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Yungblud debuts “Weird”

Photo credit: Tom Pallant
The British revolutionary talks new album, fans and his global digital tour
December 4, 2020
"It’s about if I can f****** get people from all walks of life who never thought they would be together, together then my job is done.” 

Goons Talk Tunes: Maggie Rogers, LANY and holiday tracks

Goons Talk Tunes: Maggie Rogers, LANY and holiday tracks
November 23, 2020
Tune in for Nick and Emma's favorite tracks from 2020.

Mom Rock’s “I Wish Every Day Was Today” brings light to darker days

Photo Credit: Logan Wilder. From left to right: Tara Maggiulli, Wilson Reardon, Curtis Heimburger and Josh Polack
The Berklee originated group emerges as upcoming stars in music industry
November 20, 2020
Featuring four catchy, feel-good songs on the EP, “I Wish Every Day was Today” truly is a must-listen if you are searching for a soundtrack that will lift you up and generate positive energy.

Should Christmas music be listened to before Thanksgiving?

(Steve Walser / Flickr)
A highly-debated topic in a year unlike any other
November 19, 2020
A highly-debated topic in a year unlike any other.

Taylor Swift can now legally re-record all albums owned by Scooter Braun

Taylor Swift can now legally re-record all albums owned by Scooter Braun
The pop star confirmed that she will re-record her first five albums- but why?
November 17, 2020
"Young artists or kids with musical dreams will read this and learn about how to better protect themselves in a negotiation. You deserve to own the art you make."

Goons Talk Tunes: Relaxing tracks to unwind with

Goons Talk Tunes: Relaxing tracks to unwind with
November 9, 2020
Tune in for a relaxing ride with Nick and Emma.

Ashton Irwin comes into his own with solo album  “Superbloom”

Album cover shot by Ryan Fleming
The drummer turned singer steps outside of the band to show a new side of himself
October 30, 2020
Irwin should be seen as a dark horse in the running, with the possibility of reaching the heights of artists like Harry Styles and he shouldn’t be taken for granted.

What does a live performance look like during a pandemic?

With physical gatherings out of the picture, performers are exploring unexpectedly innovative new ways to keep the arts world alive
October 29, 2020
Digitally viewing performances, a practice once underutilized, if ever utilized at all, has now become an essential medium for the performing arts to make their voices heard, and for the first time, be more accessible than ever.

Chaz Cardigan bares all in “Holograma”

Photo taken and approved by Joelle Grace
The new EP bleeds the past, present and future of the singer-songwriter
October 25, 2020
“Holograma” goes there, while still being easy on the ears, but effective on the heart.

Dorian Electra releases their second album “My Agenda”

Photo taken by Charlotte Rutherford
The pop artist releases a synth-pop commentary on incel culture that’s over all too soon
October 23, 2020
Born Dorian Electra Fridkin Gomberg, their androgynous, electronic voice, outlandish lyrics and ambiguous, yet campy look might be offsetting to the uninitiated.

Ariana Grande creates a perfect White House in new music video

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The pop idol soars to the top of the charts with "positions"
October 23, 2020
Pop queen Ariana Grande blows fans away with new single “positions” and an accompanying music video that shows President Ari taking over Trump’s office

Is stardom truly that lonely?

From Bieber's
Justin Bieber’s new track delves into the struggles of childhood stardom
October 21, 2020
At an age that is already polarizing, what would it feel like to be at the top of the world where no one can reach? Justin Bieber explores that and more in his new single “lonely.”
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