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Surprise! Planned Album Drops are More Fair to Artists and Fans Alike

By Jacqueline Mumford, Managing Editor February 28, 2021

    Shock value has a big grossing potential in the media. Much of our news coverage, social media posts, and scripted entertainment are created to catch attention, and the music industry...

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Surprise Album Drops are Welcome Gifts of Music

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor February 27, 2021

  The surprise album drop is not anything that is new to the music industry. From the 2007 release of “In Rainbows” from Radiohead — who only gave 10 days' notice before dropping the album...

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To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 85: ‘PEN15’

By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer February 26, 2021

  A couple of years ago, I was with one of my best friends, laughing about the emo music I listened to in sixth grade and wondering why I thought my life was so hard back then. “You were growing...

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SLC Concert Cruise Will Return in April To Redeliver a Safe Live Music Experience

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor February 25, 2021

  Sartain & Saunders is a local company that presents concerts and owns several concert venues throughout Salt Lake City. Prior to the pandemic, S&S would book over 1,000 concerts each...

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‘A Century in Cinema’ is a Picture Perfect Podcast

By Paige Gardner , Arts Writer February 24, 2021

  The popularity of podcasts has grown steadily over the last few years with more listeners than ever in 2020. Millions of people began tuning in to podcasts last year as many new podcasts emerged....

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The McElroy Family’s Prevalence in the World of Podcasting

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer February 24, 2021

  If you are someone who has explored the world of podcasts, there’s no doubt that you’ve stumbled across, if not become obsessed with, the McElroy brothers. The three siblings — Justin,...

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2021 Oscars Shortlist Categories Announced

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer February 23, 2021

  Before the complete list of nominees for the 93rd Oscars is released on March 15, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released a shortlist of potential nominees in nine different...

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Ariana Grande’s ‘Positions (Deluxe)’ is the ‘Main Thing’

By Jacqueline Mumford, Managing Editor February 22, 2021

  On Oct. 30, Ariana Grande positioned herself as the leader of the music industry, dropping a surprise album, “Positions,” that jumped to the top of the charts within hours. In 2021, Grande...

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2021 SAG Award Nominations Announced

By Brianna Fuller, Arts Writer February 21, 2021

  The nominations for the 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced on Thursday, Feb. 4. The SAG Awards are dedicated to outstanding motion picture and television works and the celebration...

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2021 SXSW Online Film and Music Festival Set For Mid-March

By Heather Graham, Assistant Copy Chief, Arts Writer February 20, 2021

  South By Southwest announced the 2021 lineup for its annual film and music festival on Feb. 10. This year, after the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the 2020 event, the festival will take place across...

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