Abby Webb, Rice University
Ingrid Michaelson’s new album sets the ever-popular ‘Stranger Things’ to music.
Carli Moses, Union University
Does she just need to calm down?
Clarence Dodge, Sarah Lawrence College
Thom Yorke and Paul Thomas Anderson collaborate to create a surreal music video.
Lauren Prestia, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Here are the details about the rapper’s detainment in Sweden.
Taylor Sprinkle, University of Texas at Austin
Hot girl summer isn’t over yet. Keep the energy going with these jams.
Caleb Clark, Hillsdale College
EDM producer Marshmello is making more of the same.
Rebecca McKinley Parsons, Wake Forest University
With their raw talent and catchy ballads, how could they be ignored?
Sydney Hawkins, Alabama A&M University
It’s time to look behind the scenes of this multibillion-dollar industry.
Aliza Pelto, Pratt Institute
The DNA test wasn’t kidding when it said she was 100% ‘that b—h.’
Rickea Bell, Saint Peter’s University
The annual awards ceremony aims to showcase the best of black performers, and the 2019 Awards did just that, with established legends and fresh faces alike.
Eric Alexander, University of Colorado Denver
Funk’s not dead.
The Jonas Brothers aren’t the only brothers taking the music scene by storm.
Long pushed out of the spotlight in favor of performers, songwriters are finally getting to be the center of attention.
Charlotte Susser, University of Chicago
Step aside, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Madalyn Watson, Baylor University
Lay back, relax and let these podcasters do all the research while you tan poolside this summer.
Kristin Auld, St John’s University
How the body-embracing tunes we love today came to be.
Madison Feser, Seton Hall University
The folk-rock band explores the generational impact of addiction.
The electronic music scene is in desperate need of a feminist revolution.
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib deliver some old school hip-hop nostalgia.
Simona Barca, American University
Help yourself to these awesome podcasts.
Luke Hebert, Baruch College
Yeezy there Kanye … You’re getting a tad too culty.
Maddy Ipema, Columbia College Chicago
This album honors black pride and celebrates diversity.
Sam Shepherd, McGill University
Broadway is getting better, but The Great White Way still has ways to go before becoming truly accessible.
Kathryn Milschewski, Carthage College
What’s next for these two artists?
Haley Cohen, Quinnipiac University
Crybaby’s headin’ off to high school.
Mark Ronson’s latest work is a fun sort of sad.
Meet Blood Cultures, the elusive electro-pop band that aims to play with your nostalgia.
You can only listen to the waves for so long.
This isn’t a shout out to my ex, but it is a shout out to all the people who haven’t heard Little Mix’s bops.
Mac Miller’s self-awareness and inner trauma remain, but his spirit transcends.
Hannah Jumer, Converse College
A recently released album, a coinciding tour and the promise for brand-new music in 2020 – emo kids’ favorite goth rock band is coming back.
I’ve been coming out of my cage for the past decade and a half, and I’m not doing just fine!
The funk group Lettuce continues to innovate and expand their sound on this amazing new album.
The duo’s music combines their Appalachian influences with poignant lyrics about nostalgia and loss.
Marie Christensen, George Fox University
Being open on both YouTube and in her music has paved the way for the musician’s success.
This uniquely Canadian podcast and radio show uses the debate format for laughs, and oftentimes, adds some insight into political discourse.
Sophie Westergren, Ithaca College
It’s not exactly the classic teen angst sound, but it spoke to us.
When straight singers write LGBTQ+ anthems, can the final product ever do more than pander?
Ashley Peterson, Geneva College
K-pop’s biggest stars sit down with each other to remind everyone that they’re still normal people.
Consider these a soundtrack for your summer days.
You’ll never look at video games the same.
Mela Lozano, University of Texas at San Antonio
The centuries-old music style is getting an infusion of young musical prodigies.
Springsteen steps aside and lets the music take control in his new album.
These rising stars are bringing electronic music to the surface of Texas’ country-centric musical landscape.
Pretending to scratch your dad’s old records on the turntable is still fun though.
Veronica Kuffel, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The pop sensation-turned-activist embraces the queer community with her new single in support of Pride Month.
These seven tips will ensure that you’re enjoying the experience instead of passed out in the medical tent.
Katelyn Melder, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Two years after Styles teased new music, the follow-up to his successful 2017 debut album has been shrouded in mystery.
Tom Pinto, Ringling College of Art and Design
Straight out of the forests of Norway, Aurora puts a violent twist on environmentalism and what it means to be a woman on her latest release.
Christopher Duggan, Boise State University
Time to meet Chuck Person, Blank Banshee, Saint Pepsi and George Clanton.
Jam out or binge-watch? With these soundtracks, you can do both.
‘Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass’ promises a chapbook composed of her signature lyricism. Is that a good thing?
Born from Stan Twitter and the ashes of early Britney rises Slayyyter, in all her glittery glory.
‘Happiness Begins’ suffers from high expectations and an apathetic output.
Reading has never been easier.
The song is a perfect introduction to the band’s mobile game and its focus on following your dreams.
The Jonas Brothers are back with a new outlook on life and a new album that is sure to define the summer of 2019.
The album that caters to, literally, every personality type.
‘Lucid’ is a safe space for inclusivity, representation and inner strength.
Kaitlin Romriell, Southern New Hampshire University
A Great Big World is not afraid to break barriers and challenge people to change.
The musical ‘Rocketman’ is like no other biopic, mixing in a little magic to tell the story of Elton John’s rise to stardom.
As the band’s members have grown, their sound has changed. Some fans aren’t happy about that.
And why shouldn’t he?
Kelsey Rogers, Susquehanna University
This music student knows passion when he sees it.
Amber Amortegui, Palm Beach Atlantic University
Did your favorite make the cut?
Keely Cohen-Breen, SUNY Plattsburgh College
His last album marked a stark break from its predecessors. So does ‘IGOR.’
In her lyrics and life, Rogers exudes a confident self-assurance.
Each of these programs has a standalone format, which means no bingeing required.
Once ambiguously closeted, Lacy is now definitively out and making music that feels alive with bravado.
The band is so psychedelic that just listening to them will get you buzzed.
Sarah Mease, Columbia College Chicago
The ‘Nailed It!’ star and her ‘dick-list’ are the perfect podcast to contextualize your romantic woes.
Indigo Holmes, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Welcome to the world, Lavender May Avery.
The most talented musician you’ve probably never heard of is keeping the genre alive and well.
You should see her in a crown.
The hit summer track is beginning to tread hallowed music-history ground.
The latest album from the pop darling is for herself, her lovers and the sounds of her past.
The musician’s ‘It takes a village’ approach to his 11th album hasn’t sit well with … anyone.
The project is her strongest yet and rings with spiritual confidence.
The artist’s latest release, ‘Our Place,’ has all the hallmarks of a viral hit.
Camilla Forte, Columbia College Chicago
The search for the song of the summer has officially begun.
Britni Hones, Lindenwood University, Belleville
Bailey’s primary concern is, and always will be, her YouTube family.
Brandon Sasserson, University of New Hampshire
On his new project, Tyler leans into some experimental production.
Matilda Schulman, University of California, Berkeley
The mastermind behind a number of canonical musicals has found his work resonating with a new generation.
Meagan Bess, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
‘The Chi’ star’s newest album explores love, lust and loss.
Eilish’s music might not be for everyone, but it’s also not required listening.
E.L. Meszaros, Brown University
Her retro sound and clever lyrics will hook you before her new album drops.
Layan Sasa, University of Texas at San Antonio
Inspired by the birth of his son, Ezra Koenig et al. explore the rhythms of life.
Check out these triple double no assists.
At just 21-years-old, Bird seems poised for a vertiginous career.
You probably love his music, even if you don’t recognize his name.
While Q has yet to release his magnum opus, he’s showing every sign of reaching all-time status.
The young musician is hoping to bring the Windy City to the pop soundscape.
Hannah Cullen, St. Cloud State University
Funny jokes aside, the song’s message is no laughing matter.
Who knew even Emma Chamberlain tried her hand at podcasting?
Jocelyn Campos, University of Texas at San Antonio
The 55-minute island getaway doesn’t disappoint.
Through thick and thin, the band has focused on what’s most important… creating content that sends a powerful message to the world.
Colin Boyd, Ithaca College
Crumb’s melding of psychadelic rock and groovy rhythms has produced an original, refreshing sound.
Using transparency and self-deprecating humor, hosts Lawrence Schlossman and James Harris are democratizing style.
Bekah Black, Spring Arbor University
Inspire by the creepiness of Eilish’s latest album, choreographers countrywide had a field day.
Grace John, Rutgers University
K-pop is great, but some variety certainly wouldn’t hurt.
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