Over the last twenty years, the music industry has undergone so many changes. With the emergence of streaming and social media, the industry became more like the wild west. So much music began to be released on a more consistent basis people barely had time to digest it all. Because of this people started to share their thoughts on social media instead of blogging. All of these people, including experts are now taking the place of music blogs. Instead of discovering artists from a site or radio, people are instead discovering music by the word of mouth from social media and playlists.Continue Reading
The 00s was a good period musically for me. I was a student in high school during the early 00s and was exposed more than ever before to music thanks to the rise of the internet. Prior to that time I only experienced music through radio and music video countdowns. One of my favorite genres in high school was R&B. Since I was into writing, I was drawn more to that genre because of just that. So this week I will be taking a look at some of my favorite R&B songs from that era. I will also be sharing my Spotify playlist which is always being updated. So let’s get to it.
The soundtrack to a show or movie is more important than you actually realize. The song choice for a scene can set the feel and make both the scene and song memorable for the viewer. Issa Rae realized the importance of a soundtrack for television when she developed her show Insecure and brought on Ralphael Saadiq to work on music for season one of the show. The second season she introduced Solange Knowles to serve as a music consultant.Continue Reading