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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...

How Do You Keep Your Music?

Tom Moon | Posted 09.11.2013 | Entertainment
Tom Moon

The other day, a guitarist friend shared the philosophy that guides his music collection. He still buys CDs, but only those titles he knows he will return to often -- music he's studying, his all-time favorite albums, etc.

Mindful Music: The Creation of 'Everything Changes' With Julian Lennon

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.

Everyone can experience this creative flow especially with the art and practice of mindfulness meditation. It all starts with just 10 minutes once or twice a day of closing your eyes, breathing in and out and watching with wonder and joy how your inner core of gold unfolds.

Soundtracking Your 4th of July Celebration

Dave Tomar | Posted 09.02.2013 | Entertainment
Dave Tomar

Every holiday deserves a great playlist. I'm working on my 4th of July mix as we speak. When I show up at a cookout, I like my iPod to be bursting at the seams with patriotism, Americana and songs about summer love that aren't from Grease.

WATCH: A Dance-Pop Take On...Male Genitalia?

Posted 06.20.2013 | Gay Voices

Pop artist Code E has released a video for "#BDS," her quirky new track which happens to be about male genitalia. Of "#BDS," which stands for "Big...

The Musical Bliss of Levi Kreis' Imagine Paradise

Paul Katz | Posted 08.19.2013 | Entertainment
Paul Katz

The world of pop music has changed so radically in my lifetime that I am not clear how society determines what "pop" is these days.

French Artist Sues Lady Gaga For Plagiarism

ARTINFO | Posted 08.17.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

French artist Orlan is suing Lady Gaga and the French subsidiary of Universal Music for plagiarism in a Paris court. In the lawsuit, the artist accuse...

An Atypical Brazilian Pop Star Listens to Her Inner Voice for New Album

Marty Lipp | Posted 08.14.2013 | Arts
Marty Lipp

In the high-energy world of Brazilian popular music, Marisa Monte has always stood apart -- a pensive pop star more interested in making beauty than shaking booty.

The Palestinian Idol and the Gaza Rocket

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 08.12.2013 | World
Hani Almadhoun

In March 2013, I read a story on a Palestinian website about a young man from Gaza who auditioned to be on the Arab version of the popular show American Idol. The show is produced in Egypt but includes participants from across the Middle East.

Imaginary Cities Is the Best Indie Band You Don't Know Yet

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

With their second album, The Fall of Romance, the Winnipeg-based Indie band Imaginary Cities is moving up another notch in the music business.

How Female Indie Artists Are Redefining Pop Stardom

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 08.04.2013 | Entertainment
Oscar Raymundo

If a male artist goes from YouTube sensation to being courted by every major label, he is in charge. But if an emerging female artist gets asked to contribute to the Girls soundtrack, she must be a sell-out, a puppet, mangled to sell something the corporations already own.

Which Song Will You Ban From Your Summer Road Trip?

Kari Haugeto | Posted 07.31.2013 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

There are a lot of great reasons to restrict some songs from the road trip soundtrack.

Ghost Story: Something Wicked This Way Comes?

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 07.28.2013 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

Ghost is a sextet that describes itself as a cross of "death metal and pop music." There are certainly some elements of metal in their music, but nothing that even comes close to the skin-flaying assault of bands, for example, like Meshuggah, Dark Funeral, and the covens of fellow travelers in this genre.

When Arabs Experiment

Roxane Assaf | Posted 07.24.2013 | Arts
Roxane Assaf

Leyya Tawil and Mike Khoury are two avant-garde artists featured at DIWAN5 whose solo work is challenging conventions in dance and music, respectively. As kindred spirits in creative inquiry, their collaborations with each other beget a third realm of expression.

WATCH: How Ke$ha Uses Her Lady Parts To Write Music

Posted 05.01.2013 | Comedy

Believe it or not, Ke$ha is becoming one of the most entertaining guests on Conan O'Brien's talk show. Last time she appeared, she copped to having se...

A Private View Into the Life of ... Swing Out Sister?!

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 06.30.2013 | Arts
Kristi York Wooten

Of all the musicians on social media, who'd guess that Swing Out Sister would be influential tastemakers in 2013? Judging from the Brit duo's highly engaged following on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, there's plenty of evidence that they are still crafting the soundtrack to our lives.

Highway 85 Destination: Austin Brown

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 06.26.2013 | Entertainment
Bryan Cain-Jackson

Highway 85 is a journey that we've all been on at some point in our lives and after you've listened -- you discover that the revisit was enjoyable, you'll want to listen to this album time and time again just because of that.