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How Selling Out Saved Indie Rock

Not long ago, the idea of selling a song for a commercial would have been seen as career suicide. Now, thanks to the music industry’s implosion and the rise of a new generation of artist-friendly ad execs, bands can barely survive without doing so. But has the bubble already burst?

Jessica Hopper • 5 years ago

The Complicated Appeal Of Black Metal

It's hard to love aggressive music made by murderous, homophobic white supremacists, but for fans of this subversive subgenre, navigating the space between an artist's image and the art itself is part of the challenge.

Jessica Hopper • 5 years ago