August Brown

LA Times reporter covering pop music, music industry, and nightlife policy

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Music writer for the Los Angeles Times

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The 100 Percenters is a new activist group of music artists who say they can’t pay their bills ever since streaming became a dominant force.

100 Percenters: Songwriters are protesting Spotify over low pay

The 100 Percenters is a new activist group of music artists who say they can’t pay their bills ever since streaming became a dominant force.

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The Oakland warehouse fire claimed at least three dozen lives this weekend.

Oakland 'Ghost Ship' fire: what happened and what's next

The Oakland warehouse fire claimed at least three dozen lives this weekend.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It's sweaty. It's dusty. It's dirty. And it's awesome.

Indio Welcomes World's Highest Grossing Music Festival

It's sweaty. It's dusty. It's dirty. And it's awesome.

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