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  • Jay Z Blocked in Bid for Swedish Hi-Fi Streaming Company
    Jay Z Blocked in Bid for Swedish Hi-Fi … Rolling Stone - 2 hours 2 minutes ago

    Jay Z's plan to revolutionize the streaming industry has hit a snag. In January, the rapper put in a $56 million offer to buy Aspiro, the Swedish company which controls … More »Jay Z Blocked in Bid for Swedish Hi-Fi …

    Jay Z Blocked in Bid for Swedish Hi-Fi Streaming Company

    Jay Z's plan to revolutionize the streaming industry has hit a snag. In January, the rapper put in a $56 million offer to buy Aspiro, the Swedish company which controls high-quality streaming services WiMP and TIDAL. But that bid has been blocked by Aspiro's minority shareholders, according to Swedish newspaper …

  • CMA Music Festival 2015 Announces Headliners
    CMA Music Festival 2015 Announces H … Rolling Stone - 3 hours ago

    Every summer, the CMA Music Festival takes over the clubs, conference halls and NFL football stadiums of downtown Nashville. It's like country music's own version … More »CMA Music Festival 2015 Announces H …

    CMA Music Festival 2015 Announces Headliners

    Every summer, the CMA Music Festival takes over the clubs, conference halls and NFL football stadiums of downtown Nashville. It's like country music's own version of South by Southwest, with less BBQ buffets and more pedal steel guitar rigs.  Some of the best moments occur during the off-hours, like the time.. …

  • Shania Twain Announces Final Tour
    Shania Twain Announces Final Tour Rolling Stone - 4 hours ago

    Shania Twain is returning to the road. This morning, the woman behind the bestselling country album of all time, 1997's Come on Over, announced a 48-city summer tour. … More »Shania Twain Announces Final Tour

    Shania Twain Announces Final Tour

    Shania Twain is returning to the road. This morning, the woman behind the bestselling country album of all time, 1997's Come on Over, announced a 48-city summer tour. But the Rock This Country Tour, her first in more than 10 years, will also be her last. The singer told Good...

  • Janelle Monae Playing Education Rally to Support New York Children
    Janelle Monae Playing Education Rally … Rolling Stone - 22 hours ago

    Janelle Monae will perform a free public concert in Albany, New York on Wednesday, March 4th, as part of a rally hosted by Don't Steal Possible, a campaign organized … More »Janelle Monae Playing Education Rally …

    Janelle Monae Playing Education Rally to Support New York Children

    Janelle Monae will perform a free public concert in Albany, New York on Wednesday, March 4th, as part of a rally hosted by Don't Steal Possible, a campaign organized by Families for Excellent Schools that aims to help hundreds of thousands of children in some of New York's lowest-rated schools. The rally is expected …

  • Bob Dylan Has Recorded Another Album of Frank Sinatra Songs
    Bob Dylan Has Recorded Another Album … Rolling Stone - Tue, 3 Mar, 2015 2:33 PM EST

    Occasional Bob Dylan collaborator Daniel Lanois has revealed that the singer-songwriter's venture into standards might not be limited to last month's Shadows … More »Bob Dylan Has Recorded Another Album …

    Bob Dylan Has Recorded Another Album of Frank Sinatra Songs

    Occasional Bob Dylan collaborator Daniel Lanois has revealed that the singer-songwriter's venture into standards might not be limited to last month's Shadows in the Night. "He came to my house eight or six months ago and spent a few hours," the producer said in a recent interview with The Vancouver...

  • Brian Wilson Tribute Concert Planned for Los Angeles
    Brian Wilson Tribute Concert Planned … Rolling Stone - Tue, 3 Mar, 2015 2:08 PM EST

    Beach Boys singer-songwriter Brian Wilson will be the subject of a tribute concert in Los Angeles at the end of the month in anticipation of his upcoming new solo album, … More »Brian Wilson Tribute Concert Planned …

    Brian Wilson Tribute Concert Planned for Los Angeles

    Beach Boys singer-songwriter Brian Wilson will be the subject of a tribute concert in Los Angeles at the end of the month in anticipation of his upcoming new solo album, No Pier Pressure. The show – officially titled "Brian Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of Brian Wilson" –...

  • Spotify's Top 10 most streamed  … The Canadian Press - Tue, 3 Mar, 2015 12:17 PM EST

    The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, … More »Spotify's Top 10 most streamed  …

    The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Feb. 23 to Sunday, March 2 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

  • Conductor Simon Rattle takes part in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium
    Conductor Rattle heads to London, wants … Reuters - Tue, 3 Mar, 2015 10:15 AM EST

    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - International conducting star Simon Rattle said he hoped to make the concert experience more theatrical to attract younger audiences, … More »Conductor Rattle heads to London, wants …

    Conductor Simon Rattle takes part in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium

    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - International conducting star Simon Rattle said he hoped to make the concert experience more theatrical to attract younger audiences, as the London Symphony Orchestra announced on Tuesday he would become its fulltime music director in 2017. Rattle, 60, who will combine his new job with …

  • 'Shania: Still the One _ Live From … The Canadian Press - Tue, 3 Mar, 2015 5:31 AM EST

    Here's a list of some new CD releases for the week of March 3: More »'Shania: Still the One _ Live From …

    Here's a list of some new CD releases for the week of March 3:

  • Ezra Laderman, a classical music composer … The Canadian Press - Tue, 3 Mar, 2015 3:22 AM EST

    Ezra Laderman, a classical music composer whose works ranged from symphonies to operas to music for Academy Award-winning films, has died. The Yale School of Music, … More »Ezra Laderman, a classical music composer …

    Ezra Laderman, a classical music composer whose works ranged from symphonies to operas to music for Academy Award-winning films, has died. The Yale School of Music, where Laderman was dean from 1989 to 1995, announced his death on its website. He wrote for soloists like Yo-Yo Ma and led numerous professional organizations, …

  • New York City's last classical sheet … The Canadian Press - Tue, 3 Mar, 2015 2:19 AM EST

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - It's a sad day for classical music lovers. New York City's last classical sheet music store is closing for good on Friday. More »New York City's last classical sheet …

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - It's a sad day for classical music lovers. New York City's last classical sheet music store is closing for good on Friday.

  • Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight appears in court with his lawyer David Kenner in Los Angeles
    Rap mogul 'Suge' Knight taken … Reuters - Mon, 2 Mar, 2015 9:09 PM EST

    By Daina Beth Solomon LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight told a judge in Los Angeles on Monday that he had fired his attorneys and could not understand … More »Rap mogul 'Suge' Knight taken …

    Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight appears in court with his lawyer David Kenner in Los Angeles

    By Daina Beth Solomon LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight told a judge in Los Angeles on Monday that he had fired his attorneys and could not understand court proceedings against him, the Los Angeles Times reported, before he was taken to a jail medical facility.The 49-year-old co-founder of influential …

  • Tom DeLonge Combs 'Personal Stash' for Solo LP
    Tom DeLonge Combs 'Personal Stash' … Rolling Stone - Mon, 2 Mar, 2015 3:14 PM EST

    Former founding Blink-182 member Tom DeLonge isn't letting his public breakup from the band get in the way of releasing new music. Just over a month after Blink-182 … More »Tom DeLonge Combs 'Personal Stash' …

    Tom DeLonge Combs 'Personal Stash' for Solo LP

    Former founding Blink-182 member Tom DeLonge isn't letting his public breakup from the band get in the way of releasing new music. Just over a month after Blink-182 announced that their guitarist had left the band "indefinitely," DeLonge revealed plans to release an album titled To the Stars… Demos, Odds and …

  • Dr. John Captures the Spirit of Satch at Louis Armstrong Tribute Show
    Dr. John Captures the Spirit of Satch … Rolling Stone - Mon, 2 Mar, 2015 1:58 PM EST

    Near the end of his February 27th show at New York's Town Hall, singer-pianist Mac Rebennack – the New Orleans R&B medicine man also known as Dr. John – opened what … More »Dr. John Captures the Spirit of Satch …

    Dr. John Captures the Spirit of Satch at Louis Armstrong Tribute Show

    Near the end of his February 27th show at New York's Town Hall, singer-pianist Mac Rebennack – the New Orleans R&B medicine man also known as Dr. John – opened what was obviously a slow, dark ballad with an extended run on his piano: robust flourishes of anguish in the middle...

  • Stream Arcade Fire Member Will Butler's New Album 'Policy'
    Stream Arcade Fire Member Will Butler's … Rolling Stone - Mon, 2 Mar, 2015 1:38 PM EST

    Arcade Fire multi-instrumentalist Will Butler will release his debut solo LP Policy on March 10th, but before the album hits shelves next week, Butler has offered up … More »Stream Arcade Fire Member Will Butler's …

    Stream Arcade Fire Member Will Butler's New Album 'Policy'

    Arcade Fire multi-instrumentalist Will Butler will release his debut solo LP Policy on March 10th, but before the album hits shelves next week, Butler has offered up a stream of Policy's eight tracks (via Pitchfork). In a statement, Butler describes Policy as "American music — in the tradition of the Violent  …

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