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Could Me’shell Ndegeocello be the real originator of neo soul?

My Argument for crediting Meshell Ndegeocello as the orginator of Neo Soul. When talking about the origins of Neo Soul, most people immediately refer to Erykah Badu. They credit her and also D’Angelo for the style and sound, and Kedar Massenburg, the person who discovered them, for coining the term “neo soul”. Although Kedar gets credit for popularizing the genre of neo soul, and Erykah and D’Angelo definitely solidified it and brought it to mainstream, the style and sound was Read More...

What Makes A Good Singer – Range or Style?

When asked about his famous falsetto voice in a recent interview, Earth Wind & Fire singer Phillip Bailey quickly corrected Sway (the interviewer) by stating it was not about his falsetto, as much as it was about his extended vocal range. He said it was his 8-octave vocal range, which allows him to hit those high notes, that is as important as him singing in his well-known falsetto style. After listening and analyzing singers in the falsetto and whistle register Read More...

Remember, Please Support The Artists…

In a recent article in Wired magazine, singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc wrote about the amount of royalties most artists recieve from streaming radio. It was shocking to read that it equates to mere pennies for the artist when their music is played on Pandora, Spotify, Amazon, or any other streaming radio. After doing some research, we learned that artists are paid $0.00011-$0.007 per play on average, even from companies that earn millions in revenue. As far as record sales, by law, Read More...