On nu metal fashion

On nu metal fashion

Got your hoodie ready for this one? Nu metal, a subgenre that was largely reviled in the 2000s, has made an unexpected comeback in fashion. The genre, known for its heavy guitar riffs, scream-filled choruses, and angsty lyrics, has recently gained popularity among a...
Do you miss your Walkman?

Do you miss your Walkman?

Does anyone else miss their Walkman? Your smartphone has several limitations as a music player. Features like cameras and larger screens take precedence over delivering the best audio experience. Despite the popularity of Apple’s iPod, it eventually lost ground...

Edition #56 – Bashiri Johnson answers 7 questions

1. Why are you a musician? I am a musician to do what I have no choice doing, play music. Being a musician I am healthy, free, fulfilled. 2. Who inspired your musical inspirations? My musical inspirations are Malcolm X, Prince, Nikola Tesla, Hendrix, Mandela, Stevie...
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Should AI algorithms be allowed to scrape music?

Should AI algorithms be allowed to scrape music? This heavy question is at the heart of an ongoing battle. The Music Industry vs. Silicon Valley I wonder who wins this one… (My bet is on the techies) Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) argues that...
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On Christmas Music

Mariah Carey is the gift that keeps giving. 🎁 “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is the famous song by Mariah Carey from her 1994 album, Merry Christmas. It has become a Christmas standard, reaching number one in over 25 countries and selling 16 million...
My Top 5 Jazz Holiday Albums of All Time

My Top 5 Jazz Holiday Albums of All Time

Because you asked … here are my top 5 jazz holiday albums of all time. What are yours? 1. “A Charlie Brown Christmas” by Vince Guaraldi Trio Vince Guaraldi’s iconic soundtrack captures the essence of the holiday season with its nostalgic and enchanting...
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On DJ-Sol

If you have a corporate job, do NOT talk about your outside initiatives to your colleagues. 🤫 I learned this the hard way. Is Kabir serious about working here? He’s off … fill in the blank (playing music, writing books, etc.) He clearly doesn’t have enough to do at...

Welcome to the Holiday music season

Have you started listening to holiday music yet? 🎄 Today is when most press play on this genre. I listen to this festive music every April because I record/produce/distribute lots of it. Welcome to the season for seasonal music. The music community has been waiting...
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TikTok’s music festival is coming

TikTok is going … offline. TikTok is hosting an in-person music festival called TikTok In the Mix, featuring artists like Cardi B, Anitta, Charlie Puth, and Niall Horan. Ok, so not entirely offline … the event will be livestreamed on TikTok. I think this is Tik Tok’s...