Elvis Costello on the Music of His Life

I saw John last year, and he was just great. We had supper, and I’m very grateful for that night. We went and sat for the evening to tell stories, and then John’s jukebox caught on fire, which seems like…

Aimee Mann on the Music That Made Her

Aimee Mann is tugging at her dummy’s broken mouthpiece. Sitting on a red couch in her L.A. home, she explains how the monocled Charlie McCarthy doll, fashioned after ventriloquist Edgar Bergen’s puppet, became more famous than its owner in the…

The 11 Best MIDI Keyboard Controllers for Your Home Studio

What are the best MIDI keyboards on the market today? You’re forgiven if you’re not quite sure what they are and why you might need one. When it comes to studio purchases, few items are as unsexy—and yet potentially game-changing—as…

The Best Music Merch Gifts of 2020

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Afrobeats’ Global Takeover

PP: Totally. And I think that when we consider whenever a superstar comes in and says, “Here is my tribute,” it’s often very far removed from what the thing actually is. Or it’s like an adaptation from a local movement…

J Balvin Sets a New Guinness Record for Most Grammy Nominations

J Balvin just broke a new Guinness World Record for making history at the 21st annual Latin Grammys as the most nominated artist in a single year, Billboard has learned. The Colombian artist leads the reggaeton-heavy nominations with 13 mentions and is nominated…

The 2020 American Music Awards enlists BTS, Bad Bunny, Dua Lipa, Justin Bieber as Performers

Taraji P. Henson will host the 2020 American Music Awards this weekend, but she won’t be the only star onstage. Among the presenters are Grammy-winning singer Ciara and this season’s current Bachelorette star Tayshia Adams, who’s trading her Tuesday night…

Recording Engineer Patrizio “Teezio” Pigliapoco’s Rise To Platinum Recording Status

Patrizio Pigliapoco, more commonly known as Teezio is a 3-time Grammy nominated engineer based out of Los Angeles. Teezio has spent over a decade as a producer and engineer primarily working with Chris Brown and others like Young Thug, Justin…

Why Overcoming Her Fears Has Given Paulina Zelman New Purpose and Confidence

Paulina Zelman has relied on music as a release for as long as she can remember. Growing up, she learned to play the piano at just seven years old and then went on to teach herself to play the guitar,…

Garrett Bair’s Extraordinary Commitment To His Passions Has Reaped Tremendous Rewards

Just commit. While this advice may seem simple, it’s been the defining factor behind Garrett Bair’s success as an entrepreneur and influencer up to this point in his career, and his ability to commit has allowed him to overcome naysayers…