Category: Artist Spotlight

JPOLND Rises From the Ashes and Stands Up For Herself on “Time Is Running Out”

After over fifteen years in the spotlight, Jessica Vaughn, better known as JPOLND, has proven there’s little she can’t do. She writes her own songs, runs her Head Bitch Music label, works as the Director of Sync and Creative at Heavy Hitters Music, and creates music for various shows and movies, yet people still somehow…

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Maggie Lindemann Talks About Her Musical Evolution in New Playboy Interview

Pop-princess-turned-punk-darling Maggie Lindemann has come a long way since she debuted in 2015 with “Knocking On Your Heart,” in terms of both success and personal discovery. Following the release of her PARANOIA EP in late January, Lindemann sat down with Playboy to talk about how her music, style, and happiness with her career have changed…

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The Best Albums of 2020

2020 was quite the unprecedented year for many reasons. A global pandemic, domestic social unrest and a wild election later, and it seems that we are finally ready to close the page on this year. The music world, though greatly affected by the COVID pandemic, still managed to provide some groundbreaking and forward thinking albums…

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UPSAHL’s ‘Young Life Crisis’ is a Time Machine to Pre-COVID Party Culture

It seems like there are two kinds of people in quarantine: those who miss social settings and those who are thankful to be missing out. Whichever side of the spectrum you’re on, UPSAHL’s brilliant sophomore effort, Young Life Crisis, will speak to your reasoning. The EP encapsulates the overwhelming, yet exhilarating, environment of a party…

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phem Navigates Mental Health and Young Adulthood on ‘how u stop hating urself pt. 1’

“Should I just let go, so I could crash and explode?” phem ponders on “self control,” the lead single of her new project, how u stop hating urself pt. 1. “self control” and the succeeding single, “stfu,” both seem to address a romantic partner at the surface, but it’s just as plausible that the songs…

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EMANUEL RELEASES SOPHOMORE EP, SESSION 2: TRANSFORMATION, AND ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH MOTOWN RECORDS TODAY

Today Emanuel, one of the most talented and intentional artists to emerge this year, shares his sophomore EP Session 2: Transformation via Motown Records.  “Emanuel is an incredibly introspective and emotional artist. I’m deeply moved by his captivating voice and beautiful artistry. We’re excited to welcome him to the Motown roster and help amplify his sound and message,” says…

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Enticing Moments

Three years ago, when I moved from NY to CA, I met the guys that make up Action Studios. Back then they were a rag tag group working out of their living room trying to build a company. Now, they still work out of their living room but they understand more of what they want…

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Noah Singer tells the tale of his Journey of Growth on new album Journey

Singer and Songwriter Noah Singer becomes an open book on his debut album, “Journey.” The album is an eight-track R&B project, where Noah talks about his love life, personal growth from his shortcomings, and many more things. Noah’s project is for people going through a break-up, looking for self-confidence, or people just needing to be…

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Spider-Man: Miles Morales

“Wow, a mainstream super hero who looks like me.” That was my first thought when starting the video game “Spider-Man: Miles Morales”. Miles hails form the Bronx but in this story is coping with a move to Harlem after the death of his father. We find him still learning the way of the web from…

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Starting without the Answer

Catherine Deputch is one of those women with doll-like features and a contagious laugh. However, she’s also a force to be reckoned with. In 5 minutes, one can see that her mind works like no other. She’s constantly taking art, music, languages, emotions, and mixing them together to form powerful pieces of cinema.  I met…

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The Journey of Suffering

If you were to see Jake Rohr the first thing you’re hit with is a tall drink of water with long long golden locks. He’s built a career off of that hair and even had an Insta handle-pun inspired by his mane. But when you meet him and really talk to him, you discover this…

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Phora Helps others with their mental health after stabilizing himself on ‘With Love 2’

We live in a world where vulnerability can be somebody’s greatest strength and also their greatest weakness. This saying holds for music artists as their best music usually comes from them speaking on personal problems that make them seem human. Music artists are, idolized, some people see them as perfect figures, but Phora wants you…

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