It’s 2018 and you’re a musician — but with so many platforms it’s hard to know how to best promote your music, but with this guide, you’ll be a star
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Like many great bands before them, album three is make or break time, and ‘Love Is Dead’ is their most solid offering yet
‘Jake Shears,’ the imaginatively titled Jake Shears solo album from the Scissor Sisters frontman is coming out Aug. 10; for now, let’s watch the new video
The self-avowed drag terrorist just dropped a new album, and it’s perfect for ripping off your clothes and having filthy sex
‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’ is the righteous rocker’s follow-up to her highly lauded major label debut
The Billboard Music Awards celebrated some of the biggest names in the music world last night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas
While straightforward rock acts don’t get the attention they deserve, Brooklyn’s Boytoy combine music throughout the decades for their own original sound
Queer artists including Kehlani, Haley Kiyoko and Katie Gavin, have called out the song’s lyrics as problematic and for promoting stereotypes.
Netta is the Eurovision 2018 Winner for Israel for her song ‘Toy,’ an innovative song constructed from vocal loops with a fierce message
The interview featured her thoughts on Cardi B, Hillary Clinton, Nicki Minaj, Donald Trump and men in hip-hop
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Hey there gay music lovers. Welcome to Hornet’s coverage of what the cool kids are listening to these days.
Today’s music landscape is more diverse than ever. It seems like a new genre pops up every other week. Indie bands and underground house shows are quickly gaining traction and winning the support of a few die-hard fans. With innovations in digital music recording and distribution, just about anyone can create a track on their own and upload it online for all of their friends to listen to. Starting a page on Spotify or iTunes only takes a few minutes, and presto, you’re in the music business.
All of this DIY music making has led to some interesting results over the past several years. More bands and musicians are taking risks with their work in order to reach audiences that are looking for something other than poppy mainstream hits. This also means that more LGBTQ musicians have a platform to make a name for themselves. Queer music is everywhere. Shockingly enough, we even have openly gay country music singers like Billy Gilman and Ty Herndon. Major pop stars like Lady Gaga, a long-time supporter of the LGBTQ community, are openly talking and singing about their same-sex experiences and bi-curious tendencies.
Even before this new golden age of indie music, gay people have been expressing themselves with music for decades. Edgy music videos in the 1980s and gender-bending artists like David Bowie made waves in years past when they expanded society’s understanding of what it means to be male, female or somewhere in between.
If you’re looking for a hot new gay artist to swoon over, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find all of Hornet’s gay music industry coverage right here. From WTF moments on the red carpet to who’s coming out of the closet, get your fill of all things gay with a melody.