The Upside To Releasing Your Music On Cassette

As with so many trends, how we consume music can seem as cyclical as anything else, as most recently evidenced by the resurgence of cassette tapes. Much like vinyl, this seemingly antiquated format has been making something of comeback of late, and there are a few good reasons why. ___________________________… Continue Reading

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It Bears Repeating: Why Repetition In Music Is A Good Thing

While on of the main complaints about satellite and broadcast radio is that the same songs get played over and over again, numbers suggest there’s a major disconnect between what people say they don’t want, and what they actually enjoy listening to, and that musical repetition is actually a good… Continue Reading

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How My Ears And The World Have Changed

In this piece, Ellisa Sun takes us on a trip down memory lane and back again as she compares the music of her youth with more modern compositions, and looks how much both music and the way we consume it has shifted over the years. ______________________________ Guest post by Ellisa… Continue Reading

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11 Favorite Blogs For Finding New Hip-Hop Tracks

While many music listeners may turn to their favorite streaming platform to discover new music, there’s still a lot to be said for the power of a well crafted blog. Here we look at eleven of the best blogs to turn to when searching for new and exciting hip-hop tracks…. Continue Reading

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Pop Is Still The #1 Music Genre Worldwide

A new report is out from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry or (IFPI) looking at how music is being enjoyed the world over, and which genre’s are the most popular internationally. Perhaps unsurprisingly, pop reigns king, continuing to occupy the number one slot. _________________________ Guest post by Bobby… Continue Reading

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The Love Of Listening To The Radio While Driving Not Dead

Listening to music in the car has been a favorite past time of travelers as long as radios and cars have existed, and while many believe that recent technological advancements might have reduced this practice, a passion for music and radio on the road remains. ______________________________ In this latest piece… Continue Reading

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What’s The Best Music To Work Out To?

Whether you’re a gym rat or simply enjoy the occasional light trail run, most people who work out prefer doing so accompanied by some sort of music, something which the industry is, of course happy, to capitalize on, with many songs and playlists tailor made for this purpose. Here, we… Continue Reading

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Miles Davis’ ‘Kind Of Blue’ Was Released 60 Years Ago This Week

Sixty years after the release of one of the most iconic albums of all time, we look back on the legacy of Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue, and the cultural impact it had on music, race, and beyond. ___________________________ Guest post by Caleb J. Murphy of Soundfly’s Flypaper Sometimes an… Continue Reading

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Fan Gets Call From Metallica After Song Scares Off Cougar

A Vancouver Island woman who credits a Metallica song with saving her from a cougar attack got to thank the band personally when frontman James Hetfield called. Dee Gallant was reportedly walking her husky-retriever, Murphy, down a logging road in south Duncan two weeks ago when she caught a glimpse… Continue Reading

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Best Best Industry Reads Of 2019, So Far (That Aren’t On Hybebot)

With 2019 barely reaching the halfway point, the year has already delivered some outstanding pieces of music journalism, with scoops and hard-hitting data on music consumption, metrics, metadata and more. _____________________ Guest post from AWAL 2019’s hardly half over and it’s already delivered some of the best music journalism in… Continue Reading

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