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Krista Almazan2 days ago
Freedom, Identity and Other Hidden Messages in BlackPink's "Ddu-du Ddu-du" Video
Ddu-du Ddu-du has now been viewed 55 million times and broken more records, just as expected. But this music video pushed the envelope even a bit further with empowering messages underneath the sequin...
#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...
Nikki Gaskins4 months ago
Americana Singer to Release Deeply Personal Sophomore Album Following Father’s Suicide
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI—To say that Emma Jo’s sophomore album is long overdue is an understatement. She was just 15-years-old when she released her first solo record, Waiting to be Heard. More than ten ...
Darcy Behati4 months ago
New Music: Darcy Behati
There is always controversy when an individual of creme de la creme skin tone tackles the genre of hip-hop and trap. Particularly if that individual is a pixie-esque female from the heart of London, U...
Azaria Brown4 months ago
Music Projects We NEED in 2018
Childish Gambino, Chance the Rapper, Alessia Cara, and More
#901Spotlight on Musician and Industry Mover, Cody Landers
Twenty-three-year-old Cody Landers has made a name for himself in the Memphis Music community at a very young age. He is guitarist for One Less Reason, and recently became bassist for What We Do In Secret. On top of his hectic career as a musician, he runs AeroLith production studio out of Young Avenue Sound in Memphis, TN. Unlike most 20-somethings, he works diligently, and has only recently seen some fruits of that labor. When you first meet him, he is the epitome of rocker—with gauges, tattoo...
Ghezal Amiri5 months ago
When My Mom and I Decided Shania Twain's 'From This Moment On' Would Be My Future Wedding Song
Growing up in Toronto, there were a handful of recording artists that fellow Canadians worshiped at the altar to. Besides Queen Celine Dion of course, #ShaniaTwain was one of these artists. Twain expe...
Karina Thyra6 months ago
3 Reasons Why a Musical Featuring Shawn Mendes' Songs Is a Great Idea
If you're not fond of pop music, not updated with the twitter trends, couldn't care less about the Billboard and iTunes charts- or the local radio station where you tune in hasn't played Stitches yet,...
Mohammed Hidhayat6 months ago
Advised by Terrence Malick, Subramanian Swamy petitions ‘Beep Song’ to be heralded as the ‘Song of the Year’
Chennai & Beyond Terrence Malick is busy shooting his next untitled philosophical crap with an ensemble cast and a cinematographer who captures the surreal beauty of birds pooping from the sky whilst ...
Tom Chapman7 months ago
I Dissed A Girl And I Liked It: Music Producer Joseph Kahn Supports Taylor Swift In Katy Perry Feud
Here's betting that #KatyPerry wishes she could just "Swish Swish" her magic wand and get the latest chapter in her very public debacle out the way. Perry's latest single, "Swish Swish," has once agai...
Jessy Brindley7 months ago
Trending K-pop Feature ~ BTS
BTS (방탄소년단), also known as Bulletproof Boy Scouts, Bangtan Boys, and most recently Beyond the Scene, have amassed millions of fans since their 2013 debut. If one were to search on Instagram #bts, you ...
Yvonne Glasgowa year ago
Groupoem Returns After 25 Year Hiatus
Groupoem is an alternative rock band that went on a 25-year hiatus and then decided to reform with the original members. To fund a tour, much like many bands are doing these days, they opted to try cr...
Remembering Prince, An Artist That Defied Boundaries, On What Should Be His 59th Birthday
“Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.” Today, we recognize what would have been the 59th birthday of Prince, the iconic artist who left us last spring. On ...
Ariana Grande to Perform Benefit Concert in Manchester in Another Admirable Act of Love; “We Won’t Let Hate Win”
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND — Singer Ariana Grande posted a letter on social media on May 26, 2017 promising a return to what she calls the “incredibly brave city of Manchester.” She plans to perform a benefi...
The Rolling Stones: A Retrospective
For more than 50 years, The Rolling Stones have been the mainstays and stewards of the Rock n’ Roll universe. Founded in 1962, this English band transformed the music world, sold hundreds of millions ...
Mounds Of Possibilities With "Dolly's America" College Course
Not bad for a girl voted "Least Likely To Succeed" in high school. While much has been made over the years about Dolly Parton's warm personality and, in particular, her diminutive frame and physical assets - she stands just shy of five feet tall without her high heeled footwear - it is her strong business acumen and narrative songwriting style that has allowed people a greater understanding of this entertainer, and of the America she's grown up in. The University of Tennessee is certainly aware ...
MODESTEP - Bringing Dubstep Home
If you don’t know who Modestep are, then you have probably never listened to UK Dubstep. Covered from head to toe in tattoos and now in the process of writing their third album, it seems like a lifeti...