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  • Tomás G Robinson
    Published 14 minutes ago
    Love’s In Need of Love Today

    Love’s In Need of Love Today

    Having decided long ago that, regardless of anything else this legendary singer/songwriter/genius could create from now until ... forever, this album will remain as his most special of his incredible works.
  • Kyle Treadwell
    Published 40 minutes ago
    Is White Wulf the Next Eminem?

    Is White Wulf the Next Eminem?

    WHO IS WULF? This is the story of the Wulf. Whitewulf was born in Bosnia and raised in the United States. Due to escalating turmoil in the country at the time, Wulfs family came to the US when he was just a young boy not knowing a word of English.
  • Jas Dent
    Published about 3 hours ago
    Devilish Flow

    Devilish Flow

    I wanted to write about a song that's clearly meaningful. A song like 'What a Wonderful World' by Louis Armstrong, which I can't listen to without thinking about my late Great Grandmother, or 'Brown Eyed Girl' by Van Morrison, which my father sang to me every night when I was little. They're well known and hold the right kind of warm nostalgia that I think would work well for this prompt.
  • Sonny Mac
    Published about 4 hours ago
    My Amazing Life

    My Amazing Life

    Don’t tell my husband but music is my first love. It’s my soul food. When it’s really good, a song can be like sexual and soul attraction rolled into one amazing, dirty weekend. The one where you stumble into a Vegas wedding, resided by Elvis, in a fit of erotic asphyxiation and end up ten years later, enduringly married to your twin flame. That familiar blanket, encasing you amongst the blues of winter, yet folded patiently on the foot of the bed in the swirling, fiery heat. It feels good to go through life’s adventures together. Songs heal. They whisper loving devotions across the rawness of your exposed neck. Amazing Life, from The Winter I Chose Happiness, by Clare Bowditch is that song for me.
  • Marissa Luna
    Published about 4 hours ago
    Bittersweet Symphony

    Bittersweet Symphony

    Love at first Sound~
  • Sara Joan
    Published about 4 hours ago
    How Paramore's "Last Hope" Helped Me Heal

    How Paramore's "Last Hope" Helped Me Heal

    TRIGGER WARNING: sexual assault.
Staff Picks
  • Leigh Hooper
    Published 5 days ago
    Tunes to Get Grooving To - Single Edition
  • Raven Wade
    Published 8 days ago
    How Truth Hurts by Lizzo Redefines Success and Talent

    How Truth Hurts by Lizzo Redefines Success and Talent

    Truth Hurts is a humorous track that is carried by a beat that makes you want to dance and scream the lyrics with your girlfriends. I remember being excited that a song came out that empowered women and put an emphasis on knowing your self worth and accepting nothing less. There were a few other Lizzo songs in rotation at the time (around July 2019), so I just assumed her album had been recently released and these were her singles. I carried that line of thinking until recently when I was watching the music video and noticed that the song was released in 2017.
  • Vocal Curation Team
    Published 17 days ago
    To the Beat: January 2020

    To the Beat: January 2020

    New year, new beats! We're excited to kick off 2020 with another round of all the songs you loved this month. To the Beat is back with everything from oldies that remind us of how much has changed during this past decade, to some Grammy winners who didn't fail to impress.
  • Jim Gleeson
    Published 23 days ago
    My Karaoke No-Fly List

    My Karaoke No-Fly List

    I love karaoke.
  • LARI
    Published about a month ago
    How to Make a Juice WRLD Type Beat Part 3

    How to Make a Juice WRLD Type Beat Part 3

    Welcome to part 3 of my "How to Make a Juice WRLD / Wavy Trap Type Beat" tutorial. In part 2 I showed you how to take an 8 bar loop and turn it into a full instrumental track.
  • Gregory Fuentes
    Published about a month ago
    I went to Camp.

    I went to Camp.

    Forward. The following is a album review of Childish Gambino's "Camp" told in the form of story and reaction. Each song from the album is accompanied by a subsequent story or reaction to the experience I personally feel. This should be read for inspiration and entertainment. Lastly, consider listening to the album while you read along for an enhanced experience. Thank you.
Featured Collections
Album Reviews
  • Yenomi
    Published 3 days ago
    When I Get Home
  • Jason Downie
    Published 6 days ago
    The Haunting Storytelling Of Nicole Dollanganger
  • Samantha Parrish
    Published 7 days ago
    Trevor Something: The Modern Day 80's

    Trevor Something: The Modern Day 80's

    Have you ever wanted to listen to a singer that sounded like a combination of Depeche Mode and The Clash? To have that nostalgic sound from the 80's in modern day?
Art
  • Shimul Kabir
    Published 5 months 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 6 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 6 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
  • Jessica Farrington
    Published about 19 hours ago
    Five Rock Bands Making A Comeback

    Five Rock Bands Making A Comeback

    Many rock artists from the late 90's - early 2000's are making their way back into the world with new songs, covers, and tours. For some reason, I have yet to uncover, many of the famous musicians from the early 2000's fell of the grid until the past two or three years when many of them have once again taken to the stage.
  • Ada Zuba
    Published 2 days ago
    Sucker for Jonas Brothers

    Sucker for Jonas Brothers

    I was in junior high school when everyone was obsessed with the Jonas brothers. All the girls had some sort of crush on each of the Jonas brothers, fights in the halls would break out because another girl claimed she had kissed one of them, but let's face it we are all liars when it comes to that. I never had a crush on any of them, their hair cuts were weird or too curly. I did like their music and their funny music videos I was a different type of fan girl. I was busy memorizing their songs and picturing me singing them during a talent show all by myself. I knew "SOS", "four minutes" and of course the "year 3000" my sisters and me would practice singing the songs because they were upbeat and fun. I remember we would use the spatula and other kitchen utensils to sing the Jonas brothers. The first song I discovered was from a disney album when they sang a rock and roll version of "poor unfortunate souls" I just thought this is cool there are three brothers and they are in a band, me and my sisters could do that if we were talented. Before I knew it they were starting to be on every cover of teen magazines and there were quizzes to tell you which Jonas brother you should date or which one are you? I hated these quizzes because they were inaccurate and weird. My and friends and I did the which Jonas brother are you supposed to be with, one of my closest friends had a huge crush on Nick Jonas and on the quiz I came to be a "flirt" with Nick Jonas. She just glared at me as I said we are getting married, but I did not find any of them attractive, my friend knew that yet for a week she was upset with me. I was all about Josh Hutcherson, so I could have cared less. Anyways, then high school came around and the Jonas brothers had faded no one had pictures of them in their lockers anymore, it moved on to the leader singer of Maroon 5, but I was still crushing on Josh Hutcherson. High school passed and everyone seemed to forget about the Jonas brothers when I searched them up one day to see where they were I found out Kevin Jonas got married so the group broke up and then Joe Jonas was sadly attempting a solo CD, which was awful and weird. Nick had somehow fallen off the face of the earth. Years later, I discovered a song called "Cake by the Ocean" and the leader singer was no one other than Joe Jonas and he was much more attractive now. When I was listening to the song first I recognized that voice with the slightly higher pitch, the heard breaths of him getting air into his lungs. It had to be Joe Jonas and I looked it up and certainly there he was throwing cake at a beach. Then, the song "Toothbrush" came out and it was just as fun I was hoping for more songs that would get me happy, but then it was announced that the Jonas brothers were getting back together and that's when "Pom, Poms" came out and that was six years ago now. Finally, the song that I had been waiting for came. The song titled as "Sucker" I watched the video over and over again I could not believe my ears. Unmistakably was Nick Jonas voice, then Joe joins in almost like the good old Jonas brothers days. With Kevin's support vocals were there too and the fun clapping part of the song and the easy sing-along lyrics the funky tune in the background brought the music back to life, now where does this song change my life? well, you see there are so many artists that have come and gone. I used to listen to Jesse McCartney, but then with the Jonas brothers his music faded and he has tried to make a come back but it was not very successful. Justin Timberlake was stepping away from the stage and made an amazing comeback just as the Jonas brothers did. It changed my life because it proved that after years of being broken up, they managed to pull back together and still make pretty good music. Instead of recording a failing album they managed to come back strong. It reminded me that life can be hard, sometimes we fade, but then there will always be a big boom to bring you back from it. No matter what it is that you stop, you will eventually go back to it. For example, if you used to play piano a lot as a child and then you stopped because it was not fun and then you get back to it and you found that love again from when you first touched the keys. We can always go back to our passion no matter how long it has been, even if we forgot how to love our passion, we can always come back to it.
  • Kris Leliel
    Published 2 days ago
    "Home" Is Where the Art Is

    "Home" Is Where the Art Is

    The perfect parent doesn’t exist. There will never be a guardian with flawless parenting or the supernatural sense of knowing exactly what their children need all the time. However, every parent and child will come to experience the bittersweet fact of life called pain. Pain echoes in the hearts of the emotionally neglected with a perfect resonance that could bond them or break them. It transforms our relationships with one another and our relationship with life. That echo has reverberated for generations. In my time, the echo thrust into me through the song “Home” by Three Days Grace and it not only woke me to the pain I didn’t understand or know how to express, but also acted as my personal catalyst for self-expression and retrospection through the arts and friendship.
Celebrities
  • Christina St-Jean
    Published 12 days ago
    If JLo And Shakira Are What 40 And 50 Are, Sign Me Up

    If JLo And Shakira Are What 40 And 50 Are, Sign Me Up

    I'm not usually one to sit and watch the #SuperBowl #halftime show, but after hearing rave reviews about #Shakira and #JenniferLopez, I actually sat and watched it on my lunch break today.
  • Tessa D'Alfonso
    Published 16 days ago
    13 Reasons to Watch 'Taylor Swift: Miss Americana'

    13 Reasons to Watch 'Taylor Swift: Miss Americana'

    The documentary Taylor Swift: Miss Americana hit Netflix this weekend and has stunned both audiences and critics. The revealing film directed by Lana Wilson offers an insight into the pop star's transformative life that has never been explored in such depth before. Taylor approaches all topics with complete candour, never too proud to reveal her weaknesses or too shy to show her strengths. If you're looking for any more reason to watch this explosive documentary, here are 13.
  • Paul Levinson
    Published 20 days ago
    Review of 'Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice'

    Review of 'Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice'

    My wife and I finally had a chance to see the CNN documentary Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice last night. It was just perfect -- in terms of the time it devoted to Ronstadt's many performances, the sheer range and power of them all, and the many people, after all these years almost as famous as she, with whom she interacted and changed their lives.
Concert
  • Tomás G Robinson
    Published 19 days ago
    Let’s Go Insane?

    Let’s Go Insane?

    I just got back from the Grammy Tribute to Prince called “Let’s Go Crazy!” held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. I’ve got to go on record here and be upfront and say first and foremost, that Prince would’ve hated this. He hated when people sang his songs; he hated corporate greed and he never involved them in any kind of concert venue, in fact, he never had a sponsor throughout his whole career. So, to sell this as a tribute to him is bullshit.
  • Tomás G Robinson
    Published 19 days ago
    Let’s Go Insane

    Let’s Go Insane

    i’ve got to go on record here and be upfront and say first and foremost, that Prince would’ve hated this. He hated when people sang his songs, he hated corporate greed and he never involved them in any kind of concert venue, in fact, he never had a sponsor throughout his whole career. So, to sell this as a tribute to him is bullshit.
  • Shelby Weimer
    Published 24 days ago
    Shelby: The Avid Concert-Goer

    Shelby: The Avid Concert-Goer

    The idea of writing about a single photo that I've taken seemed like kind of a stretch since I, in no way, consider myself to be a photographer. However, I do find myself at concerts more often than most. I'm always trying to get the perfect shot. Sure, for social media purposes but mostly for myself. I love that on an off day, I can scroll through all of my memories and bask in the good times that I've had. The Aly and AJ concert this past summer was no exception.
Fact Or Fiction
  • Nameless
    Published 5 months ago
    How Is Music Able to Connect into Our Daily Lives?
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 8 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 9 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
  • Nathan Sartain
    Published 29 days ago
    Zico’s “Any Song” - A Viral Challenge and Chart Domination

    Zico’s “Any Song” - A Viral Challenge and Chart Domination

    This past week, Zico became the first artist of 2020 to have a song attain a “Perfect All-Kill” on the South-Korean charts. For those who don’t know what that is, it means that a song is number one on the daily and realtime charts of Melon, Genie, Bugs, and Soribada along with the realtime charts of Flo and iChart; criteria that makes a song a Certified All-Kill. A Perfect All-Kill is then achieved when the song also becomes number one on iChart’s weekly chart. Despite being an undeniably talented artist who has been a fixture in the Korean mainstream for almost a decade, this is the first Perfect All-Kill that Zico has been a part of.
  • Nikki Gaskins
    Published 2 months ago
    7-Year-Old Releases Catchy Song Teaching Financial Responsibility, Raps About Not Owing Rapper 50 Cent Money

    7-Year-Old Releases Catchy Song Teaching Financial Responsibility, Raps About Not Owing Rapper 50 Cent Money

    FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA – Make room Nicki Minaj and Cardi B! There’s a new rapper on the scene. Kennedy O’Neal (aka – Super Kennedy) might just be 7-years-old but she’s a lyrical maestro in the making on a mission to teach kids and adults about financial responsibility. To kick off the New Year, she is excited to release her debut single appropriately titled, “Piggy Bank.” You can watch the music video at this link.
  • Nathan Sartain
    Published 2 months ago
    ‘Hate Everything’ - How G.Soul Became Golden

    ‘Hate Everything’ - How G.Soul Became Golden

    For fans that veer away from the mainstream of Korean music, the name G.Soul will hardly be unfamiliar. The now 31-year-old burst onto the scene to much fanfare with his 2015 EP Coming Home (largely due to an infamous 15 year “training” period which involved considerable time stateside), with its title track proving to be the perfect supplement to the years of anticipation. “Coming Home” perfectly meshed the soulful vocals of Ki Ji-Hyun with an electronica backbeat and underlying finger snaps, making for a refreshing twist on modern R&B. The eventual climax, a higher-tempo, more energised delivery of the chorus, firmly marked G.Soul down as a star of the future, and ensured that critics wouldn’t take him lightly.
History
  • John Welford
    Published 2 days ago
    How Three Composers Saved English Music

    How Three Composers Saved English Music

    The late 19th century saw a revival of British musical composition, prompted by three composers who all earned knighthoods.
  • j.s.lamb
    Published 10 days ago
    Blind Willie McTell

    Blind Willie McTell

    Bob Dylan once wrote, “Nobody can sing the blues like Blind Willie McTell.” Who am I to argue with that?
  • Ryan Shazier
    Published 19 days ago
    The History of Headphones

    The History of Headphones

    You have probably never stopped for a second and asked yourself about this very handy technological invention. Nowadays, we may take them for granted, but before the second part of the 20th century, the everyday folks couldn’t shut out the world with the music on their headphones. They were forced to listen to other noises and conversations even if they didn’t want to hear them. Additionally, you can now benefit those who don’t want to listen to you blasting your newest musical hits. However, the headphones have many more uses than just making you an antisocial being. Let’s start from the end of the 19th century.
How To
  • Neander Hamilton
    Published 24 days ago
    The Start and The Simple: Make Music the Easy Way

    The Start and The Simple: Make Music the Easy Way

    Music production today is a minefield. While it’s never been easier to learn how to do it, it’s also never been more confusing.
  • LARI
    Published 27 days ago
    How to Make a Dark Trap Beat on iPhone

    How to Make a Dark Trap Beat on iPhone

    What's going on LARI here and I today I have a special tutorial for you.
  • Leonardo MacKenzie
    Published 30 days ago
    Session Recording Saviour

    Session Recording Saviour

    I work as a session musician for a large portion of my job as a full time cellist. With countless studio sessions under my belt there is a small set of tools that have saved me time and time again, keeping those expensive studio hours efficient for both me and my clients, and making sure I present myself in the most professional manner.
Instruments
  • Skoove
    Published 4 days ago
    The Many Benefits of Learning the Piano as an Adult

    The Many Benefits of Learning the Piano as an Adult

    It’s 11pm on a cold Friday night. You’re in a restaurant. The meal is over and a few people are lingering over drinks. The pianist left a while ago and your attention drifts over to the black baby grand in the corner of the restaurant.
  • John Marvin Scott
    Published 6 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 7 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.
List
Playlist
Pop Culture
  • VISION
    Published 5 days ago
    REVIEW: Pabandom iš naujo!Grand Final

    REVIEW: Pabandom iš naujo!Grand Final

    This Saturday is the final of Lithuania’s National selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Lithuania has a fairly patchy and unpredictable record at the contest, with their debut entry in 1994 not scoring a single point, and their best result being 6th place. This came from LT United at the 2006 contest. This was met with an onslaught of boos from the Athens crowd, I did however vote for it and have a huge soft spot for the song.
  • J. P. Frattini
    Published 10 days ago
    How Billie Eilish Is Changing Pop Music

    How Billie Eilish Is Changing Pop Music

    If you have paid attention to popular music as of late, you’d notice that Billie Eilish is taking over the pop music realm. Her music has been streamed hundreds of millions of times, she swept the Grammys, and she’s only 18.
  • Ghezal Amiri
    Published 17 days ago
    An Ode to The Ballad That Supersedes Everything In My Life: "Dear Baby Yoda"

    An Ode to The Ballad That Supersedes Everything In My Life: "Dear Baby Yoda"

    SPOILER ALERT for The Mandalorian and Avengers: End Game.
Vintage