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ryder mclaughlin north hollywood, skateboarding, acting

Skateboarding has left a deep impact on popular culture. One of the most significant impressions of the art form in recent years is felt in the success of Mikey Alfred’s North Hollywood. The film, starring Vince Vaughn and Miranda Cosgrove, brought contemporary skateboarding onto the screen and won the attention of Pharrell Williams. It was […]

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blink-182 enema tour, mark hoppus nine, fyre fest, lawsuit, blink-182 impact

No collection of a musicians is more impactful outside their band than blink-182. If there is, it’s tough to think of who. Despite the multi-platinum records and countless sold out shows, the sum of blink’s parts might be better than the whole.  Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker (Matt Skiba is great too, but […]

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80s music videos cyndi lauper prince

The 1980s were the big bang of music videos—a cosmic explosion of creativity, technology and straight-up weirdness.  With the launch of MTV in 1981, some artists used the visual art form to sell sex, youth and anything eye-catching, while others used it to visually define themselves within the music business.  Read more: 10 artists who […]

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After overtaking the internet as the third-biggest TikTok star and No. 1 Asian-American influencer in the world, Bella Poarch has announced her signing to Warner Records and drops her debut single and music video “Build a Bitch.” Bella delivers an empowering message through a wildly original brand of dark-pop, making her introduction as an artist with a one-of-a-kind vision and the talent to see it through. Listen to “Build a Bitch”—HERE. Watch the music video for “Build a Bitch”—HERE. Brought to life with the help of producer and songwriter Sub Urban, the song’s soundtrack-worthy production brushes up against her clever and catchy verses as […]

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Ashrita Kumar on pop punk artists | Pinkshift interview

Back in February, Alternative Press hailed Pinkshift as one of 100 Artists You Need To Know. Now, vocalist Ashrita Kumar is expanding that list with 18 of her favorite emerging pop-punk-adjacent bands. It might not surprise you to learn that the Baltimore-based outfit’s influences are just as eclectic as their sound. In fact, Kumar is quick to note […]

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Grimes Sings an A.I. Lullaby Artist-producer-engineer Grimes has partnered with the tech company Endel to launch a new app, “A.I. Lullaby.” The developers capture Grimes’ music and vocals to engineer the sounds, creating interactive, personalized sonic environments in real-time, designed to improve sleep and wellness in children and adults. The project was inspired by Grimes’ experience as a new mother. She defines “A.I Lullaby” as “humane technology founded on a deep philosophy, A.I. safety, immense research and art.” S.T.O.M.P. (Start Teaching Others More Positivity) S.T.O.M.P., an acronym for Start Teaching Others More Positivity, was originally coined by Chicago DJ and producer, […]

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Hayley Williams Robert Pattinson interview Twilight “Artist On Artist” video

We can all agree that Hayley Williams and Robert Pattinson were among the strongest talents showcased by Twilight. Seriously, movie aside, just look to the soundtrack for definitive proof of that fact. Did that make them fitting candidates to interview each other, though? Fortunately for the world, MySpace answered that with a definitive yes. The Paramore vocalist and Twilight protagonist sat opposite each other for […]

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Universal Music Group (UMG) and TikTok announced a global agreement that delivers equitable compensation for recording artists and songwriters, and significantly expands and enhances the companies’ existing relationship, promoting the development of new innovative experiences and the ability to forge deeper bonds between fans and the artists and music they love. With this agreement, which covers recorded music from artists at UMG’s labels and songwriters with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), TikTok users will be more empowered than ever to express themselves through music, soundtrack their video creations with songs about which they are passionate and build communities around artists […]

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AIMP’s Nashville Chapter will be hosting a webinar Thursday, Feb. 4, at 5:30pm ET / 4:30pm CT / 2:30pm PT, with presentations by viral TikTok stars Priscilla Block and Andrew Jannakos, as well as their major-label teams at UMG Nashville and Sony Music Nashville, respectively, to discuss the path from achieving viral fame to becoming a recording artist. In addition to Block and Jannakos, the online event, titled “Tik Tok to Record Deal: The Transition From Viral Fame to Recording Artist,” will feature panelists Andrew Cohen (Owner & Music Manager, Cohencidence Projects), Margaret Tomlin (Director, A&R, Sony Music Nashville), and Brian Wright (Executive VP of A&R, Universal Music […]

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Raven The Acid Bath Princess of the Darkness

It’s 2021, and we don’t really understand why people are making such a big deal out of it. After all, each new year just brings everyone closer to death, right? Well, at least this one greeted us with a significant surprise. Raven, The Acid Bath Princess Of The Darkness finally emerged from her long-lasting shroud […]

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