Liv Siddall

Liv Siddall


Liv Siddall is one half of Mare Street Market on Air and is also Features Editor of smart women’s magazine Riposte. Alongside this she is a writer, editor and interviewer predominantly focused on the world of music, arts and culture and the independent magazine scene. Formerly the Features Editor at It’s Nice That and the Founder and Editor of Rough Trade Magazine, her love for radio has punctuated her career so far seeing her host the weekly It’s Nice That podcast and oversee the launch of Rough Trade Radio.

She now runs her own podcast called Redundancy Radio and co-runs Mare Street Market On Air where she assists brands, organisations and individuals in creating their very own podcasts. She can often be found lecturing at universities about independent publishing, and is also the host of MagCulture’s annual Modern Magazine Conference.


Making a Monthly Magazine for a 40 Year Old Record Store

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  • inspiration
  • typography
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Art
  • Sound
  • Research

In this session I'll be telling my story of how I was offered the job of my dreams to go and be the Editor at record store, Rough Trade.

My role included producing a 64-page, monthly music magazine with no team, no time, and a very low budget.

In this talk I'll take you backstage at one of London's most famous record stores and show you how I made Rough Trade Magazine into the legendary, attic-lurking, smile-inducing, memory-conjuring, funny, weird, unpredictable, ramshackle timestamp in music history that it is, or, was.