Galaxy of Covers; Showing the Data of Covers

Using creative and innovative visuals, the data appears as a solar system with the covers orbiting around the Sun, or the original song in this case. This is a beautiful example of data visualization. This view shows each version of the song with the appearance of the ‘planet’ or cover song correlating to it’s characteristics. Shown by size, spead, diameter, and shape, they are able to represent popularity, tempo, valence, energy, and speechiness of each song. 

Bday Parodies; Happy Birthday, “Weird Al” Yankovic!

October 23rd, 1959, the parody legend was born. 61 years ago Weird Al, was brought into this world. Since then he’s survived 61 rotations around the sun in this crazy world of ours. Give a round of applause for him and to his 61 more years of parody music mastery.

Are John Cage’s Works Really Music?

Growing up, I often heard the argument against modern art (including music) that it wasn’t “real art”. But what is “real art”? What is “real music”? That answer is going to be different depending on whom you ask.

Covering the Animal Crossing Theme

Animal Crossing New Horizons was one of the happy moments of the Pandemic. It brought people together and brought them joy in one of the bleakest circumstances.

IT Remade Beyond the Movies; Pennywise Cover Songs

It’s been a year since the release of It: Chapter two completing the remake of the It Franchise. Within the It franchise, Pennywise makes a reappearance every 27 years. Granted Switching Styles is bringing you some remakes of our own choice merely a year later.

Concerns Elevate Regarding Live Music According to Data

Everyone has their thoughts and worries about the Covid-19 pandemic. Abacus Data and Music Canada surveyed Canadians to learn their worries about the music industry during the pandemic. In may of 2020 was the first survey that found that over half of Canadians are concerned about returning to live music venues and wouldn’t be comfortable until 6 months or more had passed.

Introduction to Afternoon Delight

Of all of the afternoon delight musicians, they all have their delightful stage names;  Angel Delight (Tenor), Turkish Delight (Lead), Shepherd’s Delight (Baritone),  Sonny Delight (Bass). All together, their voices create beautiful and hilarious harmonies. 

With inspiration (and covers) from artists such as Justin Timberlake, Shaggy, R Kelly, Britney Spears, Color Me Badd, Christina Aguilera, they’ve made quite a name for themselves as a combination of modern and vintage sophistication.

Financial Supports for Canadian Musicians during Covid-19

The music industry is being hit hard during the pandemic. As musicians rely on live performances for a great deal of their income, isolation and social distancing makes it very difficult to stay afloat at times.

Read more about the financial impacts on musicians here.

There are several avenues for financial aid for musicians during the pandemic. Below is an incomplete list of financial aid for Canadian musicians.

Covid-19 Negatively Impacts on Music Audience Confidence says National Survey

Covid-19 is a pandemic that has impacted nearly every aspect of people’s lives. This is especially true for in-person events such as live music. In the case of live music, most audience members are hesitant to return to their music-loving during the pandemic. One in five Canadians has had a live music event postponed while another 20% have had events cancelled due to the pandemic.