The Savage Silencing of Mexicos Musicians

Among music industry insiders, Sergio Gómezs death and the previous killings are also forcing a quiet assessment of the influence drug trafficking kingpins wield over the business. It is common knowledge in Mexicos music industry, but not known to the general public, that drug cartels finance the careers of some budding musicians, then launder money through unregulated concert ticket sales.

— "The Savage Silencing of Mexico's Musicians" by Manuel Roig-Franzia in the Washington Post