LGR is owned and run by journalist, researcher and editor Yvonne Kiely. A blend of music writing, research and commentary, this publication has its roots in Ireland and its eyes and ears in the global music industries. LGR is also an independent publisher for zines in Ireland.

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A zine for music, sex and DIY culture in Ireland. Cut and pasted in Dublin. Spread is published by Lazer Guided Reporter. Find out more here.


Download your copy of Issue Two: Data (released: Friday 26 June 2020)


Did you enjoy issue two? Spread is fundraising for JaJa Studios, an artist studio in Dublin in need of a new space. Rather than pay a fixed price, you can make a donation of any size to Spread and we’ll share 50% with JaJa. Donate to our fundraiser: https://www.gofundme.com/f/spread-issue-2-half-of-funds-to-jaja-studios

Academic Publications

Kiely, Yvonne (2020) “Music Magazines and Gendered Space: The Representation of Artists on the Covers of Hot Press and Rolling Stone,” Irish Communication Review: Vol. 17: Iss. 1, Article 5. Available at: https://arrow.tudublin.ie/icr/vol17/iss1/5

Paper in Media Narratives in Popular Music, forthcoming with Bloomsbury Academic. Read the book abstract.

Academic presentations

‘In Plain Sight: Transatlantic Discourses of Gender Representation on the Covers of Hot Press and Rolling Stone’ presented at Exploring Gender Dynamics in the Music Industry symposium, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 2019.

‘Music Magazines and Gendered Space: The Crisis of Representation in the Industry’s Decline’ presented at Taking Back the Web, Critical Media Literacy Conference at Technological University Dublin, 2018.

FACTS 2020 Survey / Official Ireland Launch

The female:pressure FACTS survey is a continuous project, undertaken by volunteer members of the female:pressure network, that quantifies the gender distribution of artists performing at electronic music festivals worldwide. FACTS has been published since 2013 by female:pressure. I act as the data gatherer for Ireland’s festivals.

Read FACTS 2020 report


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