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About Meredith Connelly

Meredith Connelly is a freelance writer who has been with Noiseporn and Symphonic Distribution for the past three years. She mainly writes editorial content focusing on music news and music in pop culture, but also produces the occasional feature article on what’s new and now in the world of EDM. When she is not scouring the web for topic ideas, Meredith can be found indulging her peculiar music taste—which ranges from Japanese idol-metal to deep house and back again—or unsuccessfully trying to convince herself to work on her novel about 1940s housewives combatting the zombie apocalypse.
Latest Posts | By Meredith Connelly
Taylor Swift Takes Symbolic Stand in Sexual Assault Proceedings
5 days ago

Taylor Swift Takes Symbolic Stand in Sexual Assault Proceedings

Taylor Swift is more than used to making headlines, but in recent weeks the pop idol has been attracting media attention for her testimony in the ongoing trial of former KYGO radio …
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Musicians Respond to Trump’s Ban on Transgender Military Personnel
3 weeks ago

Musicians Respond to Trump’s Ban on Transgender Military Personnel

Music, particularly pop, has always acted as a sort of unofficial haven for the designated “other” of a given decade. Stars like Madonna, Cher, and Diana Ross became LGBTQ+ icons …
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Yas Queen: Is it the Age of Women in Music?
1 month ago

Yas Queen: Is it the Age of Women in Music?

If I asked you to stop what you are doing right now and name, in your own opinion, the most influential and highest grossing stars in pop and hip-hop right …
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Spotify Denies “Fake” Artist Claims
1 month ago

Spotify Denies “Fake” Artist Claims

Spotify—the music streaming site with millions of paid subscribers and millions more active users—has often come under fire for its dealings with artists, particularly as it pertains to royalties and …
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Pro-Life Presence at Warped Tour Causes Controversy
1 month ago

Pro-Life Presence at Warped Tour Causes Controversy

Warped Tour is known for a lot of things—alt-rock bands that remind you of your high school days, the lingering threat of heat stroke, and more checkered sneakers than you …
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Transparency or Publicity Stunt? Celebrities Show Their “Authentic” Selves
2 months ago

Transparency or Publicity Stunt? Celebrities Show Their “Authentic” Selves

There is an air of the otherworldly which tends to hang heavily around celebrity musicians—a sense that the lives they lead, and the things they do and see are entirely …
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Cultural Appropriation: The Festival Look?
2 months ago

Cultural Appropriation: The Festival Look?

Music festivals are famous for their fashion, and have in a sense become the Met Gala of concert style, a place to stake out trendsetting outfits sported by “It Girls”—famous …
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The Killers and Queens of the Stone Age Come Out of Retirement, Giving You New Reason to Live
2 months ago

The Killers and Queens of the Stone Age Come Out of Retirement, Giving You New Reason to Live

We are creatures of habit. How often do we have that age old internal argument of familiarity versus novelty? Should I try the new curry dish at my favorite restaurant …
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Collaborator’s Remorse: When Going “Mainstream” Bites Back
3 months ago

Collaborator’s Remorse: When Going “Mainstream” Bites Back

Collaborations between electronic artists and pop stars or rappers are a dime a dozen these days. In fact, collaborative songs like the Weeknd and Daft Punk’s “Starboy” or the Chainsmokers …
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Don’t Let Hate Win: An Important Message in the Aftermath of the Manchester Bombing
3 months ago

Don’t Let Hate Win: An Important Message in the Aftermath of the Manchester Bombing

Terrorist attacks are motivated by the same emotions they hope to inspire in others—fear and hatred. In recent years, concerts and clubs have become prime targets of terrorist acts, perhaps …
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