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Black Lives Matter: How the Music Industry Responds to Racial Injustice

  Black Lives Matter also known as BLM is the response to police brutality and systematic racism against black people in America. Through the use of technology, citizens have captured footage and watched as black people have been killed at the hands of police officers across America. The phrase “Black Lives Matter” first appeared on… Read more

Holly Humberstone: Anything but Overkill

Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist Holly Humberstone is a musician from Grantham, England. She has quickly gained fans through utilizing her personal lyrics and storytelling. Growing up, Holly’s family encouraged her to explore her creativity. She took several music-based classes and started playing the piano. She would practice writing lyrics for a song and… Read more

Joan: ’80s & ’90s Alt-Pop Nostalgia

Photo Credit: Connor North Goad Joan is an indie pop band made up of two members, Alan Thomas and Steven Rutherford. Alan plays the guitar, keys, and sings while Steven plays the drums and sings. Both members are from Little Rock, Arkansas. They came together shortly after Steven graduated from college. Both of the guys… Read more

Becky Hill: UK’s Popstar Powerhouse

Photo Credit: Facebook @Beckyhillofficial Rebecca Claire Hill was born on February 14, 1994, in the small town of Dudley, England. She started making music when she was 14-years-old. Becky joined a band called Shaking Trees and they were noticed by BBC Music Introducing as a band to “watch out for.” Rebecca gained fame after she… Read more

Rosalía: The Flamenco-Infused Popstar

Photo Credit: Roger Kisby Rosalía is a singer and songwriter who gained popularity after producing music that brought a refreshing take to traditional flamenco. After several popular collaborations, the artist has gained international attention. Rosalía Vila Tobella was born on September 25, 1993 in Barcelona, Spain. No one in her family participated in any form… Read more

Remembering Pop Smoke: The Brooklyn-Bred Rapper Resting in the Stars

Photo Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Pop Smoke rose quickly to stardom in the music industry with his hard lyrics and raspy voice. Paired with UK drill beats, the Brooklyn rapper connected with people looking for heavy-hitting anthems. Pop Smoke used his charismatic attitude, style and flow to rapidly take over the airwaves of New… Read more

Joyner Lucas: Socially Conscious Hip-Hop

Photo Credit: Trevor Finney Joyner Lucas is known for his lyricism and quick delivery. The rapper gained attention of millions of listeners with tracks like “Ross Cipicchioni” and “I’m Not Racist.” With the viral success of several tracks, the artist has been able to create a name for himself through his work as a songwriter,… Read more

Tanerélle: Introducing the Seductive Songstress

Photo Credit: Twitter @tanerelle Tanerélle is gaining attention in the music industry with her looks and vocal abilities. The young artist’s aesthetic and style place her in a neo soul genre. Tanerélle’s empowering seduction and unapologetic attitude sets the stage to attract fans all over the globe. Tanerélle Stephens was born on April 9, 1994… Read more

Kehlani: She Was Good Until She Became Great

Photo Credit: Arturo Torres Oakland, California native Kehlani has dealt with the struggles of depression, homelessness, and being a parent; all while creating music that millions of people listen to and appreciate. She was born on April 24, 1995 as Kehlani Ashley Parrish, to an African American father and a Caucasian mother. She dealt with… Read more

Doja Cat: Shaking Up The Music Industry Because She Says So

Photo Credit: Vijat Mohindra New to the mainstream and already making a strong name for herself, Doja Cat isn’t afraid to put it out there. The young musician has had a quick rise to musical fame, dealt with cancel culture, and is still present throughout everything to produce music that people can enjoy. She was… Read more