2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Feeling Ourselves? Black Girl Power In Music

Wednesday, March 16
12:45PM - 1:45PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 11AB
531 E 4th St

Race and gender continue to fuel the debate about who is chosen to succeed and be rewarded in the music game. Despite the success of Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé’s 2015 anthem “Feeling Myself” black women in music have been fighting an uphill battle for equal recognition. Key examples include critics of Iggy Azalea who say she’s used her white privilege and sexuality to skyrocket to the top of the charts; rap/dance-pop artist Azealia Banks who has been outspoken about being marginalized and Nicki Minaj, who ranted when the MTV VMA’s failed to recognize several of her videos in broader categories. Cultural appropriation has been a big issue w/ artists like Katy Perry Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift

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Janeé Bolden at SXSW

Janeé Bolden

Managing Editor

Moguldom Media Group

Janeé Bolden is the Senior Editor of popular entertainment and culture website Bossip.com. A graduate of NYU’s prestigious Creative Writing Program, Janeé holds an MFA in Fiction Writing. Before j...

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Whitney-Gayle Benta

SVP of Music & Talent

Revolt TV

Shanti Das at SXSW

Shanti Das

Press Reset Entertainment

Shanti Das, The Hip-Hop Professional® is an accomplished music industry executive, consultant, mentor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and Author. She is also the Founder of Press Reset Entertainment...

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