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Music Industry Investigation

How are today’s musicians and performing artists defining success? What can be done to evolve streaming platforms and other digital distribution mechanisms to make them more fair to artists? What’s at stake if the music industry’s gatekeeper class continues to be primarily made up of cis-gendered white men? And perhaps most importantly, how can we build the future music industry we want and need?

In this series, TCI is interviewing, commissioning, and collaborating with musicians and industry professionals to investigate the music industry’s current climate, and understand how to to build a better future. We’re also resurfacing a few pieces from the archive which speak to these issues particularly well, and including several practical resources to help artists better sustain their work. Follow along here to read new pieces as they’re published, and stay tuned for a printed compilation of all the contributions, coming in winter of 2020.

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