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Nile Rodgers: A Man of Music and Philanthropy

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.31.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Fresh from winning three Grammy Awards for his work with Daft Punk on their ubiquitous smash, "Get Lucky," legendary songwriter/musician/producer, Nile Rodgers, chatted about life, art and a new honor: his being selected for ICON MANN's "28 Men of Change."

Striking the Right Chord; Music and Marketing

Gail Federici | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Gail Federici

I love music. I was actually in the music business for about five years after we sold our hair care company in 2002, John Frieda PHC. It was a roller ...

Why I Will Never Want the 'Same Love'

Jay Dodd | Posted 03.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Jay Dodd

Macklemore has become a beacon of white gay hope and the face of "progress." As an independent artist, his fame and wealth are truly surprising and almost inspiring. However, he does a more destructive and problematic work, and his success, as validated by his new Grammy awards, speak to a larger injustice.

American Idle: Why We Don't Care About the Grammys

Stephan Said | Posted 03.26.2014 | Entertainment
Stephan Said

Years from now, when people look back at this generation as one that created change on a scale not seen since the civil rights movement itself, they will know there was a soundtrack.

Ward, I Think There's Something Wrong with The Bieber

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 03.26.2014 | Celebrity
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

As a reporter for the Chicago Sun Times, I saw celebs crash and burn more times than I like to remember. Up close and personal, sometimes. Fame i...

A Pop Quiz On Pop Tunes For Boomers Only

Roz Warren | Posted 03.26.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

If you're a boomer, your brain is teaming with decades-old pop tunes that you just can't forget. The real reason you can never remember where you put your keys? Too many of your brain cells are clinging to every last lyric to 'Fire and Rain,' 'Free Bird' and 'Sweet Home Alabama.' Don't believe me? Just take this simple test:

Like a Wrecking Ball: In Defense of Miley

Scott Ellman | Posted 03.23.2014 | Celebrity
Scott Ellman

I don't condone Miley's antics. Nor do I think her behavior sets a positive example for anyone. But the world has to realize something: Miley Cyrus doesn't want to be a role model. And we have to learn to be okay with that.

Obama Does His Best Gaga Impression

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

If President Barack Obama is interested in pursuing a career in music after his term is over, he might just be an absolute shoo-in for becoming a pop ...

Ghost of a Chance: A New Paradigm for Pop Music Success?

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

Ghost's success continues unabated with the release of an EP entitled If You Have Ghosts, which was produced by none other than legendary musician/rock impresario David Grohl (who also contributed as a drummer).

This '40s Themed Pop Mashup Will Knock Your Bobby Socks Off

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

The latest Postmodern Jukebox medley turns back time to the 1940s, mixing up modern pop with a healthy dose of doo-wop. Old-school broadcast micro...

When Susie Woke Up -- My Foreverly Brothers

Sabine Reichel | Posted 03.08.2014 | Fifty
Sabine Reichel

The mark of a true fan is the relentless repetition of playing favorite songs over and over again, and it is to my mother's credit that she tolerated the daily Everly Bothers assault.

The Day The Music Died

Marlo Thomas | Posted 03.08.2014 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

The Beatles wouldn't be crossing the pond to America for another seven years, but all over the country, radios were blasting an infectiously bopping new tune that signified the arrival of a new sound. The song was called "Wake Up, Little Susie" -- a real toe-tapper, if ever there was one -- and it had been recorded by a pair of Midwestern siblings named the Everly Brothers.

The Best '80s Singles That Never Made the Top 40 (Pt. 2)

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.04.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

These 1980s pop singles should've ruled the charts -- or at least dented the Top 40, but for whatever reasons did not. But charts be damned, I'll love them forever.

Musicals in Popular Songs? A History

Alex Schattner | Posted 03.04.2014 | Arts
Alex Schattner

Stefani's take on Fiddler on the Roof's "If I Was a Rich Man" was the jumping off point for her solo career. I don't think the writers of Fiddler could have foreseen their tale of a humble, Jewish man's mid-life crisis inspiring a bleach-blonde Japanophile.

The Best 80s Singles That Never Made the Top 40 (Part 1)

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.02.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

As a teenager in the 1980s, I amassed a large, eclectic collection of that decade's vinyl. In going through it all, I find myself listening more often to the hits less travelled, and after some research, I discovered an array of brilliant singles that failed altogether to grace Casey Kasem's countdown.

The Business of Twerk

Lauren Warnecke | Posted 02.21.2014 | Entertainment
Lauren Warnecke

Whenever I find myself in an awkward conversation with someone -- you know, the kind in which neither party has anything to say -- I turn to Miley Cyrus. The thing is, everyone has something to say about Miley.

Interview With Jazz Pop Sensation Nikki Yanofsky

Erica Diamond | Posted 02.19.2014 | Entertainment
Erica Diamond

I recently sat down with jazz pop sensation Nikki Yanofsky, and what I discovered was a cool, bright, articulate, grounded young woman who knows what she wants, is doing what she loves and is chasing her passion with fierce determination.

On Beyoncé

Dawn Laguens | Posted 02.18.2014 | Women
Dawn Laguens

What decides whether or not I, indeed, am a feminist isn't the choices I make in my own life. It's whether I'm truly committed to empowering every woman to make whatever choices are right for her own life. So for me the question isn't whether Beyoncé passes that test -- it's whether her critics do.

Art and Music Are Professions Worth Fighting for

Blake Morgan | Posted 02.17.2014 | Arts
Blake Morgan

We artists and musicians have the right to expect from our profession what others expect from their professions. That through hard work and determination, perspiration and inspiration, we'll have the same fair shot to realize our dreams, answer our callings, support our families.

'Extraneous Lyrics 2013' Makes All Your Favorite Songs More Verbose

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Comedy

Do you find modern music sometimes lacks complexity and depth in terms of the lyrics? Do you ever wish that your favorite pop songs were a bit more ve...

We Can't Stop Dancing to Nonstop Pop 2013

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 12.10.2013 | Entertainment

Miley picked up a hammer. JT shrugged on his suit and tie. Drake started from the bottom. Now we're here. As we round out the last month of 2013,...

WATCH: Kurt Hugo Schneider Kills It With Acoustic 'Pop Medley 2013'

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Entertainment

The holidays are in full swing right now, and with the year slowly coming to an end, let's take a moment to reflect on this amazing and eclectic year ...

Ellie Goulding Reveals Body Image And Anxiety Issues

The Huffington Post | Hilary Miller | Posted 12.06.2013 | Celebrity

British songstress Ellie Goulding, 26, gets candid in Cosmo UK's January issue, in what the magazine says is one of their most revealing interviews to...

68 Song Mashup Will Make You Want To Dance

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.05.2013 | Entertainment

Daniel Kim is back with his annual mashup of all your favorite songs. It took Kim 180 hours to mix the 68 songs from 2013, but the payoff is pretty...

20 Most Overplayed Songs Of 2013 Played ... Again

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.02.2013 | Entertainment

Every year, there are a crop of songs that get played ... and then played again and again. Then, just when you think a song has become played out, it ...