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A love letter to TV competition show clips

The lights rise. Earth-shattering applause is accompanied by a soaring ballad about overcoming obstacles. A starry-eyed contestant's walls collapse as tears flood their cheeks. If this scenario sounds familiar, it's probably because you've watched the same television talent competition videos on YouTube that I have.Continue...

Don't dismiss pop music just because it's mainstream

Gone are the days when emotional pop songs from artists like Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men topped the charts AND received public acclaim. In today's music landscape, if you want your music to be considered 'good,' the typical advice is to avoid the pop genre at all costs. But why is music considered ‘bad’ just because it’s made for a majority of people to enjoy?Continue...