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  • Music Megastars Team Up to Launch Streaming Service Tidal
    Music Megastars Team Up to Launch Streaming … Rolling Stone - 2 hours 16 minutes ago

    A phalanx of chart-topping stars from across genres joined forces in the garage of New York City's biggest post office today to launch the newly artist-owned high-definition … More »Music Megastars Team Up to Launch Streaming …

    Music Megastars Team Up to Launch Streaming Service Tidal

    A phalanx of chart-topping stars from across genres joined forces in the garage of New York City's biggest post office today to launch the newly artist-owned high-definition streaming service Tidal. Like a scene out of a pop-music version of The Avengers, 16 hit-makers – Alicia Keys, Arcade Fire's Win Butler...

  • FILE - In this June 24, 2011, file photo, Abraham Quintanilla, the father of the late singer Selena, poses in front of an air brush work of art that a fan gave him after her death, hanging in the studio at Q Productions in Corpus Christi, Texas, where Selena made her last recording. Quintanilla said on Friday, March 27, 2015 that he remembers his daughter every day but he is happy that the world remembers Selena more than ever. (AP Photo/Paul Iverson, File)
    Selena's father has mixed feelings … The Canadian Press - 4 hours ago

    Twenty years after Selena's murder, the Latin world will remember "The Queen of Tejano" with concerts, lookalike contests, dances and a massive festival. "Of course … More »Selena's father has mixed feelings …

    FILE - In this June 24, 2011, file photo, Abraham Quintanilla, the father of the late singer Selena, poses in front of an air brush work of art that a fan gave him after her death, hanging in the studio at Q Productions in Corpus Christi, Texas, where Selena made her last recording. Quintanilla said on Friday, March 27, 2015 that he remembers his daughter every day but he is happy that the world remembers Selena more than ever. (AP Photo/Paul Iverson, File)

    Twenty years after Selena's murder, the Latin world will remember "The Queen of Tejano" with concerts, lookalike contests, dances and a massive festival. "Of course I'm happy that, today, people remember Selena more than ever," Abraham Quintanilla Jr. said via phone from his office in Corpus Christi.

  • FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2014 file photo, Jay-Z performs at the 3rd Global Citizen Festival at Central Park in New York. Madonna, Rihanna, Beyonce and Jay Z are among the A-List musicians who are co-owners of the streaming service Tidal. Kanye West, Daft Punk, Alicia Keys, Jack White and Nicki Minaj also announced that they are co-owners of the streaming service at an event Monday, March 30, 2015, in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)
    Jay Z, Madonna, Beyonce, Rihanna among … The Canadian Press - 7 hours ago

    Madonna, Rihanna, Beyonce and Jay Z are among the A-List musicians who are co-owners of Tidal, a streaming service being billed as the first artist-owned platform for … More »Jay Z, Madonna, Beyonce, Rihanna among …

    FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2014 file photo, Jay-Z performs at the 3rd Global Citizen Festival at Central Park in New York. Madonna, Rihanna, Beyonce and Jay Z are among the A-List musicians who are co-owners of the streaming service Tidal. Kanye West, Daft Punk, Alicia Keys, Jack White and Nicki Minaj also announced that they are co-owners of the streaming service at an event Monday, March 30, 2015, in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)

    Madonna, Rihanna, Beyonce and Jay Z are among the A-List musicians who are co-owners of Tidal, a streaming service being billed as the first artist-owned platform for music and video. The membership-based service — similar to subscription service Spotify — will provide music and video content that users can stream on computers, …

  • Eric Church, Kacey Musgraves Lead Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic
    Eric Church, Kacey Musgraves Lead Willie … Rolling Stone - 8 hours ago

    In 1973, just four years after Woodstock, the most iconic American music festival of its kind, country star Willie Nelson hosted his first-ever Fourth of July Picnic … More »Eric Church, Kacey Musgraves Lead Willie …

    Eric Church, Kacey Musgraves Lead Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic

    In 1973, just four years after Woodstock, the most iconic American music festival of its kind, country star Willie Nelson hosted his first-ever Fourth of July Picnic in Dripping Springs, Texas, just outside the state's capital city of Austin. In 2015, for the first time in five years, the Independence...

  • Coachella, Lollapalooza music festivals … The Canadian Press - 8 hours ago

    You can bring your beach towels and floral headbands, but forget that selfie stick if you're planning to go to the Coachella or Lollapalooza music festivals. Coachella … More »Coachella, Lollapalooza music festivals …

    You can bring your beach towels and floral headbands, but forget that selfie stick if you're planning to go to the Coachella or Lollapalooza music festivals. Coachella dismissed them as "narsisstics" on a list of prohibited items. Selfie sticks have become a popular but polemical photo-taking tool: Avid picture takers …

  • Brooks & Dunn to Reunite for ACM Awards Performance
    Brooks & Dunn to Reunite for ACM Awards … Rolling Stone - 9 hours ago

    Brooks & Dunn, the lauded country duo who called it quits in 2010, are reuniting for an organization that awarded them 27 trophies over the course of their 20-year career … More »Brooks & Dunn to Reunite for ACM Awards …

    Brooks & Dunn to Reunite for ACM Awards Performance

    Brooks & Dunn, the lauded country duo who called it quits in 2010, are reuniting for an organization that awarded them 27 trophies over the course of their 20-year career together. Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn, who pursued solo careers after their Last Rodeo tour wrapped nearly five years ago,...

  • Stream Toro y Moi's Fuzzy, Guitar-Driven New LP 'What For?'
    Stream Toro y Moi's Fuzzy, Guitar-Driven … Rolling Stone - 9 hours ago

    Chaz Bundick has taken another unexpected detour with his fourth album, What For? The 10-track LP, the writer-producer's latest under the Toro y Moi moniker, is full … More »Stream Toro y Moi's Fuzzy, Guitar-Driven …

    Stream Toro y Moi's Fuzzy, Guitar-Driven New LP 'What For?'

    Chaz Bundick has taken another unexpected detour with his fourth album, What For? The 10-track LP, the writer-producer's latest under the Toro y Moi moniker, is full of fuzz-pedal guitars, soulful rhythms and classic rock chord changes — a change of pace from his previous forays into chillwave and funky...

  • Ron Sexsmith poses with his Juno Award for Adult Alternative Album of the year during the Juno Gala in Winnipeg on Saturday, March 29, 2014. Sexsmith swears that the original title for his new album was "Featuring Pitbull." THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
    5 artists who put Toronto singer/songwriter … The Canadian Press - 11 hours ago

    So Sexsmith's latest album is instead called "Carousel One" — a reference to the baggage claim area at the main airport in Los Angeles, where he's recorded his last few … More »5 artists who put Toronto singer/songwriter …

    Ron Sexsmith poses with his Juno Award for Adult Alternative Album of the year during the Juno Gala in Winnipeg on Saturday, March 29, 2014. Sexsmith swears that the original title for his new album was "Featuring Pitbull." THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

    So Sexsmith's latest album is instead called "Carousel One" — a reference to the baggage claim area at the main airport in Los Angeles, where he's recorded his last few albums. Perhaps that's why the Toronto pop craftsman is suddenly so sunny?

  • Spotify's Top 10 most viral tra … The Canadian Press - 13 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, March … 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, March 23, to Sunday, March 29, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

  • Watch Madonna, Taylor Swift Perform 'Ghosttown' at iHeartRadio Awards
    Watch Madonna, Taylor Swift Perform … Rolling Stone - 13 hours ago

    The 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards promised there would be "unexpected collaborations" between the marquee artists attending the Los Angeles event, and the ceremony … More »Watch Madonna, Taylor Swift Perform …

    Watch Madonna, Taylor Swift Perform 'Ghosttown' at iHeartRadio Awards

    The 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards promised there would be "unexpected collaborations" between the marquee artists attending the Los Angeles event, and the ceremony didn't disappoint as Taylor Swift joined Madonna for an acoustic rendition of the Rebel Heart singer's new single "Ghosttown." After …

  • Arcade Fire, Deadmau5 face backlash … The Canadian Press - 13 hours ago

    Arcade Fire and Deadmau5 are among the artists publicly throwing their support behind Jay Z's new streaming service Tidal — and both received decidedly mixed reactions … More »Arcade Fire, Deadmau5 face backlash …

    Arcade Fire and Deadmau5 are among the artists publicly throwing their support behind Jay Z's new streaming service Tidal — and both received decidedly mixed reactions from fans. Many high-profile artists have changed their social media profile images to a shade of turquoise and are posting in support of the premium streaming …

  • Scott Weiland says fans didn't connect … The Canadian Press - 13 hours ago

    It's clear from the opening moments of the blistering new record "Blaster" that Scott Weiland has rediscovered his passion for loud rock music. The former Stone Temple … More »Scott Weiland says fans didn't connect …

    It's clear from the opening moments of the blistering new record "Blaster" that Scott Weiland has rediscovered his passion for loud rock music. The former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman is now heading up an outfit called Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, and although this marks their debut record (out …

  • Music Review: Darius Rucker shines on … The Canadian Press - 14 hours ago

    The lead singer of the rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, Rucker has scored three chart-topping solo country albums, spawning six No.1 hits, including the Grammy-winning … More »Music Review: Darius Rucker shines on …

    The lead singer of the rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, Rucker has scored three chart-topping solo country albums, spawning six No.1 hits, including the Grammy-winning "Wagon Wheel," one of the most popular country hits of recent years. "Southern Style" continues to emphasize upbeat, pop-influenced country heavy on catchy …

  • Music Review: Ringo Starr's latest, … The Canadian Press - 14 hours ago

    "We were sleeping on the floor, eating bread and jam," Ringo Starr sings, retelling the story of the early days of his band. The mystery is solved toward the end of … More »Music Review: Ringo Starr's latest, …

    "We were sleeping on the floor, eating bread and jam," Ringo Starr sings, retelling the story of the early days of his band. The mystery is solved toward the end of "Rory and the Hurricanes" when he sings that by the next tour, "I was with you-know-who — I play the drums like I always do." Indeed, the Fab order of the …

  • FILE - In this Saturday, March 14, 2015, file photo, Ludacris speaks at the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber at Sony Pictures Studios, in Culver City, Calif. Dick Clark Productions announced Monday, March 30, 2015, that Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen will host the 2015 Billboard Music Awards on May 17, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
    Rapper Ludacris, model Chrissy Teigen … The Canadian Press - 14 hours ago

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen will host the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in May. More »Rapper Ludacris, model Chrissy Teigen …

    FILE - In this Saturday, March 14, 2015, file photo, Ludacris speaks at the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber at Sony Pictures Studios, in Culver City, Calif. Dick Clark Productions announced Monday, March 30, 2015, that Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen will host the 2015 Billboard Music Awards on May 17, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen will host the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in May.

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