Music

A Brief History of Rock and Pop Music – Songs, Artist & Facts

Rock music originated in the late 1940s’ and early 1950s in the United States and is also known as “rock and roll”. In the mid-1960s, rock music has evolved in a wide range of various styles.

Inventions of electric guitar and amplifiers gave goose-bumps to this trend. Later, in the 1960s, rock music molded into its desired shape. Pop music origins found in different varieties of musical styles. These styles are including the jazzy piano melodies of ragtime. It is associated with the musical trends of the late 19th to early 20th centuries. The roots of this music can be found in the improvised rhythms of the jazz era of the 1920 and 1930. Orchestras of big band era that ruled in the 1940s.

A new type of music appears in the 1950s and 1960s. This new music was characterized by fast rhythms, strong beats, and soulful lyrics. This new music genre called “Rock and Roll”.

Rock Music

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Rock is a kind of music that is played and sung loudly in simple tones and strong beat by a small group of people with electric guitars and drums. Rock & roll, in reality, has only three chords including a strong, unfaltering backbeat and a captivating melody. It’s a kind of broad genre in popular music.

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Rock Music Artists

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Several artists contributed to rock songs in different eras.

  • Robert Johnson sang various songs in the 1920s includes Cross Road Blues, Hellhound on My Trail, Love In Vain, Sweet Home Chicago, etc.
  • In 1940s number of artists includes Charles Brown sang Driftin’ Blues (1946), Muddy Waters intone Rollin’ stone (c.1949), bone Walker troll Call It Stormy Monday (c.1947), Mahalia Jackson chant Move On Up A Little Higher (1946), etc.
  • In the 1950s, other artists like Muddy Waters, intone Got My Mojo Working, Hoochie Coochie Man, Mannish Boy in 1952. Big Joe Turner sang Shake, Rattle, and Roll in 1954.
  • Elvis Presley chanted Heartbreak Hotel and Love Me Tender in 1956. Jimmy Reed trolled Big Boss Man and Bright Lights, Big City in 1958. Similarly, so many artists intoned a series of enchanting melodies in these eras.
  • In the 1960s, various scientists jumped forward to contribute to rock music. They include Elmore James trolled Dust My Broom and Shake Your Moneymaker in 1961. Peter and Gordon chanted A World Without love in 1964.
  • In the 1970s and the upcoming years, hundreds of artists sang numerous songs contributing to rock music and thus molded it into the most popular music in the world.

Characteristics of Rock Music

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The genre of rock music is so huge and mainly based on three characteristics such as distorted guitars, loud drums, captive bass lines, and powerful vocal hooks. Others are:

  • Electric guitars for distortion
  • Bass and fender/Gibson guitars
  • Drum kit having cymbals for the spine of a song
  • Lyrical theme
  • Verse-chorus form
  • Signature time 4/4 as standard
  • Monotonous hooks and riffs
  • Classic Hammond keyboard
  • Steady beat giving contagious energy
  • Marshal amplifiers

A high-pitched voice is mostly required to sing rock music. They are loud and energetic as most liked by teenagers. The expertise of rock singers can be examined in high tone music.

Pop Music

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Pop music came out from its old nutshell into the modern one in the mid-1950s in the United States and the United Kingdom. Pop music is a genre of popular music that has grown and developed on its own.

In the 1950s when rock was growing tremendously, pop music began to grow its roots, Mitch Miller was the one who worked with label’s big artists to build a piece of music that was confined to many genres. Miller blended country, blues, and folk music with ever-growing rock sounds and upshot soothing pop music loved by everybody.

All hit singles are not produced by the pop artists. They are produced by many artists from other different genres such as country music signers Carrie, Underwood, and Taylor swift. Rock group Radiohead and Foo fighters, folk singers Bob Dylan, and Mumford and sons, and singers such as Johnnie Ray, Frankie Laine, and Guy Mitchell worked to dawn to dusk along with Mitch Miller.

Artists

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  • Thriller by Michael Jackson in 1980
  • Like a Prayer by Madonna in 1984 released her album
  • When Doves Cry by Prince in 1984
  • Baby One More Time intoned by Britney Spears in 1998
  • Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) by the Backstreet Boys in 1997
  • Rolling In The Deep by Adele at her early age of 21 years
  • Billie Jean by Micahel Jackson in 1982
  • Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen in 2012
  • Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) by Beyonce`in 2009
  • Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani in 2004
  • Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars released in 2014
  • Shake It Off by Taylor Swift in 2014
  • Party In The U.S.A by Miley Cyrus released on 11th august 2009
  • Sorry by Justin Bieber in 2015

Pop Music Characteristics

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The verse-chorus formula is notable in popular music, thus having different basic structures. This includes:

  1. Introduction
  2. Bridge passages just to fill the gap between verses and choruses
  3. Instrumental sections
  4. Middle eights

Middle-eights consist of eight-bar sections that introduce new stuff in the form of lyrics, chords, melody, and rhythm.

Hooks and riffs are also characteristic of pop music. This helps the listener stuck to the song longer. This includes the repetition of music and tones that provide a relaxing sensation to its listener.

Popular music has mainly two aspects. Some of them are scribbled at slow speed and some lyrical tracks are written at a high-speed tempo up to 160 beats per minute. This is the situation where the pop music genre is divided into two themes of music whether for listening or dancing.

For Rock/Pop Band Milou Sky, Inspiration Strikes Anytime, Anywhere

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Musicians follow different creative processes and find inspiration in different things. Some of Taylor Swift‘s biggest hits, for example, were written when she was feeling anxious and experiencing emotional conflicts. Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys likes to write songs in the morning, the part of the day when he feels most vulnerable and, therefore, more creative. Jack White of White Stripes prefers working under strict deadlines, forcing creative juices to flow until something good comes out. 

For up-and-coming rock/pop band Milou Sky, inspiration can come anytime and anywhere. “We don’t have a set formula for writing songs, it just sort of happens,” said Ryan Beckett, the band’s lead vocalist, guitarist, and chief songwriter. “Inspiration can come listening to music or simply having a good or bad day, a lyric that you like, really anything can strike an idea.” Unlike White, Milou Sky’s creative process is less restrictive, and all of the members share the role of writing songs. “We’re always writing, and the result is a competitive balance between everyone in the band,” Beckett shared. 

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The band’s primary sources of inspiration are the artists the individual members listened to while growing up in their hometown of Reading, Pennsylvania. Beckett, and his stepbrother Zach Ninfo, the band’s drummer, bonded over 60s classic rock bands, particularly The Beatles. Liam Meadowcroft, the band’s other singer, and rhythm guitarist, looks up to Nirvana, Oasis, and Arctic Monkeys. His brother Nolan, who plays bass for the group, lists Kings of Leon, U2, and XXXTENTACION as his favorites. “We’re inspired by the music we like, and we feed off of what we hear to create our own songs and sound,” Beckett said.

The four also take inspiration from their passions outside of music. Beckett loves to watch movies and is moved by the performances of Leonardo DiCaprio. He is also a fan of football star Tom Brady and looks up to the quarterback’s mental drive and work ethic. He also loves the show South Park, which he credits for his odd sense of humor. Like Beckett, Liam is also into sports and cheers for all Philadelphia sports teams. He also played baseball when he was young. 

During his spare time, Nolan likes to play video games such as Battlefield Three, Call of Duty Modern Warfare Three, and Rainbow Six Siege. When he gets tired of playing, he picks up a book on world history. Nolan also loves to go out and get active by playing golf and baseball. Like Beckett, he is also into football, and his favorite team is the Denver Broncos. 

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With a background in communications media, Ninfo enjoys creating videos and has won in a few competitions at the state and national levels. He loves to watch the reality show Bar Rescue, and just like Nolan, he also enjoys playing video games. He also loves to eat and try out different restaurants together with his bandmates. 

For the songs in their debut EP Compromise that was released last January, the band used the pains and joys of everyday life as inspiration. “The EP showcases the collection of styles that we mashed together to create our sound. These songs are meaningful to us because we can share what we feel with our audience,” Beckett said. The first single of the EP and title track is about the typical frustrations guys feel when dealing with women. A compromise was produced by two-time Grammy Award winner Robert Cutarella who has worked with legends such as Eric Clapton, The Police, and Keith Richards.

Milou Sky also aspires to serve as an inspiration to fans and fellow musicians. Even before the release of Compromise, the band already enjoys a cult following back in Reading, where they used to play in local venues, TV shows, and festivals. Through social media, they were able to expand their fanbase. Currently, their Instagram account has more than 100,000 followers. It’s a significant achievement considering the competitive nature of the social media landscape where millions of artists worldwide vie for the attention of users. 

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The band knows the secret to succeed in social media, and that is to engage your followers continually. “Social media is definitely the way we communicate with our fans,” Beckett said. “It also gives our fans a chance to message us and comment on our posts, so we know how they feel about us.” 

Musicians who double as influencers seem to be the trend of the future, and Milou Sky has wholly embraced the role. Through their social media accounts, the group helps other up-and-coming artists gain exposure by mentioning them on their posts. The gesture is reciprocated with other groups giving them shoutouts as well. Beckett also sees the use of social media as a means for musicians to survive the COVID-19 pandemic. “I think it’s gonna be important to really just use your account to communicate with fans since there are no large gatherings,” he said.

The band is aware of the power of music, the influence it holds on people, and its potential to shed light on social issues. They are open to the possibility of writing more socially conscious songs in the future. “If we have a good idea, we’d definitely try to write a song about it,” Beckett said. The group shares the outrage felt by other musicians on the death of George Floyd and social inequality in general. “We think it’s all horrible that we even have to do this nowadays, bad people kill people all the time, unfortunately, but for someone to be targeted because of the color of their skin is just disgusting,” remarked Beckett. 

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The band doesn’t overestimate the influence of music, however. “It can spread awareness about (social issues)  and unite people to fight for a cause, but at the end of the day, music is just music, and in reality, more people are going to take a song as a song, not a statement,” Beckett said. 

Even the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown that resulted from it didn’t stop Milou Sky from finding inspiration. They spent most of the time under quarantine writing new songs as they plan to do a follow-up to Compromise later this year.

How Listening to Music at Work can Boost your Productivity

Music is an important element in our life, and it exists a lot longer than we’re aware of. Even in the earliest ages, the human ear found nature’s sounds very pleasant, and that can be categorized as music as well. The chirping from the birds or the wind in the trees is a melody that relaxes our brain and makes us feel better. Nowadays, however, music is very different from that and much more advanced.

It’s 2020 and we have thousands of different music genres, as well as subgenres, meaning that no matter how specific your taste is, you can always find that one perfect sound type for your ears. In today’s article, we’re going to talk about music in general and how it can help you boost your productivity at work. If you’re the type of person who wants to spend a lot of time with your headphones on, this is the right place to be. Let’s not keep this introduction any longer than what it needs to be and jump straight into the productivity-boosting content.

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Motivating lyrics

A lot of us need motivation now and then, and music-lovers find it, well, in the music they listen to. Some prefer to watch motivational videos or listen to uplifting speeches, while others simply want to find motivation in their favorite songs. There’s no doubt that there are many songs written with the sole purpose of motivating someone else to become a better version of themselves, and many people use this to their advantage. We all need some help every once in a while when we feel a bit “down”, and hearing something uplifting in the form of a beautiful song can be more than enough to give us that required “push” to do better in any field of life.

Uplifting melodies are a mood-boost

As we said above, there are so many different genres of music, and you don’t have to listen to songs that have deep and meaningful lyrics to feel motivated if that’s not your thing. Genres such as EDM or Techno for example are capable of making you feel better without containing a single word in the songs. The uplifting melodies are more than enough to get you in the mood for working out, getting a lot of work done, or simply enjoying life. Productivity at work is heavily linked with your mood, so even if your mood slightly improves, you’ll find yourself to be a lot more productive no matter what your job is.

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Getting into the flow

Have you ever wondered why people put on some good music before engaging in activities such as cleaning their home, organizing their backyard, or simply working their day job? Well, a good rhythm can put your body into the required “flow” that makes everything so much easier, especially physical activity. That doesn’t only apply for activities that require you to move your body though, and it’s a well-known fact that professional programmers or artists listen to music while working to get better results and be more productive at all times. If you’re bored of your playlist and you feel like all of your songs are more familiar than what they need to be already, using a site such as chilloutradio is a great way to keep things fresh and different at all times. You never know when your favorite song will come on the radio and make your entire day so much better in every aspect.

The “invisible” impact of music

Even if you are the type of person who doesn’t believe that music can have any sort of impact over your mood, science has a lot of facts to disagree with. Here’s the thing. Listening to any type of sound has a very powerful impact on both our mental and physical performance. This is why we should be careful about what we listen to in certain situations. There was a test a few years ago on frozen water which was exposed to different types of music genres, and all of the examples had different shapes and orders of the molecules based on what type of sound they were exposed to.

Believe it or not, sounds do change the way our brain works, even if we don’t feel like it, or we completely try to ignore it. One of the reasons why people somehow “magically” can lift a lot more when their favorite song comes up on the gym radio is exactly this. Or, when you wake up in the morning with your favorite song playing in your head and you feel like you can conquer the world, it’s purely because of this.

A very good example as well as the music that is often played at supermarkets. If you haven’t noticed, it’s always a bit faster-paced so that it gets you in the “twitchy” mood which makes you bring decisions faster, usually ending up buying more products than you should. At restaurants, the music is calmer and usually appetite-inducing. Yes, music can have an impact on your appetite and decision-making abilities, it’s a scientifically-backed fact.

Choosing the right device

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As important as it is to pick the right genre of sound for your occasion, it’s also equally as important to choose the right device to listen on. Obviously, at work, you cannot listen through a Bluetooth speaker because that would interrupt the others unless you’re working a job that allows you to be alone in a room. That’s quite rare, however, which is why people tend to choose different types of headphones so that they can listen to songs without being interrupted, or interrupting others. Make sure that you choose headphones that feel comfortable on your ears and ones that provide quality sound. Nothing ruins the mood quicker than headphones which are unable to give you the “right feel” of your favorite song.

Conclusion

Listening to the right song at the right time can make a world of a difference, which is why a lot of people make their playlists for different occasions. Whether it’s working out, running, socializing, or preparing for an important event, the power of music can help you become a better version of yourself if you give it a chance.

What is a Chorus Pedal For Guitars And Its Possibilities

If you are a guitarist, you probably already know that one of the most important, as well as popular effect boxes is a chorus pedal. Now, you might be just starting out, which is why you might be wondering – what is a chorus pedal and what can it do? Well, there are various things that this pedal can help you with. Let’s take a closer look:

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What Does This Device Actually do?

To put it simply, it can split your signal into two pieces, and then it can lower or raise either of them. You can utilize it for implementing slight changes to your tunes or you can opt for dramatically changing how everything sounds like. The perfect example of how everything works is the BOSS WAZA CRAFT CE-2W pedal. It features two knobs that can be used for controlling the milliseconds of the delay whenever you want.

However, there are innovative devices such as BOSS CH-1 – which is also the most purchased model – features knobs for EQ, which means that you can control both the bass and treble. The Effect Level Control knob determines how much chorusing mixes with your instrument tunes. Since it has stereo outputs, you can run it into two amps at the same time, which in return will provide you with the perfect, wide stereo chorus sound.

Where Should I Place This Device in my Pedalboard?

The most important thing that you should remember is that these modulation effects such as chorus need to be placed at or close to the end of the signal chain. This is quite important if you run into the front end of the amps. Back in the day, the concept was for the musicians to get really close to their amps to create this effect, but today, that is not necessary anymore.

Innovative and modern amps now have effect loops, which means that you can choose to simply insert a modulation effect by different jacks into the circuit of the amp. This will most definitely make your playing sound better and you’ll lower the chances of altering the sound too much.

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Do I Really Need it?

Now, this is something that will depend on the type of music you like playing. For example, you cannot hear a lot of these effects in blues or country mostly because the basic sounds of those genres are more established long before these devices even existed. But, if you play more popular genres, then you’ll definitely need a wide range of pedals, including a chorus one.

What Are The Key Features of An Optical And Electronic Choir Pedal?

A wide range of choir stompboxes have an electronic capture, however, many of them have an optical record, as well as other guitar buttons. The difference in their implementation can be heard in the higher scope and a better signal on a lot of electronic choir buttons.

For example, the MXR M-234 is an analog choir button which is strong, lightweight, and entirely in the midway checks the magnitude, size, and figure. The entire frequency coming from your instrument is generally affected by a separate choir and a much deeper tone.

The optical part of the choir is most commonly more customizable than other analogs, hence, you’ll gain more effects and sounds. Although specific people do not like optical chorus buttons since they have a faith that those are overly automated. Due to all technological innovations, various optical pedals are set to conquer the market, and as such, they tend to be a bit expensive.

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What Are The Buttons I Can Use?

A lot of these pedals have several control buttons, which means that you can get a wide range of different tunes from them. But, there are some basic models that feature two controls and some only have one. The most common controls that you’ll come across on these devices are the ‘rate’, ‘level’, and ‘depth’.

The level can determine how high/low the volume or effects are, meaning that you can have a thick sound when you turn it up or one that is less strong and lowered down. The depth button is quite similar to this but, it also influences the intensity of the tune and how extreme the warble will be.

And lastly, there is the ‘rate’ option that is meant for tracking and adjusting the speed of the effect and how quickly the LFO can rotate. If you choose to set it to ‘high’, you’ll gain a sound that resembles a vibrato, which at times can sound haunting and completely eerie. Then if you opt to slow it down, you might provoke a spooky feeling in the listeners.

What to Consider When Looking For a Pedal?

Yes, you can simply type ‘chorus pedal’ into the search engine and purchase the first one that comes up, however, that is not wise. This is why you need to consider several things before opting for a specific pedal including:

  1. The Features – the first thing you should think about and check is the features you need. You do not want to be looking for specific effects just to learn that the model you purchase does not offer it.

 

  1. The Reviews – you might also want to check the reviews since this will let you know whether or not a particular brand/model/device is worth buying. Keep in mind that you should check independent websites as well, especially since the reviews there tend to be a bit more honest.

 

  1. Compare, Compare, Compare – as mentioned, getting this gadget for your guitar can be expensive, hence, before you buy anything, ensure that you compare it to other models in order to determine which one suits your needs and budget best.
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Conclusion

As you can see, there is a wide range of things a chorus guitar pedal can help you with. Not only will you be able to get a wide range of effects and tunes, but, you can use the pedal for adjusting those tunes even further. So, now that you know what is a chorus pedal, as well as what you can gain from it, you should not lose any more time. Instead, you should start browsing stores in order to find the pedal that will fir your needs and desires.

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Ali King’s Astrological Energy Created The Music Fashionista

There are many new young musicians and entrepreneurs, but not all of them have the creativity and the will to make it in the entertainment business no matter what. Ali King is one of the people who are determined to focus all of her energy to become one of the best-known names in the music business.

Here we are going to talk more about her astrological energy and how she created the music fashionista brand all on her own. The story behind her is really inspiring, so continue reading to learn more about her success and what led Ali to it.

Who is Ali King?

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This aspiring singer, actress, model, and beauty blogger has become really popular in the last few years, but people around her say that she is much more than the labels people put on her.

Passionately charming, interesting, and quirky, Ali King is an amazingly atypical person who lives outside the box. People use many different adjectives to describe this self-professed Fashionista of music and style, but boring is never one of them.

On Instagram and Tic Tok she can be found under @MusicFashioniista the fashion blogger and music artist that created her own unique niche by just being herself. Unfortunately, it wasn’t always like this and it took a lot of soul searching for Ali to realize she was all she ever needed.

Many people fantasize about having a career in the music industry, but more often than not the corporate side of the business smothers the creativity that makes an artist special. For a long time (almost 20 years) the music industry was losing millions of dollars due to piracy and as a result, individuality was not celebrated it was shunned and avoided. For creatively expressive individuals such as Ali King, the corporate music business began to feel hopelessly depressing.

The reason why she’s called MusicFashioniista by her friends, and now people from all over the world is her love for these two things. Ali is said to be a person who lives and dreams fashion, and that her music inspired people on every continent.

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Beginnings

Music industry experts insisted that Ali needed to follow a more traditional industry template if she wanted to be successful. This oppressive “industry template” broke her spirit, shattered her dreams, and left her defeated. Dark days filled with self-doubt, sorrow, and fear of failure we’re laying ahead. In regards to those dark days, Ali had this to say:

“I was at my lowest point, down in the deepest, darkest depths of an intergalactic rabbit hole when I met Sparky Flinstone who took me by the hand and led me further into the darkness. Who is Sparky Flinstone and what he means to me is not the point. The point is when I went deeper into the darkness was when I realized that only in the darkness can you see the stars.”

As she found herself developing a strong magnetic attraction to the moon she soon discovered that the answers she needed were directly connected to her astrological nature. An Aquarius, she is akin to a female superhero, a magnificent wonder woman with esoteric powers. It was during her darkest and most intense moments when she connected with her Aquarian mythology and the Music Fashionista was born.

Social Media

Ali King has a 2020 vision and wants you to prepare to feel the impact of @MusicFashioniista on all music streaming, Live-TV streaming, and social media platforms.

If you are interested in knowing more about Ali, her private and professional life, you can follow her on some of her networks. All of these platforms are public, so you can access the information even without hitting that follow button, but if you want to see exclusive content available only for her fans and followers, then you should definitely become a part of her fan club.

Things you didn’t know

One of the most interesting things about King is that her godfather is Frank Sinatra and that she decided to follow his steps and make a name for herself. She was exposed to his music and other big names since the earliest of ages, so it is said that her fame was written in the stars.

Her fame started when she was just 17 years old when she released her first song. Right away she was accepted by people from all over the world and “Losing my Mind” charted on the 12th place on the world’s Billboard charts.

As you probably already know, it is hard for young and aspiring musicians to make a living just out of the music they are creating. Nowadays we all rely on streaming services and we don’t always pay for the music we want to listen to. Because of that, Alexandra had to find other ways to make her living. She gave modeling and acting.

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Even though her acting career didn’t bring the fame she aspired to have, King, started getting noticed by big brands that wanted her face to be the one on their billboards. Now she can be seen in many big brand commercials, including Twix, Chipotle, and 7Up.

Even though this young musician took a little break from her singing career, fans all over the world cannot wait to hear her first album named Ali King MusicFashioniista. It is said that the biggest reason why she managed to stay clear in her goals is the astrological energy she carries with her. People who know her say that she is one of the brightest people and that she always finds a way to keep going, even when the world seems to be in her way.

One thing we can learn from Alexandra is that you won’t always have the easiest path, but you have to know what you are working towards. Envision your goals, and if something seems like it is too hard to achieve, take a break, consider other options, but don’t forget why you started. Always follow your dreams and stars will align to show you the right way.

Travis Scott-American Rapper, Singer, Songwriter And Music Producer – 2020

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Jacques Berman Webster II known by the artist name of Travis Scott is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and music producer. In addition he plays synthesizer instruments and electric drums.

Biography:

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He was born in Houston, Texas on April 30th. 1991. Until the age of six, he was living with his grandmother in southern Houston. Afterward, he moved with his parents to suburban Missouri City. He enrolled at the University of San Antonio but did not complete it, and wanted to devote himself fully to his music career. He was not supported by his parents, and he nevertheless decided to follow his dreams by moving to New York.

He has been in a relationship with American reality star Kyle Jenner since April 2017. It was from that love that their daughter Stormi Webster was born on February 1st. In 2018. He does not use his real name in public. Travis took his name from his uncle and Scott was his nickname.

Career:

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Together with his friend Chris Holovey in 2008 he made his first mix. The following year, he formed a band called “The Clasmate” with OJ Chesm, which unfortunately did not last long; they broke up in 2012 mostly due to financial reasons. Shortly after, he left New York and went to Los Angeles with no money and a secure roof over his head. Things got better when he was contacted by T.I., who recognized his talent and offered to cooperate.
On March 22, 2013, he released a video for the song “Quintana” and five days later, American hip-hop magazine XXL placed him among the best young musicians for the year.

He released his second mix called “Days before rodeo” in 2014. It was a great introduction to his first album and concert tour, which he planned to hold in the US.

He released his “Rodeo” debut album on September 4, 2015. Apart from him, the album also featured other musicians such as Giusi Jay, Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Wikend … etc. The album ranked # 3 on the Billboard 200 list of most popular albums and sold over 110,000 copies in just the first two months of its release.

He has produced songs and albums for Kanye West, Jay z, Drake … etc. Along with the Weeknd and SZA musicians, he wrote the song for “Game of Thrones.”

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In May 2016, he revealed the names of his second and third albums. The second album was released in September 2016 and the third in August two years later. The third album was named after an amusement park in Houston that was unfortunately demolished in 2005.

It has been sold in more than 537,000 copies and has been nominated for best rap album at the 61 Grammy Awards.
On one occasion he stated that his musical role models were Bon Iver, Kid Cudi, Т.I., Kanye West and Thom Yorke.
At the beginning of his career, the music he wrote was quite dark, aggressive and had a faster rhythm. Lately, he’s been known to use multiple instrumentals in just one song. However, in the end, when we look at all his works, “Astroworld” is considered to be his most significant release.

He even tried on fashion. His so-called street clothes are quite popular. On his official Astroworld website, the clothes are sold out, and for those who are interested and have not had a chance to buy them, they can be found on Amazon.

In addition to music, he has been successfully collaborating with sports brands like Nike and Air Jordan for several years. He has styled several exclusive sneaker models with them so far. According to unofficial information, one pair of Jordan sneakers should sell for $ 175.

Some interesting things about Travis Scott:

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-His music is everything in the world to him. Even when he was in high school and had no money for the musical instruments he needed, Travis sold his bed without thinking. He slept in his chair for months.
– He’s a man of action, he doesn’t mind people brawling during his performances.
– He is very dedicated to the business, and on one occasion stated that he did not have much free time. He usually catches up with his loved ones through social media.
– Prior to Kyle Jenner, the media had written about his tumultuous relationship with famous singer Rihanna, but their relationship never worked. He did the song “Bitch Better Have My Money” for her.
-To this day, Travis still claims that he does regret not finishing college because he was never interested in school anyway.
-He loves the city he grew up in and considers himself a leader in music culture.
-Rappers have been known to show no emotion in public, this is not the case with Travis.
-For a long time he fought with his parents, trying to convince them how much he really wanted music and what it meant to him.
-Travis is a young man who is only 25 years old, with so much success behind him. He is a father and he has many videos and successful concerts …

Travis Scott net worth:

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Between September 2017 and September 2018, Travis earned $ 20 million. That was enough to make him one of the 15 highest paid rappers in the world. He earned $ 60 million between June 2018 and June 2019. On his most popular tour, Astroworld grossed about $ 65 million.

Finally, one thing to keep in mind, Travis’s career is just beginning, this $ 20 million figure will slowly but surely increase as time goes on.

The secrets of his success:

1. No need to compete with the others;
2. You should never give up on your goals even though you are always facing obstacles;
3. If you see that you can do some things yourself, do it, don’t always wait for help from someone;
4. It is very important to connect and keep in touch with people who are doing the same thing as you;
5. Give your maximum in what you do, just get out there and give a 110%;

How One Canadian Music Manager Competes on the World Stage?

As he gears up for his artists’ upcoming releases, events, and performances, we get a taste of Josh Hermans mindset and how he runs his management company, STRVCTVRE, one of Canada’s best music enterprises.

It’s taken him a long time to get to where he’s at, but he’s done it gradually and 100% by figuring it himself. I’ve been following Josh for a while now and he’s one of the most industrious managers we’ve come across. This guy does everything his way and has impressive management skills, he’s constantly raising the bar on himself. Whether it’s sending out releases, producing beats, or working on his branding and strategy, it’s been privy to witness Josh’s growth over time. He doesn’t have a big team around him, he didn’t start with a massive budget, and he definitely has not been given any shortcuts along the way.

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“In the beginning, I started with just a simple concept and now, I’ve come really far. Now artists come up to me from big labels saying they respect my independent organic style of management and I’m very thankful for that. I know if I stay committed, driven and keep my mind in the right space and always look out for my artists, we can attract even more amazing musicians to our team”

Herman says there is a lot of money moves around this business and money often pushes people’s careers further and faster than someone who doesn’t currently have the resources to pump thousands of dollars into their career. He came from humble beginnings and got in the business by booking gigs for local artists. He says he learned to network and get in touch with the right people, and when they saw he was able to deliver and was consistent in doing what he said, word started to go around. Everything I earned I invested back into the business.

And Josh Herman did reinvest, in 2011 he founded STRVCTVRE and he’s built a legacy for himself in representing Canadian artists. He’s put Canadian artist on the map, there is no arguing that. STRVCTVRE manages award-winning artists, DVBBS, Borgeous, and Down with Webster.

These artists have gone platinum and gold multiple times and can be considered the Disruptors in their genre, all thanks to the guidance and management of Herman. In 2016 the Song tsunami produced by Borgeous and DVBBs was recognized all throughout the world.

“I am grateful for what’s happened and feel very confident knowing that I can stand on my own two feet in this cut-throat business. I’ve gotten myself to a level where other artists now Approach me for the skills and connections in the industry”

We asked Herman what his approach is, and what is the recipe to stay at the top? He says that everything starts with your mindset. First, you have to have the drive and desire, you take your life in your own hands And make things work by taking massive action. His process is simple: 1. Desire 2. Choice 3. Action.

All of that starts in your mind, how you look at things. The second thing he says is to Work hard, work harder than everyone else because you have to learn everything you can about the number one music and the business. The information you need to get ahead is a few clicks away, all you need to do is make an effort to find what you need to know. Think smarter and wiser than everyone around you or else you’ll end up like everyone else.

You have to think of creative things you can do that fits with your music artists and you do those things for them so they can relate to their current fans and new fans? He says he refuses to believe that great music will go unnoticed if you’re dedicated and talented and think a little different than everyone else you can have success. All together though he believes it all starts with your mindset you have to know you deserve success and then go get it!

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Indeed “organic” is a word that gets thrown around pretty loosely but it can make all the difference between having loyal fans and not. The only way to get organic and real success is to Grow organically and naturally. This means you have to do things organically, in order to get organic success. It’s only right to be building something from the ground up, having an idea, a concept and bringing the right people together to make it happen, that’s exactly what he did.

Investing in your career and yourself is the best thing you can do for yourself, don’t cut yourself short. An organic come up is based completely around the music and the creative work which includes music, photos, graphics, videos, shows, networking and just the art in general.
Everything should be focused on your followers, that’s what makes them stay for the long run, besides the music.

We certainly agree that organic success is being able to naturally link with the right artists and create music and be able to have great tours based off of a fan base created from the ground up. It may take a little longer but it’ll those who listen in and follow you are your true fans.

Herman was recognized as the best Canadian music manager by Youtuber Magazine placing him at number one. Without a say, we think he deserves that spot especially with the fact that He built his management company from the ground up and was able to link up and manage some of the best artists in the EDM genre.

Herman not only has driven, motivation, skill, and talent to expand into a label that competes with the best of them, he also has a humbleness about him that makes people drawn to him. We think a lot of it is attributed to his upbringing and how he was able to build his company from literally nothing.

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He has built his reputation by being extremely personable with his musicians and always looking for their best interests, that’s what separates him from the rest of the music managers out there who are in it for a quick buck. Herman actually wants his artist to succeed on a global scale.

6 Things you Must Wear to a Summer Music Festival – 2020 Guide

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The 50s and the 60s birthed the idea of summer music festivals, and even then, people would love to dress up in unique and quirky outfits. It was a place where you could do anything, wear anything and listen to all kinds of music. At the time, that kind of freedom was not something everyone would approve of. Fortunately, these days, people have become much more accepting of other people’s opinions, which is why such festivals have become so common.

Today, you can go to Coachella, Lollapalooza, Primavera Sound, Bonnaroo, Glastonbury and a lot of other events that can deliver you that kind of experience we just talked about.

However, you can’t just go to Coachella with one pair of clothing and expect that it will be enough for an entire week of music, drinking, dancing and having fun with your friends. You will need to bring your essentials such as soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and shampoo. But, you are not done. It’s not just about keeping up your hygiene, you will also need to stay warm throughout the nights and cool during the day all while looking your best. Your outfits need to be unique, and it needs to show off just how ready you are to go wild and party during the festival.

Here are some things you must wear to a summer music festival to give you an idea of how you should pack.

1. Flare pants

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It might not be that obvious, but flare pants have been making a comeback these last couple of years. This style was very popular in the 70s but was quickly replaced just a few years into the 80s. But, what time is better to experiment with your outfits if not during an event such as Lollapalooza or Coachella, right? It is important that you like the look you have made and you shouldn’t care about what anyone else thinks about you. You are not going there to get judged but to have a good time.

Not only flare pants look straight awesome, but they will also keep you cool under the scorching hot sun in the summer days. They are also quite light and give you enough leg room so you can dance comfortably. Combine these with a crop top and you will finish your 70s look.

2. Loose pants

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If flare pants keep you cool while giving you the ability for free movement, a pair of loose pants made from cotton or linen will make you feel like you are floating in clouds. They are so soft and so loose that you will feel like you are not wearing anything. The lightweight fabric is breathable and is best used for occasions such as this. Whether you decide to do yoga in the mornings, dance during the day, or using them as pajamas while camping in your tent at the festival, you will always feel comfortable.

Don’t forget that they also complement the summer music festival look because they are usually made with many vibrant colors. The loose pants can be combined with anything you can think of, but we think that a tube top would look the best.

3. Combine mesh with everything

You have been working throughout the entire year and this music festival is finally the time to let yourself go and give up on all of your worries. At least, for a couple of days. So, you shouldn’t really care about how others perceive you or how much skin you are showing. Be who you want to be and dress the way you want to.
People that have experience with this kind of raves love to combine a mesh top with a bralette or sometimes without one. You can also wear a tank top over or under it, it is your choice. If you are looking for a rave and festival clothing store where you can find this type of outfits, you should check out iheartraves.

The mesh will cover just enough skin (if you do not want to show too much), but the mesh is so breathable, you won’t break a sweat even after dancing for several hours.

You even have the choice of wearing mesh pants with a pair of lingerie panties or a thong.

4. Shorts and pasties

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If you want to show even more skin and feel freer then ever, then why not get rid of the mesh, tank top or the bralette completely? Just put on a pair of rave shorts or whatever kind of shorts are your favorite and use pasties. What’s great about pasties is that they only cover the most important parts of your body and they are so customizable. If you plan your rave adventure early, you can order custom pasties. They can come in all kinds of shapes, sizes, colors and they can be in neon colors too.

5. Accessories

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You can’t claim that you are a raver if you haven’t brought a ton of accessories to wear while you are out on the dance floor. In every video regarding a rave culture, you will see everyone wearing necklaces, Kandi bracelets, earrings, sunglasses and a bunch of other stuff that fulfill the look of the rave.
If you forgot to pack this kind of accessories, you do not have to worry because you will probably find hundreds of vendors where you will be to find all kinds of stuff. Many of them will offer to make you Kandi bracelets.

6. Comfortable shoes

You need to remember that you will be dancing at least five or six hours every single day while the festival or rave lasts. This should tell you that you must pack a pair of comfortable shoes otherwise your feet will be very sore. Of course, you can also pack a pair of heels that will complement your sexy look, but you will also need a pair of sandals or other types of breathable shoes such as sneakers.

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