Music in Philadelphia is changing for the better

Gail Vivar is a junior at Temple University studying journalism. She loves visiting New York City and complaining about how slow people walk. Gail loves being an aunt and a daughter to her large family despite their constant nagging about her horrible singing. She hopes to be working in New York City for a music magazine or a global student website.
Serenity Bishop is currently a senior at Temple University pursuing a career in sports journalism. He is currently interning at the Daily Local News covering high school sports in Chester County. When Serenity is not covering sports, he is most likely playing them. He currently plays rugby at Temple. Despite his main passion being sports, he also has a passion for music. Serenity writes and creates his own music and is always tuned into the music world.

Current coverage of music in Philadelphia

In Philadelphia, the music scene ranges from hip hop to house music. Countless artists who paved the way of the music scene were born here in the City of Brotherly Love such as Patti LaBelle, Will Smith, Eve, Pink, Lil Uzi Vert, and Lisa Lopes. Many of these musicians started from our city as amateurs and now are bonafide superstars in their respected genre of music. Since Philadelphia is home to artists who are indie and now underground house music shows from young musicians.

Why Philadelphia music needs more coverage

This topic deserves more coverage because there are up and coming artists from smaller communities in Philadelphia. Compared to bigger cities such as New York City and Chicago, the artists from Philadelphia have not gained the amount of attention they deserved. There are musicians who are still attempting to gain notoriety and if we search  artists that are premature famous, then we will get the best scoop from the Philly music scene.

We’re the right people to cover this because

Serenity and I are the right people to cover this since our passion to love good music and not listen to mainstream music is inspiring. I currently work for a music magazine called The FADER and I gained knowledge of what artists everyone should know about like Cardi B, Migos, Khalid, Tyler the Creator and Frank Ocean. Since we both know what good music sounds like, we are the perfect duo for this beat.

Three interesting ideas we hope to explore

Three interesting ideas that we hope to explore are Global Villages jam sessions, house music scenes and music therapy. The Global Village jam sessions are very laid back experiences where local artist come together play. House music scenes are very diverse shows. There are many different types of music that are played at these shows and we want to explore the artist that only survive based on their Soundcloud accounts. Also we want to investigate how music therapy helps people in their every day lives. For example, a form of musical therapy could include a pregnant woman who puts headphones on her stomach and plays it for the baby.

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