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Spotify to Adopt a Work from Anywhere Model

Spotify to Adopt a Work from Anywhere Model

Spotify, one of the world’s most popular music streaming services employs 5,584 people in 79 different countries. The platform has recently made headlines as the latest tech company to implement a flexible work model in response to the ongoing pandemic. The company announced that it is adopting….
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The Joy of Music In Times of Social Distancing

The Joy of Music In Times of Social Distancing

Since the global pandemic reshaped our lives, going back to the way things used to be has been a difficult and slow transition. Some activities, especially group one, still have not been reinstated. For example, making music in times of COVID has been wrought with obstacles due to the pandemic.
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Enjoying Arts and Entertainment in the Pandemic

Enjoying Arts and Entertainment in the Pandemic

Although the arts and entertainment industries are struggling to regain momentum due to the impact of COVID-19, there are still many ways we can enjoy them and even help support their return. Read on to find out five ways that individuals and families can still access the arts…
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Innovative Ways of Communicating in 2020

Innovative Ways of Communicating in 2020

The entertainment industry suffered great losses in 2020. Lockdown brought about the cancellation of concerts and countless events. Artists, producers and record companies had to come up with innovative ways of communicating with the public. That is why music documentaries and recorded live shows became more popular than ever this year. This article explores this rising trend.
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Diversifying the Touring Industry: What You Need To Know

Diversifying the Touring Industry: What You Need To Know

The Black Lives Matter movement this summer demanded that the music industry self-examine its practices and how it, like many other industries, perpetuates systemic racism in America. In response, major labels made promises to diversify their structures, specifically in corporate and executive positions, as that is where representation is most lacking.
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Looping: The Key to Today’s Hottest Rap Songs

Looping: The Key to Today’s Hottest Rap Songs

What do hits like “Paper Planes” by M.I.A. and “Crazy In Love” by Beyoncé have in common? Both iconic songs use samples in their composition. What was once a cornerstone of hip-hop production, sampling is beginning to stall in today’s rap industry. The potential legal battles that can ensue when using samples has made sampling too risky a venture for many producers.
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The Pandemic Guitar Boom

The Pandemic Guitar Boom

The past few decades have seen a steady decline in guitar’s popularity as an instrument. Most younger generations don’t listen to music that is guitar-based, and sales of the instrument have gone down consistently throughout the late 2000s into the 2010s. However, the COVID-19 pandemic seems to have turned this downward trajectory around. Due to…
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TikTok: The Internet’s Viral Hit Machine

TikTok: The Internet’s Viral Hit Machine

Formerly known as musical.ly, an app that allowed users to make videos of themselves lip-syncing to songs, TikTok has taken the internet by storm over the past year. The video-centric social media app has seen a huge surge in users since March, likely due to the onset of the pandemic. Although a five-minute perusal on…
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Keep on Jamming During Quarantine: Find an Online Music Community

Keep on Jamming During Quarantine: Find an Online Music Community

Don’t give up on music because of the virus! Even if musicians can’t gather as easily as before, you can still perform music from the comfort of your home! Learn how in this article. A part of the population doesn’t mind the social distancing currently being implemented. But there’s no hiding it….
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Music Benefits Your Brain: Learn About the Powers of Music

Music Benefits Your Brain: Learn About the Powers of Music

Ever feel like you could have a better functionning brain? Start playing an instrument! It helps connects your brain pathways. Also, listening to music you enjoy releases dopamine in your brain – making music an accessible way to reduce stress and depression.
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Music Against the Pandemic, Now and Then

Music Against the Pandemic, Now and Then

It’s not the first time there has been a pandemic, and it’s not the first time humans have faced it with music. Music helps to maintain social bonds (a necessity for every human) in a time where physical distancing is essential. So get out on your balcony, start a choral, and assist in the fight…
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5 Types of Musicans’ Answers to Covid-19

5 Types of Musicans’ Answers to Covid-19

In times of anxiety and stress, musicians still find ways to share their innovations and good humor. This article looks at five ways musicians keep on inspiring the world, even with the limitations imposed by the virus. From heartwarming sing-together songs from apartment balconies..
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Feed the Performers in Need! Here Some Resources for Musicians

Feed the Performers in Need! Here Some Resources for Musicians

Musicians are in a very difficult position right now. If you are a musician or want to support artists, this article presents some of the possibilities for doing so – connecting with other musicians affected by the pandemic, applying for reliefs and asking for more help from the government.
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African Influences on the Lion King Soundtrack

African Influences on the Lion King Soundtrack

Beyoncé released her album of 14 soundtracks called “Letter to Africa,” featuring some of the best African artists. Queen B has always been attracted to the African culture, and this album was a good opportunity to collaborate with African artists. A combination of both Afrobeat and R&B created a genre more suitable for Beyoncé’s fans while creating…
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How Some Artists Still Make Money Via Album Sales

How Some Artists Still Make Money Via Album Sales

With the rise of streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music over the past few years, there has been a correlative decline in album sales. Without as many sales, and only a small paycheck from streaming services, it is increasingly difficult for musicians to make a living on creating and distributing music…
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The Post-Pandemic Future of Pop Music

The Post-Pandemic Future of Pop Music

Since the initial outbreak of COVID-19, our world as we know it has undergone a fundamental change. During these times, people naturally gravitate toward sources that bring them comfort. For many, that source has been music. But how has pop music itself functioned during the pandemic? What kind of new music should we expect as the months go on? To find out more…
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How COVID-19 May Transform Live Music as Artists Look for Different Revenue Streams

How COVID-19 May Transform Live Music as Artists Look for Different Revenue Streams

For music lovers, reality struck after the COVID-19 pandemic was global — it could be a long time before anybody went to another gig. Physical distance guidelines, overall crowd regulation, transport and border constraints are some of the obstacles that stand in the way before artists…
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How COVID-19 Changes the Way We Hear Music

How COVID-19 Changes the Way We Hear Music

As a worldwide pandemic broke out on 11 March, different sources of entertainment and television program had fallen like dominoes. Professional sports were being suspended (unless you’re a wrestler in Florida), release times were being delayed, and music festivals and tours were being delayed or cancelled. To learn about how COVID-19 changed the way we…
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New Trends in the Music Industry in the Aftermath of Covid-19

New Trends in the Music Industry in the Aftermath of Covid-19

Like other industries, the music industry is also learning about how to make money and operate in this new strange routine. COVID-19 hit the music industry hard in the course of March, as streaming numbers dropped and, as a result of social distancing and quarantine, the live concert revenue stream was shut down. To find…
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How COVID-19 is Changing the Music Industry

How COVID-19 is Changing the Music Industry

Coronavirus hit the music industry on a large scale, with live event sales suffering the most. This pandemic is expected to cost around 10 billion dollars in business sponsorships, with longer expected delays. To find out more about the music industry’s alterations in response to COVID-19, we invite you to read this article. The three different influences of COVID-19…
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