Courtney E. Smith

Courtney E. Smith

Courtney is the pop producer for Radio.com and the author of Record Collecting for Girls: Unleashing Your Inner Music Nerd, One Album At A Time. She previously worked at MTV, where she programmed mtvU and MTV2 Subterranean and created the Woodie Awards. She is proudest of her platinum plaque for her hard work on Lindsay Lohan’s album Speak. Follow her on Twitter.

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Advertising Agency Trolls Internet with Video Featuring Kids Reciting Explicit Rap Lyrics

Unhappy with the current lyrical state of hip-hop? So is an ad agency out of Los Angeles called Amusement Park Entertainment.

12/05/2013

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Style Files: Harry Styles Named Fashion Icon by BFA

His win has been received with a bit of an eyebrow raise by some. Does he really have better style than those boldfaced fashion names he was nominated against?

12/03/2013

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Joe Jonas Gets Real: JoBros Breakup, Disney, Demi, Weed & Taking Off the Purity Ring

Last night (Sunday, December 1), New York Magazine published a lengthy piece where Joe Jonas detailed the rise and dissolution of the Jonas Brothers.

12/02/2013

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Interview: Emblem3 Are Absolutely Not What You Expect

“Maybe someday we’ll film a music video fully naked,” Wesley Stromberg deadpans. “Blink-182 did that.”

11/27/2013

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Icona Pop Go French New Wave for ‘Just Another Night’

In the twist ending, no one is satisfied in this love triangle except the Italian man. So, it’s a true-to-life story.

11/25/2013

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Watch Kings of Leon’s Cowboy Drama in ‘Beautiful War’ Video

With Kings of Leon’s new video for their song “Beautiful War”, the Brothers Followill hope to lasso in a more country contingent.

11/22/2013

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New Music To Know: The Henningsens Keep It All in the Family

From the Carter Family to the Louvin Brothers to The Band Perry, country music is known for producing some great family bands. The Henningsens are the latest in that great tradition.

11/21/2013

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Jay Z OK’s Barneys Collaboration, But Victim’s Lawyer Has Questions

“I am in a unique position to use my voice to affect change to this disturbing issue. The easy position would have been to walk away and leave policy making to others hoping that someone addresses the problem.”

11/18/2013

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Style Files: Lady Gaga Opens Times Square H&M, Shops with Lucky Fans

Fans turned out en masse, some waiting for over 30 hours, to see the singer make an appearance for the store’s grand opening and the chance at a golden ticket to shop with Gaga.

11/14/2013

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Lady Gaga Storms NYC With ARTPOP Pop-Up Shop

The most fashionable street in New York City is, arguably, 14th Street between 9th Ave and the High Line. And for the next three days, between Stella McCartney and Donna Karan’s flagship stores, will stand ARTPOP Pop Up: A Lady Gaga Gallery.

11/11/2013

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The Wanted ‘Go All Boy Band’ for ‘Live on Letterman’

Tom Parker managed to toss his microphone under the band’s riser, prompting Nathan Skyes to call him “semi-pro at best” and Siva Kaneswaran insisting he climb under and get it.

11/05/2013

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Glee’s Lea Michele Opens Up About Life After Cory Monteith

Gracing the cover of December’s Elle Magazine, Lea Michele gave a candid interview where she addressed her life after the death of Glee co-star and boyfriend Cory Monteith.

11/04/2013

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One Direction Grow Up Before Our Eyes in ‘Story of My Life’

It’s a look into the home life of the guys that is sure to be a success for hard core Directioners, and in keeping with the plan Team 1D seem to be sticking to these days.

11/03/2013

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Style Files: Kanye West Launches G.O.O.D. Merch

You always thought you had a good butt? Kanye’s sweat shorts have got you covered.

11/01/2013

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Ariana Grande Plays Juliet in Video for ‘Right There’ Featuring Big Sean

Grande finds her Romeo/Leonardo DiCaprio in Patrick Schwarzenegger and Big Sean is there to do his verse and play the Priest in the Romeo and Juliet narrative.

10/30/2013

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Not Fade Away: 10 Years Later, How Death Cab For Cutie Broke Through with ‘Transatlanticism’

A lot of people write about Transatlanticism in the framework of The O.C., but that’s a narrative that is like congratulating Nike for their hard work on Michael Jordan’s legacy.

10/29/2013

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