The 2017 Music Issue

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Grappling with the Future of Music and the Value of Vinyl

Music industry experts discuss how advancements in technology have changed the face of music on this episode of 'The VICE Magazine Podcast.'
ELLIS JONES
11.29.17
The 2017 Music Issue

The Shape of Punk to Comp

How cheap compilation CDs helped revive a genre.
Dan Ozzi
Jonah Bayer
11.17.17
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The Collective Adding a New Twist to New Orleans's Musical Legacy

Lawrence Burney interviews Lil Jodeci, Brandon Ares, and other members of Pink Room Project, on this episode of 'The VICE Magazine Podcast.'
ELLIS JONES
11.15.17
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Inside the Lucrative Underground Market for Pre-Made Beats

On this episode of 'The VICE Magazine Podcast,' we talk about our dusty cover photo and the growing popularity (and controversy) around beat leasing.
ELLIS JONES
11.8.17
The 2017 Music Issue

Meet Some of the People Who Put Together Our Music Issue

Writer Luc Sante, photographer Shaquille Dunbar, and more are our employees of the month.
VICE Staff
11.7.17
The 2017 Music Issue

New Orleans Is Bubbling Over

A young collective called the Pink Room Project is pushing the city's musical legacy into the future, catching the eye of Solange in the process.
Lawrence Burney
11.7.17
The 2017 Music Issue

Behind the Cover of Our 2017 Music Issue

New York photographer Darin Mickey provided us with a bit of existentialism.
VICE Staff
11.7.17
The 2017 Music Issue

In Austin, Two-Stepping Isn't Corny Anymore

The city's honky tonk resurgence is making two-stepping cool again.
Andy O'Connor
11.7.17
The 2017 Music Issue

Dave Is Not Normal

The 19-year-old London MC is an accomplished pianist who's already caught the attention of Drake, but he's not really concerned with any of that.
Joe Zadeh
11.7.17
The 2017 Music Issue

CupcakKe Is the Coolest Rapper in Chicago

The 20-year-old went viral with an over-the-top, insatiably horny persona, but reducing her to a sheer X-rated spectacle is ignoring what makes her remarkable.
Meaghan Garvey
11.7.17
The 2017 Music Issue

Streaming Is Killing the Musical Author

How algorithms are not only changing the way we listen, but are changing the way we write music.
Drew Millard
11.7.17
The 2017 Music Issue

Mija Is EDM's Last Great Hope

The self-made 25-year-old DJ is poised to become one of the biggest names in contemporary dance music, as well as a one-woman art factory.
Chris Martins
11.7.17