Happy Monday! We apologize for the gap in our posts recently but we are back and ready to begin sharing exciting stuff with you again! On a similar note, my name is Emily and I’m the new planning and operations coordinator here. I graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management. I’ve always had a passion for music so because of this, I’m thrilled to share different musical happenings each week that I find interesting.

We’ve had an exciting variety of record releases in the past couple of weeks. An impressive release came from 12-year-old Grace VanderWaal, who won America’s Got Talent. See her videos here. She’s definitely worth checking out and will be performing at The Park West this Wednesday, November 15. Taylor Swift also partially released her album last week. She’s not going to release it to streaming services until next week, but you can purchase it now if you just can’t wait at her online store. Interesting (smart?) approach to releasing an album. She did sell 700,000 albums already when I wrote this post and it’s expected to increase from there. So I’d say it’s a pretty genius move on her part. What do you think?