Piracy is a multifaceted issue. There’s no doubt about that, and record labels are not happy. Ever since the start of the 21st century, the number of peer-to-peer websites (where people are able to share files through a central network) skyrocketed. Recently, music labels sued YouTube ripping sites and they want $150,000 for every illegal […]

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Lady Gaga returned to the world of pop music on Friday after a long, three-year break with “Perfect Illusion.” It’s her first single after the infamous “ARTPOP.” In the interim, she produced a jazz album with Tony Bennett that no one asked for and starred as Jessica Lange’s understudy in the fifth season of “American […]

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A little more than two years after Beyoncé changed the music industry with her self-titled magnum opus, she has once again set the world ablaze. “Lemonade,” in yet another world-stopping moment, was released on Tidal late Saturday night after an HBO special with the same title premiered. A powerful, ambitious work, “Lemonade” pushes Beyoncé to […]

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Lady Gaga is on the brink of a massive comeback. For those who love her, it is a blessing. And for those who do not — please get better taste. Having largely stayed away from the world of pop music since 2013, she has planted the seeds to a return to the top. Her Golden […]

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“Hello… it’s me.” Adele, the voice of our generation and Taylor Swift’s biggest nightmare, is back with a massive new song. So let’s get this over with and just give Adele all of the Grammys now. After an unusually long hiatus of four years, during which time the music industry completely succumbed to unexceptional artists, […]

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There is no pop star more underrated or under appreciated than Janet Jackson. She’s sold over 100 million albums worldwide. In the United States, she has 27 top-ten singles, and ten of those are number-ones. Her albums, from “Control” to “Rhythm Nation” to “The Velvet Rope,” were groundbreaking, fusing multiple music genres and pushing the […]

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For as long as I can remember, celebrities have generally stuck to focusing on their own career. Singers sang, actors acted and there was rarely a clash between any two professions. Yes, famous personalities would advocate for charities or sponsor brands, as they still do, but they would seldom comment on a company’s way of […]

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Austin Crann, Staff Writer @austincrann Overall, the 57th Annual Grammy Awards were a total snoozefest — one too many ballads performed — but they did manage to send social media into a tailspin with how they treated Her Royal Highness Beyoncé. Her game-changing opus “BEYONCÉ” was barred from any of the major awards, relegated to […]

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Austin Crann, Staff Writer @austincrann Last week, Meghan “I Wasn’t Strong Enough for an Eating Disorder” Trainor’s debut album “Title” started off as a massive hit on the Billboard charts. It sold almost 200,000 copies, finally dethroning Taylor Swift’s “1989” from the top of the charts. The album has the biggest first-week numbers for a […]

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Kyra Louie, Staff Writer @akitchensink2me Other than being nice, funny and an absolute gem, Taylor Swift is one of the only artists who proactively shows love and gratitude to her fans. Swift is a genius when it comes to social media and connecting with her fans. Tumblr? Check. Twitter? Check. Facebook? Check. Instagram? Check. The […]

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