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In this series, we discuss news, music, and controversies surrounding our biggest pop stars today. Based on known facts and rumors, we discuss how artists public lives influence the direction they take with their music. We unravel the deeper issues to invoke thought-provoking discussion. It's honest, it's transparent, it's light-hearted, and most importantly it's relatable. Plenty of dirt, plenty of praise, and plenty of shade!

In this series, we discuss news, music, and controversies surrounding our biggest pop stars today. Based on known facts and rumors, we discuss how artists public lives influence the direction they take with their music. We unravel the deeper issues to invoke thought-provoking discussion. It's honest, it's transparent, it's light-hearted, and most importantly it's relatable. Plenty of dirt, plenty of praise, and plenty of shade!
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In this series, we discuss news, music, and controversies surrounding our biggest pop stars today. Based on known facts and rumors, we discuss how artists public lives influence the direction they take with their music. We unravel the deeper issues to invoke thought-provoking discussion. It's honest, it's transparent, it's light-hearted, and most importantly it's relatable. Plenty of dirt, plenty of praise, and plenty of shade!

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Episodes

A crash course in "Feel Good" music with Minneapolis-based Lady Lark

2/17/2019
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In this interview we dive into Lady Lark's career which is about to catapult. Her unique merger of pop, soul, funk and dance is incredibly addictive. Minneapolis-based City Pages named her best R&B artist of 2018 and The Current has coined her "a pop/soul star to be". Not only is her music incredibly addictive, her spirit so pure. By the end of this interview, you will love her as much as I do.

Duration:00:53:18

An Awards show with credibility? A look at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

2/11/2019
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The Grammy's set out to accomplish a lot this year. Did they do it? Depends on who you ask. Tune in to find out why I think we are heading in the right direction.

Duration:00:20:21

Yam Haus is a band about to break through and you need to know about them!

2/3/2019
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The first episode of 2019 features a band from the northern Midwest called Yam Haus. These guys are so fantastic and they took time to share with me their story about how they create music, where inspiration comes from and what's next for them. CityPages in Minneapolis determined them as the next group that is "Poised to Pop in 2019" so I just had to talk to them. Check out this interview and check out their music available on all streaming platforms. Cheers!

Duration:00:48:48

2018: A look back and a look forward

12/30/2018
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A lot happened in 2018. Let's take a moment to reflect on just a few of them and talk about what might be to come in 2019.

Duration:00:37:48

Pop 5 - Blurred Lines aren't so Blurry anymore

12/14/2018
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This week on the Pop 5 we've got a lot going on. Who's actually going to perform the Superbowl? Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Blurred Lines are not so Blurry anymore, Nicki Minaj's questionable character judgment, and Taylor Swift's huge new record deal.

Duration:00:24:12

The Grammy Nominations Unpacked and Uncensored

12/10/2018
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The Grammy Noms came out a few days ago and it's clear they are making strides to be inclusive of women and under-represented minorities while acknowledging the changing landscape in contemporary music. But will it work?

Duration:01:03:01

Pop 5 - They're coming for YouTube now

11/16/2018
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This week on the Pop 5 Diddy suffers the loss of his longtime love, Nelly accused of sexual assault, Lorde and Kanye beef, Mariah Carey is still doing things and YouTube is now facing scrutiny.

Duration:00:18:07

Pop 5 - Ariana's redefining the pop formula

11/9/2018
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This week on Pop 5: Ariana's new smash song, BSB heading out on tour, Tekashi is in trouble again, Trump is no match for Rihanna, and Spotify continues to change the business model.

Duration:00:13:59

How music is a product of society and culture: Rock's sub-genres in the 60's and 70's

11/4/2018
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Music is always changing. But changes don't come from within. Macro-influences in the socio-political landscape often shape the direction music is taking. In this segment, we dive into the factors that caused rock music to make a drastic shift in the late 60's which shapes the music we were exposed to in decades thereafter.

Duration:00:45:49

Pop 5 - Five reasons we shouldn't pay anymore attention to Nicki Minaj & Cardi B

11/2/2018
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This week the feud erupts again. What's the narrative? I summarize it. What do we do with this? Find out 5 reasons why we need to pretend this doesn't exist anymore.

Duration:00:17:57

Can the Grammy's be fixed?

10/30/2018
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It's Grammy season! The nominations are right around the corner. But before we get there, let's take a moment to discuss how the Grammy's work, what they're up against this year and how they are responding to changes in the recording industry. I've also got my nomination predictions baked into this episode! Tune in and get some grammy information!

Duration:00:27:38

Pop 5 - A Backstreet Boy is a country star? WHAT?

10/26/2018
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Lots of new music to talk about this week and some stuff is happening in country music!

Duration:00:17:34

Pop 5 - I guess we saw Ariana and Pete Davidson splitting up

10/19/2018
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New dish this week! The real reason Maroon 5 was chosen for the Super bowl, Brit Brit is back in Vegas, Twenty One Pilots making moves, Buble retiring, and Ariana's inevitable split with Pete.

Duration:00:12:50

Pop 5 - When Music and politics ultimately collide

10/12/2018
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A major new law that will affect the music industry for years to come. Kanye part 2. Pop stars taking a break from music. The American Music Awards set the stage for the Grammys. And Taylor Swift is back and everyone knows it.

Duration:00:19:53

Artist Interview: Luxury Pop by Miles Arnell

10/9/2018
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He coined the term luxury pop. What it means: the feeling of shookness when you hear the marriage of pop, soul, funk, and disco. After hearing his music I thought "what if Robin Thicke and Bruno Mars had a baby?". That would be Miles Arnell. A native from Connecticut, he has a majority of creative control over his music and his perfectionism means that we are only allowed to hear what passes through his own quality control system.

Duration:00:47:45

The Comeback Series #3: Christina Aguilera

10/7/2018
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The miniseries wraps up by profiling another notorious pop star: Christina Aguilera. Someone who has the talent but lacks the elements of celebrity and who's artistry has become so complicated it's difficult to understand.

Duration:00:53:48

Pop 5 - It's time for Kanye's intervention

10/5/2018
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More news updates this week! Is Tupac alive, Cardi & Nicki continue to annoy everyone, Samsung's money moves, and Mariah won't let go. Most importantly it was a week full of Kanye West.

Duration:00:15:06

Artist Interview: Donny Brooks versatile artistry

10/2/2018
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I had a chance to interview up-and-coming artist Donny Brooks from Atlanta. I love her musical style and I was very inspired by her artistry. Independent artists are so incredibly interesting. Donny creates her own music and her husband is one of her producers. I would describe her music as a female version of The Weeknd. I enjoyed learning about her in this segment and I want everyone to experience her music!

Duration:00:40:36

The Comeback Series #2: Britney Spears

9/30/2018
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As the miniseries continues we open the Britney file. How did her career change as she dealt with some very public personal setbacks all while growing up right before our eyes?

Duration:00:49:22

Pop 5 - When a discussion about Bruno turns violent

9/28/2018
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This week's Pop 5 is loaded with industry news. A new #1 song, who should perform the superbowl, updates on what's happening with physical formats, a spat over a Bruno Mars song, and a big industry acquisition.

Duration:00:16:40