Inside The Recording Studio: An Interview With Jesse Shatkin

by Bradley Stern

You might not be familiar with Jesse Shatkin just yet, but by the end of the year, you will be: The up-and-coming pop producer has been steadily crafting songs for some of the most anticipated records of 2014. Before he was writing euphoric pop anthems for international pop icon Kylie Minogue or tinkering around in… Read the full article


“He Reads”: A Brief Body Party with Ciara

by Bradley Stern

Earlier today, I got on the hotline and spoke with the Thrower of Body Parties, Giver of Fantasy Rides and all-around Crunk-R&B Queen herself, Ciara. You know, as one does. Why? Well, I wanted to talk about her upcoming record Ciara, obviously—but mostly because I had to get to the bottom of this whole “He… Read the full article


She Keeps Giving Us Love: An Interview with Jenn D

by Bradley Stern

UK darling Jenn D first caught my eye (and ears) with her gutsy debut single “Lose It” back in November, a powerful punch of aggressive beats and taunting lyricism—and some hot Speak & Spell action to boot. Then, earlier this year, the Liverpool-born songstress got our hearts racing again with the premiere of “You Keep… Read the full article


10 Years in the Wrong Lane: An Interview with t.A.T.u.

by Bradley Stern

5 years before Katy Perry was batting her fake eyelashes and singing coquettishly about the oh-so-taboo indulgence of a same-sex kiss, two underage Russian pop stars stormed the stage of the MTV Movie Awards with a fleet of girls dressed in schoolgirl uniforms, throwing their fists up in the air riotously and engaging in a… Read the full article


Queen of Hearts: Interview with…Cassie!

by Bradley Stern

It’s been nearly six years since Bad Boy Records songstress Cassie first burst into the music scene with the platinum-selling “Me & U,” a spine-tingling slice of icy electro-R&B minimalism that rocketed to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2006. While she’s released several songs over the past few years since her debut record,… Read the full article


Interview with…Katie Herzig!

by Alex Nagorski

Last week, singer/songwriter Katie Herzig released her fifth studio album, The Waking Sleep. On this record, the Grammy Award-nominated chanteuse abandoned her signature melancholy acoustic-driven sound in favor of matured and complex dark electronica layered with contemporary folk pop. The result? A near flawless compilation of music guaranteed to secure a prominent spot on the… Read the full article


Bright Lights and Little Dreams: Interview with Ellie Goulding

by Sam Lansky

Ellie Goulding is an unlikely pop star. Her public image is subdued, even self-effacing; her voice is a gorgeous, fragile wisp that would sound more at home at a coffee shop than layered over a bouncing synth track; her lyrics are imbued with an aching vulnerability that most singer-songwriters would kill for. But like some… Read the full article


Interview with…Lelia Broussard!

by Alex Nagorski

A few years ago, you could take a walk down to Bleecker Street and catch a show at a small venue called The Bitter End featuring back to back performances from two of Manhattan’s most up-and-coming artists: Stefani Germanotta and Lelia Broussard. One would ultimately ask Cher to hold her meat purse and get blasted… Read the full article


MuuMuse Excluusive: Shontelle Performs at GUMBO Party in NYC, Reveals Details About New Album and Upcoming Single, “Reflection”

by Bradley Stern

Photo courtesy of Travis Holliday. Last Friday night, the boys of the fabulous monthly NYC gay party GUMBO took their show on the road–migrating from their usual locale at the Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn’s DUMBO to the Canal Room in Tribeca. After a spirited opening (and NYC debut!) by electro-pop vixen 21st Century Girl,… Read the full article


On Music and Mist Burgers: A Very MuuMuse Interview with Nadine Coyle of Girls Aloud

by Bradley Stern

The greatest part about the rapidly globalizing state of the music industry is that, thanks to the the Internet, music lovers worldwide have the ability to indulge in popular music from far-off territories while developing a strong kinship with fellow fans. The downfall, of course, is that no one else around you knows who the… Read the full article