Produced By a Girl Records
Independent record label "Produced by a Girl" is on the hunt for unsigned artists. Based in Portland, OR and led by CEO Mary Knoblock, Produced by a Girl Records is starting to plant seeds in the musi...
Nathan Sartain10 hours ago
HYUKOH at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds - Live Review
It’s been a rapid-yet-deserved ascent to the top for the South-Korean Indie band HYUKOH. Since their debut in 2014 as part of a Hongdae music scene famous for underground, grassroots indie rock, the f...
Chantel Harrison12 hours ago
10 Queer Fu** that Bi*** Heartbreak Anthems
This edition of queer heartbreak anthems features the more angry-type breakup songs. The ones for when you don’t want them back. If you do want them back, listen to these songs until you don’t anymore. You’re welcome.
Sean Callaghan13 hours ago
'Jump Up!'
Elton John's sixteenth studio album, Jump Up!, was released on April 9, 1982. It was the first Elton John album to be fully produced by Chris Thomas, the Abbey Road technician who worked on the Beatle...
Art-Peeter Roosve15 hours ago
A Brilliantly-Aged, Badly-Aged Little Nightmare: Revisiting Eminem's 'Relapse'
So, Relapse happened about a decade ago. And I say "happened" because that honestly felt like the best way to sum up the general perception towards this album. A comeback EP from an artist whose list ...
Sean Patrick15 hours ago
Song Review: "To a T" Is One of the Worst Songs I've Ever Heard
What is my review of Ryan Hurd’s new single "To a T?" It’s the longest two minutes and 58 seconds of my life. This limp, lifeless bit of modern country, or is it Hot AC? Does that radio designation ev...
Kate Pavli9 days ago
A Guide for New Artists/Singer-Songwriters/Bands
My name is Kate Pavli, and I am a Rock artist called Finding Kate based in London. I moved to London when I was just 17 to pursue my career in music, and along the way I have experienced a lot within the music industry. I have been asked countless times for advice for new artists who are just starting their career, and so I decided to make a quick guide. I have released a full-length album, and I have a brand new single, I have played over 150 shows (some to 300 people and some to 30), have been...
Sean Patrick22 days ago
Why I Don't Hate "Old Town Road"
I'm 43 years old, and I don't hate "Old Town Road." Repeatedly, I have been told by people my age, and just a little younger, that I am supposed to hate "Old Town Road." Why? Some cite how it combines...
Lesser Featured Top 10 Guitarists
Lists of top ten guitarists published by large music magazines or major TV broadcasters are, frankly, dull. Sure, they list musicians who are undeniably, immensely talented and are worshipped everywhe...
Justin Harrisa month ago
Joshua Tree
It was a week after my youngest child’s birth. A very special time birth is, a new beginning not only for the child but for all of us. Baby’s mother wanted time to bond with the little one. So we pack...
Frank Sartaina month ago
Awakening the Water Dragon
In a small, but popular town, there was a local lake visited by many. Within this dark blue lake lived a dragon of water which has been in a deep slumber for many years. The dragon also had dark blue ...
Nadya Ka month ago
What Rico Nasty Means to the Music Industry
"Hey, you're being really aggressive right now. Is it possible for you to just relax?" I am sure that most black women, if not most, then all of us have had encounters in which our directness or our b...
Music and Business
The ins and outs behind one of the largest industries out there. Get ready to press "play".
Bust a Rhyme
Exploring the men, women, and motivations behind your favorite hip-hop music.
Playlists
If playlists are the ultimate currency of coolness, we're your virtual treasury.
Tom Baker2 days ago
Audio Excreta
I've recorded noise and musique concrète recordings for over fifteen years, working under ironic monikers such as "Extreme Volume Pop" and "Meat Glue." Yet, I actually know very little about the genre...
amanda mollett20 days ago
"Not Ready To Make Nice"
Have you ever heard the song by Dixie Chicks called "Not Ready To Make Nice"? Do you know the story behind the song? I recently heard this song, and it was not what I expected it to be. I thought it was going to be one of those country songs about breakups or cheating. So, I had heard if it but never listened to it. One day I was listening to some songs and it popped up, and I heard some of it before being able to change it, and I thought to myself, "Hmmm... okay I am going to give this a real l...
Blues on Fire
Sometimes the blues will take care of everything and every mood. Sometimes, you need to crank up the volume, turn on the metal, and blend the blues and heavy metal in to something new. No one speaks to the pain I sometimes feel better than Chad Grey of the bands Mudvayne and Hellyeah. Whether its lyrics from Mudvayne or Hellyeah, the lyrics speak to my soul, and his music, along with his soul-piercing words bring me from the dark back to the light. As a songwriter myself, I have taken more inspi...
Annie Kapura day ago
10 Greatest Cover Songs by Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan is normally known as the greatest songwriter who has ever lived and, well, that is correct. But that doesn't mean he doesn't like to experiment with the songs of other artists from time to t...
Dakota Thomas 8 days ago
Best Genius Verified Videos
As I explained in one of my previous articles, "Content to watch on YouTube if you love music." Genius has a YouTube channel with various series about artists and the process it takes to make their mu...
Maria Vikse8 days ago
The Best Songs About Diamonds and Jewels
If looking closer, it is easy to see their similar natures and missions. Both music and diamonds exist to make human life brighter, happier, inspired and motivated. They both are in close touch with h...
Is It Ice Cube, Ice-T, or LL Cool J?
Ice Cube, Ice-T, and LL Cool J have so much in common that sometimes it is difficult identifying which is which. They are all great African-American rappers and actors who usually wear caps and sungla...
Anthony 9 days ago
I Am Not An Icon—You Are :)
As many of us now know Jaden Smith as a popular artist in the rap game, he has come far proving he has what it takes to inspire the youth. Originally an actor from the movie Karate Kid, Jaden has grow...
SKYLERIZED 10 days ago
Reason First: Were Tupac and Madonna the Ultimate Couple in Popular Music History?
With her worn out body and waning importance in the sphere of modern music, Madonna no longer has the rights to the letter that slain rapper and actor Tupac penned for her while he was still incarcera...
robert massimi21 days ago
'Rock of Ages'
Robert Massimi. After a long run on Broadway, Rock of Ages returns to the New World Stages. If you love rock comedies with a lot of humor then Rock of Ages is for you. The show is a typical boy meets ...
Azaria Brown24 days ago
Vic Mensa's "Camp America"
Vic Mensa’s name has been in headlines for lots of reasons: some good, some bad. I’ve known about Vic Mensa and his presence in music for the better part of five or six years, but I’ve never felt inclined to listen to his music, for whatever reason. However, I think his latest release and comments on CNN are not being talked about nearly enough in the music commentary sphere. Recently, Vic Mensa released a track called “Camp America,” which makes a commentary on the conditions of immigration det...
Nadya Ka month ago
What Rico Nasty Means to the Music Industry
"Hey, you're being really aggressive right now. Is it possible for you to just relax?" I am sure that most black women, if not most, then all of us have had encounters in which our directness or our b...
Womyn in Punk
I often wonder what makes the sound of my voice so different from that of my three sisters. The way I pronounce short vowels and grumble, how my laugh sometimes sounds violent, why I swear so often an...
Essential Rock Stories: "Doctor My Eyes"
Welcome to the first edition of a series I like to call Essential Rock Stories, a deep dive on your favorite classic rock artists, songs, and albums that will change the way you think about Rock & Rol...
Shea S3 months ago
"I Love You Will You Marry Me?" by Yungblud Is Iconic, But Why?
YUNGBLUD, although many fans would say otherwise, is a band with three (3) members! The most well known, of course, is Dominic Harrison, the lead singer. The lesser known (but still greatly appreciate...
Chantel Harrison12 hours ago
10 Queer Fu** that Bi*** Heartbreak Anthems
This edition of queer heartbreak anthems features the more angry-type breakup songs. The ones for when you don’t want them back. If you do want them back, listen to these songs until you don’t anymore. You’re welcome.
Dakota Thomas 5 days ago
Top Five New R&B Songs
Next to Hip Hop, R&B (Rhythmic and blues) is my favorite genre to listen to—from the slow beats to the outstanding vocals that make me wish I could sing ,or rather just hold a simple note. Because I d...
Dakota Thomas 10 days ago
The Playlist of My Life
Today, music surrounds me; not only do I listen to it, but I write about it, and I hope to pursue a career in the industry. It wasn't always like this though. When I was in elementary school, all I ca...
Nathan Sartain10 hours ago
HYUKOH at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds - Live Review
It’s been a rapid-yet-deserved ascent to the top for the South-Korean Indie band HYUKOH. Since their debut in 2014 as part of a Hongdae music scene famous for underground, grassroots indie rock, the f...
Paul Levinson4 days ago
Jeff Lynne's ELO at the Prudential Center
There are few groups who are almost as good as The Beatles (none are as good as them). Jeff Lynne's ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) is one of those few. Their string of hits through the 1970s into 1981...
Leah Sherlock7 days ago
Ed Sheeran - Live at The Haymarket - A Review
It's not everyday you get to see a worldwide superstar play an intimate show at one of London's oldest and most treasured theatres. Used to playing stadiums with audiences of 90,000 plus, tonight Ed S...
Ryan Boycea month ago
Where the Song Takes Me
When I look back on 2008, I think the heaviest of realizations I conclude, is that the music has always been in, and a part of me. For as long as I can remember, there's been a song in every task I've...
Estelle Renaud2 months ago
Charlie Strange, a Music Video, a Sandwich, and the Taste of Our Era
A sad piece of bread is getting covered in slow motion with an even sadder mayonnaise. Chunks of floppy lettuce are thrown on some cheese, the kind of cheese that would probably not melt after two hours of baking. A dirty pink, unnatural color coming from industrial meat slices completes the palette. If a little twist at the end of the four-ish minute video takes the viewer by surprise in a first phase (no spoiler alert), it is only to reinforce an impression of reclusion; of meal-for-one situat...
What Singing in a Chorus Has Done for Me
I’ve been singing all my life. Ever since that faithful day in elementary school, where they showed the younger students all the different instruments they can play, or the group they can sing in. I w...
Lake Starra month ago
My Own Piano Man
I used to live in this apartment with these huge floor-to-ceiling windows, so I could see everyone on the street, and the building across the street, and best of all I had a perfect view of the horizo...
Anik Marchand6 months ago
Hendrix
I started liking heavy metal when I was eight-years-old. This was my mother's friends fault. My mother had two good friends, Maria and Kerri-Ann. Maria and Kerri-Ann were the most amazing and coolest ...
WatchMojo 7 months ago
Top 10 Elvis Presley Songs
He’s the King of Rock and Roll. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 Elvis Presley songs. For this list, we’ve chosen our entries based on a combination of t...
Anonymous Dan5 days ago
Rising to the Stars
This small town group out of Texas is starting to shake-up the surrounding states and their major cities. Formed in 2012, this prominent and talented band has started to turn the heads of some bigger ...
Tori Clay7 days ago
Original Song "As Seen on TV"
It's only a buck two fifty Make payments for the next eon We offer the finest quality Get it before they're gone Don't miss the chance of a lifetime Every one is crafted by hand You know you can't live without it Anywhere tween woman and man We promise we ain't lying So of course you gotta believe The truth is as clear as can be now Cuz it's... as seen on TV as seen on TV as seen on TV Do you hear me Come on now check out the spokesman Did you catch a snaky tongue He's tall and he says he's good...
Annie Kapura month ago
June 23, 1980: 'Saved' by Bob Dylan Was Released
Saved (1980) was released on June 23, and turns 39 in 2019. It was initially recorded between the 11th and 15th of February in 1980, and in the space of only four or five days, Bob Dylan managed to cr...
Simon Dupree16 days ago
Who Really Invented the Electric Guitar?
With advancing technology, more sophisticated musical instruments became possible, and during the 20th century, peaking in the ‘60s and ‘70s, the electric guitar became an institution for musicians an...
Becky Jimenes2 months ago
Top 5 Tips for Practicing Guitar
Chances are, if you’re reading this, then you have already heard the timeless adage, “Practice makes perfect.” Unfortunately, sloppy practice can likewise make for sloppy imperfections; which, too oft...
Rich Monetti3 months ago
13-Year Old John Jay Middle School Student Makes Magic with Her Flute
13-year old Rachel Rodgers of John Jay Middle School can offer an opinion on the flute player that most readily comes to mind for those of us raised on classic rock. "I've only heard him a few times,"...
SKYLERIZED a month ago
Reason First: Is DJ Khaled Now Crying Because He's Not an Egoist?
Jay-Z and Beyoncé (THE CARTERS) handled their number two slot on the Billboard 200 chart last year with their release, Everything is Love (2018) with grace. Nicki Minaj launched into a temper tantrum ...
Amelia Flynn2 months ago
How Music Affects Your Productivity
Since today most of the work is done using a computer, music is a good way to diversify routine work. But the question remains the same: can music affect our productivity?
Dalila Abdelkhalek4 months ago
Maybe Music Is (Partly) to Blame for Our Life
If the law of attraction is real, and we attract the thing with the same frequency we’re vibrating on, could it be that by listening to certain songs—vibrating on that frequency as you put your heart ...
Art-Peeter Roosve15 hours ago
A Brilliantly-Aged, Badly-Aged Little Nightmare: Revisiting Eminem's 'Relapse'
So, Relapse happened about a decade ago. And I say "happened" because that honestly felt like the best way to sum up the general perception towards this album. A comeback EP from an artist whose list ...
Dakota Thomas 17 hours ago
Kiana Ledé ‘Myself’ EP Review
Kiana Brown, or more commonly known as Kiana Ledé, is a 22-year-old R&B singer and actress from Arizona. She started her career when moving to Los Angles at only the age of 16, but since she was young...
Rusty Reid4 days ago
Rusty Reid
Imagine a geezer, an authentic child of the Sixties, an old “never-was” troubadour with a style and message born of the idealism of that revolutionary generation and honed through decades of study, ex...
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Mikkie Mills2 days ago
Start Your Dream Band at Home
Music bands have been around for decades, but they all started somewhere. Once they get more experience and become popular, you see them on the big stage in front of big crowds playing perfectly. The ...
Kate Pavli9 days ago
A Guide for New Artists/Singer-Songwriters/Bands
My name is Kate Pavli, and I am a Rock artist called Finding Kate based in London. I moved to London when I was just 17 to pursue my career in music, and along the way I have experienced a lot within the music industry. I have been asked countless times for advice for new artists who are just starting their career, and so I decided to make a quick guide. I have released a full-length album, and I have a brand new single, I have played over 150 shows (some to 300 people and some to 30), have been...