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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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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