The Music Industry Fails Black People Every Day
Black Lives Matter is exposing a flawed industry predicated on the abuse of Black talent at the hands of white executives, publicists, and newsrooms.
6 Music Publicists Explain How COVID-19 Is Making It Harder to Help Artists
"It feels really strange to also be like, 'Hey, would you like to write about this brand new band? By the way, our entire society is crumbling.'"
I Saw the Lester Bangs Play and Stared the Death of Music Writing in the Face
'How to Be a Rock Critic,' an off-Broadway play about the pioneering rock critic, is a great reminder of how much the role has changed.
Ma3azef Brings the Arab World's New Music to the Whole Planet
We speak to Maan Abu Taleb about the challenges of running the world's premier Arabic-language online music magazine
How Being a Music Journalist Made Me Wind Up in a Psychiatric Hospital
I was a living cliche: a failed musician who then spends his time criticizing other musicians.
This Journalist Lived Every Rock ’n’ Roll Cliché You Could Dream Of
From Bey to Prince to Mariah, Sylvia Patterson's quizzed them all and navigated some dicey waters. She talks frankly here, plus read an exclusive extract from her book.
Is the Album Review Dead?
With every song available for free the instant of its release, do we still need critics to tell us what’s good?
NME Magazine Is Going Free
This is an important step forward in the future of Britain's longest running music magazine.
If We're Going to End Music Industry Sexism, the Dialogue Around It Has to Change
Have we created a climate that’s just too overwhelmed by negativity?
The Cure’s “Desperate Journalist” Is The Perfect Diss That Nobody Heard
In response to a negative review of Three Imaginary Boys, The Cure reworked one of their tracks to create the best musical comeback of all time.
Band for Life - Part 19
Is there anything more worthless than music journalists? Maybe just art school kids and suburban teens. Find out in this week's Band for Life.
How Online Advertising is Killing Music Journalism
Some thoughts on the "Darwinistic page-view coverage of anything": As print publications move toward blogging, online advertising is becoming the lifeline of music journalism. Herein lies the problem.