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A man wearing a blue hoodie sits in a chair gesturing. On the table behind him is an N.Y.U. hat.

Benny Blanco visits NYU to celebrate the launch of his cookbook

In an exclusive interview with WSN, the award-winning songwriter and producer discussed his passion for food and the inspiration behind his new cookbook, “Open Wide: A Cookbook for Friends.”
Amelia Chang, Contributing Writer May 3, 2024

On May 1, NYU’s Steinhardt Music Business Program and the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music teamed up for a panel discussion to celebrate the launch of award-winning songwriter...

Beyond NYU: From TikTok fame to onstage game

Beyond NYU: From TikTok fame to onstage game

Former student Sadie Jean spoke to WSN about her recent and sudden rise to fame after posting a song on TikTok, eventually making a name for herself and performing across the country.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor November 9, 2023

When Sadie Jean, a former student at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, first released her song “WYD Now?” she never imagined that it would blow up on TikTok overnight....

An illustration of a vinyl record with artist Weyes Blood illustrated on it, against a dark blue background. Blood wears a white flowy dress.

Review: Weyes Blood’s new album proves she’s an expert on life’s shades of gray

“And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow” provides an existential follow-up to the artist’s 2019 album “Titanic Rising.”
Sandy Battulga, Staff Writer December 6, 2022

Weyes Blood, also known as Natalie Mering, delivers a bittersweet and honest examination of what it feels like to be a human in the modern age. Mering establishes a mystical instrumentation...

An illustration of a women with dark purple hair wearing lavender headphones. Her headphone cords form the text listen to this. She is in front of a blue background.

Listen To This: Julia Michaels redefines EDM on ‘Sorry To Me Too’

Read about this week’s most notable singles by Stevie Bill, Channel Tres and more.
Yas Akdag, Sandy Battulga and Candace Patrick November 17, 2022

This week, we have four songs that lean pop, but have different interpretations of the genre. There’s Julia Michaels’ heartbreak anthem, which she wrote following her split...

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: beabadoobee maintains she’ll ‘See you Soon’

Read about this week’s most notable singles by MUNA, Flume and more.

Folks, here we are … the final edition of “Listen to This” of the semester. We’ve enjoyed writing up our favorite — and sometimes least favorite — singles of the week...

A portrait of Claud against a black background. They are wearing khaki pants with a matching button-up shirt. Layered beneath is a neon yellow top. They have split-dyed green and blue hair and are wearing round glasses.

Q&A: Claud takes bedroom pop out of the bedroom and on a national tour

Calling in from the road, the artist spoke about getting signed, their debut album “Super Monster” and their favorite deli order.
Yas Akdag, Music Editor March 28, 2022

If you were around for the bedroom pop wave circa 2018, then chances are you know who Claud is. Since dropping out of Syracuse University, the formerly half-green-half-blue-haired...

Billie Eilish’s second album “Happier Than Ever” and its accompanying concert film mark a shift in the singer’s sound and tone. The film is dedicated to Los Angeles, where Eilish grew up, and features songs of varying genres. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

Review: Billie Eilish’s ‘Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles’ is comfortably intimate

The alternative teen pop star is sultry, quirky and introspective in her new Disney+ concert experience.
Candace Patrick, Staff Writer September 20, 2021

In her Disney+ debut, singer-songwriter and alternative pop star Billie Eilish brings her latest album to her home city. Staged at the Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl, Eilish performs...

The Clive Davis Institute hosts an annual Artist-In-Residence each year. This year, Clive Davis hosts Grammy winner Jack Antonoff. (Photo by Herbert River Ortiz)

Jack Antonoff is this year’s Artist-in-Residence at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute

The Grammy Award-winning musician launched his residency with a Q&A for Clive Davis students.
Yas Akdag, Music Editor September 15, 2021

Hit artist, songwriter, producer and five-time Grammy Award winner Jack Antonoff has been announced as this year’s Artist-in-Residence at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded...

Lewis Watson Sheds Light on New Album ‘midnight’ at WNYU

Kevin Hannon, Staff Writer March 22, 2017
English singer-songwriter Lewis Watson performed live in the WNYU studio, and gave an interview on his new album "midnight" and his recent switch from a major record label to an independent one — and whether this midnight is the evening before or after the light.
London-based singer-songerwriter, Lorne, recently debuted his single, Bread Alone.  His strong vocals and meaningful lyrics give listeners a quick taste of his debut EP Maze, which will be released in May 2017.

A For(Lorne) Reflection on Modern Complacency

Kevin Hannon, Staff Writer February 7, 2017
In a beautifully forlorn debut from London musician Lorne, "Bread Alone" presents a solitary contemplation of the future.
On February 3, NYU musician Kate Yeager performed her new EP “Your Girlfriend” at The Bitter End.

Sophomore Premieres EP at Bitter End Residency

David Roth, Contributing Writer February 8, 2016
Kate Yeager played songs from her first EP "My Girlfriend" at The Bitter End last Wednesday.
Skylar Grey just released her song “Cannonball” featuring the band, X Ambassadors, and is now touring the country with them.

Q&A: Skylar Grey goes raw, folksy on single

Christine Hong, Contributing Writer October 22, 2015
The five-time Grammy winner talks with WSN about her new single "Cannonball" and her upcoming tour.