Months after Rita Ora filed a lawsuit against Jay Z’s label Roc Nation for neglecting her music, the company has filed a $2.3 million counter suit.
The sexual assault allegations against music industry publicist Heathcliff Berru this week have inspired the creation of a Tumblr account that encourages women to write about their experiences with abuse and sexual harassment in the music business.
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.
Just two minutes into Charli XCX’s documentary about feminism in pop, The F Word And Me, Charli is seen doing press before her set at the Glastonbury Festival
. After a female reporter asks her which essential item she’d bring to a festival (“Vodka,” says Charli), it cuts to an off-camera male interviewer…
It’s obvious just by looking at the lineups for any given music festival lately that dudes make up the majority of performances.
In case you'd forgotten, the patriarchal Internet hive-mind loves to send rape threats to women who try to take a stance against rape culture ("Rape culture is not a thing! I will threaten you with rape until you agree with me!" is the sickeningly flawed mentality here, more or less). The latest example of this…
Get ready to frown sadly at your computer screen. Pragaash, the first all-girl rock band in Indian-controlled Kashmir, has been forced to break up after receiving violent threats via social media and orders to cease by Kashmir's state-appointed cleric Mufti Bashiruddin Ahmad.
As an unabashed Bruce Springsteen fan, I've always loved the nuance he brings to his characters. Though he's sometimes portrayed as a heartland caricaturist, the people in his songs and the stories that he tells have more shading than the bombast of some of his songs would make you think.
Artists like Britney, Rihanna and Katy Perry are known for singing, and putting on a show, but not for doing heaps of actual songwriting. Brit singer Kate Nash wishes we could change that. Nash, whose snarky pop hit "Foundations" went to number 2 on the charts in the U.K., is a fan of a clever turn of phrase. In…
Writer Marisa Meltzer, author of the new book 'Girl Power: The Nineties Revolution in Music', has curated a miniseries of contemporary women's music for us this week. After the jump, Marisa's fifth and final feature: the most iconic pop divas.
Writer Marisa Meltzer, author of the new book 'Girl Power: The Nineties Revolution in Music', has curated a miniseries of contemporary women's music for us this week. After the jump, Marisa's third feature, the debut videos of favorite teen pop-stars.
Writer Marisa Meltzer, author of the new book 'Girl Power: The Nineties Revolution in Music', has curated a miniseries of contemporary women's music for us this week. After the jump, Marisa's first contribution, a gallery of boys who sing girl-songs.