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How the end of the MTV era led to a music video renaissance

Donald Glover didn’t hold back when creating the music ... Political edge isn’t a new addition to the art form by any means, but it’s difficult to imagine the recent deluge of videos exploring racial and sexual identity occurring in the MTV era. read more

A new era of political music videos is born

The music video for Childish Gambino's "This Is America" set the pop culture world abuzz for its use of overt political imagery ... director of the music business program at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. read more

Trump inspires a new era of music — protesting against him

Gorillaz came out of retirement to release an eerie Trump-inspired video, their first in six years, the day before the Inauguration. And the elusive Fiona Apple put out a simple, but effective protest song. This new era ... tenor of our political climate ... read more

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Will Trump inspire a new era of protest music?

Whereas a ’60s-era artist might introduce a new song to 50 people at a coffee house, a viral YouTube video has a potential ... less common in today’s popular music. The next wave of protest songs are more likely to come from diverse, experimental ... read more

Sway Calloway Talks Becoming Host & Executive Producer of MTV's Newly Revamped 'TRLAM'

"I thought it was an excellent opportunity to really bring music culture, pop-culture, and political undercurrents to the show ... For her to kick off the new era of TRL was great and for me, that was the first TRL show I'd done in a long time. read more

How Do You Explain Zayn?

Even Justin Bieber, the poster child for our current era ... music industry at this moment—but persnickety Zayn is still mulling the potential. "If the part's right, I'd be really into it," he says. Even the "behind-the-scenes" video that accompanied his ... read more

New Black Gothic

I’d like to suggest that the answer to that question is a lynchpin for the video’s political commentary, an answer that requires thinking of the music video’s relationship ... and initiatives have come to constitute a new Jim Crow. read more

‘SuperFly’: Director X on the Challenges of Releasing a Black Studio Film Post-‘Black Panther’

He had also never helmed a studio feature — just a 2015 indie (“Across the Line,” the story of an aspiring black hockey player), a Lifetime movie (“Center Stage: On Pointe”), and some of the most memorable music videos of the past 20 years, ... read more

lily allen’s new album signifies a millennial coming of age

Lily’s sound and persona were era ... new Sony Ericsson? Oh no -- can you infrared it instead? For millennial adults, the noughties were our salad days, when everything was easy -- Lily, in our minds, stands for all of that. We involuntarily hum her ... read more

Full transcript: Jessica Pressler talks ‘lady grifters’ + Ken Auletta on the ‘frenemies’ of the ad business on Recode Media

I mean, it’s harder to say now in a Trump era, but he was clearly not going to ... Last week, we had Lyor Cohen come in from YouTube to explain the new YouTube music app. He was boasting about how YouTube and Google will know what you’re doing, where ... read more

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