We Asked the Music Industry If Neil Portnow Should Be Fired. 50% Said No.

We Asked the Music Industry If Neil Portnow Should Be Fired. 50% Said No.

Despite what critics have demanded from the Recording Academy, Neil Portnow won’t resign anytime soon.  A lot people don’t actually want him too. Iggy Azalea wants Neil Portnow to step down.  Pink, Halsey, Vanessa Carlton, other top female musicians, and six the most powerful women executives in the music industry feel the same way.  As do nearly 14,000 protestors who petitioned for […]

7 U.S. States (Representing Nearly 25% of the Country’s Population) Have Passed Measures Protecting Net Neutrality

7 U.S. States (Representing Nearly 25% of the Country’s Population) Have Passed Measures Protecting Net Neutrality

The FCC repealed net neutrality — but can they enforce it? Now, 7 U.S. states are directly challenging the FCC with pro-net neutrality provisions, while more than 20 are outright challenging the legality the rollback. If the FCC wanted a fight, they got an MMA death-match.  Now, more than 7 U.S. states have measures outright challenging the FCC’s December rollback […]

Derek Pope – Too Plugged (Featuring. Larry June)

Derek Pope – Too Plugged (Featuring. Larry June)

After dropping f his latest Zelda-themed banger “Hyrule Temple,” Bay Area musician Derek Pope enlists Larry June for an extra healthy follow-up from Pope’s upcoming project, We’re All Strangers. Produced by Pope, the sounds Martian seashores flow over digital harps and growling bass as Pope croons over the hook: “Frosted, green light / don’t leave that door open / I’m […]

Is the Price of Vinyl Going Too High?

Is the Price of Vinyl Going Too High?

Have you honestly paid too much for vinyl records? In its Year in Report 2017, researchers at BuzzAngle Music noted that streaming music consumption surged in the US and Canada.  Physical and digital album and track sales, however, continued their slow descent into obscurity. The anomaly?  At a 20.1% increase over 2016’s numbers, vinyl records sales actually increased.  The medium […]

U.S. Girls Achieve Balance Between Pissed Off and Buoyant on 'In a Poem Unlimited'

U.S. Girls Achieve Balance Between Pissed Off and Buoyant on 'In a Poem Unlimited'

On her last album as U.S. Girls, 2015’s Polaris Music Prize-shortlisted Half Free, Meg Remy’s sample-based songwriting reached storytelling heights only previously hinted at by turning a spotlight on women’s lives. She used each song to explore “a different female character that was expressing some sort inner narrative,” she told Impose magazine that year. But where Remy tried to occupy […]