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Music

What the #FreeBritney Movement Shows us About Female Autonomy in the Music Industry

Spears' conservatorship battle reflects a larger reality of stifled expression from women in music.

by EMILY MOON

Hadji Gaviota Wants You To Be Honest With Yourself

The Penn alum talks dismantling pre–professionalism and discovering his identity ahead of his latest album.

by KYLE WHITING

Does the Music Industry Actually Care if You Voted?

Between payola and voting initiatives, major recording companies have a mixed track record on the subject of democracy.

by PHIL STEINKRAUSS

What Does An Election Sound Like?

Let's explore how politicians use specific songs and sounds to shape their messages.

by NORA YOUN

CHIKA Reclaims her Power on ‘Industry Games’

Meet the “best of the new school” who shirks the conventions of the music industry.

by KAI SONG

You Create Music When You Talk: Pamela Z's Interdisciplinary Work Stretches Definitions

The multimedia musician begs the question: Can any noise be beautiful?

by NORA YOUN

Why are we so obsessed with celebrities' bodies?

Billie Eilish's body shouldn't matter. Neither should Lizzo's, Kanye's, or anyone's, really.

by TREASURE BROWN

Meet Michael Pearson, a Leader in the Penn Music Community

Pearson takes us behind the scenes of his band Slowsie and discusses the world of music at Penn.

by PHIL STEINKRAUSS

Meet Jonah Jurick, the Artist Also Known as Hei$t

Musician Inspiration | Hei$t introduces himself and his creative process through his “Holy Grail” playlist.

by EMILY MOON

Even Virtually, The Philadelphia Orchestra is a Must–See

Philly Orchestra provides a break from reality with a Grammy–winning pianist, the music of an ailing body, and more.

by NORA YOUN

The Immortal Life of ABBA

Exploring the magic behind ABBA's  generational staying power.

by MEG GLADIEUX

Róisín Murphy reclaims the Dance Floor on 'Róisín Machine'

The veteran alt–pop icon reintroduces herself on her first record in five years.

by PEYTON TOUPS

A Playlist for If You are Desperately Missing Philly

The history behind your favorite Philadelphia—themed tunes.

by JILLIAN LOMBARDI

Newsflash: Greta Van Fleet is not Led Zeppelin 2.0

The young rockers’ new single reignites the debate over their originality.

by PHIL STEINKRAUSS

Joji Comes Into his Own on 'Nectar'

On his sophomore LP, the artist formerly known as Filthy Frank and Pink Guy fully develops his latest persona.

by TREASURE BROWN

Jónsi's 'Shiver' Hides Hopeful Warmth in a Blizzard of Freezing Cold

Sigur Rós' frontman Jónsi embarks on his second solo LP with assistance from AG Cook.

by KYLE WHITING

I See "Nowhere Man" Everywhere

40 years after his death, John Lennon's soul and spirit remain strong through his lyrics.

by ARIELLE STANGER

Travis Scott Doesn't Need Concerts to Make Money

Scott leads a masterclass in self–promotion during a concert–less time.

by EMILY MOON

SuperM's 'Super One' is All Flash, Little Substance

The K–pop supergroup's debut album hasn't received the reception its star–studded guest list demanded.

by NORA YOUN

Bopdrop: A New Way to Share Music?

Bopdrop is the newest social media app on the block, designed to let people know what you're jamming to. Does it have longevity?

by TREASURE BROWN

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