There's nothing quite like political unrest to incite real emotion... and unprecedented creativity. In recent years, we've seen artists scrap projects and create new, re-imagined masterpieces with the fuel of discontentment for the present, and fear of the future. In tumultuous times like these, it's art we turn to give us strength to fight daily … Continue reading #WCW Feature Interview: Julia Ostrov & Kristen Plylar-Moore
By Amy Hanna, Production/Radio Promotions Coordinator At an international-scale music conference like A2IM's Indie Week, there are usually set expectations of exactly what will go on. All of us in the music industry, especially in the indie sector, want to stay sharp, stay knowledgable, and, if at all possible, be one step ahead of our … Continue reading #RepresentationMatters: A2IM Indie Week 2018 Recap
By Amy Hanna, Production/Radio Promo Coordinator Our holiday long weekend (and consequent Mood Ring Music hiatus) has passed, so it's time to shake off the dust on the internet's most colorful new music feature and get back to sharing all those saturated slappers. To those who are new to the Mood Ring Music feature, or … Continue reading Mood Ring Music | June 4, 2018
LA-based singer-songwriter Drea proves that music can (and should) be bigger than the person singing it. Pulling inspiration from limitless genres and styles, this pop songstress uses her distinctive voice to lift up topics like sexism, racism, and violence among so many more, making for catchy electro-pop with a clear and powerful message. Drea's music isn't … Continue reading #WCW Feature Interview: Drea
I cannot sing to save my life. No, seriously, I can’t. I watch my boyfriend politely smile as though he’s enjoying hearing me hum a few bars when I am pretty sure he’s dying inside. My singing could make babies cry (and probably has), and caused the window glass of my uber to break. I … Continue reading Stay Unique, Stay Indie.
If there's one piece of advice I could give to anyone in the music industry (or any fast moving industry for that matter), I would advise them to stay relevant and stay current. We go to sleep at night and wake up the next morning with news that has happened in only a matter of … Continue reading Hope Heads to Billboard Touring Conference 2017
It's around 7am on Monday. I wake up to go to the gym, but instead lay in bed, writing lyrics. I dreamt about something painful-a memory that is skewed by my forever moving and active mind. "I have to write this down, it could be a song," I groggily think to myself. I avoid Facebook, … Continue reading Making Music on a Busy Schedule
By Allison Duggan, Label Manager * On Saturday, August 1, 1981, at 12:01 am Eastern Time, MTV launched with the words "Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll," spoken by John Lack and played over footage of the first Space Shuttle launch countdown of Columbia (which took place earlier that year) and of the launch of … Continue reading Top Five Videos that Made MTV Amazing