Journalist Elvis Mitchell travels to the areas that inspired filmmakers and actors in an Epix series, 'Elvis Goes There,' 'The Birth of Loud,' by Ian S. Port, chronicles the fascinating story of how Leo Fender and Les Paul developed competing models of the now-iconic electric guitar, and more top picks.
Todd Cassetty, a media executive and founder of Song Suffragettes, thinks the secret to solving this problem is with the fans: If they demand to hear more female artists, radio stations will respond. 'The crux of the issue is that women do not have the same opportunities to be heard that men do in country music,' Cassetty says.
The #MeToo movement has emboldened music fans and artists to voice their concerns about sexual harassment and groping at music festivals. With increased attention but little data on the issue, they are pushing the industry to make real change.
For the first time in the history of the Pulitzer Prize, a rapper has won for music. The achievement has been hailed not only as a recognition of Mr. Lamar's talent, but also as a shift in cultural standards for awards that usually honor musicians of European classical background.