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  • NewVMusic Virtuosity Memphis
    Published about 13 hours ago
    World's Not Sleeping on Goody Anymore

    World's Not Sleeping on Goody Anymore

    It was a little over a year ago when "Why is the World Sleeping On Goody Grace" was written, from three years of following his music since we first featured him on a vlog (Episode 10), and still not seeing him a household name. He has talent to spare as a songwriter, musician, and singer, and frankly an epic smile, which today is refreshing since the world adopted a "nobody cares, resting bitch face" mentality. You just simply want to see the Canadian born, LA native realize his dreams.
  • Sammi Curran
    Published about 17 hours ago
    TXT is the Future

    TXT is the Future

    This group will be one of the brightest in K-pop
  • Anne Reboa
    Published a day ago
    Meet Dane & Stephanie, Twins Who Make an Unbeatable Duo

    Meet Dane & Stephanie, Twins Who Make an Unbeatable Duo

    Dane and Stephanie, twin siblings who harmonize together angelically, might be familiar to you from this season of NBC’s “The Voice.” Recently, I got to ask them questions about themselves, their careers, and their love for what they do. Dane and Stephanie are twins from Bloomfield, New Jersey. They are cousins of mine, and I can remember participating alongside them in sports, talent shows, and musicals. Both Dane and Stephanie have always shown passion in what they do, and is clear to see when watching them sing together. You can watch them sing on their YouTube channel or Instagram (@daneandstephanie). If you haven’t started watching this season, you can tune in NBC on Monday and Tuesday nights to watch!
  • Victor Trammell
    Published a day ago
    TME's Royce J Reminds Tekashi 6ix9ine's Fans that "Snitches Get Stitches"

    TME's Royce J Reminds Tekashi 6ix9ine's Fans that "Snitches Get Stitches"

    “If you’re still listening to 6ix9ine after you know he told on his whole crew, you’re as lame as him... You’re part of the problem.”
  • Don Klees
    Published 2 days ago
    A Tapestry of Sound and Vision

    A Tapestry of Sound and Vision

    Even before MTV made “music video” an everyday term, rock and roll existed as a visual medium almost as much as a sonic one. One of the most obvious side effects of this duality has been the numerous attempts to encapsulate the cultural significance of rock music for television and film. Though not focused solely on rock music, the documentary series Soundbreaking, which aired on PBS before being released on DVD and digitally, is arguably the most successful effort to date. Somewhat paradoxically, the fact that that the program isn't totally focused on rock and roll is what makes it virtually definitive on the subject.
  • Kay Kindschy
    Published 2 days ago
    Why One Direction Won’t Get Back Together

    Why One Direction Won’t Get Back Together

    All those people on the internet talk about it. Every day. Regardless of if you were a fan of One Direction or not, you can find posts about them everywhere. The Jonas Brothers reunion only made the talk about it so much worse.
Staff Picks
  • Don Klees
    Published 2 days ago
    A Tapestry of Sound and Vision

    A Tapestry of Sound and Vision

    Even before MTV made “music video” an everyday term, rock and roll existed as a visual medium almost as much as a sonic one. One of the most obvious side effects of this duality has been the numerous attempts to encapsulate the cultural significance of rock music for television and film. Though not focused solely on rock music, the documentary series Soundbreaking, which aired on PBS before being released on DVD and digitally, is arguably the most successful effort to date. Somewhat paradoxically, the fact that that the program isn't totally focused on rock and roll is what makes it virtually definitive on the subject.
  • Vocal Curation Team
    Published 22 days ago
    To the Beat: September 2019

    To the Beat: September 2019

    To the Beat is a new series curated by our team, from your stories. Creators on Beat share all kinds of music everyday, so we wanted to make it easier for you to access it all in one place. At the end of every month, we'll be sharing a playlist with songs that have inspired our creators to share stories about them on Vocal. From music that makes you dance, to songs that bring a smile to your face, or those that helped you get over a breakup—you'll find a little bit of everything on To the Beat.
  • Shawn Dall
    Published 24 days ago
    How to Grow Your Presence on Spotify

    How to Grow Your Presence on Spotify

    Ok, so you have your music on Spotify. But you notice that your numbers aren't quite what they should be. Not many people are following you or you aren't getting much traffic. Well let's start by breaking a few things down:
  • Lynnsay O
    Published 29 days ago
    The Ultimate Rocky Mountain Roadtrip Playlist: PART 1

    The Ultimate Rocky Mountain Roadtrip Playlist: PART 1

    Imagine. It’s 5 AM, your alarm goes off and you’re instantly groggy and grumpy by being awake this early. Then you remember why you’re awake—you and your friends have been planning this weekend for months. You packed up the car last night, so all you have to do is pick all passengers up, grab coffees, and hit the road straight for the mountains for a weekend jammed packed with hiking, mountain biking, and climbing. Or maybe you're skiing and snowboarding, I don’t know what time of year it is for you!
  • Treva Bowdoin
    Published about a month ago
    14 Totally Tubular Songs From 1984 That 'American Horror Story' Fans Must Listen to Now

    14 Totally Tubular Songs From 1984 That 'American Horror Story' Fans Must Listen to Now

    American Horror Story is back, and Season 9 of Ryan Murphy's FX anthology series is taking viewers back in time to 1984. Fans couldn't be more excited about the show going retro with its references to 80s slasher flicks like Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street, and, judging from the series' new opening credits, AHS: 1984 is going to feature an awesome soundtrack.
  • Melanie Ernestina
    Published about a month ago
    Can We Talk...

    Can We Talk...

    Premiering on September 5, and with already 25+ million views, the "Old Town Road" top-charting artist Lil Nas X released the much-anticipated video for his song, "Panini."
Featured Collections
Album Reviews
  • Sammi Curran
    Published about 17 hours ago
    TXT is the Future

    TXT is the Future

    This group will be one of the brightest in K-pop
  • Kay Kindschy
    Published 2 days ago
    Waterparks Release 'Fandom'

    Waterparks Release 'Fandom'

    Fandom is Waterparks' third full-length studio album behind "Double Dare" and "Entertainment." It holds 15 tracks that fans were impatiently waiting for until it's release on Oct. 11.
  • That One Barista
    Published 3 days ago
    Rapid Ariana Movement

    Rapid Ariana Movement

    Ariana Grande is a household name, but how many songs do you really enjoy by her that are not as popular? Can you even name one that is not as popular as "7 Rings," "Thank U, Next" or "Boyfriend"? Well, I am going to give you ten songs to listen to that are MY absolute favorites that are not as popular as the ones you hear on the radio… because let’s face it, Ariana is queen.
Art
  • Shimul Kabir
    Published 30 days ago
    10 Benefits of Listening to Music That Will Help You

    10 Benefits of Listening to Music That Will Help You

    Music keeps a vital role in our daily life. If you begin to count how many hours you have listened to music in a year, it is sure that you will be surprised. Music benefits our lives. Maybe we think that music gives us delight. But, music actually helps more than we think.
  • ICT Makavenna
    Published 2 months ago
    Episode ICT-001

    Episode ICT-001

    I am ICT-Makavenna, a young Hispanic female rapper doing experimental and inspirational music, and I host my music on SoundCloud at the moment. Interesting tidbit about me: I am part Salvadorian, part Mexican, and part German. I began really making music last summer when I was 13 years old. The first song I recorded was called "I’m Real." It was about me being real, but surrounded by so many fake people. It was about some issues I dealt with in middle school. After a year, I believe I am growing slowly with my music and my fan base. The type of music that I am working on at the moment I call experimental hip hop, inspiration rap. Of course, I make music that is fun and that I enjoy. But I am moved by so many songs and genres from so many different times in the history of music. I am inspired to make music that relates to society, that motivate my generation, and that give a point of view from a young teen Hispanic female growing up in America, including the struggles, trails and positive changes, achievements and influences.
  • Armando Villa-Ignacio
    Published 2 months ago
    Everyone in Harmony

    Everyone in Harmony

    The Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS), originally called the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA) first began on a rooftop on April 11, 1938. It started with 26 men, and eventually grew to a society of thousands spreading across the globe. Since the start of SPEBSQSA, the Society has been male driven. And not just male driven, but white male driven.
Bands
  • Kay Kindschy
    Published 2 days ago
    Why One Direction Won’t Get Back Together

    Why One Direction Won’t Get Back Together

    All those people on the internet talk about it. Every day. Regardless of if you were a fan of One Direction or not, you can find posts about them everywhere. The Jonas Brothers reunion only made the talk about it so much worse.
  • Style Idol Closet
    Published 7 days ago
    GFRIEND Beauty Ranking

    GFRIEND Beauty Ranking

    Disclaimer: This list is for entertainment purposes only. With this list I do not intend to bash any member. This list is just my opinion and opinions are not facts. Beauty is something that we all see differently and it depends on the culture and country. In this list I tried to to include all their music videos since debut to their latest comeback. Also keep in mind that, although there is a visual in each group, depending on the concept, make up, and outfits, a member can stand out more than the rest of the members.
  • hannah irelan
    Published 8 days ago
    One Direction Members as Their Own Songs

    One Direction Members as Their Own Songs

    I don’t think I’m alone when I say this: when we listen to music, we often make connections to people. A certain song, no matter how subtle the message might be in reality, can make you think of a person; maybe even one you’ve never met. This is part of what makes music so personal. For every single person in the world, one song can take on so many different meanings. Then suddenly, the music that you’ve connected to these people make them feel closer than ever. You don’t have to imagine them; you can feel their presence. That’s the magic, I think.
Celebrities
Concert
  • NewVMusic Virtuosity Memphis
    Published about 13 hours ago
    World's Not Sleeping on Goody Anymore

    World's Not Sleeping on Goody Anymore

    It was a little over a year ago when "Why is the World Sleeping On Goody Grace" was written, from three years of following his music since we first featured him on a vlog (Episode 10), and still not seeing him a household name. He has talent to spare as a songwriter, musician, and singer, and frankly an epic smile, which today is refreshing since the world adopted a "nobody cares, resting bitch face" mentality. You just simply want to see the Canadian born, LA native realize his dreams.
  • Leah Sherlock
    Published 9 days ago
    Blog: John Mayer - World Tour 2019

    Blog: John Mayer - World Tour 2019

    If you want to see some of the most talented musicians in the world. If you want to laugh, dance, smile, cry. If you want to witness a magical night, surrounded by music lovers. There is one thing you need to do, and that is to go and see John Mayer in concert.
  • Leah Sherlock
    Published 11 days ago
    Blog: Old Dominion - 'Make It Sweet Tour'

    Blog: Old Dominion - 'Make It Sweet Tour'

    When Bobby Bones asked Old Dominion at the iHeart festival in September what a typical night at one of their shows was like, frontman Matthew Ramsey replied with "It's just five guys, five friends, up on stage having fun"—and he couldn't of described it better.
Fact Or Fiction
  • Nameless
    Published 2 months ago
    How Is Music Able to Connect into Our Daily Lives?
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 5 months ago
    Reason First: Is DJ Khaled Now Crying Because He's Not an Egoist?

    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, EverythingisLove (2018) with grace. Nicki Minaj launched into a temper tantrum when her fourth studio album Queen (2018) failed to make the number one spot, and so did DJ Khaled. Arguably the most annoying voice in hip hop, the DJ and producer recorded a video expressing his distaste for “mysterious sh–t.” By coming in the top ten, one would think that a recording artist would be satisfied with their own efforts. Regardless of whether the listening individuals actually stream or buy the physical copies of Khaled’s work, he should be proud that he organized so many voices to make a solid album.
  • Amelia Flynn
    Published 5 months ago
    How Music Affects Your Productivity

    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?
Feature
  • mySound Music
    Published 8 days ago
    Bob Helfant: The Known Americana

    Bob Helfant: The Known Americana

    Bob Helfant is a singer, songwriter, and a guitar player who takes inspiration from the resounding names of the music industry that incude: Bob Dylan, The Beatles, John Prine, BB King, The Band, Kris Kristofferson, Randy Newman, and Don Commanda.
  • Nathan Sartain
    Published 17 days ago
    Meet Svng: Hip-Hop’s Independent Gem

    Meet Svng: Hip-Hop’s Independent Gem

    You’d be forgiven if svng’s Our Holiday EP hasn’t quite made its way onto your playlists yet. The eight-track offering; although a solid blend of trap, vibrant hip-hop stylings and band sounds, has undeniably slipped under the radar, and, for now, remains a hidden gem in a market very much saturated with dregs. Nonetheless, the South-Korean independent artist is happy to have his first official extended play released to the public.
  • P.I.F.F. Magazine
    Published about a month ago
    Snow Tha Product Goes Off!!
History
  • Lauren Crompton
    Published 15 days ago
    A Quintessential Guide to Halloween Music

    A Quintessential Guide to Halloween Music

    Let’s admit it, nearly all of us have interest in the day of spooks, ghouls and ghosts. Whether it’s heading to a scare-fest to try and not wet our pants or heading to a club night or house party, to dress up and get a little more than tipsy. But, what’s one unsung hero that pieces these events together? Music!
  • John Marvin Scott
    Published 15 days ago
    The Beginnings of Western Music

    The Beginnings of Western Music

    Music. What a strange concept, hey? Who knew that this thing humans can only truly hear could affect us in so many beautiful ways. There are so many questions about music, but I want to ask you a specific one. Do you know where the music you listen to comes from?
  • Jerry Winkley
    Published 2 months ago
    Rock vs World

    Rock vs World

    As with any new thing, musicians and the music they play has often been met with ridicule and adversity in their wake. Many, many famous people took a stand to the form of art that was their own, against all the naysayers, and made not just a career, but a lifestyle with the inspiration and drive of their own imagination.
How To
  • Shawn Dall
    Published 24 days ago
    How to Grow Your Presence on Spotify

    How to Grow Your Presence on Spotify

    Ok, so you have your music on Spotify. But you notice that your numbers aren't quite what they should be. Not many people are following you or you aren't getting much traffic. Well let's start by breaking a few things down:
  • Deeann Mathews
    Published 2 months ago
    How to Get (Almost) Worldwide Copyright Protection

    How to Get (Almost) Worldwide Copyright Protection

    One of the most frightening things for musicians putting their music out in the world is… well… putting music out into a world full of people, some of whom are of the mind that music should be free for everyone to use without a thought of paying the musicians who create the music.
  • Armando Villa-Ignacio
    Published 2 months ago
    Vocal Health

    Vocal Health

    I've been singing ever since I could remember. When I was happy, I'd sing. When I was sad, I'd sing. When I was lonely, I'd sing. I never got formal training from a private teacher, but I did get training through music class and choir. My music teachers have been amazing and an integral part of my development as a musician. I've sang with a few choir teachers and professors, and I've learned so much about my voice, and what I can do with it. Something that wasn't always talked about, however, was vocal health.
Instruments
  • John Marvin Scott
    Published 2 months ago
    3 Reasons to Start Working on Your Guitar Technique

    3 Reasons to Start Working on Your Guitar Technique

    What kind of musician are you? Are you the person who comes home from doing whatever you do, and you play your guitar as a way to decompress from the day? Or are you the person who wakes up and picks up the guitar, and spends every waking second working to become the best guitar player in their area? Maybe you're a little bit of both—who knows? But one thing that I know for sure is that there is something about your playing you want to improve.
  • Will E
    Published 3 months ago
    Everything You Should Know Before Getting Your First Piano

    Everything You Should Know Before Getting Your First Piano

    So you want to play piano. But before you can even begin to consider notes and rhythm and squiggly lines that give you migraines, you must first find an instrument to play on.
  • Simon Dupree
    Published 4 months ago
    Who Really Invented the Electric Guitar?

    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 and a battlefield of competition among the great guitar players of the era. From Les Paul to Page and Hendrix the explosive possibilities of electric guitar reached their full potential.
List
  • Heidi Fitzsimmons @RiseLoveLive
    Published 7 days ago
    The Power of Music

    The Power of Music

    Music can change the world. ~ Beethoven
  • Eric Allen
    Published 30 days ago
    10 Songs I Never Want to Hear Again

    10 Songs I Never Want to Hear Again

    First, allow me to preface the following list by stating I don’t intentionally mean to disparage any of these artists or their work. These are merely my honest knee-jerk reactions triggered whenever I hear these songs. I’ve compiled this list primarily for my own entertainment as well as other music aficionados. Music is very subjective, therefore; I realize these are only my opinions, which should be taken with a grain of salt and are not any more or less valid than anyone else’s. After all, I’m sure a lot of people similar feelings about many of my favorite songs and/or artists. With that said, please continue at your own risk.
  • hannah irelan
    Published about a month ago
    Lyrics from Harry Styles's Self-Titled Album That Make Me Want to Die

    Lyrics from Harry Styles's Self-Titled Album That Make Me Want to Die

    Harry Styles by Harry Styles has literally been the fault of about 53 of my mental breakdowns in the last two years. Does he even know what he's doing to us? Does he?
Playlist
  • Greg Jarvis
    Published 5 days ago
    Songs That Are a Must for Your Party Playlist
  • Leigh Hooper
    Published 21 days ago
    Tunes to Get Grooving To

    Tunes to Get Grooving To

    No matter new or old, rap or classical, music is the key to making my week better. For a lot of us, putting on some music can cure a bad day, and science proves this! Music heightens the activity of a special part in our brain that releases dopamine: the happy chemical. Now, I’m no scientist, but I do know that music is a sure-fire way to end all bad days. So, here’s five tunes to get grooving to in order to get rid of any bad vibes!
  • Vocal Curation Team
    Published 22 days ago
    To the Beat: September 2019

    To the Beat: September 2019

    To the Beat is a new series curated by our team, from your stories. Creators on Beat share all kinds of music everyday, so we wanted to make it easier for you to access it all in one place. At the end of every month, we'll be sharing a playlist with songs that have inspired our creators to share stories about them on Vocal. From music that makes you dance, to songs that bring a smile to your face, or those that helped you get over a breakup—you'll find a little bit of everything on To the Beat.
Pop Culture
  • Tone Breistrand
    Published 14 days ago
    The 5 Most Powerful Disney Villain Songs

    The 5 Most Powerful Disney Villain Songs

    Disney does a great job giving their villains huge amounts of personality, and awesome songs to go with. Here are the (in my opinion) five most powerful ones.
  • Chuck Hinson
    Published 25 days ago
    The Story of TV's Lloyd Thaxton—In His Own Words

    The Story of TV's Lloyd Thaxton—In His Own Words

    During the 1960s, THE LLOYD THAXTON SHOW was the favorite TV spot for millions of teens and preteens throughout the United States. From the Monkees to the "Mashed Potato," Lloyd gave the kids an awesome mix of dance, special musical guest stars—and the great Thaxton humor. When the show left the air, he went on to produce Fight Back! with David Horowitz, over 200 segments of the Today Show, gain five Emmys, and cowrite the popular book, STUFF HAPPENS—And Then You Fix It! Just prior to his passing, he was producing a new DVD chronicling his famous teen show. I caught up with Lloyd in May of 2007 and he graciously consented to this interview:
  • E.A. Forster
    Published 2 months ago
    Everyone Hates Country

    Everyone Hates Country

    If you ask someone what music they like, they might easily answer “anything but country.”
Vintage