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Daily Discovery: Grace Mitchell, a 16-Year-Old From Portland Who’s Inspired by Alanis Morissette and Lana Del Rey

Daily Discovery is a feature that will highlight a new or recently discovered artist that we’re excited about. See the rest of our Daily Discoveries here. By Rosa Barney If you’re a fan of Lorde, Banks,... Read more »

Daily Discovery: Becky Hill Could Be the Next Big Vocalist From the UK

Daily Discovery is a feature that will highlight a new or recently discovered artist that we’re excited about. See the rest of our Daily Discoveries here. By Rosa Barney Becky Hill might be a new name to... Read more »

Interview: Kyla La Grange on Her New Sound, Her Pet Dog, and Doing What You Love in Your Twenties

Kyla La Grange is a singer/songwriter from England with pretty, emotional vocals and luscious mermaid locks. She is currently gearing up to release her second album Cut Your Teeth on June 2. Early fans of Kyla’s... Read more »

Interview: 19-Year-Old Singer Laurel on Her Classical Training, Quickly Evolving Sound, & Self-Producing Her Album

Female singers with single-word monikers—Lorde, Banks, Kelela, MØ, Elliphant—seem to be having a moment, and now you can add Laurel to the list of future stars. The 19-year-old singer has taken her buzz to the next... Read more »

Interview: Vance Joy on “Riptide” Going Triple Platinum, His Time as a Law Student & Watching Movies Alone

Vance Joy, also known as James Keogh, is a singer-songwriter from Melbourne, Australia. His breakout track “Riptide”  has been sitting comfortably at the top of the charts in the UK and went triple platinum in Australia.... Read more »

More Awesome Remixes of 90s Songs

Some say that classics shouldn't be played with, but a good remix can breathe new life into a song and make it feel fresh again. Last March we compiled a list of 10 Awesome Remixes of... Read more »

Reintroducing: Erik Hassle

Erik Hassle is only 25 but he has been in the game long enough to know when it is time to take a break to reevaluate life, work, and relationships. After a two-year hiatus and time... Read more »

Interview: Eliza Doolittle on her New Album, Collaborating with Disclosure, and Her Background in Theater

It is almost impossible not to smile when talking to Eliza Doolittle. Her voice has that open and inviting quality that makes her feel like an instant friend. The pretty English songbird was born Eliza Sophie... Read more »

Misterwives Interview: Mandy Lee Opens Up About the Band’s Quick Ascent

It is good to be Mandy Lee right now. The lead singer (and only female) of Misterwives just turned 21, went abroad for the first time and recently quit her day job to pursue music full... Read more »

Interview: JMSN Speaks on Being Compared to The Weeknd, His Project with Ab-Soul, and More

By Rosa Barney To call JMSN a new artist would be a mistake, Christian Berishaj, the man behind JMSN has been making music professionally since he was 17. By the time most people are finishing high... Read more »

10 Awesome Remixes of Hit Songs From the ’90s

The '90s brought us many things to be thankful for: Power Rangers, light-up sneakers, Friends, Furbys, Capri Suns... and the list goes on. Though there was a lot of great music that hit the airwaves from... Read more »

Music Industry Positions (and What They Really Mean)

There is more to the music industry than agents, musicians, and producers. It takes a whole team of people behind the scenes to keep your iTunes library stocked with hit after hit. So, who are these... Read more »

15 Music Industry Jobs You Can Apply For Right Now

So, you want to work in the music industry? Who doesn’t? The music industry has a cool, sexy appeal and you have to be willing to get your hands dirty if you want to make it... Read more »

The 10 Best Music Videos Starring Kids

There is no fool-proof way to make a good video, but there are a few things that almost always work. Lately, more new acts seem to be catching on that using kids in videos is one... Read more »

20 British Rappers You Should Know

Rock bands and pop artists from the UK have never had a problem crossing over to the US and experiencing tremendous popularity—look at The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Adele, Coldplay, Queen, Amy Winehouse -- just to... Read more »