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All Hell Has Broken Loose Within the Grammys
The abrupt dismissal of Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan could become one of the biggest stories in the music industry since the Me Too era began.
fall preview 2019
King Princess Is Ready for the Throne
It’s time to bend the knee to Brooklyn queer pop royalty.
Jack Antonoff, Sounwave, and Sam Dew on What the Music Industry Gets Wrong
“My advice to any artist or writer is come out here and get your armor on.”
How Six LGBTQ Artists Feel About the Business of Being Queer
In the age of Gay, Inc., queer artists have to negotiate not just how to
gay but also how to
The Highs, Lows, and Whoas of Coachella 2019
Weekend one belonged to the one, the only, Lizzo.
Ariana Grande’s Coachella Set Made It Even Harder to Come for Her Crown
Grande needn’t be framed as Beychella’s successor. That’s impossible. Instead, Arichella was a force in its own right.
Um, Idris Elba’s Coachella DJ Set Was Actually Great
“It’s jarring. I’m trying to mentally work through that it’s not Stringer Bell up there.”
Blackpink’s Coachella Set Was a Historic Moment for K-Pop and Music’s Future
The girl group presented a future vision for music festivals and the kind of genre-bending fans are craving.
Donald Glover Held a Glaring Mirror Up to the Coachella Crowd
He used the opening night of this weekend where so much will be overproduced to remind these revellers that they’re not in control.
8 Songwriters on the Line Between Inspiration and Theft
“You sing something and you’re like, I’m
this exists. I’m stealing, right?”
Robyn’s Emotional Catharsis
An urge just shy of hysteria wafted in the corridors before the show.
Wait, Is Maggie Rogers a Pop Star Now?
“When I’m joking around I’ll say I’m a pop star because it’s silly. I graduated from college, I got a job, and that job was …
…Baby One More Time
Is Weirder Than You Remember
Revisiting Britney Spears’s debut album on its 20th anniversary.
A Star Is Born Again: Lady Gaga’s Vegas Residency Dazzles
She was born to perform at this scale.
The 1975 Just Got Even Better
“I make music, it makes people happy. I find everything else a bit hard.”
Lily Allen Won’t Be Shamed
“I don’t set out to annoy people or grab headlines. I say the truth because that’s all I have.”