On Sunday, January 17, Amber Coffman, a member of the band Dirty Projectors, was having breakfast with two girlfriends at a bar in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. They spent part of the time venting about their experiences with harassment from men, a conversation that picked up the following night at Coffman’s house between…
Last night, Lady Gaga was honored as Woman of the Year at Billboard’s Women in Music event. During her acceptance speech, Lady Gaga outlined the difficulties women face breaking into the music industry in a very Gaga-like way.
If you asked the average music fan to list their favorite producers, they might be familiar with some of the huge names—Rick Rubin, Timbaland, or Pharrell, for example. But most music producers fly under the radar, and most casual listeners would be hard-pressed to even name a female producer.
The powers that be sitting at the controls of the music industry will likely be implementing a global release date that would result in all new music around the world being released on a Friday. Here in the US, our street dates occurs on Tuesdays.
Sometimes you hear that the music industry is dying, that no one's buying records anymore and there are no true rock stars left. But according to a new list put together by the folks at Billboard, 24-year-old Taylor Swift raked in a metric shitload of cash last year.