Look What YOU Made ME Do, Taylor – Taylor and Her Reputation (Again)

Unless you live under a rock, (which sometimes, things like this make me wish I was), you’ve probably heard that Taylor Swift is back with a new song and a new album soon to follow behind it. Yup, that’s right, the Snake Princess herself is back, but this time…she’s the one…calling herself a snake? Yes,…

Why Kesha’s “Praying” Is Such A Triumphant Return

Yesterday, pop singer Kesha, who has been silent musically for years now (her last release, Warrior was released in 2012) released her first song, “Praying”, since undergoing a massive legal battle against her former producer Dr. Luke. This is something that has been highly publicized since it began, and perhaps should have been covered more as the…

New Music Round-Up! What Worked and What Didn’t

Some pretty big profile songs came out within the past couple of weeks, or at least songs with pretty big name artists attached to them. Some came in with high expectations from the general music consuming public, and others maybe came as a surprise. Today, I’m analyzing which of these new songs worked and which ones…

Artists and Their Opinions: How Politics Fits Into Music

I know, what have I done?! Cue the alarm bells! Our political climate is divisive, there is no denying that. After 8 years under President Obama, we are all adjusting to a new administration, whether we agree with what is being done by that administration or not. However, this is not the first time we have…

Review: Lady Gaga’s Electrifying Half Time Show!

Leading up to tonight’s game, I was very excited to see what Lady Gaga would do with the half time show. I have been a fan of her music from the very beginning of her career. Her lyrics, her pure raw vocal talent, her ear for melodies and hooks; it’s insane how incredibly talented she…

2017 Grammy Awards: Who Comes Out On Top?

It’s that time of year again! The Recording Academy once again is rounding up music’s biggest stars out of their penthouse apartments to celebrate the year’s biggest musical accomplishments in a room barely big enough to fit all of that money and flagrant narcissism (sorry, Kanye). This year featured many surprises when the nominations were…

Mariah Carey vs. NYE: The Real Reason We Are/Should Be Mad

It was the shot heard round the world. 2016 was taking it’s last victim before being booted out the door. And where best to do it but at the heart of our celebration of it’s demise? That’s right. Mariah Carey became the final victim of a heartless year, when technical troubles tarnished her performance on…

Networking 101: How NOT To Network, As Told by The Chainsmokers

Starting note: I’m no business expert. I’m a college student for God’s sake, I have no degree (yet) to back up anything I say here, but I have a feeling that anyone with any business sense (and common sense, for that matter) would agree with me on this one here. Networking is challenging at points,…

The Pop Music Formula: Relevancy

Just as every known science can be broken down into a formula, so can the business of music, as sad as that is to say. Why is it sad? Well, music was once viewed as an art form, but sadly, it’s been so transformed into a money making machine that a person with no actual…