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Streaming Wars

Illustration shows two hands exchanging pennies and music notes

Ashley Horton

November 14, 2016

In today's technological world, music is as accessible as ever, and one of the easiest and most convenient ways to listen to music is through online streaming services. There are countless music streaming services including Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Pandora, SoundCloud along with others. These s...

“Sinfonia Breve” makes its world premiere with the CSUN Symphony

CSUN orchestra performs

Ryan Mancini

September 30, 2016

The music department presented the CSUN symphony orchestra, conducted by Dr. John Roscigno, in the Plaza Del Sol Performance Hall Thursday evening.The performance began with the flowing sounds of "A Letter From Home," originally written by Aaron Copland. It carried an uplifting melody with a sound t...

Today’s Tunes: EDM

Picture of Deadmau5 performing with a red backdrop

Harrison Katz

September 2, 2016

Since the inception of electronic music in the 1970s, the genre has progressed and evolved tremendously emerging into the phenomenon that is known today as EDM. EDM is an umbrella term that encompasses numerous genres including house, dubstep, trap, trance, techno and countless others. Over time,...

CSUN World Music Ensemble brings traditional African dance to campus

Several students pictured playing marimbas

Violet Canelo

April 25, 2016

  Traditional singing, dancing musicians and loud rhythmic drumming occurred during the CSUN World Music Ensemble. Students in the music education program performed various Japanese Taiko and African music ensembles at the Cypress Recital Hall on April 24. The students of the music education...

Relive the Coachella moments of Prince’s 2008 performance

Prince playing guitar on stage

Brooke Holland

April 21, 2016

With weekend two of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in full-effect in less than 24 hours and the legendary rocker Prince’s death announced today — here’s a throwback of the superstar’s 2008 headlining cover performance of Radiohead’s “Creep.” Prince + Coachella = why isn’t...

Music artists react on Twitter to pop legend Prince’s death

Image of Prince playing his guitar

Brooke Holland

April 21, 2016

Prince, an American superstar, actor and pioneer in pop music for over three decades died today at age 57. During his career, he sold more than 100 million records, won an Oscar, earned 30 Grammy Award nominations and won seven. The "Purple Rain" singer's publicist confirmed in a statement Thursday...

Students suggest a warm weather playlist

Crowds walk around Venice Beach

Michael Herrera

March 20, 2016

Spring break is here and many could not be happier. We can let go of our stress, have a couple of drinks and forget about school even if it is just for a short time. Whether we’re lounging poolside or enjoying the sun at one of the beautiful beaches, music allows us to escape reality. It doesn’t...

Weekly Editor’s Picks: beer festival, local concert, food trucks

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Lauren Gates

March 9, 2016

Wednesday 3.9 – Book Reading POPUP Bookfest Fundraiser + Art & Musical Festival Grab a book at Glendale Arts' first annual POPUP. Bookfest Fundraiser with live music and free art workshops. Free 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Barnes & Noble at the Americana. The event is on the second fl...

Top 8 performances at CRSSD Fest 2016

Waterfront performance stage during sunset

Brooke Holland

March 8, 2016

Located in the heart of San Diego, CRSSD Fest 2016 was a weekend in paradise for music junkies. The two-day concert was backdropped by a near-paradisiac setting of a 12-acre oceanview bay and city skyline. Serious talent, along with some rain on day one, turned the city upside down. Here are a few fa...

Captured: Dillon Francis

Dillon Francis played his fourth annual IDGAFOS Weekend concert series at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles on Dec. 18, 2015.

Brooke Holland

December 19, 2015

American DJ Dillon Francis performed a three-night concert series at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles on Dec. 18, 2015. The 28-year-old played fan favorites "Get Low," featuring DJ Snake, and collaborations with Skrillex, Disclosure and Norwegian DJ Kygo. He also premiered a new song w...

The Department of Music Hosts the Noon Recital

The Department of Music Hosts the Noon Recital

Eliset Zapien

November 25, 2015

The CSUN music department hosted their first noon recital featuring current CSUN student KayDee Everett and several other music education students to showcase and support their talent. Javier Uribe, 20, music education major at CSUN enjoyed the performance and wants everyone to know that they really...

Musician Monday: Kay Dee Everett

Kay Dee Everett poses with her flute.

Nick Barrile

November 23, 2015

Kay Dee Everett is an 18 year old freshman attending CSUN to obtain her Bachelors Degree in music performance. Everett, unlike many musicians, has stuck with the same instrument since the start. Everett picked up the flute at a very young age after it was given to her by an old family friend. Following...

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