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  • Canada's Kiesza grabs top spot in … Reuters - 2 hours 40 minutes ago

    Female Canadian singer-songwriter Kiesza grabbed the top spot in Britain's music charts on Sunday with her debut single "Hideaway", which sold more than 136,000 copies, … More »Canada's Kiesza grabs top spot in …

    Female Canadian singer-songwriter Kiesza grabbed the top spot in Britain's music charts on Sunday with her debut single "Hideaway", which sold more than 136,000 copies, the Official Charts Company said. Calgary-born Kiesza is a classically-trained ballerina and a former codebreaker in the Royal Canadian Navy where she …

  • Report: Gwen Stefani to Join 'The Voice'
    Report: Gwen Stefani to Join 'The … Rolling Stone - 20 hours ago

    Gwen Stefani is set to join the coaches' panel on The Voice, Us Weekly reports. A source confirmed to the magazine that the No Doubt singer has signed on to take … More »Report: Gwen Stefani to Join 'The …

    Report: Gwen Stefani to Join 'The Voice'

    Gwen Stefani is set to join the coaches' panel on The Voice, Us Weekly reports. A source confirmed to the magazine that the No Doubt singer has signed on to take a seat on the NBC show for its up[...]

  • Musician Jack White makes vinyl record … The Canadian Press - Sat, 19 Apr, 2014 4:37 PM EDT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Jack White played his new single "Lazaretto" for a couple of hundred fans on Record Store Day and four hours later a copy of the performance was available … More »Musician Jack White makes vinyl record …

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Jack White played his new single "Lazaretto" for a couple of hundred fans on Record Store Day and four hours later a copy of the performance was available on a limited run of vinyl. But don't look for it in the Guinness World Record Book, as White admitted he doesn't know if anyone else has attempted …

  • Mourning and memories in Garcia Marquez's … Reuters - Fri, 18 Apr, 2014 5:25 PM EDT

    By Helen Murphy ARACATACA, Colombia (Reuters) - The sleepy Colombian town that was Gabriel Garcia Marquez's birthplace and inspired him to write "One Hundred Years of … More »Mourning and memories in Garcia Marquez's …

    By Helen Murphy ARACATACA, Colombia (Reuters) - The sleepy Colombian town that was Gabriel Garcia Marquez's birthplace and inspired him to write "One Hundred Years of Solitude" mourned its Nobel Prize-winning author on Friday with music, candles and flowers. A day after Garcia Marquez's death, his cousin Nicolas Ricardo …

  • Watch the Rolling Stones in British … Rolling Stone - Fri, 18 Apr, 2014 3:35 PM EDT

    The newsreel archivist British Pathé uploaded tens of thousands of classic clips to YouTube recently, and among them are a smattering of spots on the Rolling Stones at … More »Watch the Rolling Stones in British …

    The newsreel archivist British Pathé uploaded tens of thousands of classic clips to YouTube recently, and among them are a smattering of spots on the Rolling Stones at pivotal points in their c[...]

  • FILE - In this Aug. 6 2011 file photo, American singer and songwriter Prince performs on the Isle of Amager in Copenhagen, Denmark. Prince now owns the rights of the music he recorded on Warner Bros. Records after years of disputes and battles with the record label. Warner Bros. announced Friday, April 18, 2014, that it reached an agreement with the pop icon. Prince was signed to label from 1978 to mid-1990s, during which he released key projects like “Purple Rain,” “1999” and “Around the World In a Day.” The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. (AP Photo/Polfoto/Jakob Joergensen, File) DENMARK OUT
    Prince owns his own songs, reaches agreement … The Canadian Press - Fri, 18 Apr, 2014 11:54 AM EDT

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Prince now owns the rights to the music he recorded on Warner Bros. Records after years of disputes and battles with the record label. Warner Bros. … More »Prince owns his own songs, reaches agreement …

    FILE - In this Aug. 6 2011 file photo, American singer and songwriter Prince performs on the Isle of Amager in Copenhagen, Denmark. Prince now owns the rights of the music he recorded on Warner Bros. Records after years of disputes and battles with the record label. Warner Bros. announced Friday, April 18, 2014, that it reached an agreement with the pop icon. Prince was signed to label from 1978 to mid-1990s, during which he released key projects like “Purple Rain,” “1999” and “Around the World In a Day.” The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. (AP Photo/Polfoto/Jakob Joergensen, File) DENMARK OUT

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Prince now owns the rights to the music he recorded on Warner Bros. Records after years of disputes and battles with the record label. Warner Bros. announced Friday it had reached an agreement with the pop icon, who was signed to the label from 1978 to the mid-1990s, during which time he released key projects …

  • Girl Talk and Freeway Explain 'Broken Ankles' and Being Brutal
    Girl Talk and Freeway Explain 'Broken … Rolling Stone - Fri, 18 Apr, 2014 11:35 AM EDT

    When Gregg Gillis, better known as the mash-up artist Girl Talk, stepped into Philadelphia's famous Sigma Sound Studios last year, he was already nervous to begin … More »Girl Talk and Freeway Explain 'Broken …

    Girl Talk and Freeway Explain 'Broken Ankles' and Being Brutal

    When Gregg Gillis, better known as the mash-up artist Girl Talk, stepped into Philadelphia's famous Sigma Sound Studios last year, he was already nervous to begin his first collaborative album –[...]

  • Prince Promises New Album and Remasters After Label Partnership
    Prince Promises New Album and Remasters … Rolling Stone - Fri, 18 Apr, 2014 10:35 AM EDT

    More than two decades after Prince wrote "slave" on his face to protest his contract with Warner Bros. Records, the artist has come to an agreement with the … More »Prince Promises New Album and Remasters …

    Prince Promises New Album and Remasters After Label Partnership

    More than two decades after Prince wrote "slave" on his face to protest his contract with Warner Bros. Records, the artist has come to an agreement with the company. Under the new partnership, Warners[...]

  • Robert De Niro waves upon arriving for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival opening night screening of 'Time Is Illmatic' in New York
    Music films hit distinct note at annual … Reuters - Fri, 18 Apr, 2014 10:15 AM EDT

    By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Music and movies played together even before sound revolutionized film during its infancy, and so it is at the Tribeca Film Festival … More »Music films hit distinct note at annual …

    Robert De Niro waves upon arriving for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival opening night screening of 'Time Is Illmatic' in New York

    By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Music and movies played together even before sound revolutionized film during its infancy, and so it is at the Tribeca Film Festival where the documentary lineup is heavy on musical subjects, from hip hop star Nas to shock rocker Alice Cooper. And while documentaries have traditionally …

  • Future and Kanye West Romance Beachside … Rolling Stone - Fri, 18 Apr, 2014 9:40 AM EDT

    In the music video for their collaborative single "I Won," Future and Kanye West serenade a slew of curvaceous models striking sexy poses on a private beach. … More »Future and Kanye West Romance Beachside …

    In the music video for their collaborative single "I Won," Future and Kanye West serenade a slew of curvaceous models striking sexy poses on a private beach. The black-and-white clip, directed by long[...]

  • FILE - This April 7, 2014 file photo shows guitarist and frontman of the band "Kiss," Paul Stanley in New York. Stanley released a memoir, "Face The Music: a Life Exposed," this month. (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP, File)
    Kiss' Paul Stanley on his autobiography, … The Canadian Press - Fri, 18 Apr, 2014 9:34 AM EDT

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Kiss frontman Paul Stanley feels a strong connection to the title character of "The Phantom of the Opera," and not just because he's spent nearly 40 … More »Kiss' Paul Stanley on his autobiography, …

    FILE - This April 7, 2014 file photo shows guitarist and frontman of the band "Kiss," Paul Stanley in New York. Stanley released a memoir, "Face The Music: a Life Exposed," this month. (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP, File)

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Kiss frontman Paul Stanley feels a strong connection to the title character of "The Phantom of the Opera," and not just because he's spent nearly 40 years onstage with his face covered in paint. Only I wasn't living in a dungeon under an opera house," Stanley said.

  • U.S. music labels sue Pandora over royalties … Reuters - Thu, 17 Apr, 2014 6:35 PM EDT

    By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several major U.S. music companies sued Pandora Media Inc on Thursday, accusing the online streaming service of cheating them out of … More »U.S. music labels sue Pandora over royalties …

    By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several major U.S. music companies sued Pandora Media Inc on Thursday, accusing the online streaming service of cheating them out of royalties by playing thousands of pre-1972 recordings without paying royalties. The music in question, from musicians such as the Beatles, Louis Armstrong, …

  • Just in Time for Easter: De La Soul Hide Records Around the World
    Just in Time for Easter: De La Soul … Rolling Stone - Thu, 17 Apr, 2014 5:40 PM EDT

    Just in time for Easter, De La Soul have concocted their own brand of egg hunt. Two months after the hip-hop trio gave away its entire discography for free, it has placed … More »Just in Time for Easter: De La Soul …

    Just in Time for Easter: De La Soul Hide Records Around the World

    Just in time for Easter, De La Soul have concocted their own brand of egg hunt. Two months after the hip-hop trio gave away its entire discography for free, it has placed 100 vinyl copies of instrumen[...]

  • Campaign to Save Soundgarden, Pearl Jam Recording Console Launched
    Campaign to Save Soundgarden, Pearl … Rolling Stone - Thu, 17 Apr, 2014 5:20 PM EDT

    The mixing console used to record albums like Pearl Jam's Ten and Soundgarden's Louder Than Love is reportedly in desperate need of repairs, so its owners at … More »Campaign to Save Soundgarden, Pearl …

    Campaign to Save Soundgarden, Pearl Jam Recording Console Launched

    The mixing console used to record albums like Pearl Jam's Ten and Soundgarden's Louder Than Love is reportedly in desperate need of repairs, so its owners at Seattle's London Bridge Studio have launch[...]

  • Foo Fighters' New Album 'Halfway Done,' Says Butch Vig
    Foo Fighters' New Album 'Halfway … Rolling Stone - Thu, 17 Apr, 2014 4:20 PM EDT

    The new Foo Fighters album is "almost halfway done," producer Butch Vig said in a new interview with Kerrang (via NME). Vig said the group is experimenting … More »Foo Fighters' New Album 'Halfway …

    Foo Fighters' New Album 'Halfway Done,' Says Butch Vig

    The new Foo Fighters album is "almost halfway done," producer Butch Vig said in a new interview with Kerrang (via NME). Vig said the group is experimenting with a variety of recording techni[...]

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