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A headshot of Jonah Kagen. He is wearing a black sweater and looking directly at the camera. The picture has an orange gradient filter.

Q&A: Jonah Kagen is making music that explores every human emotion

The indie-folk artist’s charming lyrics and transcendent melodies are inspired by his degree in psychology. 
Apr 25, 2022

With a fresh bachelor’s degree in psychology from Cornell University, indie-folk songbird Jonah Kagen is making music that explores every human emotion. Kagen recently opened...

Maisie Peters in a short pink dress with black polka dots, holding a cell phone in her right hand and wired headphones in her left.

Q&A: Maisie Peters on role models, literary inspiration, songwriting

The British rising star is signed to Ed Sheeran’s record label and is kicking off her sold-out U.S. tour soon.
Mar 3, 2022

Sussex-born singer-songwriter Maisie Peters is a natural storyteller, creating candid tunes as personal as diary entries. At the age of 12, Peters penned her own songs and...

An illustration of a Black woman in a green shirt and a white woman in a yellow shirt listening to music through wired headphones. The cord of the headphones spells out “Listen to This.”

Listen to This: Jack Harlow exudes confidence on ‘Nail Tech’

Read about this week’s most notable singles by Sabrina Carpenter, Porridge Radio and more.
Feb 24, 2022

After the music video for “INDUSTRY BABY” dropped, one thing became clear: Jack Harlow is hot — like, really hot — but he can also spit bars. Seven months later, Kanye...

This past Monday night, Chance the Rapper partnered with Ralph Lauren in an attempt to create an engaging pre-show and concert experience virtually. The night started off with a snapchat filter that allowed the user to explore the flagship Ralph Lauren store and ended with an entertaining YouTube concert. (Staff Illustration by Chelsea Li)

The Ralph Lauren X Chance the Rapper Performance Reimagines Virtual Concerts

The best part of the Ralph Lauren x Chance the Rapper performance was, surprisingly, waiting for the show to start.
Sep 16, 2020

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...

Travis Scott’s concert, “Astronomical” was held over three days on Fortnite, a popular gaming platform. Since the social distancing order, artists have shown their creativity by holding live events in unique online spaces. (Staff Illustration by Chelsea Li)

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

What Travis Scott’s spellbinding concert through an online video game could mean in the ever-changing entertainment landscape.
May 3, 2020

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...

Greyson Chances new album cover for portraits (via Facebook)

Greyson Chance Comes of Age in Deeply Personal ‘portraits’ Tour

Pop-rock sensation Greyson Chance played at New York City’s Gramercy Theatre on Friday to promote his latest album, “portraits.”
Mar 5, 2019

In 2010, a YouTube video of Greyson Chance performing Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" at his sixth-grade talent show launched him to fame.  Since then, his video has amassed over 64 million...