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Sowing Songs: Youtuber GARDNSOUND is Crafting a Track Each Day for A Year

Commitment is intimidating. Whether it be a relationship, an art project, a musical endeavor, what have you, committing to it is key. If you half-ass it, it will be reflected in how it’s received. You get back what you put in. That’s what makes it

Fiona Apple – Criminal (music video)

“Criminal” is a song by Fiona Apple. Apple said that the song is about “feeling bad for getting something so easily by using your sexuality.” It was released as the third single from the album Tidal in September 1997, and is Apple’s biggest hit, peaking at

Alex Wiley – Tangerine Dream

Alex Wiley, one of the best underground artists out right now, dropped a surprise mixtape last night that shows even more progression than his previous works. Representing Chicago, Alex has always taken a different path with his music. While his first tape, Club Wiley, flexed

6 Song Structures in Popular Music (including seminar with Ralph Murphy)

6 types of song structure I was surfing YouTube the other day and ran across a seminar by Ralph Murphy, a legendary songwriter. One of the most useful takeaways I got was his list of 6 most popular song forms (or song structures) when songwriting.

The anatomy of Taylor Swift’s new “Style” (VOX)

Taylor Swift’s new video for “Style,” just one of three of Swift’s songs currently in the Billboard top 20, completes Taylor’s evolution from country to pop. But what is pop? Vox broke down both the musical and music video anatomy of “Style” to find out. Voiceover: