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  • Hans Zimmer
    Published 36 minutes ago
    "7 Thinks About Film Composer You 'II kick Yourself for not knowing"

    "7 Thinks About Film Composer You 'II kick Yourself for not knowing"

    The composition of the film may be iconic and glamorous or undervalued and subtle, helping to propel the story ahead, develop anticipation or elongate a moment and create a space and suspense. Composers cross the distance between sound and vision with one foot in the realm of storytelling and the other in the field of audio.
  • Scott Adlai Stevenson
    Published a day ago
    A TRIBUTE TO JIMI HENDRIX

    A TRIBUTE TO JIMI HENDRIX

    Rainbow Bridge, My Summer of Love
  • That One Barista
    Published a day ago
    ACM's? More Like the Mickey Guyton show.
  • The Sinister Pen
    Published 2 days ago
    Bizzy Bone The Mantra takes over rap tops charts with new album

    Bizzy Bone The Mantra takes over rap tops charts with new album

    Bizzy Bone has just took over the world of rap with the new album The Mantra. This is an amazing album that truly does deserve to top the charts. The even beat rapper 69 one the charts.
  • Danny Fantom
    Published 2 days ago
    The Dark Night Playlist - 1

    The Dark Night Playlist - 1

    The nights are shorter, the days may be growing brisk for you in whatever part of the world you are, and the stores are stocking up on decorations and pumpkins . . .
  • Coral Baker
    Published 2 days ago
    FAIF is Next Up from Kentucky!

    FAIF is Next Up from Kentucky!

    FAIF is new on the music scene but you would think he’s seasoned in the game by all that he has accomplished in such a short time. Some supporters refer to him as 'The new R&B Bad Boy.'
Staff Picks
  • Vocal Curation Team
    Published 19 days ago
    To the Beat: August 2020

    To the Beat: August 2020

    To the Beat is back with a brand new playlist featuring the songs you shared in your stories this August. The music preferences of our creators cover a vast range, so this month's roundup includes a bit of everything. This time around we have some oldies (but goodies), 90's throwbacks, and 00's hits, with some indie jams, K-Pop, and a bit of rap sprinkled in. No matter what you're in the mood for—from 1930's jazz to August's new releases—you'll surely find it on this month's To the Beat.
  • Iris
    Published 22 days ago
    Kpop Song Review: Ice Cream by Blackpink and Selena Gomez

    Kpop Song Review: Ice Cream by Blackpink and Selena Gomez

    Our girls are back again with a new collaboration single, “Ice Cream” featuring our favorite American pop princess Selena Gomez.
  • Justin Curry
    Published 25 days ago
    The Double Standards for Women in Music

    The Double Standards for Women in Music

    On August 7th of 2020 all social media outlets turned their heads to the release of rapper/songwriter Cardi B’s W.A.P music video, featuring fellow rapper/songwriter Megan Thee Stallion. The abbreviation “W.A.P” stands for “Wet Ass Pussy” ( Heard repeatedly throughout the song, along with other sexual innuendos and incantations ) which has earned it a claim of over the top vulgarity and obscenity. However, following the mass criticism and harsh critiques the true problem within, not just the music industry but society as a whole, reared its ugly face. Sexism, Misogyny, Insecurity, Dependency, Ego, and Masculinity v.s Femininity.
  • Leigh Hooper
    Published 2 months ago
    I ˂3 The Eighties

    I ˂3 The Eighties

    So you’re telling me I can only listen to one decade of music when I’ve grown up on 90's and 2000s pop music, my nana’s love for Elvis and my own music taste that varies from AC/DC to Nicki Minaj?? Well damn, the answer is pretty obvious to me.
  • Paulina Pachel
    Published 2 months ago
    Musical Digest: Taylor Swift "folklore"

    Musical Digest: Taylor Swift "folklore"

    Alright. I have a confession.
  • Vocal Curation Team
    Published 2 months ago
    To the Beat: July 2020

    To the Beat: July 2020

    Your stories this month have inspired us to make the perfect summer playlist. July's roundup is particularly exciting as it features this month's new album releases from Taylor Swift, Ellie Goulding, BTS, and more. We also have a healthy dose of indie, classic rock, and rap to round out this month's collection, making it perfect for every summer activity.
Featured Collections
Album Reviews
  • Sean Callaghan
    Published 2 days ago
    Wonderful Crazy Night

    Wonderful Crazy Night

    In the mid-2010s, Elton John's life was in a good place. He had a loving family with his husband David Furnish, and two sons, Zachary and Elijah. So his approach coming into the studio for the work that would become Wonderful Crazy Night was that he wanted to make an upbeat album with a live feel.
  • That One Barista
    Published 11 days ago
    Hardy Is NOT just a broke boy, He is OUR boy.

    Hardy Is NOT just a broke boy, He is OUR boy.

    When I decided to do a full album review on Hardy, I knew I had to be somewhere I could sit, listen to the words more intently, and not have the wind blowing from the windows being down...... I have listened to this album on repeat since it came out... I am a fan, and I honestly think Hardy should be president, because he's just that amazing.... Here is my honest review on an honest man whose album is one of the greatest albums I have ever listened to, and I'm putting him up there with Shania's Twain Come On Over Album, which I still to this day listen to with happiness in my soul.....Here's the long awaited album review on Hardy, enjoy bbys!
  • That One Barista
    Published 12 days ago
    welcome to the vibes.

    welcome to the vibes.

    Five songs I have compiled with some of my favorite people, and I will let you in on a little secret, we all love these songs. They make us wanna repeat them forever, vibe with them forever and they will always be our favorites. I would have done more, but let's face it we all know I Love spreading new music and you will all continue to get more of these, but put these on your playlists and thank me later. Also watch Almost Famous, because it is the greatest movie ever.
Art
  • Blunt
    Published 3 days ago
    Dropping My First Single
  • Rita Fernandes
    Published about a month ago
    "Geotonality": Hearing Covid-19

    "Geotonality": Hearing Covid-19

    In March 2020, as the Covid-19 pandemic begun its aggressive spread, artists from all around the world gathered their creative energies to respond to and deal with the new realities that dawned upon them. Asked to 'write an ensemble composition for 3 or more instruments or devices' as part of a composition module, Louis Dutton, a second year Goldsmiths University music student, completely unnecessarily coded his very own computer programme able to trace the virus' movements across the globe. Driven entirely by passion, and evidently not by the actual brief (which required little more than writing an atonal trio on Musescore), this project resulted in a fully functional programme able to musically represent the spread of the pandemic by procedurally generating notes whose pitches were dictated by geographical location. This was driven by the input of live data from the virus' latest death rate statistics. It is important to note however, that even though live data is fed into the programme, the programme purposefully exaggerates the data for dramatic effect. It is more of a projection than an accurate representation of reality (even though this would also be possible). I want to reassure you that as of August 2020 there have not yet been one million deaths worldwide! The video below is from Goldsmiths University’s Youtube channel as part of their "Pure Gold" festival.
  • Dynamic Beats
    Published 2 months ago
    Dynamic Beats

    Dynamic Beats

    So as I introduce myself, feel free to embrace yourself for the most boring life story ever! Jk (lol) I’ll make it quick and maybe even a little fun. But I’ve always been asked how I got “into music”....
Bands
  • Edward Attwood
    Published 2 days ago
    Loving the double-life, warts and all

    Loving the double-life, warts and all

    Tishien’s shift is about to end on this average, gloomy Thursday evening. It would’ve ended ten minutes ago, but the nurse she’s waiting to handover to is running late. She drives home, removes her pure white clothes for a shower, then dressed up in long striped pants, big boots, and tank top; the night has begun.
  • Mayan Kingdom
    Published 15 days ago
    From Stage to Screen to Live Concert

    From Stage to Screen to Live Concert

    Many have seen the rise of One Direction in the glory days of the X-Factor. They all started out as solo singers looking for a big break. The judges deemed them decent but not good enough to win on their own.
  • Speechless
    Published 16 days ago
    Not one, not two, but all three!

    Not one, not two, but all three!

    I don’t even know where to start when I think about this band. Despite the fact my English was not at its best with 13, I took every word to heart and tried to memorize all of their songs.
Celebrities
Concert
  • That One Barista
    Published a day ago
    ACM's? More Like the Mickey Guyton show.
  • Eric Allen
    Published 2 months ago
    Live Aid: The Day Heard Around the World

    Live Aid: The Day Heard Around the World

    “It's twelve noon in London, seven AM in Philadelphia, and around the world it's time for Live Aid.”
  • Danny Fantom
    Published 2 months ago
    Nostalgia: My First Concert

    Nostalgia: My First Concert

    Nostalgia(n): a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations. We feel nostalgia when something interacts with our senses and acts as a recall point for a memory bathed in the rosy glow of happiness. When we smell something that reminds us of happy times, see a visual or even hear an old song or movie associated with that memory. It is not uncommon for nostalgia to hit people at any moment during the course of your life.
Fact Or Fiction
Feature
  • Virag Dombay
    Published 25 days ago
    Taylor Swift is the Poet of the Twenty-First Century

    Taylor Swift is the Poet of the Twenty-First Century

    I don't know about you guys, but I've been listening to Folklore on repeat since it came out. I also may or may not have memorised most of the lyrics. I've always loved Taylor Swift. There, I said it. And I've always loved her through all of her different sounds and albums, because of the quality of her lyrics. The poetic nature and the imagery in her lyrics are what lures me in, and it's probably why I love Folklore so much. She's not only one of the best songwriters of our generation but one of its best poets too, as that's what her lyrics are: delightful slices of poetry. Instead of writing a 600 word academic essay as to why I think she's such a profound poet, I thought I'd share with you all a list of same of my favourite poetry of hers. They are as follows (and in no particular order):
  • Jade Kelly
    Published 2 months ago
    Jennifer Jess

    Jennifer Jess

    Jennifer Jess is an exceptionally talented independent songwriter and musician from Atlanta, GA that’s taking the world by storm with her heartfelt lyrics, strong voice, and pure passion for the music she creates. Her latest single released to Spotify and other online music retailers is titled “Me First”- an introspective, acoustic piano version with strings that is easily one of the most beautiful tracks to date. The beautiful-crafted lyrics “So I’ll strike the match and watch it burn, say goodbye or better or worse. For once in my life I put me first.” will strike a chord in your heart. I fell in love with the song due to that verse.
  • Andy Potts
    Published 3 months 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.
History
  • Poetry Therapy
    Published 15 days ago
    A Head of the Dead

    A Head of the Dead

    I admit that I was and still effectively am a Deadheaded individual.
  • Jonathan Mosby
    Published 28 days ago
    Return to Art: The Paper

    Return to Art: The Paper

    Return to Art: The Paper
  • Cheryl E Preston
    Published about a month ago
    The Yellow Rose of Texas was a woman of color

    The Yellow Rose of Texas was a woman of color

    I was recently watching the 10 episode show Texas Rising and was intrigued with the character, Emily West, a woman of mixed racial heritage. At the end of the final episode, clips were shown of the actors who portrayed the characters, images of the real people, and a brief history. I was surprised to find that Emily, also known as Emily Morgan was the inspiration for the popular song, The Yellow Rose of Texas. I had never associated the color of the rose with the hue of the woman's skin but suddenly it all made sense.
How To
  • Dynamic Beats
    Published 19 days ago
    Music Distribution

    Music Distribution

    Ready to get your music out to everybody in the world? Looking to conquer the charts and climb to musical success? Well let’s figure out how to distribute your music to the masses!
  • NB
    Published 20 days ago
    How to stream music for free

    How to stream music for free

    In this times, I'm sure we've all wondered, at least one time, how can we get a free access to a music streaming platform. Especially the ones like me, who grew up in that time when we downloaded all our music without having to pay a single penny, and now find those monthly bills really annoying. Luckily, a little while ago I found out a way to get access to those desired premium features without having to spend a single penny. In this article I'll give you two tested apk plus two gifts.
  • Alive Media
    Published 27 days ago
    The AliveRECORDS concept and how it works.

    The AliveRECORDS concept and how it works.

    Do you want your music to earn you cash
Instruments
  • Hamish Wilkinson
    Published 2 months ago
    Drums, Music and More...

    Drums, Music and More...

    Hello, and welcome to my first story on Vocal! I'm really excited to present and show you all my passion and love for music through this new median.
  • Jassika Rose
    Published 2 months ago
    Strum Away With These Simple Guitar Tips

    Strum Away With These Simple Guitar Tips

    Many people love the guitar, whether playing air guitar, on Rock band games, or actually playing the instrument. If you want to learn guitar or wish to become a more talented player, this is the place for you.
  • Rohit Sharma
    Published 2 months 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.
List
Playlist
  • Danny Fantom
    Published 2 days ago
    The Dark Night Playlist - 1

    The Dark Night Playlist - 1

    The nights are shorter, the days may be growing brisk for you in whatever part of the world you are, and the stores are stocking up on decorations and pumpkins . . .
  • Christopher Donovan
    Published 12 days ago
    Serotonin Songs: Part Two

    Serotonin Songs: Part Two

    'Gotta Get Up' by Harry Nilsson. 'Coconut' is genius. Daft, but genius. And, for years, along with 'Without You', that was all that I knew about this singer-songwriter. (And, even then, I only knew 'Coconut' because of 'Reservoir Dogs.') However, thanks to the dark, and delicious 'Russian Doll', I discovered 'Gotta Get Up.' And, my life is richer for it. Not least as, like most songs, it acquired meaning due to what was happening in my life at the time. I stumbled across it whilst in 'lock-down', an event I don't think I would have got through without this song. I'm swimming in happier waters nowadays; 'Gotta Get Up' played a massive part in that.
  • Vocal Curation Team
    Published 19 days ago
    To the Beat: August 2020

    To the Beat: August 2020

    To the Beat is back with a brand new playlist featuring the songs you shared in your stories this August. The music preferences of our creators cover a vast range, so this month's roundup includes a bit of everything. This time around we have some oldies (but goodies), 90's throwbacks, and 00's hits, with some indie jams, K-Pop, and a bit of rap sprinkled in. No matter what you're in the mood for—from 1930's jazz to August's new releases—you'll surely find it on this month's To the Beat.
Pop Culture
  • Style Idol Closet
    Published 16 days ago
    Top 3

    Top 3

    KPOP music videos of all time. Disclaimer: this ranking is based on the views of the following music videos as of August 31, 2020. By the time you read this, view count and position of the music videos may be different. At the moment I am only including official music videos.
  • Style Idol Closet
    Published 20 days ago
    Top 2 most

    Top 2 most

    Disclaimer: this list includes the most viewed k-pop music videos of all time as of August 20,2020. It includes the ranking, title of the song, and artist. Little by little I will be including more ranks into the chart. The actions by any of the artist below do not reflect beliefs of SIC. I will also combine views from authorized second party channels that upload the artist videos. I will also be including OSTs (as long as the artist appears in the video. Although maybe further down the line I might add other type of music videos or remove others.
  • Justin Curry
    Published 25 days ago
    The Double Standards for Women in Music

    The Double Standards for Women in Music

    On August 7th of 2020 all social media outlets turned their heads to the release of rapper/songwriter Cardi B’s W.A.P music video, featuring fellow rapper/songwriter Megan Thee Stallion. The abbreviation “W.A.P” stands for “Wet Ass Pussy” ( Heard repeatedly throughout the song, along with other sexual innuendos and incantations ) which has earned it a claim of over the top vulgarity and obscenity. However, following the mass criticism and harsh critiques the true problem within, not just the music industry but society as a whole, reared its ugly face. Sexism, Misogyny, Insecurity, Dependency, Ego, and Masculinity v.s Femininity.
Vintage
  • Aria Loves
    Published about a month ago
    A 90s’ Baby With 50s’ Faves

    A 90s’ Baby With 50s’ Faves

    I was born in 1995, and I have a wide variety of favorite music. From the 20s to the 2000s. The music of the 50s makes me feel alive differently like I am going back in time in an era I’ve never been. Then again, who doesn’t like the classic older music? Especially jazz and rock and roll playing in the background of a movie, bars and some casinos.
  • Tiffany Linton
    Published 2 months ago
    Get Into This NOSTALGIA, Honey!

    Get Into This NOSTALGIA, Honey!

    There is nothing that makes me feel the way music makes me feel. Music is the gateway to my heart. Growing up in the Bronx from the late 90s into the early 2000s played a huge role in my musical knowledge. Every time I reminisce on my childhood, the music holds the centerpiece of my attention. I remember days when I would come home from school and my two older brothers and I had no responsibilities whatsoever. We would watch music videos all afternoon from Ashanti to TLC to Mariah Carey and Puff Daddy. When I started singing, I was around six years old and I sang Usher's Let It Burn to my mom and she smiled so hard! R&B music has been mighty tasteful to me from such an early age. Throughout my life I've always been drawn to learning more about it, especially because it is such an essential fragment of black culture. Simply growing up and hearing songs on the radio about love and relationships created an open door for me to do my research as a child. With that being said, I started singing The Temptations, The Jackson 5, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, and all the other phenomenal Motown acts at only eleven years old. I fell in love with the 60s and there was nothing that I wanted more than a time traveling machine. Yes, I was aware that this was a very crucial and uncertain era for people of color, but the music alone made me want to take a trip back in time. Although I have a ton of love for the 60s, I also began dabbling into the 80s/90s. What y'all know about New Jack Swing? There is something about the roughness and sensuality of the way the instruments were incorporated into the music made by Bobby Brown, Babyface, New Edition, Guy and so many more! We call that "babymaking music." I'm always told that I have an old soul, and it shows in my music choice whenever I get a hold of the aux, but it's definitely prevalent in my fashion choice too. This era makes me realize that it's so much deeper than the music. The entertainment, the fashion, and music made it worthwhile. Remember oversized hoop earrings, high waist jeans and baggy windbreakers before we starting recycling those very same pieces today? Remember films like Love Jones and Sister Act 2? Even shows like Living Single and A Different World!
  • Rasma Raisters
    Published 2 months 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.