As a music lover, I enjoy discovering new music and digging deep into the meaning of songs. A great way of doing this is reading other music related blogs. Therefore I am going to share ten interesting, emotional and inspiring music blog posts from around the world:
1. 5 awesome songs for your hearing pleasure by Alex Squire
Alex Squire is a blogger who is quadriplegic. He blogs about his adventures of living with his disability. In addition, he shares his love of music and attending gigs and festivals. In this post, he shares 5 of his favourite tracks and explains why he thinks they are so good (And I can tell you, they are belters!).
2. 6 surprising ways music benefits your brain by Daniela
Holistic Mind, Body & Soul is a blog run by Daniela from South Africa. She has expertise in psychology and shares her knowledge of yoga, meditation, mindfulness and other therapeutic techniques. She advises people on how to overcome things such as mental health, anxiety, depression, stress and physical health conditions. In this blog post, she discusses music therapy and gives information on how music can benefit people’s brains.
3. Songs that talk about mental health by Claire
Claire is a 20-something lady from Malta who has suffered with mental health since the age of 11. In her blog, she shares her experiences of depression plus other topics including lifestyle, beauty, music, love and happiness. In this post, she shares lyrics from songs that talk about mental health, with a majority of them from Linkin Park, whose lead singer committed suicide in 2017 after battling depression.
4. Audible Review: For Esme Explains What It Means To Be A Feminist With “Righteous Woman” by Tatenda Dune
Audible Addixion is a music blog full of interviews, reviews, audio and videos. In this article, they review the album of female artist, For Esme. The piece emphasises on elements of feminism within the album. I’m not aware of this artist but the writing style of the review has encouraged me to explore the musician’s work.
5. Review: The Thinking Men – Machine Made Men by Vacant Ceremony
Vacant Ceremony is a musician and music blogger. This blog includes music reviews, interviews and other music related content. It has a mixture of new and independent music and classic, well known music. This post is a review of Norwich band, The Thinking Men. Again, I’m not aware of this band but the review has inspired me to check them out.
6. Rock versions of the national anthem for the young and dynamic India by Vaishalt Adwant
The Beat Nation is a blog that focuses on the art, culture, music, fashion and entertainment of India. In this blog post, they share a rock renditions of India’s national anthem as a way of showing solidarity, diversity, equality and positive change to their country. It made me think what it might be like to hear other national anthems performed as a rock version.
7. Scalable music income in the streaming age by Clara Charon
Clara is a music industry professional who blogs advice to bands and artists on how to make it in the business, the latest industry news and gives live video workshops to teach her audience and share her research. In this blog post, she talks about the impact streaming services have on a musicians income. I admit I use a streaming service more than purchasing music these days and never really considered the effects it has on their income before reading this.
8. The Foo Fighters rock the pop gods by Michael Owczarek
In preparation for me seeing these rock legends perform live at London Stadium next Saturday, I thought I’d share this review of the Foo Fighters from Australian blogger and musician, Michael Owczarek. He describes everything as I know and love a Foo Fighters gig to be. Plus I like the use of the audio feature where Michael reads out the blog post (great technique for readers with sight loss like myself).
9. Rock music isn’t the issue in society, it’s the laziness in understanding real problems people have by Miss Mephistopheles
This blog post looks at the darker side of rock music and explains how people who do not follow this genre make false assumptions that this type of music is devilish and inspires criminals to commit violent acts against their community.
10. Introducing: Tim Brooks by ROBILAZ
GigRadar is a music blog that shares the latest new bands, artist, music and upcoming live shows. In this post, they introduce singer-songwriter Tim Brooks. His music is described as a mixture of “folk, rock and punk-pop”, which I’m now very intrigued to explore.
Read: Introducing: Tim Brooks
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