Sarah Kocur

Sarah Kocur is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily. Based in Las Vegas, she is a writer, radio host, and music enthusiast. She also writes for EDM.com

SoundCloud Expands Mobile Workflow Functions

If uploading your own music or podcasts was a goal you set for 2020, SoundCloud has just made it easier than ever to post audio files on their platform. On Tuesday, SoundCloud announced in a blog post an update to their mobile app. The new features would allow users to edit their tracks through the app, a feature that was originally accessible on desktop only.  To get started, users must update to the latest version of SoundCloud on their iOS mobile device. Once they are on the app,...

Jay Saint Unveils Deeply Vulnerable Debut LP, ExCommitted

R&B artist Jay Saint, best known for his writing work with Bad Boy Records and for being on Danity Kane’s number one album Welcome to the Dollhouse, has returned from an 8-year long solo hiatus to deliver his debut full-length studio album, ExCommitted. Drawing inspirations from his heritage and gay identity, Jay Saint navigates the deepest parts of his psyche in ExCommitted. The album explores difficult themes of love and war, delivered through addictive island-tinged melodies, crafting...

Minnesota Rapper Lexii Alijai Dies at 21

Minnesota singer and rapper Lexii Alijai, most known for her collaboration with Kehlani, has died unexpectedly at the age of 21, her family announced on New Year’s Day. Lexii Alijai, whose real name is Alexi Alijai Lynch, was on a steady rise to stardom after her breakout moment on Kehlani’s 2015 track, “Jealous.” The track hit Billboard’s Top 40 and was also featured on Kehlani’s Grammy-nominated album You Should Be Here.  Alijai began releasing music in 2014 when she released her first-ever...

500 Million Estimated Animals Dead in Australia’s Wildfires

Ecologists from the University of Sydney are estimating 500 million animals have perished during Australia’s wildfires. That figure is likely to rise as the deadly fires run through Victoria and the New South Wales (NSW) Coast. On Thursday, NSW declared the fires a state of emergency. As the unprecedented heatwave continues to fuel the flames, the NSW expects the fires to intensify.  Australia has endured this continent-wide crisis since September, and reportedly the flames have...

Billboard Will Now Count YouTube Views Towards Album Charts

The most “popular” music used to be based on the amount of sold physical copies. Over the last decade, however, the digital era has completely transformed the way we consume music. Even the purchasing of digital music has nearly come to an end due to the popularization of streaming services. To acclimate to these changes, Billboard will now account for YouTube views when calculating the Billboard 200 chart. In addition to YouTube, video data from Apple, Spotify, and Tidal will also...

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