"The internet is a devastating wasteland": How social media could be making musicians sick

Music industry vet turned music management teacher Sally Gross has seen “what happens to the detritus the music industry firsthand.” With the study, “Can Music Make You Sick?”, she and co-author George Musgrave aimed to figure out why musicians, even the most up-and-coming, suffered more mental health-related issues than most other people. Lily Moayeri spoke

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French Parliament To Consider Decriminalizing All Drugs

France Might Decriminalize Drugs Awhile back, the French government commissioned a report on how best to handle drug penalization reform. Two assembly members, Eric Pouillat  the governing centrist party En Marche and Robin Reda AM from the center-right Republicans party, were tapped to study the nation’s drug policy and how best to proceed. The French

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The Best Music Videos of 2017 (So Far)

This list has been updated to include October releases. 2017 has been a sparse year for quality music videos. The medium’s still operating at top speed but, for the most part, we’re left with a glut uninspired visuals. If the good videos we’ve already seen this year are any indication, though, it’s no longer the

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All 73 Sade Songs, Ranked From Worst to Best

If Sade didn’t exist, no one could have invented her. Over a career spanning six albums and 33 years, the art the singer, backed by her band, has never been anything less than inimitable. Yet given that her delivery is instantly recognizable and impossible to replicate, it’s something a marvel that she almost missed out

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Dr. Sean McDowell says Jesus "Absolutely" Wasn't a White Guy & Breaks Down How Black People Have Always Been Part of the Bible!

Dr. Sean McDowell is an educated man the Christian faith who defend’s the Bible’s legitimacy. He has a passion for equipping the church, and in particular young people, to make the case for Christian faith. He is the author several well renowned books such as The Fate the Apostles and The Apologetics Study Bible for

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Romeo Santos Is Feeling the Love

Upstairs at the 40/40 club, Jay-Z’s Flatiron District bar, the Bronx-born superstar Romeo Santos is curled up in a leather chair. Santos, who’s become famous for infusing falsetto vocals and hip-hop rhythms into traditional bachata music, isn’t here today to clink drinks and enjoy himself, even though he has a lot to celebrate. Earlier in

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The Best Music Videos of 2017 (So Far)

This list has been updated to include August releases. 2017 has been a sparse year for quality music videos. The medium’s still operating at top speed but, for the most part, we’re left with a glut uninspired visuals. If the good videos we’ve already seen this year are any indication, though, it’s no longer the

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Kendrick Lamar Covers Rolling Stone Magazine, Talks Drake's Music, "Wack Artists", Ghostwriting, Future & More

The platinum selling and GRAMMY award winning artist Kendrick Lamar grace the cover Rolling Stone magazine‘s 50th-anniversary special edition with the subheader ‘The Greatest Rapper Alive’ accompanying him.  K Dot talked about his unique influence, how is able to keep himself so mature, the importance making a good body work, staying humble, how he came up with the

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Will Smith Talks The Impact Of Social Media On The Lack Of New Movie Superstars

Will Smith was essentially “Mr. Box Office” for a multi-year stretch in the 1990’s. From 1995 to 1999, the rapper-turned-actor starred in the blockbusters Bad Boys, Independence Day, Men in Black, Enemy the State, and Wild Wild West. Smith’s career also features starring roles in several other commercially successful movies which helped him become a global superstar with a lifetime

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Lana Del Rey’s Romance With Rap Is On Again

A$AP Rocky and Lana Del Rey. Photo: Getty s For all the talk her repurposing a ’40s and ’50s aesthetic, Lana Del Rey has always kept abreast the music the moment, and what the music the moment happens to be, more and more and more, is rap. “You were sort punk rock, I grew up

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LCD Soundsystem’s Gavin Russom Comes Out As Transgender

Russom. Photo: Photo courtesy Gavin Russom In an illuminating prile on Grindr ahead LCD Soundsystem’s new album, Gavin Russom, the band’s synth player and vocalist since 2009, has come out as transgender. (Russom uses female pronouns and prefers “Gavin,” but may change her name.) It’s a process she says has been decades in the making,

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