CR January iPad edition: The Music issue

Don’t forget you can also get the January issue of CR, the music issue, for iPad, where you’ll find all the print mag articles and exclusive additional content in Hi Res, our showcase gallery section, and CRTV, with video profiles of creative people, animations and other moving image work from around the world….

This issue marks the beginning of an extension of our editorial coverage, which we will be rolling out over the coming year. As the result of some major audience research about how to make CR more relevant, more valuable and more interesting, for each issue of the magazine, we will be looking at a distinct sector and asking the question: “how is creativity changing this world?”. Each issue will investigate key trends, highlight key innovations and individuals and discuss the impact of new thinking, new technology and new approaches. So alongside pieces on designers or creatives, you will find interviews with chefs or architects, dancers, scriptwriters and composers.


In Features this month, we interview the multitalented musician FKA twigs as she embarks on a directing career, Warp Records at 25, Bestival creative director Josie da Bank, film composer Jim Williams, the role of the physical object in music in the digital age, Wild Beasts GIF novel, Simian Mobile Disco, streaming devices, innovation around live gigs, and more. Plus regular columns from Nick Asbury who takes a look at the revival of ad jingles, Daniel Benneworth-Gray who asks whether album sleeves can be considered art, and Michael Evamy on record label 2 Tone.

In Hi Res you’ll find the art of disco record sleeves from a new book by Soul Jazz Records; Kim Keever’s new watery, abstract photo series; photographer Miles Aldridge in collaboration with MAC cosmetics; 75 years of Marvel Comics; photographer Slyvie Huet’s A Story of Bears, and striking smartphone photography from the #outthephone project.

CRTV includes Nigel Stanford’s Cymatics music videos with a visual study of sound vibration; a short film about Mercury Prize winners Young Fathers, spoken word artist Tommy Sissons, and animated work for C4’s Four to the Floor series; CR’s A Passion for Craft documentaries; profile of 3D animator Thomas Burden; and the making of the TH Soups ad with zoetrope animation from Can Can Club.


To submit work for consideration for CRTV or Hi Res, please email

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