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MMM Staff Picks: Richard John Cummins’ Top Ten Favorite Albums of 2020

#10. PAUL McCARTNEY – ‘McCARTNEY III’ A half-century into his post-Beatles career, Paul McCartney continues to show the world the witty and imaginative tunesmithing for which he’s always been known for. He even goes for bonus points by playing nearly all of the instruments himself (not too shabby for a man of seventy-eight). #9. SEMISONIC… Read more

Peach Tree Rascals: The Genre-Bending Supergroup

Photo Credit: 10K Projects Peach Tree Rascals are a group based out of San Jose, California. The members are composed of Isaac Pech, Tarrek Abdel-Khaliq, Joseph Barros, Dominic Pizano, and Jorge Olazaba. In roughly two years, the group has established a strong digital presence via social media and streaming platforms. Their heartfelt songs blur the… Read more

Beabadoobee: A Coming-of-Age Story Through Music

Photo Credit: Jordan Curtis Hughes Since coming onto the music scene two years ago, the young creative Beabadoobee has gained the attention of fans across the globe. On June 3, 2000, Beatrice Laus was born in Ioilo City, Philippines. When she was three-years-old, her family moved to London. Inspired by her family origins, Beatrice listened… Read more

Mod Sun: Breaking the Mold Through his Creative Ventures

Photo Credit: Anna Walters Derek Ryan Smith is professionally known as Mod Sun, which is an acronym for “Movement on Dreams, Stand under None.” Mod Sun has been in the music industry for years now through his discography, various visuals, and written projects. Derek was born on March 10, 1987 in Bloomington, Minnesota. For the… Read more

RAYE: Electro Pop and R&B Reinvented

Photo Credit: Dan Medhurst Raye has worked with artists such as Nas, Avelino, and Charli XCX. She is setting the stage for a long-term musical career with a growing list of hit songs that she has worked on by her writing credits and vocal chops. Rachel Agatha Keen was born on October 24, 1997, in… Read more

Elderbrook: Expanding EDM Through His Versatility

Photo Credit: Big Beat Press Elderbrook, also known as Alexander Kotz, caught the attention of music listeners with the release of his 2015 hit, “How Many Times.” The song ranked in several music charts across the globe. Elderbrook has merged his trained musical skills with his fondness for unique sound samples to create his music…. Read more

Tate McRae: The Canadian Dancer Turned Pop Star

Photo Credit: Amy Gardner Tate McRae is a Canadian dancer turned pop singer that is making a name for herself through emotional pop songs. Tate first gained the interests of people with her shining personality and dancing. After releasing a video of her singing an original song, Tate changed creative lanes and began focusing on… Read more

Matt Maeson: A Rising Star on the Road to Recovery

Photo Credit: Alexis Gross Matt Maeson is a rising musician that has rose to the spotlight through singing about his heartfelt struggles. He was born on January 17, 1993 in Norfolk, Virginia. Matt was influenced by his parents who were musicians that began playing at Christian metal events. His family founded a Christian ministry around… Read more

JXDN: Meet The Breakout Trap Influenced Rockstar

Photo Credit: Daniel Rojas Jaden Hossler, also known as Jxdn, is a singer and TikTok star that is gaining music popularity. Jaden’s experiences with depression and attempts of suicide gave him a unique perspective on life. He is using his social media platform and music to spread messages about overcoming hardship whether it’s relationships, destructive… Read more

Remembering Eddie Van Halen: The Guitar Hero’s Guitar Hero

Photo Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images The electric guitar may be the quintessential symbol of rock ‘n’ roll, but of the many individuals who’ve strapped one on over the years only a select few have made such an impact as to become virtually synonymous with the instrument. That short list would obviously include Eric Clapton and… Read more