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Music to students’ ears when SoundCloud’s VP/Head of Global Marketing and Brand visited LIU’s Brooklyn Campus

By: Amanda Sickler, Staff Writer It isn’t a daily happening to see a top executive from a major music streaming platform visiting on campus. This happened on Wednesday, Nov. 15 when LIU students, who are enrolled in the Entertainment Journalism class were fortunate enough to hear from SoundCloud’s Vice President and Head of Global Marketing & Brand, DeJuan Wilson. Wilson sat down with Professor Deborah Lewis for a […]


By Jessica Phillips Dannis Winston, 25-year-old bandleader, composer and classically trained vocalist, lives his life through music guided by those who inspire him. He plans on expanding his brand and his business to an international market in addition to a variety of markets in the U.S. He is also moving toward having the bands and […]


By Kabraun Dixon: The British Invasion continues! Joining the endless list of British soul crooners, that include Emeli Sande, Adele, Sam Smith, Jessie J, Ed Sheeran and Tinie Tempah, is singer-songwriter Jessie Ware. Thanks to her single “Say you Love Me,” Jessie Ware has the world excited about her new album, Tough Love. She kicks […]


Photo Credit: Universal Music Group Emerging singer Banks debuts her heavenly pipes on ‘Goddess’. By Hassan Coker The Los Angeles singer/ songwriter Banks finally blesses us with her much anticipated debut album, Goddess. Banks has rapidly gained a reputation in the music industry for her gloomy distinct sound and how she uses it to shadow […]

Music Review: Elton John

BY BENI CHOUDHURY Elton John’s 13th solo album, The Diving Board, has created a nostalgic feel to his older songs. The Diving Board was originally going to be released in fall of 2012. Then it got pushed back to February of 2013. Then they have decided to release it fall of 2013 on Sept. 24, […]

Music Review: Janelle Monae

BY KABRAUN DIXON Janelle Monae’s sophomore effort, The Electric Lady, offers a fresh touch on an old- school sound where she takes elements from R&B, Funk, Rock-in-Roll, Pop and Disco. Monae takes her listeners on a journey to the world of her alter ego Cindi Mayweather. There are a few tracks that capture the essence […]

Student Spotlight Perla Jorge the New GM of WLIU Radio

BY SHANNON THOMAS This week’s Student Spotlight is on LIU Brooklyn senior, Perla Jorge, the new general manager of the campus radio station, WLIU. Jorge became involved with WLIU during the Spring 2009 semester. She started off as a staff member and her love for music motivated her to become more involved at the station, […]

Music Review: 2Chainz

By KABRAUN DIXON 2 Chainz has released his sophomore album, B.O.A.T.S: Me Time. It’s a follow up to his Grammy nominated debut album Based on a T.R.U. Story. Here are a few songs that captivate the essence of the album. “Feds Watching (Featuring Pharrell)”- The album’s lead single also serves as one of the albums […]

Fallen Riviera Rise To Fame

BY: SHANNON THOMAS Fallen Riviera has found a way to blend the sounds of old and new school pop/rock into their music and blaze their own trail through the club scene and build a solid following in the Los Angeles area and make their way into music industry. Fallen Riviera started when musicians, Steve Ornest […]

Artists To Watch Out For This Summer

BY: KABRAUN DIXON Emeli Sande  She has already made a name for herself globally, but have yet to make a major impact in the United States. She has written songs for Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Fantasia and Leona Lewis. Her debut album, Our Version of Events became the biggest selling album in the United Kingdom for […]