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YouTube Announces New “Creator Music” Platform

October 4, 2022

In the wake of Tiktok’s rapid expansion and growing dominance in the short-form video market, YouTube has felt the pressure to adapt to keep up with the shifting demands of its audience...

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Deep Dive: How Conan Gray Writes His Songs

October 5, 2022

Conan Gray is an American YouTuber turned singer-songwriter, most well-known for his songs about heartbreak and unrequited love. Throughout his career, Conan has written songs like “Crush Culture”...

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Phoebe Bridgers: A Deep Dive into Songwriting

October 17, 2022

Phoebe Bridgers is an American songwriter, singer, and producer who has, in recent years, gained mainstream recognition with the release of her sophomore album “Punisher” in 2020...

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How Steve Lacy Makes the Most with Less

October 18, 2022

Steve Lacy is a singer, songwriter, record producer, and living proof that you don’t need the most advanced or high-tech studio equipment to create music that listeners will love...

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Has the Pandemic Changed the World of Live Music?

August 31, 2022

For the last two years, there has been something missing in the lives of music lovers around the world—live music. The advent of a global pandemic meant the absence of concerts, festivals........

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Like the Early Days of Hip-Hop: The Future of Blockchain in the Music Industry

August 19, 2022

One of the biggest questions many spaces face today is how blockchain technology may overhaul industry norms, and the music industry is no exception. In particular...

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Snapchat Announces a $100,000 Monthly Grant for Artists

August 19, 2022

Snapchat has recently announced Snapchat Sounds Creator Fund, a monthly grant program of up to $100,000 awarded to independent artists distributing music on the platform...

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TikTok Plans to Introduce a New Music Streaming App

August 15, 2022

Over the past few years, TikTok’s popularity has significantly increased resulting in 1 billion global daily users by early 2022. The app has also become extremely influential in the current music....

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Are Charlie Puth’s Music Classes Worth $300?

August 4, 2022

Charlie Puth has paired with Studio to create a 30-day online course that outlines the entire songwriting and production process for $279 USD. This hands-on learning experience has been marketed....

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Success Through Self-Exploration: Lexie Liu's Rise to Stardom

August 2, 2022

Whether you know Lexie Liu from her performance as Seraphine in K/DA’s “MORE” or her fourth-place finish on The Rap of China 2018, there’s no denying that the Chinese hip hop star is a global ...

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BTS: The First K-Pop Band to be Invited to the White House

June 17, 2022

BTS is the most famous K-Pop band in the world now, and recently, they were invited to the white house to speak about anti-Asian hate crimes and inclusivity. Being the first K-Pop band to be...

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SEVENTEEN is Going "HOT" This Summer

June 6, 2022

SEVENTEEN (세븐틴) is a 13 member Korean boy band under Pledis Entertainment. They are split into 3 teams, the Hip Hop unit (S.coups, Wonwoo, Mingyu, Vernon), the Vocal unit (Jeonghan, Joshua, Woozi...

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5 Upcoming K-Pop Debuts To Watch For 2022

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Photo: @m25_classy on Instagram

Debut: April 2022

After having competed on the reality survival show, “My Teenage Girl”, the seven-member group CLASS:y was formed, signing a seven-year contract with label, M25. The group was selected out of 83 contestants over the course of about three months judged solely on the talents and skills of the contestants. The label and show have been the subjects of controversy lately due to the age gaps between the contestants ranging from 13 to 23, and the subsequent groups’ age difference ranging from 14 to 20 years old. Nonetheless, we’re excited to see what the group has been working on since the show, and how they compare to some of the top girl groups in the industry.

YOUNITE

Photo: YOUNITE 'EVERYBODY (Feat. DJ Juice)' Music Video

Debut: April 20, 2022

Debuting under the label, Brand New Music, YOUNITE is a nine-member boy group, featuring a few familiar faces – former X1 member Eunsang, and “LOUD” contestant, Kyungmun. Despite their official debut being scheduled for April 20 with the release of their first album, the group pre-released their first single and music video, “EVERYBODY” which features DJ Juice. The song is full of funk with influences from 80s hip-hop, while the video is just as funky, with their smooth dance moves and playful personalities. This group is definitely one to watch this year!

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Photo: Metaverse Entertainment

Photo: @TNX_Official on Twitter

Debut: Unknown

Highly decorated creative exec, Jadeon Jeong (known for creative directing EXO, NCT, LOONA), has created his own start-up company, MODHAUS, an upcoming agency set to debut a few of their own groups this year. A new girl group consisting of fan-participants has been in talks for a while, but it is unclear whether girl group is tripleS. Their trailer gives futuristic-dystopian vibes along with the unique synthy-808 background music and we’re totally onboard with the entire concept. Other than this trailer, there is little information to be found about the group members and their debut, but we’re definitely going to be keeping up with whatever they have in store.

Debut: May 17

Formed on the audition show, “LOUD” created in collaboration with J.Y. Park and PSY, TNX has been posting vlogs and behind-the-scenes videos on their YouTube channel ahead of their debut for the past few months. Previously a seven-member group, their label announced it would be moving forward with six members under the name TNX which stands for “The New Six”. They just introduced their members over on their YouTube channel along with a teaser trailer that gives us a little insight as to how hard they’ve been working these past few months leading to their upcoming debut.

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Photo: @triplescosmos on Twitter