Creator culture on TikTok is changing the way hits are made, how music is promoted, and how the world discovers music, even for those artists who choose not to engage with it.
The crowd surge at the Astroworld festival that killed 10 people and injured hundreds highlights the messianic nature of rappers.
Big labels are making big money from streaming.
Data from the UK Musician’s Union shows that half of their members have experienced sexual harassment at work.
Any advertisement asking us to get vaccinated must answer one crucial question: what’s in it for me?
After 17 years, The X Factor is no more, but its success gives us an insight into the changing recording industry.
From music videos to reality TV, the channel has had a hand in crafting entertainment as we know it today.
Musicians, record labels and listeners could all be affected by sweeping changes to the music streaming industry.
Unloading about trauma and mental illness is in vogue. But like undressing, it centers musicians’ vulnerabilities at the expense of their artistry.
There is a history of exploiting Black musicians in the United States that dates back to slavery. But movements like Black Lives Matters are working towards economic justice.
Hindu gods are not attractive images to be worn thoughtlessly.
Musical and vocational training must move beyond making students ready for work — they must also be empowered to deal with an industry overdue for reform.
Spotify is offering to boost artists’ position on its playlists in return for paying them lower royalties. Can struggling musicians afford to say no?
All sorts of transactions are “two-way value exchanges” in which it isn’t clear in which direction the money should flow. The proposed media bargaining code is one of them.
Greek musicians have shown that developing new solidarities and campaigning initiatives with other performers could be the way forward in responding to issues caused by COVID.
While the genre is now overwhelming white, its roots are in Black music.
BTS has broken record after record but the industry still discounts K-pop as not pop.
Few of those in the K-pop industry have donated or even spoken out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Australian musicians make it work by balancing music and non-music jobs, self-employment, contracts, and a love for the art.
A period of intense dreaming in 1964 shaped the entire body of the late Joseph Shabalala’s songs. In these rare in-depth interviews, he spoke of his beliefs and inspirations.