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Inside Robert Ford Jr.’s Crucial Reporting on Rap & Disco In the ’70s

With the loss of former Billboard reporter Robert “Rocky” Ford Jr. on May 19 at age 70, the hip-hop world mourns the first journalist...

Top Nashville Tunesmiths Turn to Children’s Music During Their Pandemic Time Outs

Two of Nashville’s top songwriter/producers have spent their pandemic downtime creating music for a different audience than their usual country constituents —children. Grammy-winner Daniel Tashian,...

Mark Hoppus, Guitar Center & More Boycott Fulltone Following Owner’s Offensive Remarks

Fulltone received heavy backlash after the guitar and bass effects company’s founder, Mike Fuller, went on an offensive social media tirade slamming the ongoing...

LAMC 2020: ChocQuibTown’s Goyo Opens Up About Representation in the Afro-Latino Music Scene

In the wake of George Floyd’s death, an unarmed black man who recently died at the hands of police in Minneapolis, Gloria “Goyo” Martinez...

Sugababes’ Keisha Buchanan Recalls ‘Trauma’ From Past Racist Experiences as Sole Black Member

Keisha Buchanan of the British girl group Sugababes remembered being perceived as an angry Black woman while performing as part of the platinum-selling trio in...

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit Taps Lucinda Williams for Summer 2021 Tour

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit plan to hit the road with special guest Lucinda Williams next year for an unforgettable summer jaunt. The whole squad’s...

NMPA Annual Meeting Celebrates Continued Publishing Growth, Warns of Pre-Pandemic Threats

The National Music Publishers’ Association’s annual meeting was held virtually Wednesday (June 10) due to COVID-19, where president and CEO David Israelite reminded membership...

Coachella, Stagecoach Music Festivals Pushed to 2021

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and country music festival Stagecoach will not take place this year due to county and state restrictions. Riverside...