Category: Opinion

  • How Spotify’s Changes Effect Independent Artists

    How Spotify’s Changes Effect Independent Artists

    According to Music Business Worldwide Spotify is set to make three significant changes to its royalty model, the intention of which is to move around $1 billion in royalty payments to “legitimate” artists and rightsholders. But here’s the thing, while it may do that, it’ll also trample on a huge number of smaller independent artists…

  • How ghostwriter’s “AI Drake” Could Spell Trouble for Independent Artists

    How ghostwriter’s “AI Drake” Could Spell Trouble for Independent Artists

    This week the music industry was up in arms following the release of ghostwriter’s AI-generated track ‘Heart on my Sleeve’ onto Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, and other streaming services. And quite rightly so. While it might seem like a middle finger to big bad major labels, the knock-on effect this could have on independent music…

  • Lofi Girl unveils Synthwave Boy: some thoughts as a lofi producer

    Lofi Girl unveils Synthwave Boy: some thoughts as a lofi producer

    Lofi Girl recently teased something via their YouTube and social channels getting the Internet awash with speculation on what might be happening with the intrepid study addict. Ultimately, a new stream was unveiled focussing on synthwave to game to, that’s been aptly coined, Synthwave Boy. Now as much as I like to shit on Lofi…

  • Why I became a lofi beats & chillhop producer

    Why I became a lofi beats & chillhop producer

    Hey, I’m Aaron, also known as lazyboyloops. I’m a lofi beats & chillhop producer from the UK. If you’ve ever wondered why I decided to throw myself into the deep end of lofi, then you’ve come to the right place. To answer the question of why I became a lofi producer, let’s dive into a…

  • Is AI helpful or a hindrance to creativity?

    Is AI helpful or a hindrance to creativity?

    When looking back on the creative trends of 2022 one of the most common trends, at least for me, was the boom and subsequent shunning of artificial intelligence (AI) art. With the rate machine learning is evolving, is it going to help creativity as a whole, or should genuine creatives prepare for the overthrow of…

  • Alternatives to Lofi Girl that just slap

    Alternatives to Lofi Girl that just slap

    Looking for an alternative to Lofi Girl? Maybe you’re looking for something new to study/relax to, or perhaps their live stream or channel has been taken down again? Below you’ll find a handful of fantastic alternatives to Lofi Girl’s lofi radio to study/relax to that just slap, whether you’re looking for a similar laid-back and…

  • Best Chillhop & lo-fi Spotify Playlists in 2023

    Best Chillhop & lo-fi Spotify Playlists in 2023

    With hundreds of lofi hip-hop, chillhop and instrumental hip-hop, Spotify playlists each themed around certain moods, activities, and other aspects of everyday life, it can be tough to find the right one for you. So, to slim down the choice a little, I thought I’d make things simpler by highlight some of my top chillhop…