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Sounds like independence

Sounds like independence

By Arts & Culture Reporter

February 16, 2015

In 2011, alternative-rock band The Maine was working on recording its third album, Pioneer, in a studio. According to guitarist Kennedy Brock, the album was recorded and presented as a final product to W...

U2’s ‘Songs of Innocence’ an unwanted gift

By Managing Editor

September 15, 2014

Irish rockers U2 teamed up with Universal Music Group and Apple Inc. to announce the release of the band’s latest album, Songs of Innocence, on Sept. 9.The announcement came after Apple Inc. unveiled the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the iWatch at an Apple keynote event on the same day. The press release from Apple went on to explain that the company was “gifting” the album to iTunes users across the globe, which may ...

Research shines light on nighttime symptoms of PTSD

Research shines light on nighttime symptoms of PTSD

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

September 8, 2014

For many who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder, symptoms not only present themselves in the form of anxiety and emotional afflictions experienced during waking hours, but also in the form of nightt...

Social media linked to student anxiety

College students who frequently use social media may have increased anxiety levels

By Megan Bennett

May 12, 2014

Anxiety disorders are on the rise in young adults, and recent studies suggest the spike may be related to social media.Forty million adults in the U.S. suffer from an anxiety disorder, one of the most c...

Major label, minor role?

By Managing Editor

March 3, 2014

Beyoncé did it. Radiohead did it. So did Nine Inch Nails, Prince, Frank Ocean and David Bowie. Although the music industry has spent years calculating the perfect formula for how to successfully release an album (Step 1: Shove a catchy single on the radio, Step 2: Flood the market with promotion (What up, Pepsi endorsement?), Step 3: Hold a turnt up release party, rinse and repeat), Kid Cudi’s recent overnight release ...

Chicago ‘traps’ rap stigmas

By Trevor Ballanger

December 3, 2012

When hypnotic beats are entangled with the menacing ebb and flow of murderous lyrics, popular music can become a danger to society. One might even call this kind of music a trap.Rap music has been plagued by stigmas since its start in the ’70s, later gaining momentum and becoming one of the most influential genres in popular music.According to Michael Kolar, owner of SoundScape Studios, a Chicago-based recording company...

Universal, EMI clear for mega-merger

By Emily Ornberg

October 1, 2012

After months of negotiations regulators from the U.S. and the European Union approved the merger of music giants Universal Music Group and EMI Group Ltd. on Sept. 21, increasing Universal’s market share by more than 8 percent.The U.S Federal Trade commission unanimously approved the proposal, as did the EU, with the condition that the merged entity sell off some of its assets because of monopoly concerns.Universal and EMI are two of the “big four” major globa...

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