Congratulations, Taylor Swift! You've Become Everything You Claimed You Never Were

27th July 2015 1 comment

I’ve adored Taylor Swift since her first record was released. I was caring for children who loved her and we listened to her all the time. We listened to each record as it was released, watched the videos, had dance parties, and drove around all summer singing every song. I’ve always liked that she was […]

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Misogyny is Part of Bigger Problem With US Music Industry

14th May 2014 1 comment

Anyone who knows me, reads Thirty Roses regularly, or follows me on Facebook or Twitter knows that I love no music industry news source more than CMU. Not only do they know what they’re talking about, they’re always funny, charming, and eager to engage in a quick chat about the news of the day. Anyone […]

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Global Citizen Works With Artists, Fans to End Poverty by 2030

28th April 2014 7 comments

Today marks the beginning of a worldwide campaign called Live Below the Line.The campaign challenges participants to spend only a $1.50 per day on food and drink so that they may gain empathy and better understanding of the hardships many suffer through, particularly those with families to feed. Live Below the Line is one of […]

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The Good and Bad of the Grammys

30th January 2014 1 comment

If you’re looking for a recap of winners or sharp tongued critique of what starlet wore what gown and was paired up with which celeb, this isn’t the place for you. This was my first Grammy season as a member and it seemed an appropriate time to share a couple of observations on what the […]

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Artists We Love: Uptown Mayhem

9th December 2013 3 comments

Every so often, an artist comes along that gives us hope that we may one day live in a world where the majority of the population doesn’t gobble up Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, and any other ClearChannel darling du jour. Uptown Mayhem is precisely that artist. Many artists we find by happenstance; music is suggested […]

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Focus on Social Media the RIGHT Way

5th May 2013 No comments

In recent months countless artists have been caught using fake followers, or ‘bots,’ to boost their social media numbers. Sadly, we have arrived at a time when the question “How many Twitter followers do you have?” holds as much weight at “How many albums have you sold?” Probably more. For this reason, the labels, PR […]

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