As independent agencies lobby Congress for coronavirus relief, bookers are in a constant state of rescheduling tours for the artists they represent.
We talked to the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) about why without government relief, their entire industry is in jeopardy.
Regardless of your stance on Black Out Tuesday, it's clear that the music industry is plagued by inequality. That has to change.
The Union of Musicians and Allied Workers sent a letter of demands to Congress signed by members of Fugazi, Downtown Boys, Speedy Ortiz, and many more.
"Music teachers find themselves in a uniquely advantageous position. Not only can I do this work from home, but everybody has a little more time to pursue their hobbies."
"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.'"
The Top Songwriters and Top Producers chart will be based on data from the Hot 100. It's set to debut on June 15.
The shooting appears unrelated to the funeral.
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.
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.