Celebrating the next generation …. aka. our saving grace
Teaming up with the music journal Wax Poetics, Calvin Klein has gathered the next generation of incredible music journalists. Each offering a unique perspective on the industry, the Plugged In project is all about embracing new talent. Selected from over 100 applicants, welcome to some of the best, who have been granted educational resources, expert mentorship and paid commissions, all with a long-term goal in mind. Reflecting on the project, Wax Poetics own, Brian DiGenti remarks, “Since our relaunch we have set out to give as much support to younger writers and content creators as we can”, noting how “Calvin Klein has been an amazing partner in helping bring this to life. We have been overwhelmed by the quality and energy that the applicants and winners have brought, and we can’t wait to see what the future brings for them.”
Selected this year is Scottish highlander, Maeve Hannigan whose music journalism explores Glasgow’s Emerging Jazz Scene. Alongside Hannigan is South African, Vuyokazi Mtukele a journalist, poet and cultural critic covering, as well as Violeta Arango who discusses London’s Latin Influences. And of course (last but not least) music writer Amelia Fearon who runs her own music blog Empire of Amelia which reflects on Machester’s ever thriving Post-Punk Scene.
A unique project dedicated to the future, this is what the new era of journalism is all about 🙏