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TikTok Audios, Trends Give Small Artists Platforms, Recognition

TikTok Audios, Trends Give Small Artists Platforms, Recognition

Musicians adapt content to fit current trends
Will Rosenblum, Managing Editor May 28, 2021

TikTok has exploded since its creation in 2016, and with it, the world has entered a new era in music creation. A massive component of the media sensation has been music, as trends that fuel content on...

Once the nominations for the 2020 Grammys were announced, The Weeknd tweeted, “The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency.”

The Grammy’s Spark Controversy, Long History of Exclusion

Artists begin boycotting the show as nominations are unfair
Sara Richardson, Managing Editor December 16, 2020

In the 2014 Grammys, Macklemore won over Kendrick Lamar for Best New Artist. Beyonce's album, “Lemonade,” Frank Ocean’s “Channel,” Tyler, The Creator album “IGOR,” were all ignored or never...

Art, Music Aids Stress Relief

Art, Music Aids Stress Relief

Mackenzie Higgins, Staff Writer December 7, 2020
Student’s use creativity to cope
Dua Lipa performed “Don’t Start Now” with her dancers and bandmates through video chat on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Online Concerts Allow Artists, Fans to Stay Connected

Musicians build community through online platforms
Bernadette Whitely, Staff Writer April 24, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused mass cancelations of tours, concerts, and festivals, negatively affecting artists, big or small. However, by continuing to connect with their fans through online concerts...

Kaja's Top 5: Autumn Playlist

Kaja’s Top 5: Autumn Playlist

Five great songs to help experience fall to the fullest
November 2, 2018

Lucy by Still Woozy My favorite song this month has to be “Lucy” by Still Woozy. The soft instrumentals and overall melancholic, intimate tone of this song radiate a sense of coziness yet also invite...

This month with Bix

This month with Bix

Music of the Month (September/October 2018): Carter V, On the Rvn, and More
David Bix, Online Columnist October 19, 2018

This Month With Bix Music of the Month (September/October 2018): Carter V, On the Rvn, and More Summer’s over and school’s here. Late night bonfires, days at the beach, and sleeping in have...

Bix's Picks: Best of Summer and Mac Miller

Bix’s Picks: Best of Summer and Mac Miller

David Bix, Online Columnist September 22, 2018

Column 1: Best Songs of the Summer   Note: Not all of these songs were released this summer, but they are a mix great listens during the season. Bix’s Recommended Playlist:   ...

Sam Shapiro

Recording Shapiro’s career

Shapiro discovers passion through finding his sound
Eva Berezovsky, Managing Editor March 5, 2018

“I’ve never taken lessons or classes or anything, so it’s just me looking at YouTube videos, figuring stuff out, learning music theory for myself, and making that stuff come to life,” says Sam...

Hazel DeHapporte '19 performs at Open Mic Night on November 10th.

Open Mic Night loses popularity

Leaders ask for more participation
Elizabeth Opp, Opinions Editor March 13, 2017

Graduation requirements include art. Senior speeches are frequently given on the perks of taking art courses and branching out through classes from Drawing and Painting to Ceramics. The visual arts are...

Where music and physics align

Where music and physics align

Minjae Lee, Opinions Editor December 3, 2015

TASC is a time for some students to settle into practice rooms, hidden away from the obvious eye all around school. Passing the art department, musicians like April Wang ’16 can be heard playing the...

Crowd gets excited for performers at the Basilica Block Party.

Review: Summer Festivals

Something to look forward to as winter looms
Emma Burke, Staff Writer September 29, 2015

Throughout summer break, students, at Blake and other schools, take part in many fun outdoor activities. Many students attended outdoor music festivals, a common topic of conversation during the warm summer...

The link between music and civil rights

Exploring how pop culture reflects the current struggle
Chapel Puckett, Front Editor May 28, 2015

Music affects almost every aspect of our society: pop culture, fashion, dance, and perhaps most importantly, the fight for civil rights. Music expresses emotion in a way that is relatable to anyone who...

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