding pursuing her musical dream whilst studying a medical degree. In an industry that demands so much nowadays, the artist not only has...

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Interview - Just an Example...

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2014 | 2:05 PM

Known for his crowd bouncing anthems and dark, pleasantly twisted lyrics, Example's life has taken a different direction of late. Facing his demons has meant an evolution in not only his party reputation but also in his music. With his next album on the way, backing of a label state...

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Live Review - Jake Bugg at The Royal Albert Hall

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 9:48 AM


Jake Bugg's debut single 'Trouble Town' landed in my inbox just over two years ago. His unforgettable vocals carving a uniquely memorable imprint amongst the chaos of mediocrity that can sometime clutter up my hard drive. It was clear his future was laid...

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Live Review - Bastille at Koko for Virgin 40

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2013 | 4:12 PM

"You're at that tipping point where in six months time, when the album comes out, you guys could be at a completely different stage." I remember saying to a very modest and humble Dan Smith. "I hope so" he replies after explaining that the road that he had travelled so...

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Sub Focus Talks About His New Album 'Torus' and His Musical Guilty Pleasure

(0) Comments | Posted October 5, 2013 | 10:24 AM


On the release of his brand new album 'Torus', Sub Focus' sound has evolved as rapidly as the industry around him. Off the back of a packed out summer schedule and ever increasing international fan base, I sat down with him to find out...

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Why the Music Industry Needs Annie Mac

(0) Comments | Posted October 4, 2013 | 10:12 AM


A well respected and shape shifting tastemaker, DJ, radio presenter and now proud mother, Annie Mac has set her own standard. In a mainly lad led industry she stands shoulder to shoulder with the guys who look up to her.

On her recent...

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Live Review - Kendrick Lamar at iTunes Festival

(0) Comments | Posted September 20, 2013 | 4:07 PM

This September sees iTunes completely take over The Roundhouse in London's music mecca, Camden. Showcasing a spectrum of artists from across the world of music, this month has already seen Lady Gaga hang flying pigs from its' rafters and Chic and Nile Rogers bring the house down with every disco...

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Interview - Palma Violets

(0) Comments | Posted September 14, 2013 | 6:32 PM

"You're the best band in the whole of South By," an over excited reveller screams at the top of their lungs as Palma Violets play one of their many packed out gigs at SXSW festival in Texas. When bands generate this much hype so early on in their career it...

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Interview - Sub Focus discusses breaking America & Daft Punk

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2013 | 9:39 AM

As his new single 'Endorphins' hits the top ten, Sub Focus's underground roots (like many of our homegrown) have been shifted in to the mainstream. Like it or love it, it seems that he is striking a chord with commercial audiences with his new sound. We catch up with him...

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Interview - Benga Discusses His New Album, Drug Culture and Magnetic Man

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2013 | 8:00 PM

Being partly responsible for one of the UK's biggest dance music movements, Benga is one of the forefathers of Dubstep. Creating earth rattling bass lines and heart stopping drops, he leaves a trail of destruction not only with the music he creates but the crowds he plays to.


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Festival Review - SXSW 2013

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2013 | 6:31 AM

Eating ribs sat opposite Dave Grohl, inhaling vaporised cannabis with Action Bronson and watching Snoop Lion casually covering Bob Marley's hits are all in a days work at SXSW. With the music industry descending on Austin in Texas, its scorching heat and music-drenched streets behold a utopian playground for music...

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Festival Review - Snowbombing 2013

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 7:43 AM


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Taking festivals to a completely different altitude, Snowbombing is Austria's answer to your most hardcore lads holiday frantically shaken with the best bits of summer's hottest festivals. Take a plane full of the music industry's hardest party mafia...

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My SXSW Diary - Austin, Texas - Day Five

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2013 | 8:08 PM


The last day of SXSW and I found myself wandering around the supermarket hungover and a tear trickling down my cheek. This whole trip has been totally magical and the thought of stepping back in to reality made me grateful for every second but...

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My SXSW Diary - Austin, Texas - Day Four

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2013 | 5:26 PM


Crystal clear blue skies and scorching sun, Austin is well and truly alive. Packed streets filled with every type of musician, promotor, manager, A&R and die hard music fan. I am falling in love with America. The people are friendly, clearly focused and have...

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My SXSW Diary - Austin, Texas - Day Three

(0) Comments | Posted March 16, 2013 | 5:11 PM


Three hours sleep and back up and at it. Something about the music industry gives you the ability to find energy even when you're running on empty. Reminiscing about the night before always makes you realise just how magical some of your experiences can...

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My SXSW Diary - Austin, Texas - Day Two

(0) Comments | Posted March 15, 2013 | 12:50 PM


Time seems to go so quickly here. Late nights turn and early mornings spent with people who love what they do. We started today filming a session with Bastille. In the middle of Palm Park in the basking sun. After performing Pompeii,...

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