New Report Paints Bleak Image of Range within the Music Business

But the group’s new report entitled “Inclusion in the Music Business: Gender & Race / Ethnicity Across Executives, Artists & Talent Teams”, which is sponsored by the Universal Music Group, shows that women and people of color are in the power structure of the Branch itself. The differences between the various occupational levels and industries … Read more

Juilliard College students Protest Tuition Improve With Marches and Music

The Juilliard School, one of the world’s leading performing arts conservatories, is known for concerts rather than pickets. But students protesting a proposed tuition hike occupied portions of the Lincoln Center campus this week and led musical and dancing protests on West 65th Street when they were later denied entry to a school building. The … Read more

The Enduring Enchantment of Italian Composers’ Dramatic ‘Library Music’

One day in the summer of 2011, Lorenzo Fabrizi and a friend drove to an abandoned warehouse far outside Rome. The building’s manager, who said he bought it for around $ 100, let her in to see the contents: 10,000 vinyl LPs, according to Fabrizi’s estimate. They were allowed to take as much as they … Read more

Fermenting Philip Glass: René Redzepi on Music and Cooking

René Redzepi is the head chef and owner of the renowned Noma restaurant in Copenhagen. His menus are heavily influenced by local, seasonal, harvested ingredients, as well as the use of fermentation to make things like pine cones edible. For a conversation with him to exchange pieces of music, I chose the “Water Cadenza” from … Read more

Radio Metropolis Music Corridor to Reopen to Maskless, Vaccinated Full Homes

Radio City Music Hall to Reopen to Maskless, Vaccinated Full Houses

In the latest sign of how fast vaccinations are changing, what New Yorkers can and can’t do, Radio City Music Hall plans to reopen next month to welcome full-capacity non-masked audiences – as long as every ticket holder has been vaccinated . The music hall will welcome streams of vaccinated people past their neon tents … Read more

Roblox: The Platform Fueling a Chaotic Music Scene

Roblox: The Platform Fueling a Chaotic Music Scene

Artists, label bosses and industry insiders know that success in popular music these days requires playing games on TikTok and streaming services. But there’s another, unlikely, platform that’s gaining traction: Roblox. Roblox is a game creation engine, first released in 2006, that allows players to customize their own sandbox worlds, create mini-games on multiplayer servers, … Read more

On Spotify, an Organized Marriage Between Music and Podcasts

On Spotify, an Arranged Marriage Between Music and Podcasts

Danyel Smith did a podcast in her kitchen. Smith, author, journalist, and former editor-in-chief of Vibe magazine, took on her husband, Elliott Wilson, a fellow journalist and founder of Rap Radar, between the sink and a bowl of fruit. As you would expect from a show hosted by longtime music journalists, the “Relationship Goals” podcast, … Read more