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Interview: Macy Gray on defying expectations and staying true to herself

“It was exciting because I wasn’t expecting it,” Macy Gray said, as she reflected on the success of her debut album, On How Life Is. “I had never had a hit...
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K-pop artists have taken the US by storm because they’ve mastered one platform: YouTube

Right now, it seems like K-pop is everywhere. Acts like BTS have made the rounds on shows like “The Tonight Show” and K-pop groups are commanding slots on huge festival bills....
Peloton finds itself in a $300M lawsuit following its illegal use of music in workout playlists.

Music publishers seeking $300 million from Peloton ahead of IPO after songs used without...

Everyone knows that your workout is only as good as your playlist. A playlist that hits at the exact right moment can propel you to the next level. Meanwhile, a playlist...

Is rock ‘n’ roll really here to stay?

On August 26, in Newark, New Jersey, the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards were held. While most people are still buzzing about the performances, there is one question that a few...
The Holosphere is a massive step forward in concert technology and previews what the future may look like.video

Eric Prydz’s Holosphere is a massive step forward in concert technology

From both a tech and visual standpoint, concerts are getting ridiculous.  The reasons behind this are two-fold. For one, social media, Instagram in particular, has altered the concert landscape. Artists and the...
Evidence shows that the problem of streaming fraud is still a major issue on platforms like Spotify and Apple Music.

Unauthorized leaks on Spotify and Apple Music reveal the holes in music streaming

While the advent of music streaming has undoubtedly had benefits as various services grow, more cracks are appearing in the system. As they appear, there are more opportunities for people to...
Following the shutdown of SGE, festival fans are wondering what's next for the industry.

Is the shutdown of SGE a sign of things to come?

In mid-August, Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE) announced that it would be shutting down⁠⁠—even after the success of the inaugural Real Street Fest. Considering that SGE is one of the top independent...
Woodstock turns 50; here's a look back at the music that revolutionized life.

This week in music: Woodstock turns 50

While Woodstock—the village that rests in the foothills of the southern Catskills—was first developed in 1902, it was the 1969 Music and Art Fair that put the tiny New York township...
Amazon Web Services' Intersect festival will bring big name headliners and artists to Las Vegas this December.video

Amazon’s inaugural Intersect Festival will bring Foo Fighters, Kacey Musgraves, and more to Las...

Las Vegas is getting another major festival this year. Coming off the heels of EDC earlier this year and the upcoming Metarama, DayNVegas, and Life Is Beautiful events, the Las Vegas...
Idris Elba's DJ career is becoming almost as impressive as his acting.video

Idris Elba’s DJ skills are nearly as impressive as his acting career

Earlier this year when Coachella released its lineup for 2019, a name stood out that surprised many: Idris Elba.  There was plenty of conjecture about what Stringer Bell was planning. Was he...

Facebook removes new Russian troll accounts targeting Joe Biden and 2020...

While 2020 is gearing up to be a historic election, the upcoming races will also place big tech companies under scrutiny as the country...