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  • Canadian artists at the helm of their … The Canadian Press - 4 hours ago

    It's a rising trend in the music industry, said Caplan. Caplan said he has a support team that includes a personal assistant and a manager, but he's ultimately in sole … More »Canadian artists at the helm of their …

    It's a rising trend in the music industry, said Caplan. Caplan said he has a support team that includes a personal assistant and a manager, but he's ultimately in sole command of his career. There's this period of needing to invest in your own business," said Caplan in a baritone voice, his long frizzy hair pulled back …

  • In this image made from APTN video, Pete Townshend arrives at Musicares event in New York, Thursday, May 28, 2015. (AP Photo/APTN)
    Who? Pete Townshend, Bruce Springsteen, … The Canadian Press - 9 hours ago

    Bruce Springsteen called Pete Townshend "the greatest rhythm guitarist of all-time," told a story about attending his first Who concert as a pimply-faced teenager, and … More »Who? Pete Townshend, Bruce Springsteen, …

    In this image made from APTN video, Pete Townshend arrives at Musicares event in New York, Thursday, May 28, 2015. (AP Photo/APTN)

    Bruce Springsteen called Pete Townshend "the greatest rhythm guitarist of all-time," told a story about attending his first Who concert as a pimply-faced teenager, and joined Townshend and surprise guest Roger Daltrey onstage for a rocking set. The rock icons attended the MusiCares MAP Fund benefit in New York City on …

  • Musician Ed Sheeran poses with his wax figure at Madame Tussauds museum in the Manhattan borough of New York
    Singer Ed Sheeran and his 'lazy … Reuters - 11 hours ago

    After six Grammy nominations, several hit songs and numerous sold-out concerts, singer Ed Sheeran donated a few hours to Madame Tussauds sculptors who worked to create … More »Singer Ed Sheeran and his 'lazy …

    Musician Ed Sheeran poses with his wax figure at Madame Tussauds museum in the Manhattan borough of New York

    After six Grammy nominations, several hit songs and numerous sold-out concerts, singer Ed Sheeran donated a few hours to Madame Tussauds sculptors who worked to create his likeness, revealed on Thursday.     "They put you in grey underwear and a grey vest. "I think it will be quite weird for me, but I think it will be …

  • Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun of Twenty One Pilots pose during the 2014 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles
    Twenty One Pilots' 'Blurryface' … Reuters - Wed, 27 May, 2015 9:08 PM EDT

    In its debut week, the fourth album from the Ohio duo sold 134,000 albums, 68,000 songs and was streamed 9.7 million times, totaling 147,000 units, according to figures … More »Twenty One Pilots' 'Blurryface' …

    Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun of Twenty One Pilots pose during the 2014 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles

    In its debut week, the fourth album from the Ohio duo sold 134,000 albums, 68,000 songs and was streamed 9.7 million times, totaling 147,000 units, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. Twenty One Pilots, which broke out with the 2013 album "Vessel", is a relative unknown compared with other recent chart toppers …

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    Rap mogul 'Suge' Knight refuses … Reuters - Wed, 27 May, 2015 6:54 PM EDT

    Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight refused to leave his jail cell to attend a court hearing on robbery charges on Wednesday, saying he was ill, and a judge vowed to have … More »Rap mogul 'Suge' Knight refuses …

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    Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight refused to leave his jail cell to attend a court hearing on robbery charges on Wednesday, saying he was ill, and a judge vowed to have him forcibly extracted if he did so again, a court spokeswoman said. The Los Angeles Superior Court hearing for Knight, 50, was postponed until Friday because …

  • Sirius XM to face class action in Turtles … Reuters - Wed, 27 May, 2015 5:56 PM EDT

    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 - Wed, 27 May, 2015 4:12 PM EDT

    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 - Wed, 27 May, 2015 2:41 PM EDT

    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 …

  • FILE - In this Sunday, May 17, 2015 file photo, Kanye West performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. West is bringing his talents to Atlanta's most popular hip-hop concert shows. WHTA, known locally as Hot 107.9, announced Wednesday, May 27, 2015, that West will be one of the headliners at Birthday Bash 20 at Philips Arena on June 20. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
    Kanye West joins lineup to perform at … The Canadian Press - Wed, 27 May, 2015 2:10 PM EDT

    ATLANTA - Kanye West is bringing his talents to Atlanta's most popular hip-hop concert shows. More »Kanye West joins lineup to perform at …

    FILE - In this Sunday, May 17, 2015 file photo, Kanye West performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. West is bringing his talents to Atlanta's most popular hip-hop concert shows. WHTA, known locally as Hot 107.9, announced Wednesday, May 27, 2015, that West will be one of the headliners at Birthday Bash 20 at Philips Arena on June 20. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

    ATLANTA - Kanye West is bringing his talents to Atlanta's most popular hip-hop concert shows.

  • 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 - Wed, 27 May, 2015 12:53 PM EDT

    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 - Wed, 27 May, 2015 9:27 AM EDT

    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 - Wed, 27 May, 2015 9:27 AM EDT

    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 - Wed, 27 May, 2015 12:41 AM EDT

    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 - Tue, 26 May, 2015 5:54 PM EDT

    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 - Tue, 26 May, 2015 5:52 PM EDT

    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 …

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