About Us

Disruptive music commentary, through a different lens

The Forty-Five is new music publication, created by a collective of female-led music journalists, creatives and photographers, founded by former NME Editor, Charlie Gunn.

Why The Forty-Five?

With only 14% of music journalists identifying as women, music, for too long has been critiqued from a male perspective. The result? An industry that champions boys in bands and sexualises female artists. We’re here to change that by forging a supportive network of womxn, who tell stories about music.

Who are The Forty-Five?

Former NME editor and pop culture journalist, Charlie Gunn, has united a team of the best female music and culture creatives from around the world. Through in-depth interviews, quality op-eds and curated playlists, The Forty-Five provides fans with the most exciting, original content about their favourite artists.

At a time when the music industry needs something to celebrate, The Forty-Five is an exciting new player in the world of quality music journalism.

How to support The Forty-Five

The publishing industry is challenged with ad revenues dwindling and skilled journalists being forced to work for peanuts. If you like what we do, please help support The Forty-Five’s existence by considering becoming a patron with a monthly subscription. It all goes straight to funding our writers, photographers and videographers. In return we’ll offer you our endless thanks, some exclusive content and all sorts of goodies.

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Contact us

Email Founder and Editor, Charlie Gunn: charlotte@thefortyfive.com

Here’s our postal address, but please don’t send CDs as we do not have a player:

2, Elite House, 101 Broadwater Road, London, SW17 0GR

The Forty-Five contributors: Abigail Firth, April Arabella, Aimee Cliff, Al Mills, Alison Craig, Aliya Chaudhry, Anna Matheson, Arusa Qureshi, Aysia Marotta, Becca Fergus, Beth Kirkbride, Bethan Harper, Carolina Faruolo, Celia Almeida, Charlotte Gunn, Charlie Hall, Charlotte Krol, Cordelia Lam, El Hunt, Ella Kemp, Ellie Hanagan, El McManus, Emily Barker, Emily Mackay, Emma Holbrook, Emma Warren, Emma Finamore, Emma Wilkes, Eva Pentel, Eve Barlow, Fiona Garden, Gemma Samways, Georgia Evans, Grace Almond, Hannah Vetesse, Helga Burrill, Hollie Geraghty, Holly Whittaker, Ilana Kaplan, Ivy Nicholls, Jacqui Swift, Jenn Five, Jemima Skala, Jen Thomas, Jenessa Williams, Jessie Atkinson, Karen Haynes, Kate French-Morris, Katherine Rodgers, Kayann Henry, Kyann Sian Williams, Lauren Devlin, Leonie Cooper, Liz Aubrey, Lydia Bragg, Maddy Smith, Marianne Eloise, Maya Fuhr, Megan Lily Large, Melissa Locker, Mia Abeyawardene, Morgan Carmichael, Nadia Younes, Natalie Piserchio, Natálie Zehnalová, Natty Kasambala, Narzra Ahmed, Noodle, Olivia McCauley, Rebecca Lewis, Rhian Daly, Safi Bugel, Sam Keeler, Sarah Louise Bennett, Sarah Lavigne, Sinead Mills, Sophie Williams, Sophie Wilson, Sophie Walker, Tara Joshi, Taylor Glasby, Timi Sotire, Taylor Glasby, Tyler Damara Kelly, Vanessa Wilson, Vicky Madzak, Yasmin Cowan, Zoya Raza-Sheikh.

Interviews: 100 Gecs, Alessia Cara, Alewya, Aluna, Amber Lucid, Amber Mark, Amelia Moore, Amyl and the Sniffers, Angel Olsen, Ariel East, Arlo Parks, Arxx, Ashnikko, Avril Lavigne, Audrey Nuna, Aziya, Babeheaven Baby Queen, Beabadoobee, Bebe Rexha, Benee, Big Joanie, Billie Marten, Birdy, Black Honey, Blue DeTiger, Boy Pablo, Bria, Bree Runway, Bully, Carly Rae Jepsen, Chloe Moriondo, Claud, Claudia Valentina, CMAT, COBRAH, Conan Gray, Connie Constance, Courtney Barnett, Crawlers, Creams, Creeper, Daine, Denai Moore, Dope Saint Jude, Dream Wife, Dry Cleaning, ELIO, Emily Capell, Emma Jean Thackray, ENNY, Erin Rae, Evanescence, Fall Out Boy, Fears, Fenne Lily, Fletcher, Fontaines DC, Georgia Twinn, Girl In Red, Glass Animals, Goat Girl, Gracie Abrams, Greentea Peng, Griff, Haim, Holly Humberstone, Hope Tala, I. Jordan, Jehnny Beth, Jesse Jo Stark, Jockstrap, Jordana, Juanita Stein, Julia Bardo, Julia Jacklin, Julia Michaels, Julien Baker, Kaash Paige, Kae Tempest, Katie Von Schleicher, Kenny Hoopla, Khruangbin, Laufey, Laura Jane Grace, Laurel, Lava La Rue, Lola Young, Lowertown, Lucy Dacus, Lykke Li, Madison Beer, Maggie Lindemann, Mallrat, Margo Price, Matilda Mann, Maya Hawke, Mealtime, Mel C, MICHELLE, Miss Grit, MØ MUNA, Monsta X, Moonchild Sanelly, Ms Banks, Mxmtoon, Nao, Navvy, Nayana IZ, NIKI, Nova Twins, Nilufer Yanya, NoSo, Nubya Garcia, Omar Apollo, Orla Gartland, Orlando Weeks, Pale Waves, Panic! At The Disco, Peaches, Pearl Charles, Penelope Isles, Phoebe Bridgers, Pillow Queens, Pom Pom Squad, Poppy, Powfu, Porij, Public Practice, Priya Ragu, Pvris, Rachel Chinouriri, Raeheaven, Ray BLK, Remi Wolf, Samia, Sans Soucis, Sarah Kinsley, Saweetie, Self Esteem, Shame, Shingai Shoniwa, Shirley Manson, Shura, Sigrid, Sinead O’Brien, Snail Mail, Soccer Mommy, Softcult, Spill Tab, St Vincent, Stella Donnelly, Starcrawler, Sunflower Bean, Surfbort, Swim School, Taylor Momsen, Taylor Parx, The Big Moon, The Linda Lindas, The Staves, Tiana Major9, Wallice, Warpaint, Wet Leg, Victoria Monét, VEPS, Yen Strange, Zara Larsson, Zoe Wees.