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Will #MeToo Face the Music?

R. Kelly may be going down, but veteran critic Jessica Hopper sees a long road ahead for the music industry.

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When Jessica Hopper started out writing about music, trolls and affronted fans didn’t tweet at you; they wrote you a letter. The world’s move to digital has changed that, and helped bring about the #MeToo movement. But despite R. Kelly’s fall, Hopper says the rest of the music industry may prove resistant to change. Hopper is the author of a new memoir, Night Moves.

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