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Bloomington locals critique the emerging hip-hop scene

April 19th, 2018

Sydney Miller, IU Junior and live music fan, has always appreciated hip-hop and has a deep respect for many of the legendary MC’s from Big Boi to Kanye West.
Therefore, it was hard for her to grasp what she heard after suggesting someone hire a local rapper or DJ for a show.

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Kaila Chare is paving the way for black femme artists in Bloomington

April 19th, 2018

Kaila Chare gracefully sips her lemonade and talks over the chatter in the Pourhouse Cafe. Her style says this musician is creative in many aspects of her life. She wears pink pants with a striped polo underneath a pink crop top, and pink Nike Airs. Her hair’s blond, reaching the middle of her back, and her eyelids are glossy pink.

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Bloomington residents want more diversity in the music scene

March 29th, 2018

Bloomington’s music scene lacks diversity, according to four Bloomington residents during street interviews on Feb. 13 and 14.

They all agreed that it was surprising that they weren’t exposed to more hip-hop, despite its popularity. They also said it would have more success if there were more hip-hop related events, more collaborations, and increased promotion.

“I’d love to go to a rap or hip-hop show,” said Ethan Helfrich, a 25-year-old graduate student and musician from Bloomington “I just never heard of any.”

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Interviewing strangers in the rain goes better than expected

March 27th, 2018

On a chilly February 13 and rainy February 14, I interviewed four Bloomington residents about their opinions on the local music scene, their familiarity with local hop-hop and other questions related to women in music.

Although their relationships with the local music scene varied, all four agreed there is a lack of hip-hop exposure in the community despite popularity of the genre. They said it could be improved if there were more hip-hop related events and better promotion. They also said there was a lack of women in the local music scene and told stories about problems women face in the music industry.

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On the Beat- Arts & Entertainment

February 15th, 2018


Jan. 22, 2018

Maeve McDermott, USA Today

Music industry experts observe why the #metoo movement hasn’t taken off in the music industry. They say it’s due to the lack of women in leadership positions and the history of sexualizing and glorifying sex that lingers in the industry,

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Bio: Jackie White

Jackie White
Jackie White is a junior at Indiana University studying Journalism with a specialization in graphic communications. Jackie is a talent booker for Madhouse Productions, a collective that focuses on creating, distributing, and supporting local art across all mediums, In her spare time, Jackie enjoys taking pictures, going to live music shows, and traveling. After graduation, Jackie hopes to travel and document the astounding stories of underrepresented individuals through multimedia.