Inspiration

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Emeli Sandé Draws Inspiration From America

Emeli Sandé is undoubtedly the reigning queen of new British soul. The New York Times reports that her debut album, Our Version of Events, has now spent 63 weeks at in the top 10 of the U.K. album charts, besting the Beatles’ 62-week run with their debut, Please Please Me.

05/01/2013

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New Music To Know: POP ETC

The story of an indie band who changed their name, their sound, their homebase and ended up on the final “Twilight” soundtrack.

11/09/2012

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No Doubt Want To Write The Perfect Prom Song

“‘We gotta write the prom song, come on!’ You know? That feeling of that slow dance,” Gwen Stefani says of the band’s new album.

09/11/2012

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Ellie Goulding Confirms “Lights” Is About Her Fear Of The Dark

Her fear of the dark, linked to insomnia, may be what gets creative types like Goulding out of their beds and into writing, even in the wee hours of the morning.

07/25/2012

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Rita Ora On Why She Loves Gotye And Coldplay

When she covered the most depressing song of the summer, Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know,” earlier this year, it was unexpected to say the least.

07/24/2012

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Alex Clare On The Secret Sauce That Went Into Making “Too Close”

With a soulful voice and a beard that can rival any indie-folk artist, Alex Clare’s break-through single has taken the summer by storm.

07/06/2012

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Beyonce Collects Journalism Award

She’s a mother, a wife, a “Survivor,” a Grammy winner, and now an award-winning journalist. Beyonce seems to be the pop star who can do it all.

05/04/2012

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Neon Trees On The L.A. Experience

For their latest album, Picture Show, Neon Trees looked to Hollywood for inspiration and came out with something a little bit dark and ended up coming full circle on their feelings about Los Angeles.

05/04/2012

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Adele Shares Heartbreak That Inspired New Album [Video]

Adele’s latest album, 21, has sold 9 million copies worldwide and has spent more time at #1 than any album since Santana’s Supernatural (1999-2000.) The album is a highly personal collection of powerfully emotional songs […]

08/27/2011

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Mindful Monday: 5 Inspiring Songs & Quotes To Get You Through The Week

In honor of Independence Day next Monday, this week’s Mindful Monday quotes and inspirational songs are all about freedom, liberty, and the pursuit of these things–both internally and externally. Our list includes uplifting, positive songs from artists […]

06/27/2011

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