A searing look at the intersectionality of the Black Lives Matter and #MeToo movements, ON THE RECORD presents the powerful and haunting story of music executive Drew Dixon as she grapples with her decision to become one of the first women of color, in the wake of #MeToo, to publicly accuse a music industry mogul of sexual misconduct. A deep-dive exploration of racial injustice and how profoundly the crimes of assault uniquely afflict women of color, the documentary premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews.
Daudi Abe, Emerald Street: A History of Hip Hop in Seattle (University of Washington Press); Amy Coddington, How Hip Hop Became Hit Pop: Rap, Commercial Radio and American Racial Identity, University of California Press (in progress); Eric Harvey, Who Got the Camera: A History of Rap and Reality (University of Texas Press, in progress), in conversation with Langston Collin Wilkins.
Anthony Reed, Soundworks: Race, Sound, and Poetry in Production in conversation with Vijay Iyer
Rob Kenner, The Marathon Don’t Stop: The Life & Times of Nipsey Hussle, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, and the Heyday of Fleetwood Mac, Aidan Levy, Saxophone Colossus: The Life and Music of Sonny Rollins
Hanif Abdurraqib, A Little Devil in America
Chris Molanphy, Singles book series: “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X
Regina N. Bradley, Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of the Hip-hop South in conversation with Imani Perry
Philip Auslander, In Concert: Performing Musical Persona in conversation with Stan Hawkins
Helen Reddington, She’s at the Controls: Sound Engineering, Production, and Gender Ventriloquism in the 21st Century
David Suisman, War Notes: Music, Sound, and the Making of American Soldiers in conversation with Lisa Gilman
Christa Bentley, Feeling Free: Politics and the Singer-Songwriter Movement in the United States, Miles Grier, Joni Mitchell book in progress
Eric Weisbard, Songbooks: The Literature of American Popular Music in conversation with Ann Powers.
Kyle Barnett, Record Cultures: The Transformation of the U.S. Recording Industry