Record labels regularly present their artists with recording certification plaques to celebrate milestones in the journey of a song or an album. This practice first started when Regal Zonophone Records awarded George Formby a silver disc after the song “The Window Cleaner” sold 100,000 copies. Four years later, RCA Victor…

written by Nadieh Bremer | visualcinnamon.com

In April, Sony Music Entertainment reached out to me with a really interesting project idea. When a single or album sells more than a certain amount of units they become a gold or platinum record. The artist generally receives a framed vinyl or CD. But in these days of data…

It wouldn’t surprise me if I’m one of the more annoying customers to the tech companies I have a subscription with. I frequently request my privacy data to make data visualizations out of my content consumption.

Recently I moved into a new apartment and while I was staring at the…

Music genres are challenging. In this streaming era, genres are becoming more blended, and even Spotify has labeled over 3,000 (sub)genres to their available content.

I was still curious to explore the possibility of visualizing genre metadata, in order to get a better understanding of potential movements in popular music.

In one of my prior blogs around the FIFA World Cup, I wrote about how music and football are inseparable. Music is something that is part of football’s culture and vice versa. …

Naomi Osaka during the 2019 US Open ~ Photo: Danielle Parhizkaran, USA TODAY Sports

This Summer I had the opportunity to attend my first Grand Slam tennis tournament, the U.S. Open. I was lucky enough to see great tennis players like Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer (amongst many others) take the court in Flushing Meadows, New York. …

Image from Hardwell’s Twitter account, on his way to Summerburst in Sweden

Being a world class DJ isn’t all about glitter and glamour. I mean, traveling all around the world, tight travel schedules and entertaining thousands of fans throughout the night, that must be exhausting at times. …

Dat Nederlandstalige Hip-Hop een dominante plek heeft veroverd in de streaming charts is voor de meeste geen verrassing meer, maar uiteraard is er meer te vinden aan muziek van Nederlandse bodem. …

Music is something that is part of football’s culture. Official FIFA and local theme songs unite the armies behind all the countries that participate in this year’s World Cup. Aside from enhancing the atmosphere during the game, the event gives artists exceptional world coverage and notoriety. …

Ozuna — 18 million monthly listeners on Spotify

It’s fair to say that a lot of us are singing along with today’s largest Latin and Reggaeton hits, without necessarily understanding what we’re saying or hearing. It wasn’t until I consulted Genius this morning that I became familiar with the meaning of some of Daddy Yankee’s lyrics, meanwhile I…

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