Has pop reached a saturation point with interpolations and sampling?

Interpolations have become a trend in pop music, among artists like Ava Max, Yung Gravy, Coi Leray, Nicki Minaj, Kim Petras, & Meghan Trainor. Here’s why it may be hurting pop.

After blowing up on TikTok, alt-R&B artist Adanna Duru is finally releasing music on her own terms

After coming up on music competition series like The Voice, Adanna Duru blew up on TikTok with her “music @ white clubs be like” series. Now, the singer is coming into her own with her first-ever EP ‘Nappy Hour.’

Are sped-up versions of songs ruining the way we listen to music?

From SZA’s “Kill Bill” to Steve Lacy’s “Bad Habit,” sped-up songs are all over TikTok. Here’s how they’re changing our music listening habits, and the music industry.

Giddy up: Y'allternative is the latest alt trend taking TikTok by storm

Y’allternative is a TikTok subculture and trend that combines country and alternative music and gothic style. Here’s what to know about the scene & its community.

Emo-pop artist BadMoodRude is taking the spirit and music world by storm

BadMoodRude has gained TikTok stardom. The artist and clairvoyant talks about the release of “Cherry Soda Pop,” spirit dolls and the being kind online.

How Whimsigoth evolved from a '90s fashion fad to viral TikTok subculture

Whimsigoth is a style trend on TikTok that combines grunge and witch-inspired aesthetics. Here’s how ’90s pop culture informed the trend and how to get the style yourself.

How Tegan and Sara turned their memoir High School into a hit TV show

Teagan and Sara’s memoir was perfect material for their new show High School. The two discuss the casting process and incorporating a grunge soundtrack.

Crawlers' pursuit of community and empowerment led to TikTok virality

For Liverpool’s Crawlers, the experience of success was much like the bridge of their breakthrough hit “Come Over (Again)”: a dramatic, larger-than-life swell. The song in question exploded on TikTok, getting the attention of none other than the Kardashians. “I love the Kardashians, and I think they’re amazing,” guitarist Amy Woodall says. When Woodall saw […]

How indie-pop songwriter Suki Waterhouse almost deleted her viral TikTok hit “Good Looking”

Suki Waterhouse is fresh off her latest EP, Milk Teeth. The artist details starring in Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Daisy Jones & the Six and TikTok virality.

How a surprise viral hit during the pandemic helped Beach Weather come back together

Beach Weather proved that they haven’t missed a beat since their 2017 hiatus. Reunited, the band talk TikTok virality, origins and new projects on the horizon.

BENEE teases new music at ACL, reflects on "one-hit wonder" fears

BENEE is anything but a one-hit-wonder. The singer opens up about her evolving songwriting methods and a brand-new album coming early next year.

5 super easy Halloween looks that you can learn from TikTok

We’ve scoured TikTok for the best makeup looks and hacks you can learn in 60 seconds or less. Get your ghoul on and make those undead heads turn on Halloween.

Outlast Records is on a mission to give artists a real shot at success

Outlast Records is forging a distinct sound. Founder Daniel McCartney breaks down his roles as a boss, mentor and sounding board for his young roster.

9 Halloween costumes you'll definitely see this year

2022 was a pop culture boiling pot, so this year’s Halloween will be anything but boring. From Euphoria to Travis Barker, here are 9 costumes you’ll definitely see.

Meet the Swemos, the Taylor Swift and emo fandom taking over the internet

Swemos, Taylor Swift-loving emos, are a force to be reckoned with. Here’s how Swift and emo music are more alike than you think.

Everything you need to know about Taylor Swift’s new album Midnights

Taylor Swift has returned to the studio in preparation for Midnights. Here’s everything you need to know about her 10th studio album.

Arctic Monkeys aren’t done evolving

The Car defies expectations of what an Arctic Monkeys record can sound like. In AP’s digital cover story, frontman Alex Turner breaks down their cinematic seventh album.

How MILES creates viral songs that radiate positivity and playfulness

MILES makes music that simply feels good. He explores crafting a “stadium anthem” with Travis Barker and the creation of his debut EP, NEVER HAVE I EVER.

Op-ed: When you’re wearing a mask, who cares if you know the lyrics?

Wearing masks creates a judgment-free zone for fans who might not know all the lyrics. Here’s how it also makes attending a concert a more communal experience.

How FLETCHER captured learning to love herself and the pains of growing up with Girl Of My Dreams

From heartbreak to finding self-love, FLETCHER has been on a journey. Now the queer pop star is breaking down her introspective debut album, Girl of My Dreams.
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