music industry

News

Billboard Launches a New Chart to Spotlight Songwriters and Producers

The Top Songwriters and Top Producers chart will be based on data from the Hot 100. It's set to debut on June 15.
Josh Terry
6.6.19
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
12.18.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

Johannesburg's Young Black Artists Are Shaping the Future They Want

We talked to Noisey's Lawrence Burney about South Africa's up-and-coming music scene.
VICE Staff
5.9.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

The Music Industry's #MeToo Movement Has Been Systematically Silenced

On today's episode of 'The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast,' Noisey's Andrea Domanick discusses the industry's hidden underbelly of sexual harassment.
VICE Staff
3.28.18
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
3.15.18
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
3.8.18
Black Women Making History

Kam Franklin Stands Up in an Industry Telling Her to Sit Down

The Suffers' lead singer has been given some terrible advice while navigating a career dominated by white men.
Kam Franklin
2.21.18
Amsterdam

24-Hour Clubs Can Totally Transform a City, Both For Better and For Worse

In Amsterdam, one of the party capitals of the world reckons with the socio-economic challenges of 24-hour nightlife.
Timo Koren
2.12.18
Festivals 2018

Welcome to Girlschool, the Festival and Community Bringing Equality Center Stage

Artists Anna Bulbrook and Francisca Valenzuela discuss the triumphs and challenges of making non-male space in the music industry. Get ready for Girlschool 2018 this weekend with Noisey's exclusive playlist.
Andrea Domanick
2.2.18
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
1.10.18
Op-Eds

Sure, We Streamed a Lot in 2017 But We Didn't Own Our Music

At the risk of getting all 'wake up sheeple!!' I wonder what this new growth for the business really means for us, the music lovers.
Tshepo Mokoena
1.4.18
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
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