Have You Heard…? This Week’s Playlist (4/5/17)

In an effort to post more often, I’ve decided to make a weekly playlist post about new songs I’m been listening to, songs I’m rediscovering, or songs I just really want to share with others. I hope you guys enjoy, and maybe learn about some new artists or songs along the way!   “Craving” by…

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…

Two Years Later, Ed Sheeran Has Returned!

As of today, Ginger Jesus himself, Ed Sheeran, has returned to us simple people and gifted us with, not one, but TWO new songs. It’s been two years since Sheeran has released new music, and since winning a Grammy for his song “Thinking Out Loud”, expectations from his fans and even those that aren’t, are…

Music’s Highs and Lows in 2016

Let’s all admit it: 2016 kind of sucked. It was full of surprises, both good and bad, and a lot of the time, it seemed the bad was outweighing the good (no, I am NOT about to get political). However, there is always a silver lining, though I’m personally not one that is used to…

Welcome Back, Lady Gaga: “Joanne” Has Arrived

Lady Gaga has returned to the pop world, and delivered an album that for listeners is, in every possible way, disarming. Pulling influences from every possible direction, the woman who has made a name for herself by being the most delightfully unpredictable artist in the industry released an album that does something not many artists have…

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…

Twenty One Pilots: Infallible…?

Over the past couple of years, twenty one pilots have shot from being a cult favorite to household name. If you didn’t hear “Stressed Out” from their platinum album, Blurryface, then you were definitely abstaining from radio, and unless you were living under a rock and hadn’t heard about Suicide Squad, whether positively or negatively, you definitely have heard…