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  • Grooveshark copyright violations 'willful,' … Reuters - 9 hours ago

    By Andrew Chung NEW YORK (Reuters) - Online music streaming service Grooveshark could potentially have to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to major record labels … More »Grooveshark copyright violations 'willful,' …

    By Andrew Chung NEW YORK (Reuters) - Online music streaming service Grooveshark could potentially have to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to major record labels after a U.S. judge ruled ahead of its trial starting on Monday that Grooveshark's copyright violations on nearly 5,000 songs were "willful" and made "in bad …

  • Korean pop music concert draws thousands … Reuters - 14 hours ago

    Thousands of fans have turned out near Tokyo to see their favorite "K-pop" stars in a display of how popular South Korean pop music is in Japan despite years of chilled … More »Korean pop music concert draws thousands …

    Thousands of fans have turned out near Tokyo to see their favorite "K-pop" stars in a display of how popular South Korean pop music is in Japan despite years of chilled relations between the two countries. Groups such as INFINITE, Block B, GOT7, Supernova, SISTAR were among the musicians performing at the indoor Saitama …

  • Dan Auerbach Talks 'Extra Weird' New Solo Album
    Dan Auerbach Talks 'Extra Weird' … Rolling Stone - 14 hours ago

    "I just finished up," says Dan Auerbach, on the phone from California, where he's playing his new solo album for Nonesuch Records. "I'm really … More »Dan Auerbach Talks 'Extra Weird' …

    Dan Auerbach Talks 'Extra Weird' New Solo Album

    "I just finished up," says Dan Auerbach, on the phone from California, where he's playing his new solo album for Nonesuch Records. "I'm really excited about it." Auerbach's solo project, called the Arcs, will first release two "boxing-related" songs: "Stay in My Corner" …

  • Keith Urban, Wilco, Hozier, Jimmy Cliff … The Canadian Press - 20 hours ago

    The opening day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is set to feature about as wide a variety of music as one can compile - from the alternative Chicago-based … More »Keith Urban, Wilco, Hozier, Jimmy Cliff …

    The opening day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is set to feature about as wide a variety of music as one can compile - from the alternative Chicago-based rock band Wilco to Irish singer-guitarist Hozier and the Jamaican and reggae stylings of singer Jimmy Cliff.

  • British legends The Who, Elton John … The Canadian Press - 20 hours ago

    A British invasion of sorts is headed to New Orleans. The 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival's two Saturday lineups are anchored by British rock legends. Next … More »British legends The Who, Elton John …

    A British invasion of sorts is headed to New Orleans. The 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival's two Saturday lineups are anchored by British rock legends. Next Saturday, Elton John — also making his festival debut — will close the same stage. In addition, British pop singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran — another first-timer …

  • Eric Church to Headline First Show at New Nashville Amphitheater
    Eric Church to Headline First Show at … Rolling Stone - Thu, 23 Apr, 2015 2:45 PM EDT

    Eric Church will be the first artist to perform at Nashville's newest outdoor venue, Ascend Amphitheatre, on July 30th. He will play a solo set with just his guitar … More »Eric Church to Headline First Show at …

    Eric Church to Headline First Show at New Nashville Amphitheater

    Eric Church will be the first artist to perform at Nashville's newest outdoor venue, Ascend Amphitheatre, on July 30th. He will play a solo set with just his guitar at the 6,800-capacity venue, which is currently being built on the west bank of the Cumberland River across from LP Field,...

  • Two Faith No More Albums to Get Rarities-Packed Reissues
    Two Faith No More Albums to Get Rarities-Packed … Rolling Stone - Thu, 23 Apr, 2015 1:18 PM EDT

    Faith No More's two best-selling records – 1989's The Real Thing and 1992's Angel Dust – are being reissued with rarities-packed bonus discs. The reissues, … More »Two Faith No More Albums to Get Rarities-Packed …

    Two Faith No More Albums to Get Rarities-Packed Reissues

    Faith No More's two best-selling records – 1989's The Real Thing and 1992's Angel Dust – are being reissued with rarities-packed bonus discs. The reissues, which will be available as either double-CD or heavyweight double-vinyl sets, will hit store shelves on June 9th, one month after the band puts...

  • Shad is shown during an interview with The Canadian Press in Toronto on Thursday October 17, 2013. Although it's still only a few shows old, the most striking feature of Shad's new "q" is that it hardly seems to be about Shad at all. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
    From Kanye to Stephen Harper, new 'q' … The Canadian Press - Thu, 23 Apr, 2015 10:40 AM EDT

    Although it's still only a few shows old, the most striking feature of Shad's new "q" is that it hardly seems to be about Shad at all. The 32-year-old has smoothly handled … More »From Kanye to Stephen Harper, new 'q' …

    Shad is shown during an interview with The Canadian Press in Toronto on Thursday October 17, 2013. Although it's still only a few shows old, the most striking feature of Shad's new "q" is that it hardly seems to be about Shad at all. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

    Although it's still only a few shows old, the most striking feature of Shad's new "q" is that it hardly seems to be about Shad at all. The 32-year-old has smoothly handled his inaugural performances but has placed the focus squarely on his guests, an eclectic bunch that's included the Kids in the Hall, actor Randall Park, …

  • Jarvis Cocker from the British band Pulp performs on the Park stage on the fourth day of the Glastonbury Festival in Worthy Farm, Somerset
    Beethoven, Jarvis, Sherlock: eclectic … Reuters - Thu, 23 Apr, 2015 9:44 AM EDT

    By Hugh Lawson LONDON (Reuters) - Beethoven's piano concertos and Sibelius' symphonies will jostle with Jarvis Cocker and an evening of Sherlock Holmes-inspired music … More »Beethoven, Jarvis, Sherlock: eclectic …

    Jarvis Cocker from the British band Pulp performs on the Park stage on the fourth day of the Glastonbury Festival in Worthy Farm, Somerset

    By Hugh Lawson LONDON (Reuters) - Beethoven's piano concertos and Sibelius' symphonies will jostle with Jarvis Cocker and an evening of Sherlock Holmes-inspired music at the 120th BBC Proms festival of classical music in London this summer, the organizers said on Thursday. The piano takes center stage at this year's two-month …

  • Watch Zac Brown Band's Fan-Sourced 'Homegrown' Video
    Watch Zac Brown Band's Fan-Sourced … Rolling Stone - Thu, 23 Apr, 2015 9:38 AM EDT

    Zac Brown Band have revealed the new video for their latest chart-topping hit, "Homegrown," and it takes its title literally. Over 1,000 fans submitted their … More »Watch Zac Brown Band's Fan-Sourced …

    Watch Zac Brown Band's Fan-Sourced 'Homegrown' Video

    Zac Brown Band have revealed the new video for their latest chart-topping hit, "Homegrown," and it takes its title literally. Over 1,000 fans submitted their own video clips for the project, creating a hodgepodge of home movies that showcase the joy of simple American living, just like the song glorifies. Brown …

  • Watch System of a Down's First Ever Armenian Show
    Watch System of a Down's First Ever … Rolling Stone - Thu, 23 Apr, 2015 8:04 AM EDT

    Update: The show has ended, but the concert can be replayed in the video above. System of a Down are descended from survivors of the Armenian genocide, and as a band, … More »Watch System of a Down's First Ever …

    Watch System of a Down's First Ever Armenian Show

    Update: The show has ended, but the concert can be replayed in the video above. System of a Down are descended from survivors of the Armenian genocide, and as a band, they have long sought to make people more aware of the massacres and deportations that killed over a million people...

  • Jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd fuses … The Canadian Press - Thu, 23 Apr, 2015 6:18 AM EDT

    Lloyd likened the vibe there to when his group performed in 2010 at the Herodion at the foot of the Acropolis with Greek singer Maria Farantouri. "Each stone of the … More »Jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd fuses …

    Lloyd likened the vibe there to when his group performed in 2010 at the Herodion at the foot of the Acropolis with Greek singer Maria Farantouri. "Each stone of the Temple embodies a part of civilization and centuries of humanity," Lloyd said in an email response to questions. The suite pairs his modern jazz quartet with …

  • The Weeknd, Jack Ü to Headline Hard Summer Festival
    The Weeknd, Jack Ü to Headline Hard … Rolling Stone - Wed, 22 Apr, 2015 6:15 PM EDT

    EDM and hip-hop's most promising hitmakers are joining forces for Hard Summer's 2015 line-up. With the Weekend and Jack Ü topping the list, the annual California … More »The Weeknd, Jack Ü to Headline Hard …

    The Weeknd, Jack Ü to Headline Hard Summer Festival

    EDM and hip-hop's most promising hitmakers are joining forces for Hard Summer's 2015 line-up. With the Weekend and Jack Ü topping the list, the annual California festival, now in its eighth year, will also feature the Chemical Brothers, Schoolboy Q, ILoveMakonnen, Chromeo, Ratatat and DJ Mustard, among...

  • On the Charts: Shawn Mendes Climbs Vine to Number One
    On the Charts: Shawn Mendes Climbs Vine … Rolling Stone - Wed, 22 Apr, 2015 3:25 PM EDT

    The music industry landscape is constantly shifting as CD sales and downloads are being forced out by streams and YouTube views and a new report says that Spotify is … More »On the Charts: Shawn Mendes Climbs Vine …

    On the Charts: Shawn Mendes Climbs Vine to Number One

    The music industry landscape is constantly shifting as CD sales and downloads are being forced out by streams and YouTube views and a new report says that Spotify is worth more than every major label combined. Even the mediums in which artists are discovered are changing as, for the first...

  • Scott Weiland Says Supergroup Was 'Scam From the Beginning'
    Scott Weiland Says Supergroup Was 'Scam … Rolling Stone - Wed, 22 Apr, 2015 12:59 PM EDT

    Scott Weiland has already distanced himself from the recently formed hard rock supergroup Art of Anarchy, claiming his association was restricted to writing and performing … More »Scott Weiland Says Supergroup Was 'Scam …

    Scott Weiland Says Supergroup Was 'Scam From the Beginning'

    Scott Weiland has already distanced himself from the recently formed hard rock supergroup Art of Anarchy, claiming his association was restricted to writing and performing lyrics and vocals for the band's debut LP. Now, in an interview with About.com (via Ultimate Classic Rock), the former Stone...

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