So, female indie musicians, should you ‘step up’?

photo of stage
Photo of stage Indie Art South

If you read news coverage of any awards event in the entertainment sector, you may wonder if  Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow was right. Portnow drew crits for saying, women need to “step up.”

Portnow used that term after media pointed out the scarcity of female performers among winners in 2018.

Whiplash ensued, and Portnow clarified his remarks, but what you see and what you hear are in conflict.  Continue reading “So, female indie musicians, should you ‘step up’?”

Amid Grammy coverage, song lyrics and one artist overlooked

Artist John Billings works on Grammy trophies. Photo from Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection in Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Div.
Artist John Billings works on Grammy trophies. Photo from Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection in Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Div.

Did you watch the Grammy Awards? I didn’t. Not for political reasons. I just get bored listening to people preach the same thing over and over.

Let’s face it.  Continue reading “Amid Grammy coverage, song lyrics and one artist overlooked”