Saturday, October 20

Professor Gigi Johnson's research into streaming and playlists landed her the opportunity to speak at an upcoming conference in Germany. She said streaming services collect information on their users based on playlists, providing individualized ads. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

UCLA music school admin to speak on Orwellian power of streaming industry

Music streaming services like Spotify are watching you. With the ability to ascertain consumers’ activities based on time of day and type of music, streaming companies know about the granular data of their customers, from when they exercise to when they sleep, said Gigi Johnson. Read more...

Photo: Professor Gigi Johnson's research into streaming and playlists landed her the opportunity to speak at an upcoming conference in Germany. She said streaming services collect information on their users based on playlists, providing individualized ads. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Professor Gigi Johnson's research into streaming and playlists landed her the opportunity to speak at an upcoming conference in Germany. She said streaming services collect information on their users based on playlists, providing individualized ads. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)


Charli XCX, currently on a stadium tour with Camila Cabello and Taylor Swift, will headline Bruin Bash this year. The Campus Events Commission also announced that Buddy and CupcakKe will take the stage Sept. 24. (Eli Countryman/Daily Bruin senior staff)

CEC announces Charli XCX and Buddy as Bruin Bash 2018 performers

Charli XCX and Buddy join the list of Bruin Bash performers alongside CupcakKe. The Campus Events Commission posted to Instagram and Facebook announcing the two new additions to the concert lineup today. Read more...

Photo: Charli XCX, currently on a stadium tour with Camila Cabello and Taylor Swift, will headline Bruin Bash this year. The Campus Events Commission also announced that Buddy and CupcakKe will take the stage Sept. 24. (Eli Countryman/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Charli XCX, currently on a stadium tour with Camila Cabello and Taylor Swift, will headline Bruin Bash this year. The Campus Events Commission also announced that Buddy and CupcakKe will take the stage Sept. 24. (Eli Countryman/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA's 15th annual Bruin Bash will feature opener CupcakKe. The rapper often creates music with with sexual themes and titles, such as "Deepthroat." (Courtesy of CupCakKe)

Female rapper CupcakKe announced as opener for Bruin Bash 2018

Bruin Bash has announced CupcakKe as the 2018 opener. The Cultural Affairs Commission and the Campus Events Commission took to social media Monday to inform students of the annual Bruin Bash, creating a Facebook event to share the Sept. Read more...

Photo: UCLA's 15th annual Bruin Bash will feature opener CupcakKe. The rapper often creates music with with sexual themes and titles, such as "Deepthroat." (Courtesy of CupCakKe)

UCLA's 15th annual Bruin Bash will feature opener CupcakKe. The rapper often creates music with with sexual themes and titles, such as "Deepthroat." (Courtesy of CupCakKe)

Alumna Margaret Martin founded Harmony Project, which offers music lessons to at-risk youth in Los Angeles. Martin said the project has grown from only 36 students to 6,000, and has expanded beyond the city to other school districts such as Riverside. 
(Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

Alumna’s Harmony Project prepares to expand nationwide after repeated successes

A group of gang members walking through a Hollywood farmers market 21 years ago stopped to listen to a young boy playing the violin. The five-year-old violinist was the son of Margaret Martin, UCLA alumna and the founder of the Harmony Project. Read more...

Photo: Alumna Margaret Martin founded Harmony Project, which offers music lessons to at-risk youth in Los Angeles. Martin said the project has grown from only 36 students to 6,000, and has expanded beyond the city to other school districts such as Riverside. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Margaret Martin founded Harmony Project, which offers music lessons to at-risk youth in Los Angeles. Martin said the project has grown from only 36 students to 6,000, and has expanded beyond the city to other school districts such as Riverside. 
(Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

(Courtesy of EMI Australia)

Album review: Troye Sivan’s ‘Bloom’ trades tempo for emotional sincerity

“Bloom” foregoes the all-too-common route of modern albums only including radio-friendly, upbeat songs. Instead, Troye Sivan’s latest album features more slow-to-mid-tempo numbers than fast ones. In a time when streaming continues to grow, having a song become a radio hit is not the only successful method to reach fans, so an album filled with a mix of both slow and fast-paced songs can still connect to audiences worldwide. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of EMI Australia)

(Courtesy of EMI Australia)

Though she dedicated much of her time at UCLA to the ICARUS dance team and her summer to teaching at To the Pointe dance studio, alumna Hayley Thompson recently relocated to Spain to teach English. Thompson said she aims to find a career that allows her to both continue dance and pursue other passions.
(Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Alumna moves to Spain to find balance between teaching and dance

Hayley Thompson’s first dance performance was in her elementary school multipurpose room. Nearly 14 years later, she choreographed routines for high school students in the same studio. Read more...

Photo: Though she dedicated much of her time at UCLA to the ICARUS dance team and her summer to teaching at To the Pointe dance studio, alumna Hayley Thompson recently relocated to Spain to teach English. Thompson said she aims to find a career that allows her to both continue dance and pursue other passions. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Though she dedicated much of her time at UCLA to the ICARUS dance team and her summer to teaching at To the Pointe dance studio, alumna Hayley Thompson recently relocated to Spain to teach English. Thompson said she aims to find a career that allows her to both continue dance and pursue other passions.
(Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)


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