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Senate wrestles with MMA

New licensing legislation to revolutionize  the music industry A new act called The Music Modernization Act (MMA) is attempting to update the old licensing and royalty rules to encompass platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora. Music streaming services have become a popular way

Musicians who struggle with mental illness

Turning Pain into Art The recent suicides of musicians such as Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell have opened a dialogue on a topic that is not acknowledged nearly enough—the pervasiveness of mental illness in artists, particularly musicians. Mental illnesses have unfortunately claimed many lives, but

Do’s and don’ts of going to concerts

Get the most out of a concert experience For as long as live music has been around, concerts have provided a safe space for music fans to let loose and have the time of their lives. In the digital era, it’s easy to get lost

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Forever 27: Moments from the 27 club

Plus 27 songs from the 27 club Only the good die young, and for whatever reason, much of society is fascinated with damned youth. The “forever” 27 club, for those who don’t know, is the moniker for the strangely tragic phenomenon of great musicians, artists,

45s Against 45 take on March for Our Lives

Activism and music go hand-in-hand The connection between music and activism is historic, from Bob Dylan penning the Civil Rights anthem, “Blowin’ In the Wind,” to Broken Social Scene’s more direct, “Protest Song.” Music can be used to raise awareness and funds for a greater

Record played backwards summons Satan

Satan gives exclusive press conference There was once a time when rock ‘n’ roll was actually considered the devil’s music, and in 2018, that sentiment is back with a hellfire-like vengeance. A CU Denver student, Damien Thorn, had an unexpected experience with the third studio

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Blue Ivy replaces Jay-Z on Beyonce Tour

Six-year-old to headline tour Tickets for Beyoncé’s collaborative tour “On the Run II” with her husband and rapper Jay-Z went on sale earlier this month. While Beyonce fans—known as the Beyhive—flocked to the internet to purchase tickets to see the duo perform, Beyoncé’s beloved six-year-old

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The appeal of turning up the volume

Why loud music sounds so much better Parents have always told their children to keep the music down to avoid damaging their ears. While this is good advice for anyone, louder sounds have been proven to stimulate the senses in ways that its softer counterpart

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Movie trailers monopolize on classic songs

Why film trailers cover classics Anyone who shows up to a movie on time to see the never-ending sequence of trailers will also notice a different, still never-ending  trend: taking a popular classic song and replacing it with a depressing version of the original. What

Heavy Metal and the Satanic Panic

The myth behind metal and satan Heavy metal, a genre of music that is familiar to most, has often been closely associated with Lucifer despite not actually being “the Devil’s music.” This popular genre of music didn’t always have dark connotations—at least not in the