As a Swiftie, I’m not so enthused with the Academy.
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by Camille Cypher
3M ago
What Midnights’ win means for the Grammys and Swift’s other Album of the Year victories. collage by Camille Cypher; photo credits: top left, Kevin Winter/Getty Images; top right, Jeff Kravitz/Filmmagic; bottom left, Kevin Winter; bottom right, Kevin Winter/Getty Images for the Recording Academy. I’ve loved Taylor Swift since I was seven years old. I dressed up as the Fearless and Red album covers for two separate Halloweens. When Folklore won album of the year, I ran circles around my house and celebrated with my mother, an equally massive Swiftie who will likely be confused by my writing of ..read more
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Predicting the 2024 GRAMMYs.
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by Joseph Mooney & Kristen Wallace
3M ago
It’s that time of year again! artwork by Sally North. With the 66th Annual Grammy Award ceremony quickly approaching, it’s once again time for Firebird to dive into the nominations, discuss our personal picks, and predict which of our favorite artists will take home a gilded gramophone this year. Album of the Year  World Music Radio, Jon Batiste The Record, Boygenius Endless Summer Vacation, Miley Cyrus Did You Know That There's a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd, Lana Del Rey The Age of Pleasure, Janelle Monáe Guts, Olivia Rodrigo Midnights, Taylor Swift SOS, SZA Who will win: Midnights, Taylor ..read more
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Predictions for MAMA 2023.
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by Samuel Cody
3M ago
Another year in K-pop is coming to an end; let's see which groups and idols deserve to be crowned the best of the year. retrieved from MAMA’s official website. As 2023 comes to an end, we welcome another exciting year of the Mnet Asian Music Awards. The Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) is a primary K-pop-focused annual award show. This is one of the most prominent award shows in the industry and features performances and special stage collaborations by the groups and soloists during the two-day event. This year has been very impressive for K-pop, as many rookie groups from last year are now cem ..read more
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Seeing, feeling, living.
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by Joyce Zhang
3M ago
Unpacking the state of live music in 2023 and what’s to come.  U2 at the Vegas Sphere, taken by Ross Stewart. Live music is alive again!  How many of you have attended at least one live concert this year? (Including Lolla, I’m at three so far.) 2023 has undoubtedly been a great  year for live events, from Taylor Swift’s decade-defining “The Eras Tour” to Beyonce’s groundbreaking “Renaissance World Tour.” According to Forbes, outside of Swift and Beyonce, the top live acts of this year include Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, P!nk, Harry Styles, Elton John, Morgan Wallen, Luke Combs, and T ..read more
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Reneé Rapp on her debut album, Snow Angel.
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by Joseph Mooney
3M ago
photo by Katia Temkin. This August, Firebird Magazine had the utmost privilege to speak with Broadway star turned TV actress turned pop star, Reneé Rapp. Rapp, who turned 23 earlier this year, recently released her debut full-length studio album, Snow Angel, to critical and commercial success. Coming into the press conference, I had no idea what to expect from a multi-talented musical sensation like Rapp — however, Rapp was (refreshingly) as Gen-Z as it gets, addressing the members in the room like one would with any of their closest friends. When detailing her beginnings with the entertainme ..read more
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Leon Thomas on his new album, Electric Dusk.
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by Joyce Zhang
3M ago
Used to being a “therapist for other artists,” Leon Thomas is now choosing to be vulnerable to the world himself. In a jam-packed press conference for his upcoming debut album Electric Dusk, the producer, singer, and songwriter leaves no stone unturned, discussing everything from his passion for storytelling to the future of R&B and modern music.  Those unfamiliar with the name Leon Thomas have still definitely heard his work, as the industry veteran has collaborated with and written for countless chart-topping artists such as Drake, SZA, Post Malone, and Ariana Grande. Hence, this i ..read more
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Looking back on Coachella 2022.
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by Tania Godbole
3M ago
photo by Kevin Mazur. After a two-year hiatus following the pandemic, The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival returned in 2022, once again bringing the biggest musicians and their fans to the deserts of Southern California. Prior to its launch in April, however, the festival had to deal with some speed bumps. First, they were criticized for not requiring vaccinations. Next, their headliner, Kanye West, pulled out of the festival just weeks before the event for unknown reasons. Yet, the team at Coachella recovered swiftly and tapped The Weeknd and Swedish House Mafia to take West’s s ..read more
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Music League: the friendly musical competition you need in your life.
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by Alia Smith
3M ago
For avid playlist curators, genre nerds, and general lovers of music — flaunt your music taste and discover new favorites through this lively game. The pitch: an app to anonymously tell your friends what you really think of their music taste. A strategy to get people hooked on your most recent obsession. Better yet, a place to discover more songs under your favorite niche subgenre or to dip your toes into something completely new. If any of these scenarios pique your interest, Music League might just be the perfect addition to your life.  How it works: Music League is a song submission g ..read more
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Predicting the 2023 GRAMMYs.
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by Joseph Mooney
3M ago
artwork by Lily Agnacian. It’s that time of year again! With the 65th Annual Grammy Award ceremony quickly approaching, it’s once again time for Firebird to dive into the nominations, discuss our personal picks, and predict which of our favorite artists will take home a gilded gramophone this year. Album of the Year Voyage, ABBA 30, Adele Un Verano Sin Ti, Bad Bunny RENAISSANCE, Beyoncé Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe), Mary J. Blige In These Silent Days, Brandi Carlile Music Of The Spheres, Coldplay Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, Kendrick Lamar Special, Lizzo Harry’s House, Harry Styles Wh ..read more
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A recap of the 2022 GRAMMYs.
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by Joseph Mooney
3M ago
64th Annual GRAMMY Awards Photoshoot, April 2022. Every January or February, music enthusiasts across the globe collectively tune into CBS to watch the annual Grammy Award ceremony. Although the Grammys have experienced mountains of scrutiny over the past five years, the ceremony never fails to bring in millions of viewers every year. In spite of the controversy, we all still long for the day when our favorite musician wins a gilded gramophone. The 2023 Grammy ceremony, scheduled for February 5th, is fast approaching, and so as UChicago’s premier student-run music publication, it only makes s ..read more
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