This is an issue we all know too well, or maybe we're just unaware of the problem. Should we stop listening to our favorite songs because of artists' wrongdoings? Or should we stop watching TV shows for the same reasons? In the era when shameful behaviors of artists are thankfully no longer a secret, this becomes an ethical issue without a clear answer.
Music is so much more than just sounds. It's a social experience. When embedded into local reality, it may influence identities, values, beliefs, it may change lives. It happened a lot. And sometimes localities want to pay homage to the music they found so crucial to their existence. Minnesota Timberwolves leaked City Edition uniforms is … Continue reading Minnesota Purple
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Spotify's next step towards world domination. Or just another step for maintaining world domination, I should say. https://newsroom.spotify.com/2018-10-01/spotify-integrates-with-google-maps-for-music-on-every-mile-of-your-journey/
Everybody should notice how powerful and impactful the gaming industry is. Everybody should notice how powerful and impactful the streaming industry is. There is no doubt that both of them notice themselves. And they use it to their advantage... and our entertainment. https://newsroom.spotify.com/2018-08-24/find-the-perfect-gaming-music-on-spotify/
Place-specific music is a concept that is larger than songs or albums. It is also about taking care of one's place, environment, culture, or community. https://www.thisisinsider.com/stormzy-has-launched-a-scholarship-for-black-students-at-cambridge-2018-8
Glover is on fire, and DAZED Magazine dissects the heat. http://www.dazeddigital.com/music/article/39966/1/childish-gambino-this-is-america-meaning-jim-crow-dancing-liberty
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