music industry

The Noisey Advent Calendar

How an Early Christmas Single Helped Hip-Hop Explode

Kurtis Blow's 1979 track "Christmas Rappin'" was proof that rap had a place in the money-or-nothing recording industry. It was also just really sweet.
Alex Robert Ross
12.19.18
Features

The Dollars and Desperation Silencing #MeToo in Music

Sexual misconduct is built into the foundation of the music industry. Our data and the stories of over two dozen women show how culture and labor conditions create a perfect storm for abuse.
Andrea Domanick
3.18.18
Op-Eds

As an Industry Insider, I Know There's More We Can Do for Women

Beyoncé songwriter and non-profit founder Carla Marie Williams on how we should inspire young girls to work behind-the-scenes in music too.
Carla Marie Williams
3.9.18
Op-Eds

Taylor Swift Sold a Million Copies of an Album That Didn’t Need Hits

Figures confirm that 'Reputation' was 2017's best-selling album, but tell another story about the loyalty of Swift's fans.
Tshepo Mokoena
1.12.18
Music

Taylor Swift Sold a Million Copies of an Album That Wasn't Great

Figures confirm that 'Reputation' was 2017's best-selling album, but it also shows us something about the loyalty of Swift's fans.
Tshepo Mokoena
1.11.18
SEXISM

How Media and Music Industry Staff Are Reacting to Sexual Assault Allegations

These are the water cooler conversations happening in British offices post-Weinstein.
Hannah Ewens
11.12.17
Noisey News

Björk Has Spoken Out About Her Experiences of Sexual Harassment

"i am inspired by the women everywhere who are speaking up online"
Noisey UK Staff
10.16.17
Op-Eds

We Need to Stop Treating Mental Health Like a Selling Point

As with feminism, we’re seeing a serious issue commodified by the music industry while major government action remains pretty much non-existent.
Emma Garland
3.26.17
ask an expert

We Asked the Experts to Predict the Biggest Music Trends of 2017

Meet the tastemakers and gurus who take a shit on boundaries, tequila-shot your perceptions, and painfully birth the future.
Noisey Staff
1.18.17
Op-Ed

Little Simz Is Pioneering UK Rap, So Why Won’t the Industry Support Her?

Just because an artist refuses to fit into the prescribed notions of what a British act sounds like, doesn’t mean our award systems should ignore her.
Daisy Jones
12.2.16
thump news

Study Finds Musicians More Likely to Suffer Mental Illness

A new report says musicians could be up to three times more likely to suffer from depression than the general public.
Alexander Iadarola
11.2.16
Features

Kesha Drops California Sexual Assault Lawsuit Against Dr. Luke

The singer continues to pursue a similar case in New York, and delivered 28 new tracks to Dr. Luke's label in hopes of releasing an album.
Andrea Domanick
8.2.16
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