“Lyrics to Life” Pop-Up Exhibition, LA

Inspired by iconic song lyrics, a show that's extremely photogenic

by Kyle Ryamond Fitzpatrick Featuring artwork by Aminé, Devin Troy, Peggy Noland, Typoe and more, Genius and Dropbox joined forces for a pop-up exhibition inspired by song lyrics. Opening today and running through the weekend, “Lyrics to Life” is a playful, ultimately photogenic show. Genius CEO and Co-Founder Tom Lehman tells us, “Every time you listen to a song, the same lyric in people’s head …

Interview: Grammy Award-Winning Icon Nile Rodgers

One of the music industry's legends on his decades of success and keeping time

In 1980 Nile Rodgers received his first Grammy nomination—as a songwriter on the Sister Sledge hit “We Are Family.” A year later he received another with “Upside Down,” which he produced for Diana Ross. As awards shows go, he wouldn’t win—until 2014. That year, his collaborations with Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams (the track “Get Lucky” and album Random Access Memories) would take home three …

Premiere: “Waking Life” by Sorcha Richardson

A new hand-drawn lyric video, illustrated and filmed by the singer/songwriter

An ethereal current—almost electric—runs through the even, honest and warm timbre of singer/songwriter Sorcha Richardson‘s vocals. The Dubliner, now residing in Brooklyn, has released a series of hand-drawn and DIY-produced lyric videos. The latest, “Waking Life,” premieres here today. The track invokes many instances of domesticated nature—flower petals falling, raindrops against a bedroom window, shooting stars burning up her own name—earthly, even telluric. While these …

Interview: Songwriter, Producer + Multi-Instrumentalist Dan Wilson

Examining the illustrious career of a truly prolific pop penman

It’s impossible to weave the accomplishments of Dan Wilson into a simple introduction. But his forthcoming album Re-Covered offers a nice snapshot of the sonic landscape. Wilson might not be a household name, but the works he’s delivered as a singer, songwriter, band member and producer have been playing in homes across the globe since 1998. As co-founder, co-songwriter and vocalist of Semisonic, Wilson offered …

Dan Kye: Tolle

From the four-track EP Joy, Ease, Lightness, Dan Kye’s “Tolle” is made for the dance floor, but is far from a vacuous, empty feeling dance track. Rather, it’s deep, soulful and very funky—with just the right level of sultriness. This is pared-back, sexy electronic at its best.