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Rap music must focus on quality

Rap music must focus on quality

By Lucas Jafet February 26, 2020

I listen to an abundance of music every day, and I have noticed one overarching theme in the music I listen to: a significant drop-off in the energy and focus of recently released rap albums. These albums...

Senior Kyra Skye, a musician and producer, challenges the stereotype that pursuing music is not a viable career option by supplementing other interests in order to make a living.

Commentary: Passions do not have to pay the bills

By Kyra Skye February 13, 2020
My conclusion is this: Do not give up on your dreams. However, you also do not have to find ultimate fulfillment in the thing you do to make money.
Junior Graham Johnson, an EDM DJ who goes by the stage name Ivy., performed an original electronic dance mix Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, for a set at the Ithaca College Student Showcase at The Haunt.

EDM DJ balances school with music aspirations

By Arleigh Rodgers December 11, 2019

“DROWN” is an electronic dance music (EDM) track with 168,358 plays on Spotify — a statement number for Ivy., the stage name of Ithaca College junior Graham Johnson. “DROWN” has significantly...

From left to right, junior Conner Shea; Doug Turnbull, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science; Tim Clerico 19, research assistant; junior Nic Wands; and senior Erich Ostendarp worked together to build the Localify App, which connects users to new local music through their Spotify playlists. .

Students create Localify app that localizes Spotify music

By Cora Payne, Staff Writer November 5, 2019
Ithaca College Professor Doug Turnbull and a team of students have been developing Localify, a service meant to “make Spotify local.” 
Deja View: Piracy

Deja View: Piracy

By Kendyl Bennett, Podcast Editor April 11, 2017

In a micro edition of Deja View, Reviews Editor Jake Leary sat down with Assistant Multimedia Editor Matt Maloney to talk about the moral grey area of piracy. You can read Matt's review of ALL-AMERICAN...

Drakes More Life released, March 18, is the ninth studio album from the world famous hip-hop artist.

Review: Drake’s latest pop-rap fusion lacks life and heart

By Matt Maloney, Assistant Multimedia Editor March 29, 2017
There’s no doubt that this project provides plenty of club hits and a few potential Top-40’s radio tracks, but that is just about all it offers.

Song of the Week: “The Kids Were Wrong”

March 5, 2012
I have to say, I’ve been very impressed with Spotify since I first acquired it over the summer. It hasn’t quite reached an oh-my-God-how-did-I-live-without-it level, but it’s getting there. I brought up the homepage this week and as usual, I browsed through the What’s New tab. And, as usual, nothing really interested me…aside from this…

Ba-Rock Obama

February 10, 2012
Regardless of your political leanings, you’ll probably be hard-pressed to criticize President Barack Obama’s 2012 Campaign playlist. Obama’s list samples from a variety of genre styles, but relies heavily on soul, folk and rock to try to win him a second term.   Some notables include Arcade Fire’s “We Used to Wait,” Florence + The…

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

By Jared Dionne September 22, 2011
Usually the crazy Facebook changes don’t concern me that much. I’m on there all the time and I learn to adapt. When I do complain, it’s usually a jab at my fellow creepers who act like it’s the end of the world. This past change was the only one that really annoyed me. It’s just…
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