In spite of the positive aspects of enjoying live artists and gathering with fellow music-lovers, there is a dark side that will undoubtedly cause major issues for the environment once festivals resume. While wrapped up in the fun of an event, people may forget to be mindful of their negative effects on the environment. This is a problem that must be addressed by environmentally-conscious individuals. Continue reading Don’t Be Trashy at Music Festivals
Support for legalization of same-sex marriage has increased in the past decade. In 2007, Americans opposed legalizing same-sex marriage by a margin of 54% to 37%. In 2017, more favored (62%) than opposed (32%) same sex marriage legalization, up from 37% and 54% respectively (Pew Research Center). Continue reading Polyamory; Did you know?
Spotify’s mission is to “unlock the potential of human creativity—by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by it” (2020). They have followed their mission statement through their strategic priorities and onto their results. Today, Spotify is the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with 345m users, including 155m subscribers, across 178 markets including Canada, Ecuador, Germany, Greece, Lebanon, Russia, Vietnam and so man more (Spotify, 2021). Continue reading Spotify; The Company From the Perspective of a Marketing Student
Orchestral music may have gotten its start around the renaissance in the 17th century, but it hasn’t lost its relevancy as a music genre. Current research from the Canadian Council of the arts, and Orchestra Canada shows an increase in revenue and attendance for orchestra performances between 2018 and 2019. However, that’s increase has ended with the rest of the music industry since the start of Covid-19. Continue reading Orchestras During Covid-19
There are so many streaming services for music out there! YouTube Music, Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Tidal. There’s so many to choose from, it’s hard to know where to start. Switching Styles is looking for that start with a survey about our audience’s preferences for online streaming music services. Continue reading Audience Survey About How You Listen To Music
The holidays are a time of joy and family and giving, regardless of the celebrations. nine out of ten Americans celebrate Christmas in 2013. In America, 75% of the population believes in the virgin birth of Jesus. Only half see Christmas as a religious holiday while 1/3 views it as a cultural holiday instead. Continue reading Holidays are Many.
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. Continue reading IT Remade Beyond the Movies; Pennywise Cover Songs
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. Continue reading Concerns Elevate Regarding Live Music According to Data
Wanting to sound like our favourite musicians is usually what draws us to play an instrument in the first place. While I personally, don’t do a lot of covers, there are a few songs that I am drawn to play again and again, and that to me at least, are timeless. Continue reading Tips for Covering a Song
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. Continue reading Introduction to Afternoon Delight