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  • Amanda Lyons
    Published about 15 hours ago
    Kpop

    Kpop

    I know there is a great divide between people concerning K-pop. A lot of people think it's terrible, not real music, insufferable, and a money-making machine. And some of those people may be right.
  • LARI
    Published about 18 hours 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.
  • Neander Hamilton
    Published about 19 hours ago
    Why I Gave Up My Music Studio For Headphones

    Why I Gave Up My Music Studio For Headphones

    I recently decided it was time to pack up my studio space and commit to making music exclusively on headphones.
  • Style Idol Closet
    Published about 20 hours ago
    BTS Handsome Ranking

    BTS Handsome Ranking

    Disclaimer: This list is for entertainment purposes only and it not meant to demeans in any way any members' looks or talent. This list is just my opinion and an opinion is not a fact. Also, looks are perceived differently depending on country or culture you grew up with, so it is only normal we have different opinions. All I'm saying is that depending the concept the group comes back with it, a member is bound to make a better fit than the rest of the members. In this list I have included music videos/songs where more that one member sings the song and/or more than one member appears in the music video. I apologize beforehand if I am missing any music video or song that would meet this criteria. Now lest's get started!
  • Azaria Brown
    Published 2 days ago
    Is Lizzo Unlikable?

    Is Lizzo Unlikable?

    Lizzo is one of the biggest stars of the past year and implored us to ask the philosophical question: why mean great till they gotta be great? She made a lot of noise with tracks like “Juice,” “Truth Hurts” “Good as Hell” and “Tempo.” Her rise to stardom was something that we hadn’t seen before as her most notable tracks were released years ago and only recently made their way to the tops of the charts.
  • LARI
    Published 2 days ago
    Top 4 GarageBand iOS Features I Need in 2020
Staff Picks
  • LARI
    Published 5 days 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 7 days 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.
  • Neander Hamilton
    Published 20 days ago
    7 Music Production Tips I Wish I'd Paid More Attention To

    7 Music Production Tips I Wish I'd Paid More Attention To

    Years ago, after I got past the very beginning stage of learning how to produce music, I started to ignore a lot of “basic” advice I would hear when I was looking for ways to get better. I would think something along the lines of, “I already know that, I’m sick of hearing this shit, give me something more advanced”.
  • Christie Ciberey
    Published 30 days ago
    NPR Tiny Desk Concert: A YouTube Channel For Music Discovery

    NPR Tiny Desk Concert: A YouTube Channel For Music Discovery

    It was about 5 years ago when I discovered a niche YouTube channel by NPR Music. This channel is called NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert where artists from all over the charts come and preform in a literal, tiny desk setting. These performances range from new artists to billboard toppers such as Paramore, Hozier, Tyler the Creator, Taylor Swift and Adele, to just name a few. These artists play a small set of 3-4 songs either acoustically or with a band. The first artist that lead me to Tiny Desk Concert was Matty Healy's performance for The 1975 about 6 years ago. Being a huge The 1975 fan, I discovered this acoustic set through their following and with my natural curiosity, I discovered a treasure chest of gold.
  • Leigh Hooper
    Published about a month ago
    Tunes to Get Grooving To (Part 11)
  • Vocal Curation Team
    Published 2 months ago
    To the Beat: November 2019

    To the Beat: November 2019

    We’re back! Here's a brand new playlist featuring the songs and artists you loved in November. We’ve got a bit of everything in this edition of To the Beat, from lo-fi indie jams to pop hits and everything in between. This month’s roundup features an impressive array of genres, artists, and styles, so thanks for sharing your unique sound with us! Give the playlist a listen before you start exclusively listening to Christmas music; we promise it’s worth it! Whether you feel like jamming out to an old favorite or you’re in the mood to discover something new, we’ve got you covered.
Featured Collections
Album Reviews
  • Leah Sherlock
    Published 5 days ago
    Blog: Little Big Town's 'Nightfall' is a Musical Masterpiece

    Blog: Little Big Town's 'Nightfall' is a Musical Masterpiece

    The ninth album from Country legends Little Big Town is simply astonishing. The authentic, troublesome, hauntingly beautiful record will take you to places no record has done before.
  • Gregory Fuentes
    Published 7 days 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.
  • Grace Lynch
    Published 16 days ago
    Album of 2019: WHEN WE FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?

    Album of 2019: WHEN WE FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?

    In 2018 my favourite album was LM5 by Little Mix, however this year is a completely different ball game. There are a few honourable mentions of this year, Lizzo came into her own with Cuz I Love You, Taylor Swift blew me away with Lover and Jonas Brothers made a comeback with Happiness Begins. Nonetheless seventeen year old Billie Eilish with her album WHEN WE FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? stole the year 2019 for me.
Art
  • Shimul Kabir
    Published 4 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 5 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 5 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
  • Jen S
    Published 7 days ago
    You’re Favorite Band Was Local Once

    You’re Favorite Band Was Local Once

    Ever wonder what crosses someone’s mind when they say music is their life? It’s hard to understand why someone devotes their life to music but if you got to know them; it sometimes does make sense. It’s because music is the one thing that is always there for them whenever they need it because people are not going to stand there waiting for you. Sometimes, being alone and listening to music is what makes that individual happy; you get your own little bubble, where you can let go and not overthink anything. Music is a person’s safety net, it is what makes someone happy and drowns out the things holding them back in life. You’d be surprised knowing that some people cannot go a day without listening to music. I personally am one, music has been in my life since I was a youngster. No matter what I’m doing or where I go, I’m always ready to have some type of music in the background to get me through the day.
  • Chelsea Winona
    Published 17 days ago
    A Teaser from MCR!

    A Teaser from MCR!

    Pull out your band t-shirts and get ready to smear your liner back on! My Chemical Romance has put out their next teaser!
  • Judith Jascha
    Published 18 days ago
    The Beatles: A Life-Long Impact on This Millinial

    The Beatles: A Life-Long Impact on This Millinial

    During the 90s, I was a shy little girl living with her grandparents in Mississippi. Because they grew up in the 50s and 60s, I was introduced to the music from their generation at an early age. While other girls in my class was listening to the boy bands that were coming out at that time. I was gifted tapes of Elvis and Buddy Holly. I daydreamed of living during that time which seemed so much more care-free with poodle skirts, sock hops, and milkshakes.
Celebrities
  • Jen S
    Published 3 days ago
    What A Man Gotta Do

    What A Man Gotta Do

    So I know this might be the most random thing.....and the second Jonas related post I’ll have. But this new music video irks me a little.
  • Sarah Loyd
    Published 7 days ago
    10 Female Singers Who Defined and Influenced the 2010's

    10 Female Singers Who Defined and Influenced the 2010's

    The 2010's were a roller coaster of a decade for music. Billboard charts have evolved from DJ infused bangers to indie inspired melodies. Amazingly, many artists dominating the streaming playlists of this time were females. Ten singers, in particular, have defined such a tumultuous decade. Let's celebrate them now!
  • Paige Graffunder
    Published 9 days ago
    Nobody's Hero

    Nobody's Hero

    The news was released today that my hero had died on Tuesday, after a battle with brain cancer. Neil Peart, arguably the most talented drummer, and lyricist to ever walk the earth in the entirety of human history succumbed to his illness. The news did not break until Jan 10th, which to the millions of his fans came as no surprise. He died in the way he lived, quietly, privately, and without the fanfare we would all like to give him. Despite his rather quiet nature, he did author 6 books that were a glimpse into his life, his process, his pain, and his deeply introspective nature.
Concert
  • Jen S
    Published 14 days ago
    Warped Is Missed

    Warped Is Missed

    I know it’s not summer time. But it randomly occurred to me that when summer gets closer, we won’t have Warped Tour around. We won’t have a punk/rock/pop/alternative/Indy music festival to bring bands from all over the world and branch our fandoms. We won’t get to see our favorite bands who’ve toured with Warped tour every summer since they hopped on it the first time. We won’t get to randomly check out some newer faces we’ve never heard of or maybe we’ve heard one song by them. We won’t get to make new friends and new memories. We won’t get to spend the day burning in the heat and sweating just to have that summer tan. We won’t get to meet our favorite bands for free. We won’t get to do signings or photographs. We won’t have access to lounges with a specific band member to learn from.
  • Jen S
    Published 16 days ago
    Concerts, Whispers...What happens when you find yourself at a show?

    Concerts, Whispers...What happens when you find yourself at a show?

    Nothing like having a little backstage fun when one of your favorite bands come into your city. Fandom drama and stories all around you; What one does, one can always tell.
  • robert massimi
    Published about a month ago
    "Where Are We Now"

    "Where Are We Now"

    Robert Massimi.
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 8 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 3 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 20 days 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 24 days 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
  • Neal Litherland
    Published about a month ago
    The History of Twerking

    The History of Twerking

    For most people (well, most mainstream white people, anyway), twerking seems like a random dance craze that exploded onto the pop culture scene in the years 2012 and 2013. With celebrities like the Twerk Team rising to positions of Internet fame, the move being prominently featured in music videos such as Diplo's "Express Yourself," and the coverage culminating in the infamous Miley Cyrus Video Music Award Performance with Robin Thicke, twerking looked like something that had sprung up overnight.
  • Lauren Crompton
    Published 4 months 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 4 months 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?
How To
  • LARI
    Published about 18 hours 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 4 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.
  • Aidan Taylor
    Published 4 days ago
    How to write music.

    How to write music.

    The first thing I usually get asked as a composer is, where do you start when you write a new piece? Unfortunately there is no definitive answer to that question as each piece is uniquely different. In my second ballet, La Feuille Qui Tombe, I started writing 3 minuets into the overture specifically for bassoon, clarinet and cello, but for my massive tone poem Levensverhaal I started halfway through the second of two parts with a solo organ. Needless to say there is no set way to write a piece of music. This however doesn't mean I can't walk you through the necessary steps.
Instruments
  • John Marvin Scott
    Published 5 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 6 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 7 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
  • Neander Hamilton
    Published about 19 hours ago
    Why I Gave Up My Music Studio For Headphones

    Why I Gave Up My Music Studio For Headphones

    I recently decided it was time to pack up my studio space and commit to making music exclusively on headphones.
  • Rhea Bombay
    Published 6 days ago
    Songs for the Aching Mother

    Songs for the Aching Mother

    Heh, I wonder what The Glorious Sons would say if they saw my eerie spin on their album cover "Young Beauties and Fools". A lone woman riding a one-eyed old spook in the twilight - his empty eye socket visible to the observant viewer. Making this little twist made me feel like I was back in high school art class, completing an expression piece.
  • Frank Racioppi
    Published 7 days ago
    The Top 10 Songs of August 22, 1964

    The Top 10 Songs of August 22, 1964

    How culturally relevant is our popular music? Is it truly a diary of our present, a crystal ball into our future and a commentary on our past? Is some music popular simply because it is an earworm that infects us without our permission? Or does the music on the charts reveal anything about our society? What was the creative incubator behind these hits?
Playlist
Pop Culture
  • Azaria Brown
    Published 2 days ago
    Is Lizzo Unlikable?

    Is Lizzo Unlikable?

    Lizzo is one of the biggest stars of the past year and implored us to ask the philosophical question: why mean great till they gotta be great? She made a lot of noise with tracks like “Juice,” “Truth Hurts” “Good as Hell” and “Tempo.” Her rise to stardom was something that we hadn’t seen before as her most notable tracks were released years ago and only recently made their way to the tops of the charts.
  • SharvaSM
    Published 9 days ago
    Ageism in Kpop?

    Ageism in Kpop?

    Is there ageism in the Kpop community??? I define ageism as people who are treated negatively or unjustly because of their age.
  • Lauren Williamson
    Published 25 days ago
    Rocking Beats: Why Hiring a Professional Dj Service is Your Best Bet?

    Rocking Beats: Why Hiring a Professional Dj Service is Your Best Bet?

    So, you are celebrating the success of your project, you are throwing a birthday party for family and friends, or you are bidding a rocking farewell to a colleague. Oh, you are hosting a marriage reception. All these auspicious events call for celebrating music on the beats of which your guests can shake a leg. You may arrange for all other aspects of a party, but setting up a DJ system that can make your attendants groove to its beats is something you should leave onto the professionals. Read on to know more about a professional DJ system and why you need one for every party.
Vintage