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Everything You Need to Know About Afghanistan's First All-Female Orchestra

"Afghanistan should move on the same path as every other nation goes," 54-year-old Ahmad Naser Sarmast, the founder of Afghanistan's first all-female orchestra, told Read More »

Watch John Legend and Ariana Grande's "Beauty and the Beast" Music Video

Here’s a bit of magic to carry you from the weekend into Monday: The music video for John Legend and Ariana Grande's remake of the "Beauty and the Beast" Read More »

Here's How These Young Women Hope to Use Solange Knowles' Album for Education

Inspired by Solange Knowles' album "A Seat at the Table" and the unruly transition into a new presidency, a group Read More »

This Consensual Version of "Baby It's Cold Outside" Is Absolutely Perfect

'Tis the season for holiday music. And in addition to the mix of both new and classic songs, there are new renditions of old tunes making waves on the radio and beyond. Read More »

It's Almost "HERE": Alicia Keys Announces New Album Coming This November

Shortly before gifting the world with her new single "Blended Family (What You Do For Love)," MAKER Alicia Keys teased the world some more, sharing a much larger project in the works set to be released Read More »

Star-Studded Group Remakes Black Eyed Peas' "Where Is The Love?" for a Cause

As if the original version of the Black Eyed Peas' hit song was not amazing enough, a new group of familiar faces has remade "Where Is The Love?" to raise money for will.i.am's i.am.angel foundation, dedicated to "transforming lives thr Read More »

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Rihanna

Over the past couple of months, Rihanna's social media platforms have become a beacon of hope. (It seems the only people who know what’s happening are Samsung users.) For the rest of us, Bad Girl RiRi continues to tease out the release of her hotly anticipated album, Anti. Read More »

These Artists Are Responding to Violence with Music in the Most Inspiring Way

Amidst challenging times in both our country and in our world, people from all walks of life have spoken out. Read More »

Tags: music, violence

Helly Luv Shares Her Secret Weapon Against ISIS

Born in Iran, Kurdish humanitarian Helly Luv battles ISIS in a different way — through music. In many cases, music is used as a form of emotional expression and endearment. For Luv, the music she creates is powerful and her lyrics are way of survival. Read More »

Tags: Helly Luv, ISIS, music

Katy Perry Is Now Officially the Most-Followed Person On Twitter

Most of us are pretty proud that we have a few hundred — or even a couple thousand, if we're really, really lucky — followers on Twitter. Read More »

Tags: katy perry, music

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