music industry


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.


4 people shot in "senseless violence" near Nipsey Hussle's funeral procession

The shooting appears unrelated to the funeral.


The LAPD think they know who killed Nipsey Hussle

Police are looking for a 29-year-old who they say opened fire on the rapper and then got away in a Chevy Cruze.


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.


Why would Justin Bieber’s manager sign two guys who make kids music?

Scooter Braun plans to make these two guys the biggest kids act in the world


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.


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.


How Grammy nominee Brent Faiyaz is building his career off streaming

"One day somebody will give me 20 million dollars to do it and to keep doing it," he said.


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.


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.


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.


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.