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Music columnist Nina Corcoran's final piece offers a message of the gift that keeps on giving: mixtapes.
Music columnist Nina Corcoran thinks music critiques have become to laxed lately. And believes reviewers must change.
Music columnist Nina Corcoran takes on the flaws of the Academy Awards nomination process for Best Original Song.
Music columnist Nina Corcoran talks about musical acts that use a disguise to hide their appearance, allowing the music to speak for itself.
Music columnist Nina Corcoran explains the secret treasures and hidden gems of a used CD bin.
Music columnist Nina Corcoran argues that 10-minute songs are better than single TV show episodes.
Music columnist Nina Corcoran discusses the successes of music samples creating new fans.
Music columnist Nina Corcoran talks about the politics behind accepting music awards.
Columnist Nina Corcoran gives you eight life lessons from Jack Black's School of Rock, still rocking a decade after debuting in theaters.
Prior to arriving at Emerson, Lieb wrote for Billboard and Rolling Stone, and ran Newbury Comics Interactive. Lieb draws from her industry experience and her academic background to explain the lifecycle of today’s female pop star, including how queen bee Beyoncé fits into all of this.
To truly enjoy a song upon first listen, it has to be about the music and the music only.
South by Southwest, Newport Folk Festival, Sasquatch!, Austin City Limits, Ultra: Either as dream destinations or faded marks in calendars, many of these are music festivals well known to the Emerson population. But now Boston has thrown itself into the pile, and I’m not quite sure if it’s worth digging out.
It’s no newsflash that MP3 sales are leaping forward in the race of music purchases. Generations both new and old are falling in love with being able to immediately hear the albums they want.
MetaCritic, a website that compiles critics’ ratings of movies, music, games, and TV, tracks the rankings of nearly every released album, regardless of genre or popularity.
Boston’s music scene gets more vibrant each year.
Living in a city can get exhausting.
Special performances of older forces merging with the new are popping up faster than ever.
Madonna took the stage during the Superbowl halftime show in a gold Aztec-like outfit and reconfirmed her title as a pop queen. So why is it she’s letting American culture unravel off her finger with the release of her 16th album, MDNA?
Since composers are tasked with creating music that milks a scene for all it’s worth, they pay attention to every trill and thump.
Truly learning how to play an instrument never ends . Don’t hold yourself back from playing piano, bass guitar, or didgeridoo simply because you think there’s a standard you need to meet.
“What kind of music do you listen to?” It’s the question we hear all the time in get-to-know-you questionnaires, organization ice-breakers, or awkward conversations searching for possible connections.