PopStateOfMind is a music blog that brings together the entertaining and the business side of the music industry. Half of the content is dedicated to the developments and transitions going on in the music business, while the other half covers news and reviews about particular music projects, as well as current events and releases coloring the mainstream music landscape.
The song “Empire State Of Mind”, performed by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, exceedingly inspired not only the title, but also the greater concept that is behind PopStateOfMind. A mixture of genres having an iconic impact on society and its perception of music and culture is what mainstream music is about. Music exists to unite people and so does this blog.
PopStateOfMind, unlike many other music blogs out there, is not about immature hatred towards certain performers. Our main purpose is to provide the reader with accurate and recent information, as well as to provoke critical reception of what’s going on on every front of the music industry today. Opinions are not the be forced here, they are to be shared in order for a broader context to be provided.
Last, but not least, PopStateOfMind strives for presenting a summarized overview of the current state of affairs in the industry. A lot of posts use the principle of synthesis to give you the essential information other websites neglect emphasizing on rumors and opinions. Supporting this goal is the section called “Can you keep up?” that gives you a précis about current singles and upcoming albums, as well as some updates on the promo schedule for some of the most prominent pop stars.
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My name is George Paskalev and I’m a music business student. The idea for this blog was somewhat inspired by the course “Art & Business of Recording” I took in the fall semester of 2010. This is not my first blogging experience, as I just closed my previous blog two years ago. Why? Because its development was limited due to its local character: written in Bulgarian, which is my first language, and reached 1.15 million visitors in 3 years in a country with population of 7 million. I feel ready for a bigger challenge – going global and focusing on more serious content – and here I am, giving you a piece of my pop state of mind.