Essentially Pop Makes #8 Spot On Feedspot’s Top 25 Pop Music Website List!

Here at Essentially Pop we don’t do a lot of tooting our own trumpets, rather we just get on with it, writing about all your faves and highlighting a lot of artists that you might never have otherwise come across. But from time to time, something amazing happens that makes us really very very proud, and today is the occasion of one of those things.

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Faisal Shafique Shows That Success Is As Much About Determination To Succeed As Anything Else

Born in Pakistan, Faisal Shafique moved to the US at the age of 15 with his parents, and even though he couldn’t at that point speak English, he didn’t let that stop him, and instead through hard work and study developed the communication skills which have allowed him to get where he is today.

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Happy Birthday David Bowie – Essentially Pop Celebrates The Legend

Two years ago we were celebrating David Bowie’s 69th birthday, for the most part blissfully unaware that he had only days to live. Bowie’s 25th album, the increasingly poignant ‘Blackstar’, was released that day, and declared a critical success – a return to his glory days – while a whispered hope ran through his fans – “tours? Could there be tours! Please let there be tours!”

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‘I Have A Dream’ – Owen Paul Guest Writes For Essentially Pop

Best known for his 1986 number 3 hit, ‘My Favourite Waste Of Time’, which he co-wrote, Scottish singer Owen Paul released ‘The One’, in January 2014, his first official single in the UK since 1987, and followed it with his album, ‘About Time II’ in the autumn that year. He continues to perform extensively, both as a solo artist and with his full band Live 80s show, and as lead vocalist for XSM (Ex Simple Mind). He played all three Rewind Festivals last year as part of the British Electric Foundation.
Owen’s latest single, ‘Amazing’, released in November 2017 is a remix by Stonebridge, and spent three weeks in the Music Week Club Charts.
Owen is our guest writer today.

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The Evolution Of The Female Artist/Feminism In Music

Nathassia Devine describes herself as a conscious electronic music artist, prophetic songwriter, and apprentice goddess, who is blessed with lovely fans all over the world. In an exclusive for Essentially Pop, she writes about the evolution of the female artist, as well as feminism in music.

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TOP 4 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SPOTIFY

Guest writer Maddy McClennan gives us the top 4 things we need to know about Spotify.

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Jedward Wow With New Acoustic Cover Of ‘Sad Song’ From We The Kings

We’ve never hidden our love for Jedward here on Essentially Pop. The Irish duo continue to impress us with their talent and imagination, and they are for us – and should be for everyone – an example of what can be achieved if you refuse to give in and believe what others say about you.

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Room For Manchester: Our Hearts Go Out To Those Affected

We’ve been profoundly affected by the events last night in Manchester. Lisa and Laurabeth share their feelings about it.

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Quite Great Tips For New Bands Hoping To Make It In The Industry

Our friends at Quite Great Communications are back, this time with some quite great tips for new bands hoping to expand their presence and make it in the music industry. Just like their previous guest post about Social Media, their tips are definitely worth taking on board.

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Born In The Ambiguous Way – Callum Morgan, Morganway

Callum Morgan, from Norfolk band Morganway, writes about ambiguity in music. Morganway’s latest EP, ‘Hurricane’, is available now.

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Is Ireland Dying To Flog A Lovely Horse For Eurovision 2017?

With Eurovision fast approaching, two-time contenders Jedward have given us a tongue in cheek reminder on their Snapchat today of why the Irish entry should be chosen by the public.

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Quite Great Tips for Musicians: – 5 MISTAKES your band is making on SOCIAL MEDIA

Our friends at Quite Great Communications have come up with this, well, Quite Great, list of tips for musicians! If you’re an up and coming musician, or even if you’ve been in the business for a while now, there’s sure to be something worth checking out in these!

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JedSheeran – John, Edward and Ed Show The Strength Of Their Friendship

JedSheeran is indeed a thing and and it’s here to stay.

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George Michael

We were very saddened by the news of the death of George Michael and hope our obituary serves him justice.

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Tough Choices To Be Made In Light Of 2017 Grammy Award Nominations

The nominations for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards were revealed earlier this month, with some old faithfuls, and a few new surprises among the nods for the music industry’s most sought after gongs.

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Louis Walsh’s Golden Touch Tarnished As Credit Scores Fall

Three out of four of Louis Walsh’s existing companies are ruled as Fair Trade Risks, with credit scores dropping to under 70%.

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