Ducktails albums pulled from several streaming services
Several albums by Ducktails – the project for American independent musician Matt Mondanile, formerly of Real Estate – have been pulled from streaming services. Pitchfork claimed that distributor The Orchard was responsible...
November 1, 2017
About gender ratios on-stage at music-industry conferences…
There are too many men and not enough women on-stage at music-industry conferences. That’s understood widely, but now US journalist Cherie Hu has dug into the actual numbers behind this concern. Her analysis of 1,644...
October 3, 2017
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki addresses anti-diversity row
Sacked Google engineer James Damore has been giving his first detailed interviews about his ‘anti-diversity’ memo. He nailed his colours to the men’s rights activism mast by giving them to a pair of right-wing YouTubers...
August 10, 2017
Bandcamp transgender-rights day raised at least $84k
Bandcamp has provided an update on last Friday’s fundraiser in protest at US president Trump’s recent tweets promising a ban on transgender people serving in the military services. Bandcamp donated its 12% share of...
August 8, 2017
200+ artists and labels join Bandcamp’s donations day
Earlier this week we reported on D2C platform Bandcamp’s plans to protest against US president Donald Trump’s proposed ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces. The company is donating 100% of its share...
August 4, 2017
Bandcamp supports trans rights with day of donations
Artist-stores platform Bandcamp has announced that it will be donating 100% of its share of sales this Friday (4 August) to the Transgender Law Center (TLC). It’s the company’s protest against US president Donald Trump’s...
August 1, 2017
Deezer debuts #DareToDiscover with ‘The Bearded Dame’
So long Deezer Geezer, but welcome The Bearded Dame. Deezer’s latest original-content move is called #DareToDiscover, a series of videos that it hopes will “encourage people to celebrate their differences and to embrace...
July 26, 2017
AIM and WIN call for ‘no more manels’ at conferences
It’s still rare to find a music-industry conference without at least one ‘manel’ – an all-male panel. Indie bodies WIN and AIM are trying to see off the sausagefests with their public-speaking workshops for women...
July 11, 2017
Spotify and Max Martin launch diversity-focused The Equalizer Project
Spotify is launching a new initiative in Sweden called The Equalizer Project, which will focus on the role of women in the music industry. The streaming service is working with partners the Swedish Music Publishers’...
June 12, 2017
Dice Girls Music Day returns as a two-day event
British ticketing startup Dice is planning another ‘Girls Music Day’ event for 16-24 year-old women with ambitions to work in the music industry. This time round, it will actually be ‘days’ – a two-day event...
March 23, 2017
More YouTube controversy: this time over LGBTQ videos
March hasn’t been a good month for YouTube. The ‘value gap’ debate has taken a backseat to other headaches around the video service’s status as a publisher as well as a platform. We reported yesterday on the rumpus...
March 21, 2017
Spotify’s Uber partnership wobbled after recent controversy
Thus far, Spotify has escaped criticism over the fallout from partner Uber’s recent controversies, which have taken in accusations of sexism, rows about regulations, and an embarrassing episode where CEO Travis Kalanick...
March 17, 2017