Beats by Donya

Donya Bayrami
Beats by Donya is a monthly newsletter covering new music recommendations and thoughts on developments in the music and technology industries.
Created 24 Jul 2020
  • Inhale, exhale
    09 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    August is my birthday month, and if you know me, you know I believe we should always celebrate birthday months. Since road/spontaneous trips are my love language, last month was filled with both. Firs...
  • Strawberry Sunscreen
    30 Jul 2021 • 11 min read
    Hi everyone! We’re halfway through summer, and I’m happy to report beach reading is in full swing. So far, one of my favorites is Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. For anyone looking to commit to a life...
  • The Return of Concerts
    19 Jun 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Aloha from the island of Maui! It feels good to finally take time off work and be with my family. We’re early risers here, which means our morning routine of breakfast, walk, coffee is complete before...
  • WTF is an NFT?
    23 Apr 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Every year, I’m lucky enough to celebrate Nowruz. It’s a Persian holiday that translates to “new day,” marking the first day of spring. The most prominent tradition associated with the holiday is Haft...
  • Grammys 2021 Edition
    14 Mar 2021 • 4 min read
    One of Hollywood’s biggest nights is upon us: the Grammy Awards are tonight! An incredibly unorthodox year inspired artists to think outside their comfort zones, letting their creativity run wild. The...
  • A Moment Like This
    08 Mar 2021 • 5 min read
    BEATS PER MINUTE (BPM). You guys, a lot happened in the month of February. Heartbreak behind Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s new album. The Wknd gave us the gif of all gifs in form of a live visual album...
  • The Ethics of Viral TikTok Hits
    01 Feb 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Hello 2021! I spent the first few days of the year in Breckenridge and Vail. Something about being in the mountains—maybe the vast grandness of it all—makes you reflective and thankful for every littl...
  • Pop's Got Friends in Country Places
    23 Dec 2020 • 11 min read • 0 1
    Howdy from Texas! Here, my days are filled with hot tea 2-3 times/day, working by the pool, and enjoying every minute of my mom’s perfect Persian cuisine. Being home reminds me of how much I love musi...
  • From Albums by Mail to Blockchain Streaming
    15 Nov 2020 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Hello from Santa Monica! This past week called for a lot of meaningful change, both for the United States and my life in California. Our country made history with our new President and Vice President ...
  • Horses in the Back
    23 Aug 2020 • 7 min read • 2 0
    Hey everyone! If you know me at all, you know how much I love birthdays. Mine was this past Monday! From the FaceTime calls with my family, to the surprise flowers and cupcakes from my Oracle team as ...
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