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The creation of The Creator

The evolution of Tyler, The Creator Tyler Gregory Okonma, better known as Tyler, The Creator,  is known today as one of the world’s most influential hip-hop artists. His most recent release, IGOR, epitomizes his unconventional style while capturing his more recently developed propensity for emotional

Student spotlight: Edwina Maben

Maben’s striking journey through music.  Edwina Maben’s life seems to be encompassed by music. As a singer, songwriter, and musician, music for Maben has always played a significant role in her life since she was young. A current junior in the CU Denver Recording Arts

Music publishers crack down on TikTok

Possible copyright investigation against TikTok While TikTok users have been consuming the wide variety of visual content available on the popular app, Sen. Marco Rubio and the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) have brought attention to censorship and copyrighted audio content respectively. As of Oct.

Music publishers sue Peloton for $300 million

Lawsuit threatens company’s quality and earnings Peloton’s allegedly improper use of pop music may be enough to impact more than its initial public offering, but the overall quality of Peloton’s product. The company faced a $150 million lawsuit from the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA)

Pull out the weights with these hits

Best songs to work out to When hitting the gym, it can be hard to go without headphones. Working out to music blocks out all the distractions in order to maintain focus when grinding out the pain with every lift of those 10lb dumbbells. Most

Student spotlight: Sunny Sideways

Student band takes sunny to a whole new level Not many bands exist that have a name that seems to encompass and fit both them and their vibe so wholly—Sunny Sideways is one of the few. Radiating a groovy sort of sunshine, the band consists of

Film and album review: K-12

Melanie Martinez cloaks dark realities with bubblegum gloss On Sept. 6, after a four year hiatus, Melanie Martinez released her sophomore album titled K-12 with an accompanied film of the same name. Expanding the world of Martinez’s persona, Crybaby, the album expands the world of

Student spotlight: Generation Nomad

CU Denver students make up alt-rock group The band Generation Nomad consists of four students completely submerged in music. Lizzy Kistler who sings vocals, Luke Sletten the lead guitarist, Gizelle Cisneros who plays bass and sings background vocals, and Josh Tibbets who plays the drums.

Changing the face of a cappella

Lark delivers a dark twist to the genre Lark, an all-female-identifying a cappella ensemble here at CU Denver, consists of Isabelle Amato, Camelia Ceniceros, Cleo Daniels, Janae Hansen, Sage Shriver-Blough, and Abigail Orsborne. Lark began as a concoction brewed by Director Dr. Erin Hackel to

Spotify says no to royalties

Spotify rejects royalty terms Spotify, along with other large companies such as Google and Amazon, has recently come into controversy as the company announced its intention to appeal a songwriter royalty-rate increase. The whole debacle began in January of 2018 when the US Copyright Royalty