Nicki Minaj speaks out for black women in pop music

Nicki Minaj made a splash on Twitter when she tweeted: Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 4.56.58 PM

With this tweet she implied that because she was a black woman, and because her video celebrated black women, it did not get nominated for best video of the year. Taylor Swift thought this was a personal jab, because she herself had been nominated. This “feud” made headlines and distracted from the real issue Minaj was bringing up.

Here’s what some people have to say about the issue:




Is Streaming Good for Musicians?


Taylor Swift’s abrupt removal of all of her songs from Spotify sparked a debate this week on the New York Times website–to stream or not to stream? Is the trend good or bad for musicians, and how does it impact the music industry in general?

Read the NY Times discussion here.