From Hayley Williams, Hozier, Sheryl Crow and more performing for LGBTQ+ rights at a Tennessee concert to Spotify announcing a massive app redesign and discovery feature, here’s this week in pop music –
Taylor Swift’s ‘All Too Well (10 Minute Version)’ Is Part Of Stanford University Syllabus
Students of California-based Standford College can now study Taylor Swift’s award-winning ‘All Too Well (10 Minute Version).’ Part of ITALIC 99’s Winter Quarter 2023, the course covers an in-depth analysis of ‘travel sketching, watercolor, music composition, improv acting,’ and more. Swift’s music video falls under ITALIC 99, with the course aptly titled ‘All Too Well (Ten Week Version).’ The weekly classes will be led by alumni Nona Hungate.
Hayley Williams, Hozier, Sheryl Crow and More to Performing for LGBTQ+ Rights at a Tennessee Concert
A concert benefitting the LGBTQ+ community in Tenessee has been announced following the state’s anti-drag legislation. Organized by Allison Russell and Jason Isbell, ‘Love Rising’ has packed a star-studded line-up of artists for the charity gig. Hayley Williams of Paramore, Sheryl Crow, Hozier, Brittany Howard, Maren Morris, Julien Baker, Jake Wesley Rogers, Mya Byrne, the Rainbow Coalition Band, and more will take over the benefit show on March 20 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.
“As a queer, intersectional artist and mother, raising my child in Nashville, it’s important to me to support these wonderful Tennessee LGBTQIA+ advocacy organisations, working so hard to build bridges, reduce harm and promote equality for all Tennesseans,” wrote Russell in a press release regarding the event.
Nicki Minaj to Launch Her Own Record Label Soon
“There’s a big announcement coming… Well, I have a record label now,” Nicki Minaj revealed during the latest episode of Queen Radio, Amazon Music’s AMP platform. “I believe so strongly in loyalty, and because I’ve spent my whole life giving to others that turn around and shit on me.”
While no details about the name or launch date have been specified by the rapper, except for an artist roster, which includes Ghana-based Afro-Soul singer-songwriter Nana Fofie, Baltimore rapper Tate Kobang, and rappers Rico Danna and London Hill from New York. “…Don’t think my label is just rap, or black, or anything. We got some other genres of music,” added Nicki about the variety of her roster.
Kendrick Lamar, Lana Del Rey, Megan Thee Stallion & More Headline 2023 Outside Lands
Outside Lands bags Lil Yachty, Cigarettes After Sex, JID, Raveena, Becky Hill, Alvvays, Beabadoobee, Soccer Mommy, Willow, Aespa, and a bunch more exciting artists for its upcoming 2023 edition! Slated to take place at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park from August 11-13, Outside Lands will be celebrating its 15th anniversary with headliners Kendrick Lamar, Lana Del Rey, Megan Thee Stallion, Foo Fighters, Maggie Rogers, Fisher, The 1975, Janelle Monáe, Odesza, and Zedd.
Check out the entire line-up below –
New music and videos out this week –