Author Archives: BEN SISARIO

‘Black Panther’ Is No. 1 on the Album Charts, Too

Source: New York Times » Music

The superhero film has broken box office records, and now its soundtrack, featuring Kendrick Lamar, the Weeknd and SZA, has opened in the top spot.

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Top Female Music Executives Send Rebuke to Grammys Leadership

Source: New York Times » Music

A letter to the Recording Academy’s board of trustees signed by six of the industry’s most powerful women calls the organization “woefully out of touch.”

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In Days After Grammys, a #MeToo Spark Comes to Music

Source: New York Times » Music

Charlie Walk, the president of the Republic Group, has been placed on leave following accusations of misconduct, and an open letter is calling for the president of the Recording Academy to resign.

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Gender Diversity in the Music Industry? The Numbers Are Grim

Source: New York Times » Music

A study from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative finds that a vast majority of Grammy Awards, songwriting credits and production opportunities still go to men.

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Radiohead Denies Suing Lana Del Rey Over Copyright (but Still Wants Credit)

Source: New York Times » Music

Does the singer’s “Get Free” borrow from the British band’s “Creep”? After days of online debate, Radiohead’s publisher makes a statement.

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Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge Join With Live Nation

Source: New York Times » Music

The New York music clubs and the concert giant will create a promotion and booking company, Mercury East Presents. It’s another step in the consolidation of the local concert business.

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Grammy Nominations 2018: Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar Lead the Way

Source: New York Times » Music

With all major awards shows under scrutiny for how they incorporate diversity, hip-hop and R&B dominate the major categories.

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