Matthew James-Wilson on "What It’s Like to Be Black in Indie Music"

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Pitchfork published an article last week titled, “What it’s Like to Be Black in Indie Music.” Its author, Matthew James-Wilson, talks about his personal experience in the scene as well as what he gathered from various musicians he interviewed for the story.


 
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Pitchfork published an article last week titled, “What it’s Like to Be Black in Indie Music.” Its author, Matthew James-Wilson, talks about his personal experience in the scene as well as what he gathered from various musicians he interviewed for the story.

He says the artists he spoke with were “playing to largely white crowds and feeling like their music was subject to a predominantly white gaze because of the audiences they were playing to or the ways their music was being marketed.”

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