Pop Music Is Mad. Social Media Loves It

Pop Music Is Mad. Social Media Loves It

Not everyone is buying it. Despite the study’s findings, “I don’t believe hip-hop lyrics are more angry,” says Dame Aubrey, head of A&R for CMG Records and Management, a music label that represents rappers Moneybagg Yo, BlocBoy JB, and GloRilla. If anything,...
TikTok’s Missing Music Is Making Users Very Upset

TikTok’s Missing Music Is Making Users Very Upset

#SwiftTok had a rough day. Early Thursday, after Universal Music Group and TikTok failed to reach an agreement on licensing music from UMG artists on the app, sounds from those artists—including Taylor Swift, Drake, and others—went silent.“Some of my most viewed...
How TikTok Is Changing Stage Design

How TikTok Is Changing Stage Design

“You can have the world’s best idea, but if it doesn’t fit on the back of a truck then it’s a nonstarter,” says Ray Winkler, who’s been loading ideas onto the backs of trucks for close to 30 years now.Winkler is the CEO of Stufish, where he leads a team of architects...
How to Support Your Favorite Bands and Musicians

How to Support Your Favorite Bands and Musicians

The world, you’ve concluded, would be a much better place if it were listening to the songs and attending the performances of your favorite lesser-known indie band.Whether you found this favorite musical act on a curated Spotify playlist or got hooked when...