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The Masters Behind the Mix: A Behind-the-Scenes Glimpse Into Music Making With Producer/Engineer Dave Cobb

on September 16, 2015 - 10:43am

Ever wonder how your favorite songs are made? Ever wonder what happens between the time it takes your favorite artist to record a song and the time it plays on your radio? The process of making music is a specialized art, and there are a many amazing technicians working behind the scenes to help engineer the hits we all love and enjoy.

We recently sat down with Grammy Award-nominated record producer Dave Cobb for a conversation. We talked about country music, his latest album projects with Anderson East and Sturgill Simpson, and much more.

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Waka Flocka Flame: Top 20 Most Influential Rappers

on September 11, 2015 - 6:21pm

Since he emerged on the scene in 2010 with the release of Flockaveli, Waka Flocka Flame has maintained his reputation as a trendsetter. Now the king of Southern party rap has been recognized by Complex Magazine as one of rap music’s top 20 rappers influencing the genre today!

“Waka is still breaking down walls, where he’s going full-on EDM on side projects and working with newer talents… to help bring together rap’s melting pot of tastes.” - Complex Magazine

Entitled 20 Rappers Who Are Influencing Rap Right Now, the piece explores the latest cohort of rap stars who are working to

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It’s Melanie’s Pity Party, And She’ll Cry If She Wants To...

on June 3, 2015 - 4:09pm

Melanie Martinez invited fans to celebrate the release of her music video for "Pity Party" via Periscope, and it was epic!