music industry

The Noisey Advent Calendar

How an Early Christmas Single Helped Hip-Hop Explode

Kurtis Blow's 1979 track "Christmas Rappin'" was proof that rap had a place in the money-or-nothing recording industry. It was also just really sweet.
Alex Robert Ross
12.19.18
Features

The Dollars and Desperation Silencing #MeToo in Music

Sexual misconduct is built into the foundation of the music industry. Our data and the stories of over two dozen women show how culture and labor conditions create a perfect storm for abuse.
Andrea Domanick
3.16.18
Op-Eds

As an Industry Insider, I Know There's More We Can Do for Women

Beyoncé songwriter and non-profit founder Carla Marie Williams on how we should inspire young girls to work behind-the-scenes in music too.
Carla Marie Williams
3.8.18
Nightlife

24-Hour Clubs Can Totally Transform a City, Both For Better and For Worse

In Amsterdam, one of the party capital sof the world reckons with the socio-economic challenges of 24-hour nightlife.
Timo Koren
2.12.18
Op-Eds

Taylor Swift Sold a Million Copies of an Album That Didn’t Need Hits

Figures confirm that 'Reputation' was 2017's best-selling album, but tell another story about the loyalty of Swift's fans.
Tshepo Mokoena
1.10.18
Op-Eds

Sure, We Streamed a Lot in 2017 But We Didn't Own Our Music

At the risk of getting all 'wake up sheeple!!' I wonder what this new growth for the business really means for us, the music lovers.
Tshepo Mokoena
1.4.18
Noisey News

Björk Has Spoken Out About Her Experiences of Sexual Harassment

"i am inspired by the women everywhere who are speaking up online"
Noisey UK Staff
10.16.17
Interviews

Why Emily Haines Made a Video on Women’s Control Over Their Bodies

She spoke to us about video "Statuette", how the dehumanisation of women certainly didn’t start with Trump – and won’t end with him without a fight.
Alexandra Pollard
8.18.17
Op-Eds

Rick Ross Said Some Bullshit About Women

Rick Ross' 'Breakfast Club' interview is just the tip of a gross iceberg for female artists and journalists.
Lauren O'Neill
7.26.17
Premiere

Jessie Reyez Debuts Short Film Inspired by Sexist Bullshit in the Music Industry

'Gatekeeper' focuses on a night where a major male industry player tried to pressure her into having sex with him to help her career.
Sarah MacDonald
5.10.17
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Jessie Reyez Calls Out Industry Sexism in "Gatekeeper" Video

The Toronto singer shows us the uncomfortable and awful demands women sometimes face to make it in music.
Sarah MacDonald
4.27.17
Op-Eds

We Need to Stop Treating Mental Health Like a Selling Point

As with feminism, we’re seeing a serious issue commodified by the music industry while major government action remains pretty much non-existent.
Emma Garland
3.24.17
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