BY Gwen Berumen
on Jul 01, 2014
Music Week, UK Music, The Association of Independent Music (AIM), and Nordoff Robbins have teamed up to launch a new Women In Music event, an award ceremony to honor and reward some of the top female artists in the music industry.
According to Music Week, “The event will recognise the 30 most influential women executives from all sectors of the UK business, whilst also giving individual awards in five special categories: Outstanding Achievement, Media Pioneer, Creative Inspiration (the only category open to artists), Rising Star and Campaigner. Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on Jun 04, 2014
Whoa! What was that?! Kimbra's music video for "90s Music" is 100% in the 21st century.
Internet commenters who lament the unoriginality of the new music video, directed by Justin Francis, probably didn't grow up in the 90s or get the various pop culture references peppered throughout. You might say that making a video which spoofs or examines these things is unoriginal since the 90s are so trendy right now. But I think Kimbra is trying to explore our fascination with the 90s and nostalgia in general, while also owning up to an honest truth: Hey, we listen to 90s music. Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on May 31, 2014
Last week BUST published an article called “The Classical World Can’t Stop Fat Shaming Women” about the preoccupation with opera singer Tara Erraught’s weight in several musical reviews. Andrew Clark, writing for the Financial Times stated that "Tara Erraught's Octavian is a chubby bundle of puppy fat,” and added, as an afterthought, that her performance was "gloriously sung." And he wasn’t the only one. The snide commentary was everywhere. Read More
BY Eliza C. Thompson
on Jan 31, 2012
Gotye’s highly-anticipated third release Making Mirrors (out now on Samples'n'Seconds/Fairfax/Universal Republic) is filled with percussion-driven songs in a wide range of compositional styles. Recorded in a barn down under in remote Australia, Belgian multi-instrumentalist Wouter "Wally" De Backer creates an intricate, expansive sound on what's sure to be a breakout album (FYI: Gotye is pronounced "Gauthier," from the French translation of Wouter). The lead-off title track is a quiet one-minute introduction, with layers of echoing vocals over waves of synths. Read More