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  • Jay Z's Tidal CEO Leaves Company Amid Staff 'Streamlining'
    Jay Z's Tidal CEO Leaves Company … Rolling Stone - 5 hours ago

    Less than a month into Jay Z's Tidal reign, the rapper is already effecting major changes. The streaming service has parted ways with Andy Chen, the CEO of Tidal's … More »Jay Z's Tidal CEO Leaves Company …

    Jay Z's Tidal CEO Leaves Company Amid Staff 'Streamlining'

    Less than a month into Jay Z's Tidal reign, the rapper is already effecting major changes. The streaming service has parted ways with Andy Chen, the CEO of Tidal's parent company Aspiro that Jay Z purchased for $56 million. Former Aspiro CEO Peter Tonstad will replace Chen on an interim basis. Business Insider. …

  • Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood Front All-Star ACM Lifting Lives Gala
    Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood Front … Rolling Stone - 6 hours ago

    The Academy of Country Music's first Lifting Lives Gala, hosted by Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, was a rousing success raising more than $1.5 million for the … More »Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood Front …

    Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood Front All-Star ACM Lifting Lives Gala

    The Academy of Country Music's first Lifting Lives Gala, hosted by Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, was a rousing success raising more than $1.5 million for the ACM's charity arm, as well as Brooks' Teammates for Kids. The co-hosts got help from some of their talented friends Friday night, turning the...

  • Sam Hunt, left, and Dwight Yoakam perform at ACM Presents Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on Friday, April 17, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
    Singer Sam Hunt rising in both country … The Canadian Press - 9 hours ago

    Rising country star Sam Hunt may be finding success on the pop charts, but don't fret — he won't pull a Taylor Swift. "By no means do I want to try to leave country … More »Singer Sam Hunt rising in both country …

    Sam Hunt, left, and Dwight Yoakam perform at ACM Presents Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on Friday, April 17, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

    Rising country star Sam Hunt may be finding success on the pop charts, but don't fret — he won't pull a Taylor Swift. "By no means do I want to try to leave country music," Hunt said in a recent interview. Hunt has dominated the country music charts and is steadily crossing over into the pop world: His debut single, "Leave …

  • People look at the Class of 2015 exhibit at the The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Friday, April 17, 2015, in Cleveland. Ringo Starr, who was previously enshrined with the Beatles in 1988, will be honored along with pop punks Green Day, soul singer-songwriter Bill Withers, underground icon Lou Reed, guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and The "5" Royales. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
    Solo Starr: Ringo to be inducted into … The Canadian Press - 9 hours ago

    Ringo Starr was always behind the other Beatles. Bobbing his head as he sat at his drum kit, Starr kept the steady backbeat for Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George … More »Solo Starr: Ringo to be inducted into …

    People look at the Class of 2015 exhibit at the The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Friday, April 17, 2015, in Cleveland. Ringo Starr, who was previously enshrined with the Beatles in 1988, will be honored along with pop punks Green Day, soul singer-songwriter Bill Withers, underground icon Lou Reed, guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and The "5" Royales. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Ringo Starr was always behind the other Beatles. Bobbing his head as he sat at his drum kit, Starr kept the steady backbeat for Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison, a once-in-a-century group that conquered the music world. Forever a Beatle, Starr will enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist on …

  • Major Lazer Recruit 2 Chainz, Pusha T for Explosive 'Night Riders'
    Major Lazer Recruit 2 Chainz, Pusha … Rolling Stone - 23 hours ago

    Major Lazer promise to "set the streets on fire" in the cameo-filled "Night Riders," an explosive track from the dancehall-EDM trio's upcoming … More »Major Lazer Recruit 2 Chainz, Pusha …

    Major Lazer Recruit 2 Chainz, Pusha T for Explosive 'Night Riders'

    Major Lazer promise to "set the streets on fire" in the cameo-filled "Night Riders," an explosive track from the dancehall-EDM trio's upcoming LP, Peace Is the Mission. Rappers 2 Chainz, Pusha T and Travi$ Scott contribute to the track, while Mad Decent reggae artist Mad Cobra throws in frenetic …

  • Flashback: Crystal Gayle Leads Group of Female Country History Makers
    Flashback: Crystal Gayle Leads Group … Rolling Stone - Fri, 17 Apr, 2015 3:51 PM EDT

    Since 1944, Billboard's Country Songs chart has served as something of a microcosm of country trends, in addition to reflecting the ever-changing musical tastes of … More »Flashback: Crystal Gayle Leads Group …

    Flashback: Crystal Gayle Leads Group of Female Country History Makers

    Since 1944, Billboard's Country Songs chart has served as something of a microcosm of country trends, in addition to reflecting the ever-changing musical tastes of country fans across the nation. When it comes to women and country music, although feminism certainly impacted the charts throughout the Seventies, thanks …

  • Jay Z, Jack White Calling Tidal Subscribers to Thank Them
    Jay Z, Jack White Calling Tidal Subscribers … Rolling Stone - Fri, 17 Apr, 2015 1:13 PM EDT

    Jay Z, Jack White and other Tidal superstars have been thanking their streaming service subscribers for their patronage in a unique way. In addition to offering high-quality … More »Jay Z, Jack White Calling Tidal Subscribers …

    Jay Z, Jack White Calling Tidal Subscribers to Thank Them

    Jay Z, Jack White and other Tidal superstars have been thanking their streaming service subscribers for their patronage in a unique way. In addition to offering high-quality audio and exclusive content, the rapper and the Lazaretto rocker have personally called subscribers to express their gratitude for signing up for the …

  • This evidence photo by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office, released by Los Angeles Superior Court, is one of a series of photos showing Marion "Suge" Knight after his arrest after an altercation in which his vehicle struck two men in Compton, Calif., on Jan. 29, 2015. One man was killed, the other injured. Officials took these photos to show Knight's physical condition after the incident. The photos have been entered into evidence in the court proceedings. (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office/Los Angeles Superior Court via AP)
    Court releases video of 'Suge' … The Canadian Press - Fri, 17 Apr, 2015 1:02 PM EDT

    Video of Marion "Suge" Knight plowing into two men with his pickup truck and other key evidence in the former rap music mogul's murder case was released Friday by a Los … More »Court releases video of 'Suge' …

    This evidence photo by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office, released by Los Angeles Superior Court, is one of a series of photos showing Marion "Suge" Knight after his arrest after an altercation in which his vehicle struck two men in Compton, Calif., on Jan. 29, 2015. One man was killed, the other injured. Officials took these photos to show Knight's physical condition after the incident. The photos have been entered into evidence in the court proceedings. (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office/Los Angeles Superior Court via AP)

    Video of Marion "Suge" Knight plowing into two men with his pickup truck and other key evidence in the former rap music mogul's murder case was released Friday by a Los Angeles court. Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen reviewed the items before determining Knight should stand trial on murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run …

  • R.A. Clark, right, executive producer of Sunday's 50th Academy of Country Music Awards, takes part in a news conference on the event with co-host Blake Shelton at AT&T Stadium on Friday, April 17, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
    Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan work as comedic … The Canadian Press - Fri, 17 Apr, 2015 12:57 PM EDT

    Hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan held a press conference Friday at the AT&T Stadium and offered a preview of what's to come when the ACMs celebrate their 50th anniversary … More »Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan work as comedic …

    R.A. Clark, right, executive producer of Sunday's 50th Academy of Country Music Awards, takes part in a news conference on the event with co-host Blake Shelton at AT&T Stadium on Friday, April 17, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

    Hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan held a press conference Friday at the AT&T Stadium and offered a preview of what's to come when the ACMs celebrate their 50th anniversary in Arlington, Texas. The show, where Miranda Lambert is the lead nominee with eight nominations, will feature 23 performances, including a kickoff …

  • Miranda Lambert says women in country … The Canadian Press - Fri, 17 Apr, 2015 11:55 AM EDT

    Miranda Lambert is one of the few women nominated at the Academy of Country Music Awards this year, so she says the ladies of country music need to help one another. … More »Miranda Lambert says women in country …

    Miranda Lambert is one of the few women nominated at the Academy of Country Music Awards this year, so she says the ladies of country music need to help one another. "I really support female artists in any genre, especially country music right now," Lambert said in an interview Friday. Lambert is the only women nominated …

  • Enter for a Chance to Win a Trip to New York City's FarmBorough Festival
    Enter for a Chance to Win a Trip to … Rolling Stone - Fri, 17 Apr, 2015 9:44 AM EDT

    Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan and Brad Paisley will help New York City make history when they headline FarmBorough this summer, marking the Big Apple's first-ever country … More »Enter for a Chance to Win a Trip to …

    Enter for a Chance to Win a Trip to New York City's FarmBorough Festival

    Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan and Brad Paisley will help New York City make history when they headline FarmBorough this summer, marking the Big Apple's first-ever country music festival. Set for Randall's Island June 26-28, FarmBorough will also feature performances by Dwight Yoakam, Sturgill Simpson, Wade Bowen, Brandy …

  • Miranda Lambert Writes and Records Song for Reese Witherspoon Movie
    Miranda Lambert Writes and Records Song … Rolling Stone - Fri, 17 Apr, 2015 9:22 AM EDT

    After pulling off a heist with Carrie Underwood in the music video for "Somethin' Bad," Miranda Lambert is returning to her law-breaking ways with a new … More »Miranda Lambert Writes and Records Song …

    Miranda Lambert Writes and Records Song for Reese Witherspoon Movie

    After pulling off a heist with Carrie Underwood in the music video for "Somethin' Bad," Miranda Lambert is returning to her law-breaking ways with a new song, "Two of a Crime." The "Little Red Wagon" singer wrote the tune especially for the upcoming Reese Witherspoon and Sofía Vergara …

  • FILE - In this March 9, 2015 file photo, Marion "Suge" Knight, center, arrives in court for a hearing about evidence in his murder case, in Los Angeles. Knight will stand trial on murder and attempted-murder charges after the former rap music mogul struck two men with his pickup truck in January, killing one and seriously injuring the other. Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen made the ruling Thursday after concluding a hearing that focused heavily on testimony from Cle "Bone" Sloan, who was hit outside a Compton burger stand. The judge also reduced bail from $25 million to $10 million. (Kevork Djansezian/Pool Photo via AP, File)
    Prosecutors in 'Suge' Knight … The Canadian Press - Fri, 17 Apr, 2015 7:01 AM EDT

    On paper, the evidence in the murder case against Marion "Suge" Knight looks strong: Prosecutors have a surviving witness, video of the former rap music mogul running … More »Prosecutors in 'Suge' Knight …

    FILE - In this March 9, 2015 file photo, Marion "Suge" Knight, center, arrives in court for a hearing about evidence in his murder case, in Los Angeles. Knight will stand trial on murder and attempted-murder charges after the former rap music mogul struck two men with his pickup truck in January, killing one and seriously injuring the other. Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen made the ruling Thursday after concluding a hearing that focused heavily on testimony from Cle "Bone" Sloan, who was hit outside a Compton burger stand. The judge also reduced bail from $25 million to $10 million. (Kevork Djansezian/Pool Photo via AP, File)

    On paper, the evidence in the murder case against Marion "Suge" Knight looks strong: Prosecutors have a surviving witness, video of the former rap music mogul running over two men and Knight's history of violence and intimidation. The witness says he doesn't want to testify and be labeled a "snitch" and won't even identify …

  • Night lights illuminate the early evening near the Danube river in Budapest
    Surprise Hungarian combo creates world … Reuters - Fri, 17 Apr, 2015 4:26 AM EDT

    By Michael Roddy BUDAPEST (Reuters) - It sounds like the musical equivalent of Hungarian goulash: take the gypsy fiddles of a leading folk band, blend them with the … More »Surprise Hungarian combo creates world …

    Night lights illuminate the early evening near the Danube river in Budapest

    By Michael Roddy BUDAPEST (Reuters) - It sounds like the musical equivalent of Hungarian goulash: take the gypsy fiddles of a leading folk band, blend them with the drums, bells and xylophones of the country's top percussion ensemble, then stir and season to taste. No one knew quite what to expect from the first joint …

  • Crystal Hill, a Cleveland regional Transit Authority Trolley driver poses outside her trolley as Tina Turner as part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction week in Cleveland
    For rockin' ride, Cleveland puts … Reuters - Thu, 16 Apr, 2015 2:57 PM EDT

    By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Tina Turner has gone from private dancer to public bus driver while a purple-jacketed Prince is driving something larger than a little … More »For rockin' ride, Cleveland puts …

    Crystal Hill, a Cleveland regional Transit Authority Trolley driver poses outside her trolley as Tina Turner as part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction week in Cleveland

    By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Tina Turner has gone from private dancer to public bus driver while a purple-jacketed Prince is driving something larger than a little red Corvette. The city of Cleveland has kindly asked its downtown trolley-bus drivers to get in the spirit of this week's 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of …

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