Canadian Alt-Rockers Hedley Will Take an "Indefinite Hiatus" Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Last month, Canadian alternative rock band Hedley faced sweeping allegations of sexual misconduct by way of the #outhedley2k18 hashtag on Twitter. The effects were swift, with Canada’s top music awards show, the Juno Awards, announcing that Hedley would no longer be performing at the show on March 25. On Wednesday,…

Emo Band Moose Blood Respond to Sexual Misconduct Allegations Four Months Later

Unless you’re a regular reader of publications like Kerrang!, RockSound and Alternative Press, or fancy yourself someone who frequents the Vans’ Warped Tour over Coachella, you might be unfamiliar with English emo band Moose Blood. They’re very much a thing in that particular genre/music community, and lately, they’ve…

Canadian Rock Band Gets Pulled From Award Show After Sexual Misconduct Allegations. Will Others Follow Suit?

Canadian pop-rock band Hedley have lost their performance spot at the Juno Awards (Canada’s equivalent to the Grammys) following sexual misconduct allegations against the band. On Wednesday, the Juno Awards revealed on Twitter that both the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences—and Hedley themselves—decided…

The Grammys Launched a Task Force to Address Its Sexist Biases. Will It Do Anything?

On Thursday, the Recording Academy, the organization behind the Grammys, announced a task force to investigate where they “can do more to overcome the explicit barriers and unconscious biases that impede female advancement in the music community.” The announcement came only days after the president of the Recording…

Charlie Walk on Leave From Republic Records and The Four Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Charlie Walk, the head of Republic Records, a division of Universal Music Group, has been placed on leave following sexual misconduct and sexual harassment allegations from three women who previously worked with him at different points in his career. Walk has also resigned from Fox’s new musical competition reality…

The DJ Who Allegedly Groped Taylor Swift Has a New Job (Under A Confederate General's Name)

Here’s some real musical (and maddening) mad-libs for you: The Denver radio DJ David Mueller, who sued Taylor Swift after she alleged that he groped her ass at a meet-and-greet in 2013 and lost, has found employment at a Mississippi radio station that apparently does not give a fuck about her, or women, or justice.…

Organizer of the Grammys White Rose Initiative Sees No Sexual Assault Problem in the Music Industry

The music industry still isn’t ready to address sexual misconduct and violence, apparently. On Sunday, at the 2018 Grammy Awards, attendees were asked to wear a white rose in solidarity with the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, bringing attention to the issue of sexual assault and harassment. The visual gesture was…

After Multiple Sexual Assault Accusations, Russell Simmons Promised Evidence to Prove His Innocence. Where Is It?

On December 14, the day after the New York Times published a story in which three women accused music mogul Russell Simmons of rape and various forms of sexual assault, Simmons announced on Instagram that he would publish information to “prove without any doubt that I am innocent of all rape charges.” He has yet to do…