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  • Sirius XM to face class action in Turtles … Reuters - 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    By Andrew Chung NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge in California allowed a class action lawsuit to proceed on Wednesday against satellite-radio company Sirius XM Holdings … More »Sirius XM to face class action in Turtles …

    By Andrew Chung NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge in California allowed a class action lawsuit to proceed on Wednesday against satellite-radio company Sirius XM Holdings Inc over the payment of royalties for songs produced before 1972, in a case that is being closely watched for its implications for digital media. The …

  • A painting of Blues legend B.B. King adorns a building wall on Beale Street in Memphis
    Memphis bids musical farewell to blues … Reuters - 1 hour 35 minutes ago

    By Mike Blake MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Reuters) - With music, singing and tears, hundreds of mourners in Memphis bade farewell to blues giant B.B. King as his casket, accompanied … More »Memphis bids musical farewell to blues …

    A painting of Blues legend B.B. King adorns a building wall on Beale Street in Memphis

    By Mike Blake MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Reuters) - With music, singing and tears, hundreds of mourners in Memphis bade farewell to blues giant B.B. King as his casket, accompanied by his legendary guitar, Lucille, began a drive to his final resting place in Mississippi. Intermittent thunderstorms dumped rain on mourners, including …

  • A man carries flowers into the Sunset Marquis hotel where U2 tour manager Dennis Sheehan was pronounced dead in his hotel room, according to local media, in West Hollywood, California
    U2 tour manager found dead in Los Angeles … Reuters - 3 hours ago

    Irish rockers U2 said on Wednesday their longtime tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, died in Los Angeles where the band is performing part of its latest tour. The Los Angeles … More »U2 tour manager found dead in Los Angeles …

    A man carries flowers into the Sunset Marquis hotel where U2 tour manager Dennis Sheehan was pronounced dead in his hotel room, according to local media, in West Hollywood, California

    Irish rockers U2 said on Wednesday their longtime tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, died in Los Angeles where the band is performing part of its latest tour. The Los Angeles County Coroner said Sheehan, 68, died Wednesday morning of natural causes at a hotel in West Hollywood. Sheehan's death came hours after the first concert …

  • A mounted honor guard of the Memphis Police lines up for a funeral procession for B.B. King on Beale Street in Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Thousands lined the street as the hearse carrying King passed. King, who was given the nickname Beale Street Blues Boy, died May 14 in Las Vegas. He was 89. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)
    Legendary blues guitarist, singer B.B. … The Canadian Press - 4 hours ago

    A Dixieland jazz band walked ahead of a slow black hearse and a crowd of thousands followed as the city of Memphis said farewell Wednesday to blues legend B.B. King with … More »Legendary blues guitarist, singer B.B. …

    A mounted honor guard of the Memphis Police lines up for a funeral procession for B.B. King on Beale Street in Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Thousands lined the street as the hearse carrying King passed. King, who was given the nickname Beale Street Blues Boy, died May 14 in Las Vegas. He was 89. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)

    A Dixieland jazz band walked ahead of a slow black hearse and a crowd of thousands followed as the city of Memphis said farewell Wednesday to blues legend B.B. King with a tribute and processional down Beale Street. The street whose name is virtually synonymous with the blues is where a young, ex-sharecropper named Riley …

  • Spotify's Top 10 most streamed  … The Canadian Press - 8 hours ago

    The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, … More »Spotify's Top 10 most streamed  …

    The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, May 18 to Sunday, May 24 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

  • Spotify's Top 10 most viral tra … The Canadian Press - 8 hours ago

    The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, May … More »Spotify's Top 10 most viral tra …

    The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, May 18, to Sunday, May 24, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

  • Larry Mullen Jr., from left, The Edge, Bono and Adam Clayton of U2 perform at the Innocence + Experience Tour at The Forum on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
    U2 delivers hits, politics, high-tech … The Canadian Press - 17 hours ago

    Launched earlier this month in Vancouver, Canada, the North American and European tour continues through Nov. 15. Performing together since 1976, front man Bono, guitarist … More »U2 delivers hits, politics, high-tech …

    Larry Mullen Jr., from left, The Edge, Bono and Adam Clayton of U2 perform at the Innocence + Experience Tour at The Forum on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

    Launched earlier this month in Vancouver, Canada, the North American and European tour continues through Nov. 15. Performing together since 1976, front man Bono, guitarist the Edge, bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen, Jr. know how to put on a rock show. The massive screens worked for some numbers, such as Bono's …

  • Broadway 2014-2015 season is best ever … Reuters - 23 hours ago

    Broadway enjoyed its highest-grossing season in history with $1.36 billion in 2014-2015 and audience attendance topping 13.1 million, the Broadway League said on Tuesday. … More »Broadway 2014-2015 season is best ever …

    Broadway enjoyed its highest-grossing season in history with $1.36 billion in 2014-2015 and audience attendance topping 13.1 million, the Broadway League said on Tuesday. "It's been an extraordinary season on Broadway, and I'm thrilled that we have broken all records," Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin said …

  • Musician Shakira performs "Empire" onstage at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas
    Judge to hold hearing on whether Shakira's … Reuters - 23 hours ago

    By Andrew Chung NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge who ruled that pop star Shakira's 2010 hit single "Loca" was an illegal copy of a Dominican songwriter's work now says … More »Judge to hold hearing on whether Shakira's …

    Musician Shakira performs "Empire" onstage at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas

    By Andrew Chung NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge who ruled that pop star Shakira's 2010 hit single "Loca" was an illegal copy of a Dominican songwriter's work now says the songwriter may have lied on the stand and is prepared to head to Puerto Rico to sort out the truth. U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein said in …

  • Indigo narrows full-year loss to $3.5M; … The Canadian Press - Tue, 26 May, 2015 1:07 PM EDT

    TORONTO - Indigo Books & Music Inc. (TSX: IDG) improved its fourth-quarter and full-year net loss as Canada's largest book, gift and specialty toy retailer reported … More »Indigo narrows full-year loss to $3.5M; …

    TORONTO - Indigo Books & Music Inc. (TSX: IDG) improved its fourth-quarter and full-year net loss as Canada's largest book, gift and specialty toy retailer reported improved revenue and margins in both periods.

  • This week's top selling songs and … The Canadian Press - Tue, 26 May, 2015 11:32 AM EDT

    iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending May 25, 2015: More »This week's top selling songs and …

    iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending May 25, 2015:

  • In this April 30, 2015 photo, musicians Rodney Crowell, left, and Emmylou Harris pose for a portrait to promote their album "The Traveling Kind" in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)
    Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell together … The Canadian Press - Mon, 25 May, 2015 11:42 AM EDT

    Even though the server got his order wrong, Rodney Crowell waits patiently for his egg-white omelet. It included some covers and a few songs penned by Crowell. On 'Old … More »Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell together …

    In this April 30, 2015 photo, musicians Rodney Crowell, left, and Emmylou Harris pose for a portrait to promote their album "The Traveling Kind" in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)

    Even though the server got his order wrong, Rodney Crowell waits patiently for his egg-white omelet. It included some covers and a few songs penned by Crowell. On 'Old Yellow Moon,' we didn't do any writing together," Crowell said.

  • FILE - In this May 13, 2015 file photo, Mike Patton of Faith No More performs at Webster Hall in New York. The band released an album, "Sol Invictus," in May. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
    Faith No More marks return with 1st … The Canadian Press - Mon, 25 May, 2015 9:10 AM EDT

    Faith No More bassist Bill Gould likes to think of the band's new record as an aging actress. The 52-year-old Gould and the rest of his bandmates — keyboardist Roddy … More »Faith No More marks return with 1st …

    FILE - In this May 13, 2015 file photo, Mike Patton of Faith No More performs at Webster Hall in New York. The band released an album, "Sol Invictus," in May. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)

    Faith No More bassist Bill Gould likes to think of the band's new record as an aging actress. The 52-year-old Gould and the rest of his bandmates — keyboardist Roddy Bottum, drummer Mike Bordin, guitarist Jon Hudson and singer Mike Patton — disbanded in 1998 and spent some time apart before regrouping in 2009 to play reunion …

  • Mick Jagger performs at The Rolling Stones Zip Code Tour opening night at Petco Park on Sunday, May 24, 2015, in San Diego. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
    Rolling Stones kick off North American … The Canadian Press - Mon, 25 May, 2015 4:27 AM EDT

    The Rolling Stones launched their "Zip Code" North American tour in San Diego Sunday with more than two hours of music. In front of a sold-out crowd at Petco Park, the … More »Rolling Stones kick off North American …

    Mick Jagger performs at The Rolling Stones Zip Code Tour opening night at Petco Park on Sunday, May 24, 2015, in San Diego. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

    The Rolling Stones launched their "Zip Code" North American tour in San Diego Sunday with more than two hours of music. In front of a sold-out crowd at Petco Park, the stalwart foursome rocked hit after hit from their 50-year catalogue. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts opened with "Jumpin' Jack …

  • FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2012 file photo, trumpeter Marcus Belgrave performs at the 33rd annual Detroit Jazz Festival, in Detroit. Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, died Sunday, May 24, 2015. He was 78. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Ricardo Thomas, File) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT; MAGS OUT
    Jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, veteran … The Canadian Press - Sun, 24 May, 2015 2:33 PM EDT

    Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, died Sunday. … More »Jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, veteran …

    FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2012 file photo, trumpeter Marcus Belgrave performs at the 33rd annual Detroit Jazz Festival, in Detroit. Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, died Sunday, May 24, 2015. He was 78. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Ricardo Thomas, File) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT; MAGS OUT

    Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, died Sunday. Belgrave died at an Ann Arbor care facility and the cause of death was heart failure, said Hazelette Crosby-Robinson, a cousin of Belgrave's wife Joan.  …

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