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Filed Under:Music / Rock & Pop
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Archived Since:April 13, 2008

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South by Southwest Class of 2014: Pop Artists to Watch in Austin

9 months agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Arjanwrites

We're only days away to the official start to the Music portion of the annual South by Southwest Music, Film and Interactive festival that formally kicks off next week Wednesday. The action-packed Austin, TX festival has tradionally been a fantastic...

Three Things That Come to Mind When I Think of Janelle Monae

9 months agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Arjanwrites

There are three things that come to mind when I think of Janelle Monae. First, it's close to 6 years ago that I saw Janelle perform at the Emory University campus in Atlanta, GA when she performed for a handful...

Betty Who Unleashes Gloriously New "Heartbreak Dream" [Review]

9 months agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Arjanwrites

Leave it up to Betty Who to write a song about heartbreak and make it sound deliciously glorious. I'll have one of Betty's heartbreak dreams any day of the week. The rising pop star premiered the song on Spin earlier...

Celebrating Music's Biggest Night with a Message of Equality

10 months agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Arjanwrites

After covering The GRAMMY Awards up close for six years in a row (and watching the show on TV before that), I can honestly say that last night’s show was one of most moving and emotional GRAMMY telecasts I have...

Introducing Beats Music: A New Way to Experience, Discover and Share Music (Plus More about the Future of This Blog)

10 months agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Arjanwrites

Pop music means everything to me. It's my life and joy. It's what I stand for and what I believe in. Pop has always been there for me and it's what I want to share with others. Those are exactly...

A Few Words About Kylie Minogue's New Single 'Into The Blue' [Review]

10 months agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Arjanwrites

There's a curious case of Benjamin Button happening in the world of pop. Instead of getting older, our beloved Kylie Minogue appears to getting younger by the minute. After a successful music career that spans over three decades (and surviving...

Watch Raleigh Ritchie' Stunning New Video for 'Stronger Than Ever' [REVIEW]

10 months agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Arjanwrites

Frequent readers of this blog may remember that I first alerted you about rising new British R&B pop singer Raleigh Ritchie back in July. He seemingly popped out of nowhere with some impressive tracks on SoundCloud that led to immediate...

Hot New Talent Alert: Listen to Paperwhite 'Got Me Goin' [First Listen]

10 months agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Arjanwrites

Prepare yourself to get hooked in the next few seconds. Meet rapidly-rising brother-sister duo Paperwhite who are about unleash some fantastic new pop. Check out a preview of their fantastic, synth-edged new single "Got Me Going" that has all the...

A Look Back: A Words About Some of GRAMMYs Most Memorable Moments

10 months agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Arjanwrites

Madonna performing with the Gorillaz at 48th annual GRAMMY Awards Get ready! We're less than two weeks away from the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards that is shaping up to be a fantastic night of music with performances by Taylor Swift,...

Exclusive Video: Watch Alphabeat's Stine Bramsen 'Prototypical' (Acoustic Version)

11 months agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Arjanwrites

Some exciting things are bubbling on the European pop front for 2014, including some very exciting developments for Alphabeat's enigmatic frontwoman Stine Bramsen. She's about to embark on an exciting journey as a solo artist. Don't be alarmed though. Alphabeat...

Listen to Brandyn Burnette 'Beautiful Beginning' (Acoustic Version)

11 months agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Arjanwrites

After first tipping you about the very talented Brandyn Burnette almost three years ago, things are finally coming together for the young pop crooner. He was signed to Warner Brothers Records by songwriter and former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi...

Weekend Road Trip: 48 Hours in Tokyo to Kick Off 2014 with a Pop Culture Boost

11 months agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Arjanwrites

Right before the end of last year, I decided to book a weekend in Tokyo right between Christmas and New Year's. I found a cheap fare and why in the world would I not just fly halfway across the globe...

First-Listen: Example Teases New Single 'Kids Again' (MOTi Remix)

11 months agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Arjanwrites

There's very little to say at this point about Example's new single "Kids Again" except that 1) it was produced by none other Fraser T Smith (one of the producers behind Adele's 21 behemoth), 2) the single will be released...

A Few Words about Pop in 2013 That Was Ruled by Big Album Releases, Glorious Comebacks and Exciting Newcomers

11 months agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Arjanwrites

While I'm feverishly working on compiling my lists of most favorite albums and tracks of 2013, it's now a good time to take a step back and look at the past year and everything great that happened in pop music....

Hot New Talent Alert: Listen to Beldina 'Save Me' [Prod. by Ali Payami]

11 months agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Arjanwrites

Emerging pop singer Beldina likes to describe herself as a "woman of many colors." Born and raised in Sweden with strong Kenyan roots, the rapidly rising pop singer doesn't like to confirm to people's expectations. Her music is a warming...

Cherrytree Carollers Perform Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding 'I Need Your Love'

11 months agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Arjanwrites

Cherrytree Records kicks off the holiday season in style with their totally awesome holiday carollers who turn some of the year's greatest pop hits into timeless Christmas carols. It's an annual holiday tradition that is filmed at the Cherrytree House...

Pop Crooner Romeo Testa Premieres Video for New Single 'With You'

11 months agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Arjanwrites

Romeo Testa sets the mood perfectly for the darker days of fall with his new single "With You" that he premiered on YouTube this morning. The track is taken from the crooner's debut EP, entitled The End, that was released...

Popsessed! Listen to New Karmin Single "I Want It All" [Review]

11 months agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Arjanwrites

Karmin makes a sonic one-eighty on their fantastic new single, entitled "I Want It All," that is a glowing, disco-pop stomper that puts the duo back in pole position for success in 2014. The retro-styled and feel-good "I Want It...

Midnight Red Releases New EP, Unveils Three Brand-New Songs [Review]

11 months agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Arjanwrites

Frequent readers of this blog know that I've championed Midnight Red ever since the group dropped their debut single "One Club At A Time" back in 2011. There are a few reasons for my support of the group. First of...

Neon Jungle Unleashes Video for Massive New Single 'Braveheart' [Review]

12 months agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Arjanwrites

The ladies of Neon Jungle put girl power firmly back on the map with their new single "Braveheart" that they performed tonight at the CBS telecast of the Victoria Secret Fashion Show in New Yotk. In conjunction with this major...

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