The Urgency of Inclusion

  Gender diversity in the entertainment industry has recently been a heavily discussed topic. As these issues are being brought to light, many are coming…

Music and Public Sector Radio

Broadcasting, especially radio, is a premier medium for the communication of music in society. Broadcasting and music, of course, have been closely related since radio…

The Rise of Curated Playlists

Artists have traditionally commanded attention, serving as the primary inspirations and icons for diverse communities of fan bases around the world. However, with the unrelenting…

A Farewell to Chuck Berry

John Lennon once said, “If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry.” The Beatle knew. So did…

Crowding Out Live Music

In a recent study of New York, Fabian Holt describes how many small live music venues have come under threat as the market changes and…

Insecurity and Live Music

Last November, a three-month state of emergency was declared in France after a series of attacks in Paris and Saint-Denis. One of the attacks occurred…

The Life of Prince

Elvis Presley had the Pompadour, James Brown had the cape, and John Lennon had circular-rimmed sunglasses. Prince Rogers Nelson wore the color purple. Every iconic…

Beyoncé’s Makeover

In Lemonade, her new and celebrated hour-long visual album that was released without prior publicity or promotion, Beyoncé makes a departure. The storyline is personal,…

Gender in the Music Industry

Gender inequality is a big issue in the music industry. At first glance, it may not seem so. Names like Aretha Franklin, Taylor Swift, and…

Internship Woes

As employers increasingly weigh value in real-world experience, internships have proven to be a major way for students to leverage job opportunities in their respective…

Haute Couture for the Red Carpet Star

Beyoncé in Versace; Taylor Swift in Kaufman Franco; Pharrell Williams wearing Vivienne Westwood. Musicians and fashion labels are linked far beyond the beats played on…