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Reflecting on the music of the 2010s

Reflecting on the music of the 2010s

By RJ Murphy, reporter. The 2010s were a decade defined by digital media. Streaming services now dominate the music industry. We’ve seen how these companies have refined their platforms, how old artists have adapted and how new artists have soared to stardom by engaging with the internet. Here are the songs that ascended to the top of the year-end U.S. […]

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[Noteworthy] Kanye West drops long awaited Christian album

By RJ Murphy, reporter.   Love him or hate him, Kanye West is undoubtedly a cultural icon as a critically acclaimed musician, producer, fashion designer and entrepreneur. His unreserved antics and personality have been the topic of many tabloids, and has received relentless criticism. With the release of “Jesus is King,” West is making a statement regarding his values and […]

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Noteworthy: 88 Rising releases second compilation album ‘Head in the Clouds 2’

Noteworthy: 88 Rising releases second compilation album ‘Head in the Clouds 2’ By RJ Murphy, reporter 88 Rising is an American media company founded in 2015 by Sean Miyashiro and Jaeson Ma that primarily consists of Asian artists. Miyashiro describes 88 Rising as a “hybrid management, record label, video production and marketing company.” The success of 88 Rising could be […]

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Noteworthy: Music consumption in the digital era

By RJ Murphy, reporter. While online streaming has become a normal routine for many, growing up we didn’t always have Youtube, Apple Music or Spotify providing us with chill beats. I wanted to dive into the different services and ask Delta students what platforms they like to use. Of the many people I asked, Spotify appears to be the most […]

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Noteworthy: What is an “industry plant” in music?

Noteworthy: What is an “industry plant” in music?

By RJ Murphy, reporter. Thanks to online streaming, radio and many other mediums, music is more accessible than ever in today’s day and age. Spotify has an impressive 35 million songs in their catalog, while Apple Music has 50 million songs. With recording equipment becoming cheaper and easier to use, bedroom studios are popping up all over the world. Today, […]

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Note-worthy: “Old Town Road” redefines music

Note-worthy: “Old Town Road” redefines music

By RJ Murphy, reporter. Montero Lamar Hill, a 19-year-old college dropout from Atlanta, uploaded the song “Old Town Road” to the internet under the name Lil Nas X as an independent release on December 3, 2018. Produced by Dutch producer Youngkio, the song has the flavor of a country tune, while having the hard-hitting sauce that can only be procured […]

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‘Honky Tonk Time Machine’ becomes another Strait classic

‘Honky Tonk Time Machine’ becomes another Strait classic

By Ryan Reichard, Arts and Entertainment editor. George Strait is the undisputed “king of country,” having delivered consistent and transformative albums for the better part of the last forty years. In that time, he has delivered classic country hits such as: “Run,” “Living for the Night,” “Check Yes or No,” “I Can Still Make Cheyenne” and “Amarillo By Morning.” Now […]

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Maren Morris’ “Girl” delivers less country and more pop

Maren Morris’ “Girl” delivers less country and more pop

By Ryan Reichard, Arts and Entertainment editor. After rising to country star status a few years ago thanks to her infectious country tune “My Church,” Maren Morris has dominated both the country and pop music worlds, often blurring the lines between the two. Her self-titled debut album saw more country elements, but with her big pop breakthrough last year with […]

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Avril Lavigne keeps her “Head Above Water”

Avril Lavigne keeps her “Head Above Water”

By Ryan Reichard, Arts & Entertainment editor. Since debuting in 2002 with her debut album “Let Go,” Avril Lavigne has been able to capture a nostalgic place in many of our memories with her angst-filled, pop-punk anthems. For years, she had us jamming out to songs such as: “Sk8er Boi,” “My Happy Ending,” “I’m With You” and “Girlfriend.” However, after […]

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Julia Michaels’ “Inner Monologue” falls short

Julia Michaels’ “Inner Monologue” falls short

By Ryan Reichard, reporter. It’s been almost two years since Julia Michaels has released her breakthrough single “Issues.” Since then, the singer-songwriter has been busy co-writing for many other artists including 5 Seconds of Summer (“Lie to Me”) and Shawn Mendes (“Nervous”). Michaels has released some singles since then. She was featured on the Clean Bandit-headed track “I Miss You” […]

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