Tom Bowen

Music and internet trends journalist

Location icon France

I have worked in the media industry for the past nine years. During this time I have worked for an independent music magazine in Sheffield, United Kingdom, (2005-2007) and lived in Beijing, China, where I worked for life, style and music magazine City Weekend (2009-2010). From 2010- 2013 I worked as the music and internet trends journalist at AFP Relaxnews , an international leisure news wire in collaboration with France’s biggest news agency AFP (Agence France Presse). I have also freelanced for numerous online and in-print publications on China (The World of Chinese Magazine, China Club HQ for example), online fashion blog Running In Heels and online music magazine Whe The Gramophone Rings (

The Malaysian Insider / AFP Relaxnews
Artist in profile: Patrick Wolf

One of a series of weekly wires I write for news wire service AFP Relaxnews profiling up and coming artists.

AFP relaxnews / Yahoo! Singapore
Artist in profile: Mac deMarco

The first in a weekly series or articles written by myself profiling up and coming "indie" artists for news wire service AFP Relaxnews.

AFP Relaxnews /
Iconic places and their soundtracks: London

This was written, in collaboration with the travel editor, as part of a series of articles suggesting soundtracks that represent popular summer holiday destinations.
You, Me, Porn

A look at the rise of porn films for women and the effect on relationships
Je Suis Belle

An overview of the label Je Suis Belle
Sandrina Fasoli

A look at upcoming label Sandrina Fasoli
Sex and da City

A review of classic Beijing club Sex and da City

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