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Fearless, Taylor Swift re-recording history

Singer slowly gains control of masters A few weeks ago, the astute music lover and average fan alike might’ve noticed that Taylor Swift was trending on iTunes and Spotify. “But didn’t ‘You Belong With Me’ come out like 15 years ago?” they might’ve asked themselves.

WTF are NFTs?

How NFTs may change the music industry It’s no secret that the world of music has been digitalizing faster than the industry can keep up with. Since the correction of Napster’s global music heist at the turn of the century and the idea of listening

A collection of nocturne ambient lullabies

Music for avoiding insomnia Life is stressful; and while the solace of sleep provides some respite, it can also feel like chasing the sunset. So, get comfortable and listen to any of the following albums to calm the mind and sink back into slumber. Nocturnes

A grand reopening 

Live music making a comeback with vaccinations With the likelihood of herd immunity approaching this summer, venues are posed with the daunting task of safely reopening—and the task isn’t the same for every venue. While some outdoor festivals like Coachella and Glastonbury have cancelled for

Queer folks and women of alternative music

Diverse artists for any alternative playlist As a loosely defined genre, alternative music implies -a diversion from the mainstream culture. Even before the title existed, artists like Siouxsie Sioux and the Banshees or Gwen Stefani from No Doubt made names for themselves as pioneers of

Daft Punk announces their end

A cyber conclusion French electronic duo Daft Punk—composed of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter—have officially broken up. The group released a video titled “Epilogue” on Feb. 22. The first portion of the video is in complete silence, as the duo heads out helmeted across

Local band proves resilience and malleability

Waxcat thrives in local music scene Waxcat radiates malleability; through their transcendent dimensions of music and within the band itself, a new year begins, and the group continues to thrive. Based in Denver, Colorado, the trio consists of Nick Nord on guitar, Jobe Wagner on

How a black-created music genre became country

Black history in country music Think about the term “country music.” What images or concepts pop up when hearing that? For many, it’s pickup trucks, beer, God, and blue jeans. People like Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, or Johnny Cash. More recently, the person who could

The best comedy songs of all time

Some songs just exist to make people laugh Many artists lament that they aren’t taken seriously enough. But for many singers, that would be a compliment, as their songs are only intended to make people laugh. Here is a list of the best of those

Remembering Eddie Van Halen: A Rock Star Prodigy

A retrospective of the rock icon This has been a harsh year for many, and unfortunately this doesn’t exclude celebrity losses. On Oct. 6, the legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen passed away from cancer at 65 years old. Rock and metal music fans are shocked