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  • Andy Kim, Kevin Drew's unlikely … The Canadian Press - 6 hours ago

    Andy Kim's last album was called "Happen Again" and for a while it seemed that it might not. The Broken Social Scene singer had become friendly with Kim after playing … More »Andy Kim, Kevin Drew's unlikely …

    Andy Kim's last album was called "Happen Again" and for a while it seemed that it might not. The Broken Social Scene singer had become friendly with Kim after playing his annual for-charity Christmas show in Toronto.

  • Music Industry Sets Friday as New Global Release Day
    Music Industry Sets Friday as New Global … Rolling Stone - 17 hours ago

    Friday will be the new Tuesday beginning this summer, when the worldwide music industry begins putting out new releases on most music buyers' paydays. The International … More »Music Industry Sets Friday as New Global …

    Music Industry Sets Friday as New Global Release Day

    Friday will be the new Tuesday beginning this summer, when the worldwide music industry begins putting out new releases on most music buyers' paydays. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), the British-based organization that acts as a music-biz United Nations, announced on Thursday that the …

  • Ghostface Killah is photographed ahead of playing with Toronto based band BadBadNotGood in Toronto on Thursday February 19 2015, ahead of the release of the their collaboration album "Sour Soul." THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
    Toronto trio BadBadNotGood wows Wu-Tang's … The Canadian Press - 19 hours ago

    The first time Ghostface Killah heard BadBadNotGood's beats, he figured they were ancient soul samples likely performed by now-dusty musicians — audio relics of some … More »Toronto trio BadBadNotGood wows Wu-Tang's …

    Ghostface Killah is photographed ahead of playing with Toronto based band BadBadNotGood in Toronto on Thursday February 19 2015, ahead of the release of the their collaboration album "Sour Soul." THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

    The first time Ghostface Killah heard BadBadNotGood's beats, he figured they were ancient soul samples likely performed by now-dusty musicians — audio relics of some recently bygone era. He certainly didn't expect the music was the organically instrumented work of three Canadian rap aficionados, so fresh-faced they were …

  • 'Glory' Leads Oscar Music Sales Surge
    'Glory' Leads Oscar Music Sales … Rolling Stone - 20 hours ago

    John Legend and Common's Oscar-winning song "Glory" from the film Selma garnered 28,000 downloads to notch its best sales week to date. The spike anchored … More »'Glory' Leads Oscar Music Sales …

    'Glory' Leads Oscar Music Sales Surge

    John Legend and Common's Oscar-winning song "Glory" from the film Selma garnered 28,000 downloads to notch its best sales week to date. The spike anchored a massive 184 percent sales gain for all music featured on the 87th Academy Awards for the week ending the day of the awards (February 22nd), according …

  • Musician Geddy Lee of Rush, left, speaks with radio host Alan Cross at the Massey Hall revitalization Phase 1 Celebration in Toronto, Monday, February 23, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Galit Rodan
    Geddy Lee reflects on Toronto's … The Canadian Press - 23 hours ago

    Rush frontman Geddy Lee's memory of attending his first show at Toronto's Massey Hall remains spring-water clear — and what stands out is the sound quality that was swamp-water … More »Geddy Lee reflects on Toronto's …

    Musician Geddy Lee of Rush, left, speaks with radio host Alan Cross at the Massey Hall revitalization Phase 1 Celebration in Toronto, Monday, February 23, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Galit Rodan

    Rush frontman Geddy Lee's memory of attending his first show at Toronto's Massey Hall remains spring-water clear — and what stands out is the sound quality that was swamp-water muddled. It was June 5, 1968, and a then 15-year-old Lee was desperate to see British rock royalty Cream, even though his friends weren't. "I …

  • Singer Madonna performs at the BRIT music awards at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London
    Madonna in unscripted plunge steals … Reuters - Thu, 26 Feb, 2015 5:08 AM EST

    By Liisa Tuhkanen LONDON (Reuters) - Pop diva Madonna's gasp-inducing "wardrobe malfunction" at a star-studded London awards ceremony grabbed British headlines on Thursday … More »Madonna in unscripted plunge steals …

    Singer Madonna performs at the BRIT music awards at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London

    By Liisa Tuhkanen LONDON (Reuters) - Pop diva Madonna's gasp-inducing "wardrobe malfunction" at a star-studded London awards ceremony grabbed British headlines on Thursday along with photos of her falling backwards downstairs tangled in a swirling cape. From the up-market daily Guardian to the mass circulation Sun, Madonna's …

  • Madonna stumbles whilst performing on stage during the Brit Awards 2015 at the 02 Arena in London, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/PA, Yui Mok) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE
    Madonna tumbles down stairs but carries … The Canadian Press - Thu, 26 Feb, 2015 4:59 AM EST

    Madonna has given music fans a shock when she tumbled down several stairs at the Brit Awards. Madonna entered with a troupe of male dancers and appeared to fumble with … More »Madonna tumbles down stairs but carries …

    Madonna stumbles whilst performing on stage during the Brit Awards 2015 at the 02 Arena in London, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/PA, Yui Mok) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

    Madonna has given music fans a shock when she tumbled down several stairs at the Brit Awards. Madonna entered with a troupe of male dancers and appeared to fumble with a long, flowing cloak she was wearing. A member of the troupe yanked on the garment, which was tied at the neck, but rather than come off it pulled Madonna …

  • Ed Sheeran celebrates after receiving the British Album of the Year award at the O2 Arena in London
    Ed Sheeran wins best British record … Reuters - Wed, 25 Feb, 2015 8:22 PM EST

    By Liisa Tuhkanen LONDON (Reuters) - The top British music awards went to young men on Wednesday as Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith bagged the most important trophies in a … More »Ed Sheeran wins best British record …

    Ed Sheeran celebrates after receiving the British Album of the Year award at the O2 Arena in London

    By Liisa Tuhkanen LONDON (Reuters) - The top British music awards went to young men on Wednesday as Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith bagged the most important trophies in a star-studded Brit Awards show in London. English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran was the biggest winner of the night, walking away with two of the four Brit …

  • BRIT Awards 2015: 5 Essential Moments From a Night of Flamethrowers and Falls
    BRIT Awards 2015: 5 Essential Moments … Rolling Stone - Wed, 25 Feb, 2015 7:38 PM EST

    It was a night of a few thrills and one show-stealing spill at the BRIT Awards in London. Ed Sheeran (British Male Solo Artist, Mastercard British Album of the Year) … More »BRIT Awards 2015: 5 Essential Moments …

    BRIT Awards 2015: 5 Essential Moments From a Night of Flamethrowers and Falls

    It was a night of a few thrills and one show-stealing spill at the BRIT Awards in London. Ed Sheeran (British Male Solo Artist, Mastercard British Album of the Year) and Sam Smith (BRITs Global Success Award, British Breakthrough Act) confirmed their rising-star status, picking up two trophies each at...

  • Scarlett Johansson's New Band Faces Cease-and-Desist
    Scarlett Johansson's New Band Faces … Rolling Stone - Wed, 25 Feb, 2015 4:54 PM EST

    News of Scarlett Johansson's new group, the Singles, is less than a week old, but the band is already facing legal issues. When the actress revealed her new band – … More »Scarlett Johansson's New Band Faces …

    Scarlett Johansson's New Band Faces Cease-and-Desist

    News of Scarlett Johansson's new group, the Singles, is less than a week old, but the band is already facing legal issues. When the actress revealed her new band – which also features Este Haim, Holly Miranda, Kendra Morris and Julia Haltigan – the group's radio-friendly moniker described their candy-coated pop …

  • Watch Kanye West Debut Fiery 'All Day' at BRIT Awards
    Watch Kanye West Debut Fiery 'All … Rolling Stone - Wed, 25 Feb, 2015 4:42 PM EST

    Kanye West debuted the official version of "All Day" Wednesday at the 2015 Brit Awards following the leak of numerous rough versions of the song since last … More »Watch Kanye West Debut Fiery 'All …

    Watch Kanye West Debut Fiery 'All Day' at BRIT Awards

    Kanye West debuted the official version of "All Day" Wednesday at the 2015 Brit Awards following the leak of numerous rough versions of the song since last August. After Kim Kardashian-West presented the Global Success Award to Sam Smith, posing for a selfie with the show's hosts Ant and Dec and demanding …

  • Imagine Dragons perform during the half-time show at the CFL's 102nd Grey Cup football championship between the Calgary Stampeders and the Hamilton Tiger Cats in Vancouver
    Imagine Dragons oust Drake from Billboard … Reuters - Wed, 25 Feb, 2015 3:32 PM EST

    By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Alt-rockers Imagine Dragons knocked rapper Drake from the top spot of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, … More »Imagine Dragons oust Drake from Billboard …

    Imagine Dragons perform during the half-time show at the CFL's 102nd Grey Cup football championship between the Calgary Stampeders and the Hamilton Tiger Cats in Vancouver

    By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Alt-rockers Imagine Dragons knocked rapper Drake from the top spot of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, after a strategically placed commercial with retail store Target during the Grammy Awards drove up exposure. "Smoke + Mirrors," the sophomore album …

  • 'Doctor Zhivago' musical brings … Reuters - Wed, 25 Feb, 2015 2:11 PM EST

    By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fifty years after Omar Sharif and Julie Christie captivated audiences in David Lean's Oscar-winning epic film "Doctor Zhivago," … More »'Doctor Zhivago' musical brings …

    By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fifty years after Omar Sharif and Julie Christie captivated audiences in David Lean's Oscar-winning epic film "Doctor Zhivago," the musical adaptation of the love story set during the upheaval of the Russian Revolution will open on Broadway. The musical is based on Boris Pasternak's …

  • Apple Must Pay $533 Million for Patent Infringement, Judge Says
    Apple Must Pay $533 Million for Patent … Rolling Stone - Wed, 25 Feb, 2015 1:42 PM EST

    A federal jury has ruled that Apple willfully infringed on patents when developing iTunes' data storage systems, following eight hours of deliberation. The Tyler, … More »Apple Must Pay $533 Million for Patent …

    Apple Must Pay $533 Million for Patent Infringement, Judge Says

    A federal jury has ruled that Apple willfully infringed on patents when developing iTunes' data storage systems, following eight hours of deliberation. The Tyler, Texas–based judge presiding over the case has ordered the company to pay $532.9 million in damages, according to Reuters. The plaintiff, Smartflash LLC — …

  • Zac Brown Band to Play 'Saturday Night Live'
    Zac Brown Band to Play 'Saturday … Rolling Stone - Wed, 25 Feb, 2015 11:38 AM EST

    Country music will be featured on Saturday Night Live for the second time this season when Zac Brown Band serve as musical guest on March 7th. Actor Chris Hemsworth (Thor) … More »Zac Brown Band to Play 'Saturday …

    Zac Brown Band to Play 'Saturday Night Live'

    Country music will be featured on Saturday Night Live for the second time this season when Zac Brown Band serve as musical guest on March 7th. Actor Chris Hemsworth (Thor) will host the episode, which comes hot on the heels of the NBC comedy sketch show's recent 40th anniversary special....

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