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Lindsay Longacre11 hours ago
A Night with Harry Styles
July 13, 2018 - the night I attended Harry Styles' first Los Angeles show at The Forum. Not only was it one of the best concerts I have ever been to, but it was also a night that made me think that pe...
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Why Are You Ranking: Most Telling Signs that Nicki Minaj’s Career Is Done, Listed from Stop the Beef to Live That Pop Life
Over the course of more than a decade, Onika Tanya “Nicki Minaj” Maraj has dominated charts, garnered awards, and drew ire from hip hop legends. But in that time, her star has been dimming slowly. Yes...
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Garth Poindexter13 hours ago
Metallica Albums: Worst to Best
Metallica is a band that has influenced musicians of all kinds for decades. Beginning with their debut album Kill ‘Em All in 1983, they have put out ten studio albums (aside from Garage Inc.), and the...
Niall LM15 hours ago
The God MC Rakim
When speaking of popular conscious hip-hop music, it is not possible to have the discussion without recognizing The God Emcee, Rakim Allah, the lead MC of the iconic hip-hop duo Eric B and Rakim. Raki...
Mark Darnell15 hours ago
1972 Was It a Good Year?
Was 1972 a special year for the Telecaster guitar? That question we will cover in detail and you can decide. However, Fender did come out with several new designs, making the Telecaster available with...
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Mafias Balligah15 hours ago
Top 10 Best Albums
To start off, I would like to say this is just my opinion and that music is a very subjective art form, so everyone has their own top ten, and this is my top ten albums from #10 to #1 based off of how...
This Mysterious Band Sent A Fan On The Craziest Scavenger Hunt Around NYC. Here's What Happened.
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Ali McPherson13 days ago
Sabrina Claudio Bares Her Soul in "Messages From Her"
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Rasma Raisters19 days ago
Legendary Band, Great Music That Is Queen
As soon as I heard the song “These Are the Days of Our Lives” I fell head over heels in love with the music of Queen. I had heard their songs on the radio but hadn’t taken the time to really listen to them until this particular song. Even now I enjoy watching videos of Queen through YouTube and watching Freddie Mercury’s dynamite performances always brings a tear to my eye. He was such a great talent and certainly much too young to be taken from this world but the music of Queen and the videos k...
Memphis Music Legends: Don Mann and Memphis Records, LLC
Donald Cameron Mann, the quintessential Renaissance man, who was a quiet force in the changing music business at the turn of the century played a huge role in the Memphis Music Scene, then and now. He...
Samantha Bentleya month ago
The Best Artists to Calm You Down
Music is amazing, isn’t it? It can be sexy, angry, emotive, calming… It can make you feel all types of way. Make you relate to the artist, bring you back to certain times in your life, make you rememb...
Lauren Loxa month ago
How Music Impacts Us Emotionally: From Good Cinema to Daily Life
I am willing to bet you can probably recall a time that music profoundly shaped a moment for you, a moment you can recall at right this second. “Music affects us in ways that are personal and require ...
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.
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If playlists are the ultimate currency of coolness, we're your virtual treasury.
Benja Niesen2 days ago
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard: All About the Australian Psych Rockers
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. The music is just as weird as the name would imply. The seven piece psychedelic rock group from Melbourne, Australia, is composed of Lucas Skinner on bass, Cook Cra...
Aaron Kerper7 days ago
Greta Van Fleet, Zeppelin, and Stealing
Greta Van Fleet have been making the rounds on the internet and the music industry recently, blowing up mostly this year. The band has gotten pretty good coverage, being called the “Rebirth of Rock an...
Nyla M.7 days ago
Why the Twenty One Pilots Hiatus Was a Good Thing
Twenty One Pilots went silent July 6, 2017. Fans like me waited patiently (or as patient as one can) for the announcement of something from the duo, like perhaps a new single or album, with fingers cr...
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Mafias Balligah15 hours ago
Top 10 Best Albums
To start off, I would like to say this is just my opinion and that music is a very subjective art form, so everyone has their own top ten, and this is my top ten albums from #10 to #1 based off of how...
Lily Kristian3 days ago
Eight Taylor Swift Songs I'd Play for My Younger Self
I was nine when Taylor Swift’s debut album was released. I consider myself someone who has always been a Swiftie, although at that age (in the mid-2000s especially), kids don’t really know about fando...
molly !7 days ago
Artists to Discover Before Summer Ends
Summer is coming to a close. Instead of worrying about the start of a new school year or balancing extra work loads, consider the music you have listened to over the past few months: Trusted playlists...
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Why Are You Ranking: Most Telling Signs that Nicki Minaj’s Career Is Done, Listed from Stop the Beef to Live That Pop Life
Over the course of more than a decade, Onika Tanya “Nicki Minaj” Maraj has dominated charts, garnered awards, and drew ire from hip hop legends. But in that time, her star has been dimming slowly. Yes...
Forever 27 Club
The list of musicians who have died at the age of 27 is daunting. Not in just names of talented individuals, but the fact 27 is considered the beginning of life, yet these lives were cut short, almost...
Ruby Crowhurst4 days ago
Why You Should Be Paying Attention to Harry Styles
Singer, songwriter, record breaker, philanthropist, feminist, advocate for various important causes, and all round nice guy. If you haven't been paying attention to Harry Styles, then let me tell you ...
Josh Bennett 14 days ago
Is Rock N' Roll Dead?
I call it the auto-tune age. The present, nowadays, for today the sound of perfectly in key mumble rappers loom. The mainstream, as they call it, is filled with non-worthy 'beat-tapes' and meaningless...
Sarah Lynn21 days ago
A Letter to The Late Jonghyun
Dear Jonghyun, I miss you dearly. Nothing has been the same since you left us last December. I find myself still thinking of you daily. Most people say that it's stupid or dumb that I cry over a celebrity. I still wear your ring everyday and keep that signed picture on display. You had made an impact on my life whether I had known you personally or not. The band you were in, SHINee, was one of the first bands that I got into and honestly you really stood out to me. You had the most unique voice ...
Amir Royalea month ago
Artists & Audiences (1.1)
1988, Garvey High School. Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor chills in a lunchroom with his soon to be A Tribe Called Quest brethren, Kamaal “Q-Tip” Fareed and Ali Muhammad. It’s their senior year. The boys are just “lounging,” as Phife puts it quirkily, watching some of the flyest “honeys” around the block walk by them. Phife becomes infatuated with one of the girls– a femme fatale by the name of Flo– and in the coming days learns a valuable lesson in how misogyny and sexism can easily be flipped upon m...
SKYLERIZED 18 days ago
Why Are You Ranking: Best Musical Acts to Have Enriched Delaware from the Admired Duly to the Adored Greatly
The first state to ratify the United States Constitution has played home to a number of notable musical acts that have gone under the radar. Though it may be hard to believe, some of the most talented...
How the Stone Roses Managed to Become One of the Most Important Bands in History yet Still Feel Underground
The Stone Roses are arguably one of the most important bands in the history of British music, with their immense influence still being present today as they changed the face of British rock. They emer...
Shadora Robinsona month ago
Let's Rock and Roll
Music is the language of the world; it brings people together through the ups and downs of one's life. Throughout history, music has had a significant influence on various cultures and groups of peopl...
Shannon Thompson14 days ago
Late Night Playlist
Some songs for nighttime listening. Whether it is spent alone in the dark or with a crowd, here are some late night songs of the R&B and hip-hop scene.
Angelica Torres17 days ago
Songs to Introduce to Someone Who Doesn't Like Country Music
We all have friends or family who don't like country music for whatever reason) but here's a list of songs they'll love (even if they don't want to admit it).
Samantha Bentleya month ago
The Best Artists to Calm You Down
Music is amazing, isn’t it? It can be sexy, angry, emotive, calming… It can make you feel all types of way. Make you relate to the artist, bring you back to certain times in your life, make you rememb...
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Lindsay Longacre11 hours ago
A Night with Harry Styles
July 13, 2018 - the night I attended Harry Styles' first Los Angeles show at The Forum. Not only was it one of the best concerts I have ever been to, but it was also a night that made me think that pe...
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James Lyden3 days ago
Black Sabbath: "The End" Live
Black Sabbath—the world's best heavy metal band. Every band has its "peak," but it is clear from Sabbath's final show that the near 50-year-old Birmingham boys still have metal deep in their roots. Wh...
Jescina Millera month ago
Harry Styles In Concert
Back on the 12th of June, Harry Styles came to Nashville, Tennessee to perform live at Bridgestone Arena. Was I excited? Yes. Was I anxious? OH YEAH! See I have panic disorder along with other mental ...
Nathonia Smitha month ago
An Appreciation for Music
When I’m down and feeling low, I must admit music is the way to go. For as long as I can remember, music has always been the ideal quick fix for a sour or negative mood. I can sit quietly and enjoy ba...
Cecilia Cai7 months ago
The Most Basic Yet Important Singing Technique
The most important technique in singing is "singing on the breath," as Italians say it, "Il canto sul fiato." The actual concepts are not as easy as they sound. Most people think of it as "breathing b...
A Bridge of Music
Music can create bridges between those in all walks of life. William Sidney Mount was a nineteenth-century American painter and musician who grew up in rural Long Island, New York (Johns). Mount was k...
Ari Noblea month ago
The Secret World of Psychedelic Cambodia
Lying in the ash of Cambodia, buried under war and time, there is an almost completely forgotten and destroyed universe of music: the secret world of Cambodian psychedelic rock. Communism and death sp...
Ari Noblea month ago
How Sad, How Lovely
Making quiet music for a small audience that never got bigger, Connie Converse was a sharply intelligent and fiercely independent, albeit lonely woman who sang throughout the fifties and into the earl...
Sarah Loyd2 months ago
Top 10 Best One Hit Wonders of the 1950s and 1960s
With enough hard work, talent and determination, any musician can create one great song. Sometimes one hit single is all you need to make an impression that will last a lifetime. That is what these on...
This Mysterious Band Sent A Fan On The Craziest Scavenger Hunt Around NYC. Here's What Happened.
It's often said that bands can't exist without supporting their fans, and as a music aficionado, it always warms my heart to see bands that really take time to interact with their fans. One band by th...
#901Spotlight on Stu Stu Studio: Josh Stevens
If you are in Memphis Music, you have probably heard of Josh Stevens. He has been in more bands than most Memphians can name, and is always in the background trying to make the music scene better and more accessible to everyone. I met him at the infamous Buccaneer a few years back, when he played with Indeed We Digress. After that brief encounter, I had a professional falling out with one of our mutual friends, and Josh showed his true colors being there to try and smooth that out. Unlike most p...
#901Spotlight HotKey Studios: Blake Heimbach
Heimbach, who was one of the original creative inhabitants of Young Avenue Sound with us as we opened up shop, is another one of the ambitious, young professionals we have grown sharing space with. Hi...
Mark Darnell15 hours ago
1972 Was It a Good Year?
Was 1972 a special year for the Telecaster guitar? That question we will cover in detail and you can decide. However, Fender did come out with several new designs, making the Telecaster available with...
Victor Gurrola2 months ago
Teaching Yourself How to Play Guitar
Have you ever tried to pick up a guitar and learn how to play it without taking lessons, made a little progress, got stuck, and then quit altogether? If you answered yes (or even no) to this question,...
Iggy Paulsen4 months ago
Health Benefits of Playing the Drums
Drums are one of the oldest musical instruments in history, and are used in almost every single musical genre out there. Metalcore bands wouldn't sound the same without amazing drum beats balancing ou...
Zachary Barnetta month ago
Why Is K-pop Becoming so Popular?
K-pop. I’m sure you’ve heard of it. If you’ve ever wondered how music from such a small country can become so popular worldwide, and even take the #1 spots on America’s and even other countries’ music...
Wade Wainio2 months ago
Similar Much? Mogwai's 'Sine Wave,' Nine Inch Nail's 'A Warm Place,' David Bowie's 'Crystal Japan'
A tune is rarely 100 percent original, for better or worse. For example, Mogwai's tune "Sine Wave" is very similar to "A Warm Place" by Nine Inch Nails (NIN), which is itself similar to "Crystal Japan...
Kaylee Chaffin6 months ago
5 Things You Might Not Have Known About Music
What is music? Music is sound, silence, science, a mechanism that can portray and effect emotions. I started my first semester of college, Music 100 is one of my classes. During our last class period ...
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Garth Poindexter13 hours ago
Metallica Albums: Worst to Best
Metallica is a band that has influenced musicians of all kinds for decades. Beginning with their debut album Kill ‘Em All in 1983, they have put out ten studio albums (aside from Garage Inc.), and the...
Silvana Cornell2 days ago
Joy Division, 'Unknown Pleasures' One of the Best Albums From 1979
I absolutely love music. I listen to it on my way to work, on my way home, while I write, and when I make art. One of my most favorite bands to listen to is Joy Division specifically; their most famou...
Ben Kharakh5 days ago
Albums You Need to Listen to in 2018
There are a lot of albums you need to listen to in 2018, which is great news! There have been great releases in hip-hop, pop, country-pop, R&B, and even rock. There have been first-time releases that ...
Cecilia Bizzi4 days ago
Understanding Audio Limiting
In this series of articles, I am going to explain in depth the processes of several music production tools and effects, such as compression, EQ, limiting, reverb, delay, dithering and more. I will try...
Henry M7 days ago
Finding Your Own Music History
Music is a loser's game. Those of you who have tried to keep up with new releases both niche and popular, never mind checking out old records, will know what I’m talking about. You’ll be listening to ...
Cecilia Bizzi14 days ago
Understanding Audio Compression
In this series of articles, I am going to explain in depth the processes of several music production tools and effects, such as compression, limiting, reverb, delay, dithering and more. I will try my ...