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Mid90s is Spotify’s First Film ‘Playlist’

Jonah Hill’s Rap and Punk Bias Actor Jonah Hill, for his feature directorial and screenwriting debut Mid90s, recently collaborated with Spotify to create an official “motion picture playlist” for the film. What’s unusual about this featured playlist, which Spotify calls “the first of its kind,”

Breaking new ground in Denver’s hip-hop scene

Ground Broken  discusses collaboration and local vibe Ground Broken, consisting of Producer Surreal (David Lesperance) and Lyricist Escro (Rembert Hann), both CU Denver students, is a musical movement in hip-hop that has produced a lot of influence in the Denver area. When asked about who

Abbey Road puts new face on old legend

Abbey road re-brands to appeal to up-and-comers Abbey Road Studios has been a fixture in London since it opened in 1931 and has been used by artists from Pink Floyd to Lady Gaga. The recording studios are most closely associated with The Beatles who recorded

Denver Hip Hop is all about the Luv

Student-based hip hop group tells their story LUV, an emerging rap group originating in Colorado, consists of Gee·Cue (Gavin Romero), Oneder Bee (Brandyn Romero), Kee LUV (Keith Michael Wood Jr.), and BIG (Angelo Salas). For LUV, the group began right on the back porch of

Spotify supports female recording artists

Spotify’s EQL program focuses on women Spotify is partnering up with Berklee College of Music and Electric Lady Studios to create a more inclusive and receiving environment for women working in production areas of the music industry. Spotify went on the record on Aug. 15,

Wigstock is a rebellion in the re-making

Revived dragshow is showcasing diversity Since the creation of RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2009, drag, the art of men dressing as women and performing variety shows, has gained a large following and prominent place in pop culture. The specific type of drag that has become

Ghost Ship sets sails for silver shores

How one fire affected hundreds of lives On Dec. 2, 2016 there was a fire at Ghost Ship Warehouse that killed 36 people. Its owner, Derick Almena, 48, and creative director, Max Harris, 28, were to face trial for those deaths. The Ghost Ship Warehouse

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 for

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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

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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