Category: Music

music-and-activism

Music and Activism: A Platform for Change

Music is widely considered a universal language. Through any genre, musicians can convey emotions that speak to their audiences on a variety of levels and send important messages from the immense platform they possess. The subject of these messages can be celebratory, melancholic, or, in more extreme cases, protesting. Throughout history, musicians have tapped into their talents to address a… Read more →

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5 of Today’s Most Underrated Musicians

In the highly competitive music industry, even musicians that experience a slight taste of success often seem to go unnoticed by much of the world. These five talents fit into this category, making our list of today’s most underrated musicians. Rationale a.k.a. Tinashe Fazakerley Even with fans including Elton John and Katy Perry, this Zimbabwe native singer and producer’s powerful… Read more →

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Traits of a Successful Musician

There’s no magic formula for how to write the perfect song or how to become a household name, though people have long searched for one and continued to come up dry. However, there are some important character traits that will serve all aspiring musicians faithfully as they climb their way into the public eye.   Integrity | No matter what… Read more →

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Why Your Child Should Enroll in Music Lessons

Keeping your children active outside of school is extremely beneficial to both their physical and emotional growth. From after-school sports to extracurricular clubs, the opportunities are endless. However, one of the most beneficial programs children can be involved in is that of instrumental lessons.   Whether they are playing piano, violin, guitar, or drums, music lessons can improve academic performance… Read more →

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How Blues Influenced Modern Music

According to Glenn McDonald, there are approximately 1,264 genres of music. From classical, to rock, to hip-hop, to jazz, the sounds created by musicians within these styles provide auditory pleasure for people all over the world. What many people may not know however, is that much of what we hear today, i.e. pop music, was influenced directly by a single… Read more →

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The Best Music Festivals for Families

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival: This week-long festival is a great way to take in the culture of New Orleans and listen to some great music. 2017’s fest includes Earth, Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder, and Meghan Trainor. Single day tickets are $70 in advance, or $80 at the gate. Children under 10 are only $5, and children under… Read more →

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5 Overseas Music Artists to Look out for in 2017

The music industry is an incredibly overpopulated group of musicians both young and old trying to establish their presence in this massive pool of talent. While it may be difficult to reach the highest levels of fame possible, many artists are making their names known in their respective genres, and pouring their hearts and souls out on every track recorded.… Read more →

William Nakulski

Why You Should Support Local Musicians

Entertainment In my experience, it is incredible and absolutely amazing, the amount of talent which exists out there in the world with regards to music, and the fact that most of them are never to be “discovered”.  Of all the reasons to support your local music scene, this is the most important factor. We go to concerts to be entertained,… Read more →