Where Is Country Music Making Room for Women?

For the last several years, the obstacles female performers face in country music have been widely documented and discussed, yet conditions haven’t improved much. The genre favors a handful of big stars, and offers few opportunities for growth to younger ones. That said, recently some rising singers — Gabby Barrett, Carly Pearce, Ingrid Andress, Lainey Wilson — have found success […]

‘Framing Britney Spears’ Creators Are Making A Doco On Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl “Nipplegate”

The production crew behind the Framing Britney Spears documentary are reportedly working on a new doco, with Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake‘s 2004 Super Bowl half time show performance, which was later dubbed “Nipplegate” due to a “wardrobe malfunction”, at the centre of the doco. Timberlake appeared in Jackson’s half time show as a special guest. At the end of the […]

Making Music Visible: Singing in Sign

On a recent afternoon in a brightly lit studio in Brooklyn, Mervin Primeaux-O’Bryant and Brandon Kazen-Maddox were filming a music video. They were recording a cover version of “Midnight Train to Georgia,” but the voices that filled the room were those of Gladys Knight and the Pips, who made the song a hit in the 1970s. And yet the two […]