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  • Jason James
    Published about 14 hours ago
    Jaenyce Th3 Pr0bl3m Ch1ld

    Jaenyce Th3 Pr0bl3m Ch1ld

    Jerome Smith, famously known as Jaenyce. His rap name stands for “Just Another Ethical Nxgga You Can Envy”.
  • Music You Missed
    Published about 14 hours ago
    MEET THE TEAM

    MEET THE TEAM

    Welcome to Music You Missed! We are so excited to start releasing more content about the world we love most. Music. Our goal is to bring honest and fun content to share with you all, including music reviews, playlists, bands we are listening to and so on and so forth. Music You Missed is something that started on twitter as a fun way to tweet about pop punk bands/the lyrics you are constantly singing in your head throughout the day, and a fun way to connect with the pop punk community. The account was created by Noland back in 2012 and throughout the years grew to something bigger. Noland then met Mackenzie through a mutual friend in college, and they met Paige through twitter. We all have evolved to different tastes in music over the years and want to share it with you. The one thing all of us have in common is that we love sharing music, and love sharing our opinions. All originally from the midwest, we are just a group of kids who bonded over the shared love of pop punk bands and who never really got out of the emo phase. Get to know us just a little bit more! Connect with us, and keep up to date on the vast world that is the music industry. If you want us to check out your music/or bands you think we've missed out on, DM us on Twitter or send us and emails at [email protected] Make sure to also follow us on Twitter here!
  • Rohit Sharma
    Published about 14 hours ago
    How to Distinguish Between Acoustic and Electric Guitars

    How to Distinguish Between Acoustic and Electric Guitars

    As it is said, music feeds our soul. And that is why we love to invest in good music and sound systems. But have you wondered how majestic musical equipment can be when it can produce so many kinds of rhythms and music at a time? We are talking about guitars here.
  • TRILLIONDOLLARRECORDS
    Published about 14 hours ago
    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE HOTTEST ARTIST OUT OF ATL RAPPER TRVE

    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE HOTTEST ARTIST OUT OF ATL RAPPER TRVE

    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH TRVE: HOTTEST ARTIST OUT OF ATL
  • Veronica Traggiai
    Published about 16 hours ago
    Kpop Review: "Play" by Chunha feat. Changmo

    Kpop Review: "Play" by Chunha feat. Changmo

    Chungha is back with another infectious dance hit guaranteed to please fans!
  • Polly Powers
    Published about 19 hours ago
    90 Day Musician: Day 1
Staff Picks
  • Adam Wallace
    Published 9 days ago
    An Upbeat Playlist for Downbeat Times

    An Upbeat Playlist for Downbeat Times

    Hello, and welcome back to Silver Linings, and, man, the world needs some right now.
  • Vocal Curation Team
    Published 13 days ago
    To the Beat: June 2020

    To the Beat: June 2020

    We're excited to kick off summer with a new To the Beat playlist featuring all the songs and artists you loved this month. Whether you are celebrating pride, protesting for BLM, or showing your support from home, this month's collection has something for you. This roundup highlights music from every decade. Creators shared everything from Lady Gaga's dance-pop hits to Jimi Hendrix's psychedelic rock. Craving Fleetwood Mac's moody tunes? Check. How about Sam Cooke's soulful ballads? Double check.
  • Leigh Hooper
    Published 13 days ago
    THE NEW GROOVE: Black Female Artists

    THE NEW GROOVE: Black Female Artists

    The New Groove is an easy-read article that helps you discover new music every single month! This is the first instalment of this series, and given the current situation of the Black Lives Matter movement, and the power behind it that we cannot let die, I’m kicking off this series with introducing to you a few of my favourite black female musicians, highlighting new musicians that you need to look out for, and educating you on why the Black Lives Matter movement is so important, especially within the black music industry.
  • Siân Roche
    Published 14 days ago
    Beyoncé is Coming

    Beyoncé is Coming

    In an Instagram video shared with her 149 million followers, Beyoncé dropped the news we've all been waiting for: she is releasing a new project. 'Black is King', a visual album which is written, directed and produced by the star, will drop exclusively on Disney+ on July 31st.
  • Sammi Curran
    Published 15 days ago
    BTS wants you to 'Stay Gold'

    BTS wants you to 'Stay Gold'

    I’ve realized at this point in my life that BTS’s music will rarely disappoint me. Recently, BTS released a Japanese single, “Stay Gold”. I had high expectations for this one going in. Though BTS is a South Korean group, their Japanese originals are some of my favorite songs they’ve done. “Don’t Leave Me”, “Let Go”, and my personal favorite “Crystal Snow” are incredible tracks. Seeing that BTS has done another Japanese song feels like a treat during the stressful times we’re in right now.
  • Cheryl E Preston
    Published 18 days ago
    "Dixie Chicks" change their name to "Chicks"

    "Dixie Chicks" change their name to "Chicks"

    "The Dixie Chicks" announced on Thursday June 25, tht they have changed their name to "Chicks." Like the former Lady Antebellum, the country trio no longer desire to be associated with a pre-Civil War south where black people were enslaved. For many people, the word Dixie simply indicates the south. Since the murders of Ahmaud Aubrey and George Floyd, an increasing number of Amerians are rethinking things that they have been doing for years. There will no doubt be a backlash from fans because old habits die hard. NASCAR received a lot of hate when they decided to remove all Confederate flags and Christian singer Natalie Grant said she and her spouse lost over 1,000 social media followers because they spoke out against racial injustice.
Featured Collections
Album Reviews
  • Chloe Gilholy
    Published 3 days ago
    Erutan by Raindancer

    Erutan by Raindancer

    Raindancer is an independently released album by Erutan also known as Kate Covington or by her youtube name Katethegreat18. On her youtube channel, she's recorded many covers that are available to to download on her website. A lot of these covers include her own special arrangements. Having already loved her cover of Come Little Children, I decided to explore her more and noticed she had released an album.
  • Chloe Gilholy
    Published 3 days ago
    Perpetual Desolation by Sins of Thy Beloved

    Perpetual Desolation by Sins of Thy Beloved

    The Sins Of Thy Beloved are a relatively unknown Gothic Doom metal band from Norway formed in 1996 by group of friends Glenn Morten Nordbø, Arild Christensen and Stig Johansen and were originally called Purgatory, which was quite a well used name. Last.FM says there are at least 15 bands that share the name, so it was changed into The Sins Of Thy Beloved. Anita Auglend and Ola Aarrestad joined the band and then they worked on their first demo. Later on Anders Thue and Ingfrid Stensland joined a bit later on leaving with seven of them to work on their albums. But let us not forget another member of the band: Pete Johansen, who does an awesome job on the violins, which was the reason why I loved the albums so much. The violins in the metal music doesn’t sound like something that should work but it does. That’s quite a lot of members to keep up with so here’s the line-up:
  • Chloe Gilholy
    Published 3 days ago
    Stripped

    Stripped

    Christina Aguilera is woman who I admire very much. She's an established pop singer from America who's also known for being a bit naughty. I hope people still remember her. Christina is truly a beautiful and talented woman. No one can take that away from her and she tells us this on Stripped. In this album she works with the likes of Linda Perry, Alicia Keys, Lil Kim and Redman. Stripped is her fourth studio album, though most people consider it her second because they exclude her Christmas and Spanish album. It was released in October 2002 under the label RCA.
Art
  • Babu Rahman
    Published 2 months ago
    Different Genres Of Tamil Music
  • Grace Guzman
    Published 4 months ago
    Hamilton: the Musical
  • Narada Owens
    Published 5 months ago
    Emoji of a Wave

    Emoji of a Wave

    My song of choice for this challenge is entitled "Emoji of a Wave" and it is written by John Mayer. Off of his 2017 album "In Search of Everything", Emoji of a Wave is personal to me because I could definitely relate to this album that had full on breakup feels. I was along for the ride of the rollercoaster of emotions, having recently come out of a painful breakup myself. This song came into my life at a time that was serendipitous to my circumstances, and served as the cathartic outlet that changed my life that summer.
Bands
  • Steve Harrison
    Published a day ago
    Syd Barrett: Pink Floyd's lost prophet

    Syd Barrett: Pink Floyd's lost prophet

    It's 14 years ago today that the original creative force behind legendary British progressive rock band Pink Floyd passed away, his life cut short by an excessive lifestyle that saw only glimpses of his immense talent appear to the world.
  • ANTI-SOCIAL MARKETING
    Published 5 days ago
    OTHNIEL - " Emerging South American artist "
  • Jack Sanderson
    Published 8 days ago
    Nirvana's Imprint On The World

    Nirvana's Imprint On The World

    Nirvana, a well-known grunge band, who are mostly known for their song "Smells Like Teen Spirit". They were based in Aberdeen, Washington, and sold MANY venues. At the time, before "Smells Like Teen Spirit" hit millions of listeners, they didn't think they'd ever make it as a big band.
Celebrities
  • Jide Okonjo
    Published 3 days ago
    7 Women Banky W Loved Before Adesua Etomi.
  • Jade Hiltner
    Published 3 days ago
    Artist of the Decade

    Artist of the Decade

    I'm not sure how to start this one off other than with a question, what does music mean to you?
  • SharvaStudio
    Published 7 days ago
    Whitewashed K-Idols

    Whitewashed K-Idols

    The fact that in the year 2020, whitewashing is still a thing…why!?! Any person who’s skin is darker than white-out is in danger of being photo-shopped. Of course this isn’t the only thing that’s edited in photos but this discussion is very important.
Concert
Fact Or Fiction
  • manuela myrtle
    Published about a month ago
    Will Today's Hits Be "Classics" by 2100?

    Will Today's Hits Be "Classics" by 2100?

    Still, since we rarely are exceptionally well-heeled or 'upper dog', we've drawn out more things to brag of. We've, thus, often got proud of the bizarre music genres we're into, the unheard-of facts we learn elsewhere on the internet, the weird, exotic games we play or some closed groups we accidentally got admitted to.
  • Ashley Beatty-Pernetti
    Published 2 months ago
    You're a Hypocrite When You Say "Country Music Has to Go"

    You're a Hypocrite When You Say "Country Music Has to Go"

    I recently came across an article titled "Music Diversity is Great, but Country Has Got to Go," and the whole thing truly irked me. It's a well-known fact that every genre isn't everyone's cup of tea and we all have the ability to publicly share those opinions. I'm not usually one to address a specific piece of writing by writing my own counterargument, but this one struck a little nerve. I'm sitting here chuckling to myself as I write this because I feel like the person who wrote this country-hating article is slightly hypocritical. And here's why.
  • Phill Ross
    Published 2 months ago
    Online music competitions

    Online music competitions

    If you are a musician or wanting to learn to play an instrument, or even perhaps a collector of musical equipment, one of the many ways of acquiring gear that we would normally have to save up for, or in some cases never be able to afford, is to enter an online competition.
Feature
  • Andy Potts
    Published 21 days ago
    Durham's beautiful launderette

    Durham's beautiful launderette

    By day, the soundtrack is the throb of dryers and the roar of the spin cycle, at night, the Old Cinema Launderette dances to a different beat. The distinctive Durham venue has created a special niche for itself as one of the best bijou concert halls in the country. Quirky and intimate, it’s invited an impressive array of artists – from folksters to punks – to put on a show in front of the tumble dryers, earning rave write-ups in the national press along the way.
  • Victoria Keeley
    Published about a month ago
    Million Dollar Quartet hits the stage!

    Million Dollar Quartet hits the stage!

    Right, another smash hit musical that graced the stage on the Norwegian Getaway. I was completely blown away with the talent this contract. Both casts were phenomenal, from Burn to this show. I couldn't catch my breathe. For this show it is inspired by the famous recording session that brought together the famed rock and roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.
  • Zoe Nauman
    Published 3 months ago
    'The orchestra will never die': Why one composer says we need live music now more than ever

    'The orchestra will never die': Why one composer says we need live music now more than ever

    They say music feeds the soul. And now more than ever it's something humankind craves and needs. As the world copes with the enforced incarceration thanks to the coronavirus epidemic, thankfully, composers are still out there being creative and making music. And while a lot of the entertainment industry has come to a grinding halt, some are lucky enough to still be working and making money.
History
  • Steve Harrison
    Published 8 days ago
    Bill Haley: Clocking in to rock'n'roll

    Bill Haley: Clocking in to rock'n'roll

    On its first release in January 1955 it spent five weeks on top of the British charts, on it's second in April 1968 it reached number 20 and on a third release in March 1974 it got as high as number 12. In all it spent 57 weeks in the British charts and was the only release by the legendary Bill Haley to reach number one in the UK.
  • Kathryn Milewski
    Published 10 days ago
    Jimi Hendrix & a New National Anthem

    Jimi Hendrix & a New National Anthem

    I write this article the day before my country's birthday. With everything happening within our fifty states, I find it difficult to plan for tomorrow. Thinking about sparklers, frankfurters, fireworks and cheer makes me feel like I'm ignoring many elephants in the room. The 4th is the best holiday to celebrate outside, yet this year we need to stay home. Additionally, anti-racist protests demonstrate that while the Declaration calls for "certain unalienable rights," not everyone in this country enjoys those rights equally. How can we celebrate freedom in America when not everyone is truly free? I don't know about you, but it feels hypocritical to me.
  • Tsuki Aslanian
    Published 15 days ago
    Grime Music Heritage

    Grime Music Heritage

    UK grime is a relatively new genre that emerged in the 2000s, taking inspiration from UK garage, hip-hop, dancehall and jungle. Grime tracks will often run at 140 BPM without surpassing this number too much, followed with a strong bassline and lyrics that usually represents those with an urban lifestyle. The genre name (first unofficially called 8 bar or sublow) was made by journalists to differentiate it from traditional garage tracks and describing its sound as ‘grimy’. In an interview with Hot 97 FM, Dave further explained, “Grime MCs usually have radio sets where they rap and switch instrumentals, when the beat changes they have to catch the drops in. If I’m rapping, there’ll be a beat underneath me, then they’ll change it and I’ll have to catch the drop”. Arising from East London and growing out to other British cities including Birmingham and Manchester, grime has been a platform for rappers of colour to voice their experiences of suppression, protest and culture.
How To
  • Kyle Stinson
    Published 12 days ago
    Elevate Your Audio Experience

    Elevate Your Audio Experience

    One of the most difficult parts of buying a subwoofer box is finding the perfect one. But the best way to go about it is to check your subwoofers owners manual before going shopping. I cannot count how many times I've seen people using boxes that were not maximizing their subwoofers potential. The box is a huge part of your set up, and cheaping out on a small box is only going to frustrate you.
  • Kari Oakley
    Published 13 days ago
    5 Signs That a Career in Music Is in Your Future

    5 Signs That a Career in Music Is in Your Future

    When trying to decide what way your life path should take, you need to consider many factors. The first should be considering what it is that you are passionate about. While some people enjoy the sciences, others may find themselves drawn to a career in the arts. Music is often known as the universal language. It crosses language and cultural barriers to touch people in various ways. If you grew up practicing music, you might decide that a career in music fits your personal and professional aspirations.
  • Anna klawitter
    Published 14 days ago
    How To Multitask Efficiently

    How To Multitask Efficiently

    My fingers fly across the keys effortlessly. It’s as if my hands already know what comes next and are trying to outdo each other. The stress from my day flows into the music; relieving the tension in my shoulders.
Instruments
List
  • Style Idol Closet
    Published 6 days ago
    BLACKPINK MOST BEAUTIFUL MEMBER

    BLACKPINK MOST BEAUTIFUL MEMBER

    Disclaimer: this list is my personal opinion and based on my taste. All members of Blackpink are all beautiful. In this story, I will be ranking Blackpink members per era. I am only including songs that were released with a music video. I normally include music videos released in other languages if they are released with a different music video version. Although Blackpink has released Japanese music videos of their Korean songs, the music videos are the same version of the Korean therefore not included.
  • Ms SCOOP
    Published 8 days ago
    TOP 5 Underground Neo Soul Queens of 2020...

    TOP 5 Underground Neo Soul Queens of 2020...

    Times...they are a changin' and the monotony of our every day "COVID cut-out" lives, are well on there last weeks (fingers crossed)! I'm sure like me, you're feeling lost and not sure what to do next, especially now after watching every last thing on Netflix and Stan. Well, Ms. SCOOP is here to bring you the hottest underground Neo Soul artists emerging onto the scene! Its time to take notes and finally get around to making that "chilled" playlist you've been waiting for! Quick! Grab them before the radio stations do and they lose their "cool!"
  • Emily Bright
    Published 14 days ago
    Top Songs To Describe Your Quarantine Mood

    Top Songs To Describe Your Quarantine Mood

    Many, many months have passed, and you’ve gone through every type of emotion possible. Some days you wake up feeling like you can take on the world and some days you just want to curl up in a bed and never get up. We all need a reliable coping mechanism. Thankfully, the one thing that is always accessible is music (shoutout to Spotify for being the greatest platform invented.) Music is the way I have dealt with quarantine stress, whether it’s learning new songs on the piano or just listening to my favorite Spotify playlists. I’ve compiled some of my favorite songs for each of my quarantine moods.
Playlist
  • bythepool
    Published 4 days ago
    Does guitar belong in lofi music?

    Does guitar belong in lofi music?

    Remember the times where making a personalized playlist for a love one was a great act of love? Well... I wouldn’t know because I wasn’t born then. However, I do love the idea of making personalized playlist with an acquired taste. And with the mountainous rise of lo-fi music being streamed today in platforms such as YouTube and Spotify, I thought to myself, “Why not make a playlist of songs I want to hear, and share them with the world?”
  • SharvaStudio
    Published 7 days ago
    Dance n Chill Kmusic Hits

    Dance n Chill Kmusic Hits

    As an introvert who already enjoys being inside, the quarantine hasn’t been too troubling for me. But I do realize how hard it can be for those who love the outdoors or hanging out with friends & such. So, I decided to create a playlist of my favorite Kmusic songs and let you know why I picked them. Here are my Kmusic Hit Picks:
  • Tone Breistrand
    Published 8 days ago
    20 Great Summer Vibe Songs for Your Playlist

    20 Great Summer Vibe Songs for Your Playlist

    I love tailoring the music I listen to to the current time of the year. During the summer I love high-energy music filled with good vibes, and here are 20 of my top picks. They're a mix of different genres and different moods, but all fit perfectly for the summer.
Pop Culture
  • Veronica Traggiai
    Published 2 days ago
    Rating Mnet's Good Girl Performances Pt. 4

    Rating Mnet's Good Girl Performances Pt. 4

    In this round of performances, the Good Girl team faces off against....idols! I was especially excited for these because while I didn't know many of the rappers from Just Music, I know all of the idols that participated in this round and couldn't wait to see what they would do!
  • Mr. Eriq
    Published 9 days ago
    Summertime Realness

    Summertime Realness

    How would you describe your ideal summer? I would imagine barbeques with record-breaking heatwaves by the beach, warm summer nights with friends, and an ice-cold drink in hand. This seems to be the best description for a perfect summer. Throw in a party and parade in June and you have the makings for an excellent LGBTQ+ Pride season. One common denominator between the two will have to be a soundtrack full of hits to set the mood and start the party. Sadly, this year, we traded beach trips with doctor’s visits. Lines outside of bars are replaced with lines around the corner for the grocery store. Block parties and Pride marches became protests and marches for worthy causes. With everything going on in the world, one has to ask will there be a song of the summer this year?
  • Siân Roche
    Published 13 days ago
    Kanye West's 'Wash Us In The Blood'

    Kanye West's 'Wash Us In The Blood'

    The ever-controversial, often genius (depending who you ask) Kanye West has dropped a new single 'Wash Us In the Blood'. This is the first new music from the musician since Christmas, and acts as a potential teaser for his newly-promised forthcoming album, 'God's Country'.
Vintage
  • Rasma Raisters
    Published a day ago
    The Polish Prince of Music

    The Polish Prince of Music

    Bobby Vinton is an American pop singer and songwriter. He is of Polish heritage and in music circles he became known as “The Polish Prince”. One of his most popular songs “Blue Velvet” reached number one and became the inspiration for a movie by the same name.
  • angie fernando
    Published 4 days ago
    Go Solo

    Go Solo

    July,
  • frederick Hurst
    Published 8 days ago
    Why the Araia "Kennst du das land" has come to mean so much to me.

    Why the Araia "Kennst du das land" has come to mean so much to me.

    Artists often record pieces without appraising listeners of what a song may mean to them. This oversight usually occurs because of production demands that preclude verbal descriptions of what a given song may mean to an artist. Producing a polished CD or video is considerable, and producers are reluctant to spend their precious dollars on verbal tributes that can be made by recording artists during a concert. Once in the studio, artists are expected to record their music as quickly and efficiently. Reminiscing about the composition of a particular song is discouraged. Fortunately, the recording of this specific song did require the use of an expensive recording studio. When I recorded the piece, I had no neurotic producer hanging over my shoulder. I am therefore free to reflect on what the relatively unknown aria "kennst du das land." Those unfamiliar with opera are unlikely to recognize the piece. I first became familiar with the Aria after attending a performance of "Little Woman." An original operatic work, the production allowed me to hear a breath-taking musical score and the Aria "Kennst du das Land". I became determined to master the Aria in question. My years of training had provided me with the technical tools needed to sing a variety of styles, but I had always reframed from singing pieces written in German. The sheer beauty of the piece overwhelmed my reservation and set to work on it with passion and zeal. The experience has been transformative, allowing me to connect with a part of my German heritage that had always felt peripheral. Having to master German required that I steep myself in a language that members of the Hurst family line had practiced for generations. Learning "Kennst du das land" became a transformative experience, allowing me to reintegrate a disowned aspect of my family heritage. I am not the first, or only, singer to have had such an experience. Singing is an inherently personal process. Few performers become successful by relying solely upon their technical prowess. Acclaim rarely occurs unless a performer has found a way to merge technique and emotional resonance. For this singer at least, mastering the complexities of the Aria Kennst du das land became an example of such a process. It is why this previously unfamiliar piece now feels profoundly connected to my body and soul.