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Italian Pop Star Tries on a New York State of Mind

Marty Lipp | Posted 12.16.2012 | Arts
Marty Lipp

After 25 years at the top of the Italian charts, the stadium-filling singer-songwriter Lorenzo "Jovanotti" Cherubini has moved to New York City to try on a new life, to jar his music-mad mind into seeing things anew.

Did the New OneRepublic Song Rip Off Florence + the Machine?

Nico Lang | Posted 12.16.2012 | Chicago
Nico Lang

No one would credit Top 40 for being innovative, but there's a difference between "everything on the radio sounds the same" and "beyotch stole my track." Ryan Tedder's rampant recycling sends a bad message about being successful in the music industry.

Usher Tackles His Past And A Glass Wall In His 'Numb' Video

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 10.12.2012 | Entertainment

Usher has proven his dedication to dance and documenting his past in the new video for "Numb," the third single from Usher's album "Looking 4 Myself."...

Pathways of Connectivity

Laurence Boschetto | Posted 12.05.2012 | Business
Laurence Boschetto

It seems like a no-brainer to include diverse stars and songs that cross cultures and generations in ads. With the shifts we are seeing in our country, using diverse talent is more important than ever.

Justin Timberlake Reportedly Working On New Music

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 10.02.2012 | Entertainment

Yes, we've heard rumors of a new Justin Timberlake album before. But maybe a pop music miracle has occurred and J.T. has decided to shine his musical ...

Do You Promise to Keep the Dirty Little Secret of My Daily Workouts?

Gregg McBride | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

One thing still frightens me to this day. Something that, if revealed, would absolutely get me into trouble with my current gym's hardcore clientele. And that, my friends, is what I'm about to confess... My iPod has a few Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana tunes on it.

A Unique Sound Sets ZZ Ward Apart

Dyana Posner | Posted 12.02.2012 | Entertainment
Dyana Posner

I do not think it's unfair to say that most of today's most popular music all sounds the same, because it does. The music industry desperately needs someone to stir things up. We need an original sound. Enter ZZ Ward.

Top 40 Addicts: Hooked on Pop

Sacha Z. Scoblic | Posted 12.01.2012 | Entertainment
Sacha Z. Scoblic

Of course, fast major-key songs are not necessarily happy. And complex minor-key songs are not necessarily brooding and intelligent. But -- ha! -- it might take eight seconds to figure that out. And who has the time?

Born This Way? The Upsetting Obsession Over Lady Gaga's Weight

Michelle Konstantinovsky | Posted 11.24.2012 | Women
Michelle Konstantinovsky

If you were searching for a case study in how quickly international acclaim, countless awards and stratospheric success become entirely overshadowed by a few pounds, look no further than the curious case of Lady Gaga.

In a Changing Music Industry, Carolina Liar Adapts to the Ways of the Future

Maggie Hollander | Posted 11.06.2012 | Arts
Maggie Hollander

Whether it meant leaving the safety and comfort Atlantic Records to pursue music on their own terms or packing up a Prius and hitting the road last-minute to convince Kelly Clarkson they would be a good fit for her tour, Carolina Liar fought at every turn to stay afloat.

Mining the Audio Motherlode, Volume 178 -- Great free music online

Doug Schulkind | Posted 10.29.2012 | Entertainment
Doug Schulkind

In recent years, my search for sounds to share on the radio has led to the ever-widening online universe of music-sharing blogs. Mining the Audio Motherlode is a weekly survey of my favorite such discoveries.

Best Rock Music of August!

Dusty Wright | Posted 10.24.2012 | Entertainment
Dusty Wright

Just can't get enough, once sang Depeche Mode. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but I'm listening to other tunes right now. Check out my August playlist for some desktop and mobile device-worthy tuneage.

Ricky Martin Is Not Alone

Marten Weber | Posted 10.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

Ricky Martin may have lost half his market value when he came out, but he is an inspiration to countless singers around the world. Out gay singers are far more popular than you would imagine. Here are a few you may not have heard of, and some who are definitely worth listening to.

What Are Some Major Differences Between the K-Pop Industry and the American Pop Industry?

Quora | Posted 10.21.2012 | Entertainment
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Christine Choi 1. Kids are trained, molded - effectively made into K-Pop Stars, and no one bats an e...

Whitney Houston's Pained and Persistent Dignity Sparkles on "His Eye Is on the Sparrow"

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 08.20.2012 | Denver
Wayne Trujillo

With Sparkle and "His Eye Is on the Sparrow," Whitney Houston may not have regained her voice, but she reclaimed her gospel youth, her class and an appearance of pained but persistent dignity.

A First Look at the New Dandy Warhols Video "Alternative Power to the People"

Steven Shehori | Posted 10.15.2012 | Entertainment
Steven Shehori

It's a blistering sensory assault with a rather unique conceit: old-school record scratching serving as a de facto vocal melody.

Mika Comes Out: 'If You Ask Me Am I Gay, I Say Yeah'

Posted 08.06.2012 | Gay Voices

He's avoided questions about his personal life for years, but now, British pop singer Mika is going public about his sexuality in a new interview. ...

Pop Music Is Too Loud And All Sounds The Same: Official

Reuters | Posted 09.25.2012 | Home

LONDON (Reuters) - Comforting news for anyone over the age of 35, scientists have worked out that modern pop music really is louder and does all sound...

Starshell: Light, Liberation and Suicide Prevention

Charles Howard | Posted 09.22.2012 | Black Voices
Charles Howard

Can pop music be soulful? I suppose it all depends on where it comes from - and for what purpose it is created. Starshell's music comes from a place deep within and from a time long ago.

Madonna's 'Gang Bang' and the Double Standard Female and Male Performers Face

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 09.11.2012 | Entertainment
Patricia Leavy, PhD

I couldn't care less what costumes the Madonna sports in order to get our attention but I think we should call her out on her exploitation of domestic violence.

Who's Really on Top? Rihanna, Nicki, Britney or Lady Gaga? (Slideshow)

Steve Harmon | Posted 09.10.2012 | Entertainment
Steve Harmon

2012-07-11-Screenshot20120711at8.33.36AM.pngWith so many pop divas strutting their feathers, wearing and saying outrageous things, it's time to strip away the noise and focus on the one thing that matters: the music.

Top 10 Pop Songs Secretly About God

Michael Rossmann, SJ | Posted 09.09.2012 | Religion
Michael Rossmann, SJ

Sure, pop music seems to have little in the way of ... umm ... depth. The question is whether God is present even in what can seem to be vacuously superficial. Can what initially appears to be a cheesy song be a way to imagine God singing sweet nothings to you?

My Long-Overdue Love Letter to Leonard Cohen

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 09.01.2012 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

It is now 2012, and Leonard Cohen is yet again going out on tour. I have not again seen him since that last day, in 1988, in Athens, but I know he remains very much the same man I met, and hung out with, for three days so very long ago, when we were both so very much younger.

The Philosopher Who Indirectly Influenced Music and Pop Culture

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 08.25.2012 | Entertainment
Nicholas Ferroni

What most people, and even most musicians, don't realize is that Nietzsche coined what can be considered one of the most used phrases in music and even society.

Michael Jackson's Legacy Lives On

The Huffington Post | Michelle Marques | Posted 06.25.2012 | Black Voices

Three years ago America lost its celebrated King of Pop. It seems like only yesterday a little boy from Gary, Indiana stole our hearts with a smil...