Tag Archives: Justin Bieber

Pop Music Mediation: An Editorial Narrative

Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" CD

There’s a big – and admittedly pretentious – part of me that wants to say Pop music as a genre doesn’t really exist. Everything we call Pop is actually derived from another genre. Katy Perry is some mix of Electronic, Rock, and R&B; Justin Bieber is R&B injected with synths and bass drops; and the list goes on. Pop music ... Read More »

X Factor Competition Heats Up Tonight

There already has been so much buzz around the popular Fox show, The X Factor. Tonight, the 60 contestants are cut to 24 as boot camp in Miami comes to an end. The top 24 will find out who their mentors are, and report to the “Judges’ Homes” for mentoring. This year Marc Anthony joins Simon Cowell, will.i.am joins Britney Spears, Justin Bieber and ... Read More »

Britney 2.0- The Music From GLEE

Hello fellow Gleeks!  If you don’t know by now, this week’s brand new “GLEE” episode is titled “Britney 2.0”.  That’s right, Britney is back!  Looks like the producers of “GLEE” saw how successful the “Britney/Brittany” episode from season two was and decided to take on even more Britney Spears tunes.  Lucky for us, Britney Spears has an extensive chunk of ... Read More »

Carly Rae Jepson Keeps the Hits Coming

Carly Rae Jepson has had quite a year. If being founded and backed by superstar singer Justin Bieber was not enough, Jepson took the music world by storm with her single “Call Me Maybe.” It was the summer song that sent the radio airwaves in an uproar by being played and requested endlessly. Jepson’s hit, “Call Me Maybe” has sold ... Read More »

Woodshed Percussion Interview with Founder Dominic Tancredi by Ashley Helms

Percussion player, entrepreneur, and teacher Dominic Tancredi has been a music enthusiast since childhood. At age 5 he was given his first drum set, and created Woodshed Percussion as a college sophomore while studying business and marketing at Baldwin-Wallace College outside Cleveland, O.H. Now in their 10th year, Woodshed creates artwork for artists including Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Justin Bieber, ... Read More »

Carly Rae Jepsen To Release Eagerly Awaited U.S. Debut Album, Entitled Kiss, On September 18th

CANADIAN SINGER-SONGWRITER WROTE OR CO-WROTE SONGS WITH SONGWRITERS/PRODUCERS MAX MARTIN, DALLAS AUSTIN, REDFOO, MATTHEW KOMA, TOBY GAD AND MORE JEPSEN TO APPEAR THIS MONTH ON AMERICA’S GOT TALENT, THE TODAY SHOW, THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, CONAN, AND ARTHUR ASHE KIDS DAY AT US OPEN ON CBS BEFORE HITTING THE ROAD THIS FALL WITH JUSTIN BIEBER This year’s breakout ... Read More »

“A Home for the Holidays with Martina McBride” Review

On Wednesday, December 21, 2011, the 13th annual “A Home for the Holidays with Martina McBride” was televised on CBS. It raised awareness on adoption, and helping children in foster cares. “A Home for the Holidays” was started by Dave Thomas, a philanthropist and founder of the Wendy’s fast-food chain. Country music sensation Martina McBride opened the program with “Broken Umbrella,” ... Read More »

Meet Vince Vance: Louisiana Music Hall of Famer

Acclaimed songwriter and Louisiana Music Hall of Famer Vince Vance talks with Broken Records Magazine’s Markos Papadatos on December 15, 2011. Vince Vance is best-known for co-writing the Christmas classic “All I Want for Christmas is You.” “In 1988, my guitar player wanted to write a Christmas song, and we decided to call it ‘All I Want for Christmas is ... Read More »

Glee Live at Nassau Coliseum

Saturday night brought us the cast of Glee performing live at Long Island’s Nassau Coliseum. The endless sea of teenie boppers was very reminiscent of a Justin Bieber concert.   The set list was semi strong. I would have loved to have heard more Lea Michele. A very disappointing Dianna Agron lip sync’d her way through “Lucky.” It even seemed at points that ... Read More »

Grammys 2011

11:22pm Chris Christopherson and Barbra Streisand presented Album Of The Year to newcomers Arcade Fire for “The Suburbs”. This may end up being a controversial award among critics in the morning, as Lady Antebellum was expected and positioned for this award. And on that bombshell…see you later folks. Stay tuned to brokenrecordsonline.com and Broken Records Magazine for great music, photography, ... Read More »