BRAZIL – 2020/07/26: In this photo illustration the Shopify logo seen displayed on a smartphone. … [+] (Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images As the music industry navigates its third year of pandemic, many artists have discovered creative ways to adhere toRead More →

With each passing year, the music continues to change and discover new sounds. 2021 has been no different, and artists continue to leverage popular social media platforms to their advantage, including the trendy app TikTok. A long list of artists has made waves over the 12 months, but these 10Read More →

TEHRAN – Several Iranian musicians won medals in different categories at the 2022 Global Music Awards. Composer Farhad Harati won a gold medal for his cinematic choral music, “The Sacred Earth”. The eleven-track album was recorded with Naamira, a choral ensemble of young musicians, at Zang Records. In 2021, HaratiRead More →

Who is Isabelle Mélodies? Just give us a little insight into yourself. A worshipper, songwriter, psalmist, author and mentor with a background in psychology. Married to the love of my life and blessed with four children. Originally from Nigeria and based in the UK. How did the name Isabella MelodiesRead More →

As we slowly recover from the Coronavirus hangover, life is getting more enjoyable day by day. Last year we saw a moderate return to normalcy, with concert halls reopening and music festivals dispersing. With Glastonbury returning this year, after a two-year hiatus, we can look forward to the triumphant returnRead More →

The second annual Calaveras Arts and Music Awards (CAMMIES) took place at the Copperopolis Armory on Saturday, January 15, hosted by Copperopolis-based producer Richard Varrasso, Valley Springs-based co-producer Event City Network, Murphys-based publicist and Murphys Witch Walk co-producer Christopher Buttner, along with a team of sponsors and volunteers. Sponsors includedRead More →

By now you’ve probably seen plenty of celebrities with profile pictures featuring a Bored Ape like Brazilian soccer superstar Neymar Jr., or maybe you’ve come across a tweet from actress Eva Longoria about him. asking followers of women-led NFT projects. Many celebrities have become curious about what NFTs or non-fungibleRead More →

Award-winning South African musical artist Rhandzu Lucretia US-based singer-songwriter and producer Will Diehl in concert Award-winning South African musical artist Rhandzu Lucretia South African and American musical artists meet for a virtual collaboration between World, Pop, Jazz – Xitsonga and English – for songwriting during the pandemic. Working remotely withRead More →

You have listened to their songs over and over. Now it’s time to find out which artists are in the running for a iHeartRadio Music Awards. iHeartMedia and FOX Entertainment announced the 2022 nominees on Thursday, and fans are sure to see some of their favorite stars on the list.Read More →

The 11th Gaon Chart Music Awards took place on January 27 at Jamsil Arena, hosted by STAYC’s JaeJae, Sieun, and NCT’s Doyoung. The Gaon Chart Music Awards are mainly based on the commercial performance of songs and albums based on the national Gaon Music Chart. Artist of the Year isRead More →

‘Blueprint’: Piano music by Nikolai Kapustin for Jazz Trio Frank Dupree, piano; Jakob Krupp, bass; Obi Jenne, drums (Capriccio) When I reviewed pianist Frank Dupree’s debut album of works by Nikolai Kapustin last year, Dupree previewed things to come. For his follow-up engagement with Kapustin, a Russian swing-influenced composer, DupreeRead More →

Justin Bieber is the only artist with two hits nominated for Song of the Year at the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards. He’s in the running with “Peaches” (featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon) and “Stay,” his collaboration with The Kid LAROI. Other Song of the Year nominees include Ed Sheeran’s “BadRead More →

In late January or early February, unless the pandemic postpones, people around the world tune in to the Grammy Awards to see their favorite musicians compete for these coveted music prizes. The awards have long been criticized for not honor artists of color. Adele’s refusal to accept the award forRead More →

On January 23, the 31st Seoul Music Awards took place at Gocheok Sky Dome, with Kim Sung Joo, Boomand AAO Seolhyun like MCs. Like last year, the 31st Seoul Music Awards awarded a single Daesang (Grand Prize) and separate awards for Best Album and Best Song. NCT 127 won theRead More →

Photography: Brent McKeever PinkPanther PinkPantheress (who just won the prestigious BBC Sound of 2022 award) was still living in her freshman halls at UAL when her songs started exploding on TikTok. Surrounded by a general sense of mystery (she only recently showed her face in photos and has yet toRead More →

Photo by Kayko Tamaki Like many artists during the pandemic facing quarantine, Los Angeles-based Torii Wolf has found the energy quite prolific. Over the course of 2020, they released 20 stunning singles/tracks which increasingly revealed the eclectic talents behind the singer/songwriter’s genre songs. But it’s Wolf’s apathetic collaborative spirit thatRead More →

2022 is the year Uganda’s entertainment industry fully reopens after nearly two years of lockdown. Anticipation is high that it will be a year filled with bangers as artists return to the booth with some of them lining up music albums. MBU takes a look at which artists are setRead More →

Photo by Lindsey Byrnes Agender, the Los Angeles quartet, cooks up the kind of ravishing, restless post-punk that’s not for the faint-hearted. Describing themselves as creators of “schizo, synthetic, paranoid” music, their songs juggle feelings of existential dread and a powerful “fetishism of femininity”. Originally the solo project of AustralianRead More →

Music remains a great source of comfort, especially during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Since concerts and shows are too few and far between, musicians also spend time in recording studios, producing a lot of music. From Weeknd’s recently announced ‘Dawn’ album, 11 from Porcupine Treeand studio album after a hiatusRead More →

World Music Central presents the best world music albums of 2021 selected by its editors and contributors. Daryana Antipova (Russia) San Salvador – The Great Madness – The Great Madness / Pagans / MDCMahsa Vahdat – Light up the night – Kirkelig KulturverkstedStaritsa – Klyukva – CPL-musicKhöömei Beat – ChangysRead More →