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  • U.S. music labels sue Pandora over royalties … Reuters - 9 hours ago

    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 - 10 hours ago

    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 - 11 hours ago

    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 - 12 hours ago

    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[...]

  • Robert De Niro waves upon arriving for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival opening night screening of 'Time Is Illmatic' in New York
    Tribeca Festival films go behind the … Reuters - 13 hours ago

    By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - From final fittings at a famous Parisian fashion house to rehearsals for a young choreographer's new work for the New York City … More »Tribeca Festival films go behind the …

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

    By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - From final fittings at a famous Parisian fashion house to rehearsals for a young choreographer's new work for the New York City Ballet and a global tour of "Richard III," documentaries at the Tribeca Film Festival give viewers the film equivalent of a backstage pass. "Dior and I," …

  • File picture shows Puerto Rican salsa singer Jose "Cheo" Feliciano embracing Panamanian singer Ruben Blades in San Juan
    Salsa music great José 'Cheo' … Reuters - 15 hours ago

    By Ana Martinez-Santiago SAN JUAN (Reuters) - Puerto Rican singer José Luis "Cheo" Feliciano, who performed with some of salsa's top stars, was killed in a car crash … More »Salsa music great José 'Cheo' …

    File picture shows Puerto Rican salsa singer Jose "Cheo" Feliciano embracing Panamanian singer Ruben Blades in San Juan

    By Ana Martinez-Santiago SAN JUAN (Reuters) - Puerto Rican singer José Luis "Cheo" Feliciano, who performed with some of salsa's top stars, was killed in a car crash in San Juan early Thursday morning, police said. Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla declared three days of mourning for the widely admired salsero. …

  • An original 1954 Fender Stratocaster, left, is shown next to a 2014 model at a studio in Scottsdale, Ariz. on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. Leo Fender developed the instrument in a small workshop in Fullerton, Calif. six decades ago. (AP Photo/Matt York)
    Iconic Stratocaster has helped guitarists … The Canadian Press - 15 hours ago

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Jimi Hendrix made it shriek. Buddy Holly made it swing. Stevie Ray Vaughn made it snarl. More »Iconic Stratocaster has helped guitarists …

    An original 1954 Fender Stratocaster, left, is shown next to a 2014 model at a studio in Scottsdale, Ariz. on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. Leo Fender developed the instrument in a small workshop in Fullerton, Calif. six decades ago. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Jimi Hendrix made it shriek. Buddy Holly made it swing. Stevie Ray Vaughn made it snarl.

  • Chromeo and Ezra Koenig Break Out the Kleenex on 'Ezra's Interlude'
    Chromeo and Ezra Koenig Break Out the … Rolling Stone - 15 hours ago

    So far, electro-pop funkateers Chromeo have teased their new album White Women with a series of certifiably slinky dance floor jams — like the Toro y Moi featuring "Come … More »Chromeo and Ezra Koenig Break Out the …

    Chromeo and Ezra Koenig Break Out the Kleenex on 'Ezra's Interlude'

    So far, electro-pop funkateers Chromeo have teased their new album White Women with a series of certifiably slinky dance floor jams — like the Toro y Moi featuring "Come Alive" and the drop dead[...]

  • In this undated photo released by the Country Music Hall of Fame, country music artist Hank Williams is shown. Previously unreleased recordings of country music legend Hank Williams performing songs on a 1950 radio show will be released next month for download and on vinyl. "The Garden Spot Programs, 1950" features 24 songs and jingles from a taped show that aired on early country radio stations, sponsored by a Texas plant nursery. Most of the tapes were lost, but one station, KSIB-AM in Creston, Iowa, saved its copies. The recordings were transferred, restored and mastered for release on May 20 by Omnivore Records. (AP Photo/Country Music Hall of Fame)
    Rediscovered recordings of Hank Williams … The Canadian Press - 15 hours ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Previously unreleased recordings of country music legend Hank Williams performing songs on a 1950 radio show will be released next month for download … More »Rediscovered recordings of Hank Williams …

    In this undated photo released by the Country Music Hall of Fame, country music artist Hank Williams is shown. Previously unreleased recordings of country music legend Hank Williams performing songs on a 1950 radio show will be released next month for download and on vinyl. "The Garden Spot Programs, 1950" features 24 songs and jingles from a taped show that aired on early country radio stations, sponsored by a Texas plant nursery. Most of the tapes were lost, but one station, KSIB-AM in Creston, Iowa, saved its copies. The recordings were transferred, restored and mastered for release on May 20 by Omnivore Records. (AP Photo/Country Music Hall of Fame)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Previously unreleased recordings of country music legend Hank Williams performing songs on a 1950 radio show will be released next month for download and on vinyl. "The Garden Spot Programs, 1950" features 24 songs and jingles from a taped show that aired on early country radio stations, sponsored by …

  • Q&A: Alice Cooper Looks Back – 'Nothing Has Ever Been Too Dangerous'
    Q&A: Alice Cooper Looks Back – 'Nothing … Rolling Stone - 17 hours ago

    "We did not bring the chicken," Alice Cooper tells Rolling Stone, emphatically gesturing with his hand in a New York hotel room. This September, it will be … More »Q&A: Alice Cooper Looks Back – 'Nothing …

    Q&A: Alice Cooper Looks Back – 'Nothing Has Ever Been Too Dangerous'

    "We did not bring the chicken," Alice Cooper tells Rolling Stone, emphatically gesturing with his hand in a New York hotel room. This September, it will be 45 years since Alice Cooper became Alice Coo[...]

  • Q&A: Rodney Crowell on Working With Emmylou and Nashville in the 1970s
    Q&A: Rodney Crowell on Working With … Rolling Stone - 18 hours ago

    Rodney Crowell's eloquent and often elegiac new album, Tarpaper Sky, out this week, is his first solo effort since 2008's Sex and Gasoline. But the renowned and … More »Q&A: Rodney Crowell on Working With …

    Q&A: Rodney Crowell on Working With Emmylou and Nashville in the 1970s

    Rodney Crowell's eloquent and often elegiac new album, Tarpaper Sky, out this week, is his first solo effort since 2008's Sex and Gasoline. But the renowned and influential singer, songwriter, produce[...]

  • Singer Lovato, who is featured on the soundtrack, poses at the premiere of "Frozen" at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood
    'Frozen' album sells 2 million, … Reuters - Wed, 16 Apr, 2014 6:26 PM EDT

    By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two Nordic princesses held their reign atop the weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday as the soundtrack to Disney's … More »'Frozen' album sells 2 million, …

    Singer Lovato, who is featured on the soundtrack, poses at the premiere of "Frozen" at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood

    By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two Nordic princesses held their reign atop the weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday as the soundtrack to Disney's hit animated film "Frozen" crossed the 2 million sales mark and continued to hold off new entries. "Frozen," led by its Oscar-winning hit song "Let It Go," …

  • On the Charts: 'Frozen' Tops Another Dismal Sales Week
    On the Charts: 'Frozen' Tops … Rolling Stone - Wed, 16 Apr, 2014 4:30 PM EDT

    Any chance Adele could come out of whatever British domestic utopia she's living in to (re-)rescue the record business? Because, no offense to the Frozen soundtrack, … More »On the Charts: 'Frozen' Tops …

    On the Charts: 'Frozen' Tops Another Dismal Sales Week

    Any chance Adele could come out of whatever British domestic utopia she's living in to (re-)rescue the record business? Because, no offense to the Frozen soundtrack, things are bleak out there. Albums[...]

  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti shakes hands with rapper Jay Z during a news conference after they announced that the "Made in America" two-day music festival will be held at Grand Park in front of City Hall over the Labor Day weekend in Los Angeles
    Rapper Jay Z brings 'Made in America' … Reuters - Wed, 16 Apr, 2014 4:18 PM EDT

    By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Jay Z joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday to announce that his music festival, "Budweiser Made in America," … More »Rapper Jay Z brings 'Made in America' …

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti shakes hands with rapper Jay Z during a news conference after they announced that the "Made in America" two-day music festival will be held at Grand Park in front of City Hall over the Labor Day weekend in Los Angeles

    By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Jay Z joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday to announce that his music festival, "Budweiser Made in America," will be coming to downtown Los Angeles in August, giving the annual music bash a second venue. Grammy-winning Jay Z launched the "Made in America" …

  • Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie and Toronto roots-rock outfit the Sadies were friends before they became musical collaborators, and perhaps that's why their new album sounds so refreshingly casual. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ho-Norman Wong
    Gord Downie, the Sadies' joint release … The Canadian Press - Wed, 16 Apr, 2014 2:50 PM EDT

    TORONTO - After Gord Downie and the Sadies formed a makeshift band together, Downie remembers their first gig two years ago with a certain fond nostalgia: they were "beautifully … More »Gord Downie, the Sadies' joint release …

    Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie and Toronto roots-rock outfit the Sadies were friends before they became musical collaborators, and perhaps that's why their new album sounds so refreshingly casual. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ho-Norman Wong

    TORONTO - After Gord Downie and the Sadies formed a makeshift band together, Downie remembers their first gig two years ago with a certain fond nostalgia: they were "beautifully miscast" at the country music festival Boots & Hearts, taking the stage in the mid-afternoon sandwiched between "mother and father of Canadian …

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