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Siren Speak – Janelle Monáe


“I really just want to encourage and inspire people to use their freedom in a positive way and in a way that is inspiring to other people. I want to continue to pass down the seeds of change within the world. I think that it can start with just one person. Just like a rumor can get carried on, so can inspiration. I just want to be that person that is always constantly aware of my many gifts and talents. I just want to be able to use them to the best of my ability and to never hold back. It’s up to me to help change the world, I cannot look at everybody else, I can only do what I can do. So, that’s what I want to do with my music, I want to inspire people creatively and artistically to be free.”

Quote via ymib, photo via Janelle Monae.

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Summertime = new music!

Macy Gray is kickin’ it old school with her new album via CBC News.

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Jewel talks about her new album “Sweet and Wild” via NPR.

Review of Kylie Minogue’s new album “Aphrodite” via SPIN.

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Lady Gaga vs. Ace Of Base? Really? via NPR.

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New Sara Bareilles music video “King of Anything” via RockHer.

EMP Pop Music Conference 2010 … soon


Hi all,

I’ve been at the Experience Music Project’s Pop Music Conference all weekend and let’s just say I am tired and at the same time thrilled at all of the wonderful people I have met, and incredible speakers/presentations I have seen!  It has been a blast!  I’ll give you a full low-down after today’s last round of panels. See you soon!

Rock on,

Emily

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