The group aims to provide resources for these underrepresented artists and expose these artists to a larger audience. But if you don’t identify as a marginalized group, the group still welcomes your support.
Amid the current media talk about American studios altering their content to get through Chinese censorship, it makes me wonder how much Asian media producers are coloring their material to be Western-friendly.
Every artist changes their sound. Whether it’s a switch in genre or producers, musicians’ urge to try something new is as natural as a fan’s initial discomfort in hearing their favorite band sound different.
During the postwar period, and especially during the time when Ghana gained its independence from England, highlife became not only the country’s most popular form of music, but also a symbol of national unity and a mode of celebration, even though the genre in its early stages heavily catered towards the wealthy and colonial elite in the urban centers of the country.
When Billboard removed “Old Town Road” from the Hot Country chart in early April, media and listeners alike were quick to shout racism. And with good reason. Lil Nas X is Black and country music is known for its whiteness and conservatism.