history of rap

Who started rap? A brief summary on the history of rap and hip-hop

Rap music is undeniably one of the most popular genres in America today. It's birthed new subgenres, such as mumble rap, rapmetal and rapcore; it's infiltrated almost...
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How far does “All Ages” go at a concert?

Did you know that music can help your child learn? It's one of those things that pop up in the news from time to time, to the...
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The encyclopedia of rock genres for beginners

Gather round because in today's lesson, I'll be diving into one of the best genres on the planet, rock. And for all the people out there who...
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How do musicians choose their genre?

One of the perks of being drawn to music is having a feeling of purpose, of having your career picked out for you, unlike those of us...

Listen to these genres to improve productivity

There's a plethora of studies analyzing the validity of listening to music at work. We know it can boost productivity and improve your mood, but...

For the brotherly love of beer: Monk’s Cafe

Just by virtue of the fact that you’re reading past the headline, we’re going to make the assumption that you enjoy a cold one every now and...
Seattle's skyline dotted by construction cranes, hurting efforts to save music venues

How cities can (actually) save music venues

It's no question that for many people music venues are fun cultural attractions that makes cities seem like more desirable places to live. That is, unless you live...

How record labels shape the entire music industry

This is an article about what independent record labels do for music and concerts. We'll get there, I promise. But let's start at the beginning. "What do you...

How much do artists actually make from streaming services?

Up until the last few years, I prided myself on still buying CDs out of some sort of notion that it made me a “real music fan.”...
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The 5 best concert venues in New York

Yeah, I know. A lot of places claim to have a list of the "best concert venues in New York." Well, they're wrong. You've found it. The...

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