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    10 Hip-Hop Artists that Changed the Game

    Hip-hop is hands down one of the most prominent genres in the music industry. Most people hear it every day on the radio, in a commercial, or in a store.  Hip-hop can take on many forms, including DJing, freestyling, gangsta rap, trap, East Coast/ West Coast, contemporary, and, most recently, SoundCloud rap.  November is Hip-Hop […] More

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    The Greatest Music in the 80’s

    No other decade had a more metamorphic time in history than the 1980s, especially when it came to the music industry. Between a variety of genres popping up and becoming wildly popular to the desire to hold on to some of the past, music in this decade was vastly different than the ones prior. The […] More

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    What bands have NO bad songs? Plus big album news (Erik Ritland isn’t so Bad podcast #4)

    If you’re a creative type who loves music, songwriting, big ideas, and having a lot of fun, Erik Ritland isn’t so Bad is your kind of podcast. On ERisB, Music in Minnesota editor Erik Ritland explores classic rock n’ roll and Americana, discusses interesting ideas from literature, philosophy, and history, and examines creativity and how […] More

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    Music in Minnesota editor debuts podcast for creative types, Erik Ritland isn’t so Bad

    If you’re a creative type who loves music, songwriting, big ideas, and having a lot of fun, Erik Ritland isn’t so Bad is your kind of podcast. On ERisB, Music in Minnesota editor Erik Ritland explores classic rock n’ roll and Americana, discusses interesting ideas from literature, philosophy, and history, and examines creativity and how […] More

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    Top 5 Coronavirus Songs

    Going viral has an entirely new meaning with the current COVID-19 situation spreading all over the world. The virus has created breakout songs all over the globe, with hundreds of artists writing parodies and hand washing anthems. Considering that drastic change often inspires art, musicians pulling an issue into a song is no new trend. […] More

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    T.Swift shatters norms in ‘Miss Americana’ (with cats)

    Social norms have been built into America’s culture to keep everything in check and balance. Examples include: don’t flatulate on first dates, don’t text and drive, and, of course, never break rule zero of the internet. Norms can change, though, and even become hypocritical. Take the example of always eating your vegetables. As a child, […] More

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    Motley Crue Announce coming out of retirement tour!

    This week 80s rock n roll icons Def Leppard, Poison, and Motley Crue announced they were going to do a stadium tour together, marking the return of Motley Crue after they signed a ceremonious contract vowing never to tour again.  As the old geezer in the Music in Minnesota group, I am proud to say […] More

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    Is Bob Dylan Overrated?

    Nope. Other articles you may enjoy from Music in Minnesota: Is Prince Overrated? Mentored by Zappa, Friends with Bowie, Beloved by Nine Inch Nails: 10 Facts About Guitar Legend Adrian Belew (In-Depth Interview) An In-Depth Look at Pink Floyd’s Lost Era: Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets The Monkees Best Kept Secret: Their Music is Really, […] More

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    Facebook Ticket Scams & How To Avoid Them

    Over 50 million fans spend hard-earned money to see live performances from their favorite artists every year. The price tag on events continues to increase as live music experiences become more and more popular. The average concert ticket price is at a record high sitting around $90 per seat. An estimated half a billion dollars are […] More

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