Lollapalooza Loses Loyal Following

Every summer, Chicagoans and Suburban youths travel to Grant Park for Lollapalooza. In past years, tickets for all-day passes and for single day passes have sold out in hours. This year it took one week for four-day passes to sell out, with some single day passes still available, two months after their release.   There’s […]

Wisdom.Applied Wednesday: Personal Rebranding

One Direction: five teenage, European heartthrobs who touch girls’ hearts, playlists, and wall space for more than five years now. From “What Makes You Beautiful” to “Story of My Life,” the famous quintet seemingly perfected their music and group aesthetic. But such a feeling of perfection was not unanimous. In March 2015, Zayn Malik announced […]

Two For Tuesday: When Awards Go Viral

The Emmys take place this upcoming Sunday, September 20th. For this week’s Two for Tuesday, we take a look at how other awards shows have proven to be great opportunities for brands looking to make a mark on pop culture.   Marketing and advertising departments spend a lot of time and money creating new campaigns and […]

Throwback Thursday: Kurt Cobain Revamped

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we take a look at how a recent documentary puts an original and refreshing spin on a rock legend’s well-known tale.   It’s been almost 30 years since Kurt Cobain first arrived on the music scene with his band Nirvana, bringing with them grimy flannel shirts and a rebellious attitude. […]

Two for Tuesday: Band together after a hiatus… or not

This Two for Tuesday we’ll look at two bands who have attempted to rebrand after long hiatuses (and some public conflicts). What’s more awkward than losing The Super Bowl due to a bad play call with 30 seconds left in the game while your team is on the one yard line? Possibly nothing… but logging […]

Year in Review: Top Tunes of 2014

Based on a combination of streams, downloads, radio airplays and overall popularity, the year-end Billboard Top 100 list is not usually full of surprises. However, the 2014 list has a lot of newcomers–new artists and artists new to having a place in the Top 10. Before we get ready to ring in the New Year, […]

Two Tiësto Pre-Summer Tracks for Tuesday

Today’s Two for Tuesday, we’ll discuss a couple Tiësto tracks that will be essential to kicking off your summer! I know it is only Spring, but the mini heat wave that’s taken over Chicago is getting me all excited for Summer Music and Festivals! This summer, world famous mega-DJ Tiësto will release his first full-length studio album […]

Two for Tuesday: Jingles & Branded Pop Songs

Advertisers use a variety of techniques to leave a lasting impression on consumers, but perhaps none may be as influential as the use of music. Try and think of a recent commercial that didn’t accompany its message with some sort of melody. A musical composition can establish brand recognition, reach specific demographics, inform with lyrical content […]

Throwback Thursday: Dick Clark, Daft Punk and Everything In Between

Happy New Year Our Space Readers! I can hardly believe that it is 2014. Dang – the years keep ticking by! I can remember celebrating New Years Eve with Chicago’s music countdown on WLS all the way back to 1977 when Kansas’ “Dust in The Wind” was in the lineup. I think that may have […]

Wednesdays without Will: The Hip Side of Hanukkah

The holiday season truly is the most wonderful time of the year. We’re surrounded by fresh snow, colorful lights, and, of course, radio stations that play Christmas music 24/7. Chicagoans like myself tune into 93.9 My FM for the best holiday jams while we sit in holiday traffic. I’d like to take a moment to […]

Two for Tuesday: Two Interesting Album Releases

2013 is the year of interesting album releases. With all the music-playing mediums, promoting albums have become a bit of a game: Fall Out Boy came back overnight from a long hiatus with a new single and music video; Miley Cyrus brought a new sound to mirror her new image and used her shock-factor VMA performance […]

Two for Tuesday: Two Stars Tapping into Latin America for Global Success

From population to spending power, Latin America is growing, and as Latin American countries become global powerhouses (and society continues striding towards a global culture), facets from American pop-culture, including music, are expanding to South America. This Two for Tuesday, we’re highlighting two stars that are making it big worldwide after expanding to Latin America. […]