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VFILES celebrates inclusivity with NOT THE MET GALA and you’re invited
VFILES celebrates inclusivity with NOT THE MET GALA and you’re invited
Those familiar with Vogue’s annual Met Gala—and, let’s face it, at this point, it’s almost impossible not to be—will likely know it as “fashion’s biggest night out.” An evening where a list of carefully selected celebrity attendees announce their presence on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in full costume regalia and then move quickly inside to do who knows what, exactly. Safe to say,
18 emerging pop-punk artists backed by Pinkshift’s Ashrita Kumar
18 emerging pop-punk artists backed by Pinkshift’s Ashrita Kumar
Back in February, Alternative Press hailed Pinkshift as one of 100 Artists You Need To Know. Now, vocalist Ashrita Kumar is expanding that list with 18 of her favorite emerging pop-punk-adjacent bands. It might not surprise you to learn that the Baltimore-based outfit’s influences are just as eclectic as their sound. In fact, Kumar is q...
Cher Strauberry is breaking down stereotypes in punk rock—here’s how
Cher Strauberry is breaking down stereotypes in punk rock—here’s how
Growing up in California, Cher Strauberry was practically raised in her local punk scene. Surrounded by mosh pits since the age of 10, the 28-year-old is dropping her debut full-length, Chering Is Caring, in June. A lot of time went into the LP—three years, to be precise—and the singer believes it finally deserves to see the sun. From the w...
10 women artists who navigated mental health struggles through music
10 women artists who navigated mental health struggles through music
One thing that comforts us when we’re feeling sad, alone or misunderstood is listening to artists who aren’t afraid to get real about mental health struggles in their music.  Particularly, several women in the scene have poured their hearts out in their lyrics, talking about dealing with mental health disorders, trauma, suicidal thoughts and more.  Read more: Ph... Read More ...
10 alternative women musicians with unforgettable Grammys performances
10 alternative women musicians with unforgettable Grammys performances
The Grammys are finally coming up this week, after being postponed from its original January date, and the night is going to be filled with women celebrating major accomplishments in music. While last year was a mess in almost every regard, one good thing did happen: The Recording Academy unveiled the nominations, and it was the first time that all of the nominees for Best Rock Performance have be
Studies show that only four in 471 producers are women of color
Studies show that only four in 471 producers are women of color
While it’s no secret that women and minority groups are often underrepresented across the board in regards to the music industry, the statistics to back it up are shocking. In a new study conducted by USC Annenberg, a group of professors and researchers analyzed diversity across a spectrum of over 700 popular songs from 2013 to 2018. ...
Spotify’s new Women’s Day feature breaks down your listening habits by gender
Spotify’s new Women’s Day feature breaks down your listening habits by gender
In an effort to promote equality for women in music, Spotify and Smirnoff have teamed up for International Women's Day with a new "Equalizing Music" global campaign. Read more: Movements have a new song on Spotify, but not really As they report, none of the top 10 most-streamed tracks were performed by women artists or bands in 2017, and the streaming service wants to change that. In an
Unsurprisingly, new study shows females are underrepresented in music business
Unsurprisingly, new study shows females are underrepresented in music business
Earlier this week, Wireless Festival in London came under fire for their initial festival lineup—including only three women on the festival's three-day lineup. Sadly, it's not even a surprise to see the words "women are missing in the music industry" in a new study published by USC Annenberg. Read more: ... Read More ...

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