Weekly Radio Roundup: Sept. 15 – Sept. 21

This edition of Weekly Radio Roundup exhibits singles released by old and new artists, reminding us that good music remains relevant regardless of its release, and feelings of reassurance and warmth never become outdated....

Travis Scott’s McDonald’s Collaboration Caters to His Fans

For the first time in almost 30 years, a celebrity can say that their name is on the McDonald’s menu. On Sept. 8, 2020, 28-year-old hip-hop artist and music producer Travis Scott began a...

The Ralph Lauren X Chance the Rapper Performance Reimagines Virtual Concerts

This past Monday, Chance the Rapper partnered with luxury designer Ralph Lauren to invite his fans for a free online performance in his hometown of Chicago. It was no typical live stream, as the...

Weekly Radio Roundup: Sept. 7 – Sept. 14

Welcome to a new semester of our Weekly Radio Roundups. A lot has changed since last May but thankfully, we had some great new music releases to get us through the summer. This week’s...

The Time To Support Independent Musicians Is Now

When COVID-19 first hit, people found themselves with substantially more time on their hands. As numerous people have turned to music as an escape, the percentage of streaming service subscribers and listeners has drastically...

‘Zeros’ Soars from Optimism to Bitter Observation

Both bubbly and gritty, Declan McKenna’s new album “Zeros” is thoughtful, self-aware and a total jam. While his first album was catchy, sweet and rooted in the growing pains of the teenage years, “Zeros”...

The 2020 VMAs Prove The Traditional Awards Show Model Is Dead

MTV held the 37th annual Video Music Awards on Aug. 30, the first show in the history of the program to be held without an in-person audience due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. More...

Disclosure’s ‘ENERGY’ Is a Vibrant, Electronic Escape

Lately, the world has seemed ever-changing, yet uncomfortably still. It’s hard to take time to simply exist and breathe. Disclosure’s third studio album, “ENERGY,” gives us the chance to do just that, while providing...

Katy Perry Clings To Her Past in ‘Smile’

Being America’s “Teenage Dream” is hard. Katy Perry’s sixth studio album, “Smile,” is proof that it is difficult to continue to thrive in the music world when popular artists rely on the sound of...

WNYU Interview with New Zealand Rising Star BENEE

Editor's Note: This article is a full transcript of the radio interview, which has been lightly edited for format and consistency. Thanks to WNYU-FM and Bridgette Kontner for the collaboration! These past few months have...

Weekly Radio Roundup: Final Edition of the Semester

The end is near and the statement isn’t necessarily foreboding. The end suggests the completion of finals and the freedom to wander the streets freely for the first time in months. In line with...

Travis Scott’s ‘Astronomical’ Fortnite Concert Has Redefined Genuine Interactivity

Travis Scott’s hit “SICKO MODE” from his 2018 album, “ASTROWORLD,” blared through an Instagram post that sucked me into a dimension that spun trippy hues of tropical magentas and flaming reds and yellows. A...
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