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Katy Perry: Is it the Music or the Marketing?

Jim Joseph | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Joseph

Does her music measure up? Sure. But it's pop music, let's face it. We've "heard" "Roar" many times over from many a performer. The lyrics are familiar, as is the beat. Katy put her spin on it, but it's pop music -- the likes of which we've enjoyed for decades.

Pop Star Credentials: 2003 vs. 2013

The Huffington Post | Debra Lipson | Posted 10.23.2013 | Celebrity

Bubblegum. Sugary sweet. Catchy as all hell. This must be ... POP! Best known for stuck-in-your-head melodies and manufactured singing, pop music h...

Miley Cyrus' Bangerz Is Actually Pretty Good

Rock Genius | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Rock Genius

The last words of the album, "I've turned into someone else", perfectly ends the romantic arc, and also comments on her real life transformation. Now that Hannah Montana is gone, will Miley Cyrus succeed as a pop artist?

The Miley Cyrus Double Standard

Daniel Davidson | Posted 12.11.2013 | Entertainment
Daniel Davidson

Personally, I find Miley Cyrus' super-"sexy" image distasteful, as it sends a terrible message to young girls and women the world over, but I find the double standard people are promoting even less savory.

Interview: Rubylux on Their Newest Album The World Goes Quiet

Lydia Hughes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Lydia Hughes

As daunting as it is, we need to get it together. We've started writing already. We need to keep it going. Musically, we'll take it up another level...

Directing the Next VMA Winner

Oren Mendez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

Director: So you're dancing there, all golden, and five completely nude dancers join you.

Swedish Pop Saved My Life

Gordy Grundy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Gordy Grundy

For several years now, the best American pop music has been coming from Sweden. These happy Europeans make me want to grow a beard. I want to look at blades of grass for hours on end. I don't have a care in the world. I may even wanna get a girlfriend again.

Latin-American Songwriter Creates 'App Song' and Takes it on Tour

Marty Lipp | Posted 12.04.2013 | Arts
Marty Lipp

Taking the concept to the next stage literally, Drexler applies the technology to a live audience setting, picking audience members to come on stage and choose the parts of the songs, which he then has to sing in real time.

Ariana Grande Is a Robot

Harrison Goo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Harrison Goo

Like when Simon Cowell says "we've got a future pop star here," he literally means everything that Ariana represents. And that just shouldn't ever happen. I mean, there has to be a flaw somewhere, right?

Ranking Member Mel Watt Makes a Bold First Step in Freeing Creators From the Government's Heavy Hand

Chris Castle | Posted 09.30.2013 | Entertainment
Chris Castle

I've been writing about -- well, OK, a blaringly vocal advocate -- for getting the government out of the music business for quite some time.

Remembering The First 3 Albums I Ever Owned

Tom Cramer | Posted 11.22.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

For as long as I can remember, I have been a music lover. Mom would break out her John Gary and Nat King Cole records, and although I wasn't crazy about either artist, it was hard to miss how happy she was while listening to them.

50 Years Of Guitar Solos In One Epic Video

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.20.2013 | Arts

In this trip down memory lane, brought to you by cdza, Mark Sidney Johnson charges through the history of the guitar solo using 28 songs from over the...

Billboard's Music Video Problem

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 11.16.2013 | Entertainment
Andrew Benkovic

While the "controversial" music video have been around since the beginning of the music video era, these videos are now become even more influential.

From Two Lines to 'Blurred Lines'

Amanda Magee | Posted 11.04.2013 | Parents
Amanda Magee

Things change as you move further from Baby Bjorns and lovies and closer to Top 40 and first loves. You are reminded again that you are making all this stuff up as you go, that there was no formal training in parenting,

How Britney Spears Stole Everyone's Thunder

Justin Hernandez | Posted 11.04.2013 | Entertainment
Justin Hernandez

In a time when people have become over sharers on social media it's odd when someone does the exact opposite, yet that is exactly what Britney Spears is doing. And this shrouding in mystery is what's keeping everyone guessing.

What Miley Cyrus' Video Would Have Looked Like In The '50s

Sarah Barness | Posted 09.04.2013 | Entertainment

Regardless of any controversy surrounding Miley Cyrus and her summer hit, "We Can't Stop," it's hard to deny that the song is incredibly catchy. Well,...

The 4 Liquor Brands That Dominate Music

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 08.30.2013 | Business

If popular music is any indication, liquor brands like Patron tequila, Hennessy cognac, Grey Goose vodka and Jack Daniel’s whiskey are doing incredi...

Reflections on Miley Cyrus's 'We Can't Stop'

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 10.26.2013 | Entertainment
Adam Kirk Edgerton

Is Miley America's young, waiting to be devoured? Is she our new Princess of Pop, or is she a princess waiting to be popped? Or is Miley all of us, all of us in our toiling, immature machinations of narcissism?

The Incredible Supporting Cast of Cher's New Video

Lauren Kelly | Posted 10.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Lauren Kelly

The video was recently released and it has all the wonderful campy Cher-ness we've come to expect, including an array of hairstyles (my favorite is a particularly innovative one made of newspaper shreds) dancing, singing, and Cher in all her divinity.

How Eurythmics' 'Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)' Changed My Life

Xaque Gruber | Posted 10.23.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

The truth is Annie Lennox has been one of the best influences in my life. I continue to be amazed and inspired by her words, her music, and her integrity. Today

'Same Love' -- Music That Moves

Jim Joseph | Posted 10.15.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Joseph

They say that music unites us and gives us a collective emotion we can all relate to. I'd have to agree. There's nothing better than a roaring dance anthem to get me in a positive state of mind.

Emeli Sandé: The Start of Something Big Over Here

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 10.13.2013 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

Don't know who Sandé is? Then you haven't stepped in Europe for the last two years or been near pop radio in America for the last few months.

Who Is Adam Lyons?

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 09.22.2013 | Entertainment
Andrew Benkovic

Adam Lyons is not just one of those "I'm going to famous without doing any work guys." Prior to moving to London, he frequented the Liverpool music scene performing at various clubs and other music venues.

Voicemail Transcriber Gives New Meaning to Pop Lyrics

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.17.2013 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

Irene hears what she wants to hear. My new cell phone voicemail transcriber ("voice-female," if you will) wrote this to me during her first week on t...

Kia Makarechi

A Veteran Songwriter Finds His Own Voice

HuffingtonPost.com | Kia Makarechi | Posted 07.17.2013 | Entertainment

Dan Black has leant his songwriting genius to the likes of Kid Cudi, Imogen Heap and Mikky Ekko, but it's the words he's penned -- and sung -- himself...