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Cuepoint is a place to read and write about music at Medium — a publication for music fans, music journalists, and music creators and to scrutinize sounds and share ideas. It covers all genres and all eras—the artists, the recordings, the musical movements that paved the road behind, the emerging trends that light the path forward.

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Disco Inferno '79

Memoir by Michael A. Gonzales, Cuepoint, 8 October 2014

I lost my disco virginity at the hottest club in town, the same night a wild crowd tried to burn the genre down. ...

Iggy Azalea, Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Meghan Trainor: The Booty Myth

Report by Evelyn McDonnell, Cuepoint, 10 November 2014

Are female pop stars glorifying their bodies or objectifying them? Well, it's complicated. ...

Dead Kennedys: Highway to Hell: My Life on the Road with the Dead Kennedys

Memoir by Amy Linden, Cuepoint, 3 February 2015

IN 1981, I MOVED back to New York City after spending four years in San Francisco. I was 22, and a childhood friend and I ...

Joy Williams on The Civil Wars and Her New Album, Venus

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Cuepoint, 2 June 2015

MANY KNOW JOY WILLIAMS as one half of the four-time Grammy-winning folk-rock duo The Civil Wars. Until their 2012 hiatus (and eventual break up in ...

David Bowie, Lemmy, Prince: For Rock's Fallen Superstars, A Promise of Life After Death

Comment by Roy Trakin, Cuepoint, 12 July 2016

As fans of Prince, Bowie, Lemmy (and many more) confront music mortality, industry innovators revitalize the legacies of deceased artists. ...

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