Lorde Adds Her Name to Growing List of Artists Refusing to Appear in Israel

As a part her 2018 tour for her most recently released album, Melodrama, acclaimed pop singer Lorde has scheduled several concert appearances, most controversially a tour date in June 2018 in Tel Aviv, Israel. In response to this particular tour date, Lorde became the brunt some intense backlash both from …

Kim Jong-hyun’s Suicide Points to the Harsh Reality of the Music Industry

2017 has robbed the world some amazing musical talent. Some the most tragic these losses are the deaths young, much loved, and extraordinarily gifted individuals who, for whatever reason, chose to take their own lives. The most recent these losses was the death SHINee frontman Kim Jong-hyun, on December 18th by …

Musicians Respond to Viral Bullying Video

Bullying has become a prevalent issue in the music industry throughout recent years as artists like , (with her ), and speak out on social media and in their music against hate and casualized cruelty, asking us all to be kinder to one another. In this same vein, but from …

Foreign Language Music Makes a Top 40 Impact

While some may argue that technology creates distance between individuals as it limits the need for human interaction, technology has also allowed for a nearly unprecedented level intercultural exchange goods, services, ideas, and art in the digital age. This exchange is becoming more and more evident in the music industry …

Musicians Join the Fight to Preserve Net Neutrality

Over the past few weeks the fight to preserve net neutrality has taken center stage as the FCC considers ushering in a new age preferential internet usage. In case you’re not sure what net neutrality is or entails–don’t worry, you’re not alone–Google tells us that net neutrality is defined as …

Victims of Las Vegas Shooting File Suit

In the wake the , which claimed the lives 58 individuals, surviving victims and the families the deceased have filed five lawsuits. The suits, some naming hundreds plaintiffs, have been filed in Los Angeles Superior Court against the estate the shooter, Stephen Paddock, Live Nation, and MGM Resorts International, owner …

Cutting the Cord: The End of Skrillex?

Some artists struggle their whole careers to develop a sort musical alter-ego—a second self capable standing up to the pressures fame, whose name becomes an eponymous brand. Artists, like us lesser mortals, evolve over time, changing their sound and image to mesh more harmoniously with the direction the industry as …

BTS Gears Up to Release Remix of “Mic Drop” With Steve Aoki

If you are a card-carrying member ARMY—the ficial and apt term for the legions fans that regularly swoon over Korean pop sensations, —you are already well aware the group’s long-awaited incursion onto U.S. soil. The Bangtan Boys landed at LAX on Tuesday morning, sporting their trademark airport style and greeted …