This Week’s Signature Songs, State By State
Here are the songs that defined America from Dec. 16 to Dec. 22, presented by BuzzFeed and Spotify. A state’s “signature song” is not its most popular, but its most distinctive — that is to say, the one that residents of that state streamed proportionally the most as compared with the U.S. as a whole.
See? Pop Music Is Easy
An ambitious panel at last weekend's Creators Project launch (sponsored by Intel and Vice), featured a realtime collaboration to create a pop song. Between an audience member on vocals, two DJs, one rapper and one keyboardist, the end result is good enough to give MIA a run for her money! Watch it happen.
MNDR is Amanda Warner - a one-woman electro-pop outfit who you can expect to start hearing a lot about. She recently collaborated with Mark Ronson on his single "Bang Bang Bang," and there's a lot of excitement about her new EP, E.P.E. and forthcoming debut full-length album. You should listen to some of her songs. Here's "I Go Away":
After her first album initially tanked, Beyonce's li'l sis continues to try and shake off the inevitable comparison by releasing a vintage-sounding record with top-notch producers like Raphael Saadiq, Mark Ronson, and Pharrell Williams, although the response has been tepid (to say the least).