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  • Jackson glove, Harrison guitar up for … Reuters - 10 minutes ago

    Michael Jackson's glove and George Harrison's guitar star in an auction next week which could fetch up to $4 million. Julien's Auctions will host its Music Icons sale … More »Jackson glove, Harrison guitar up for …

    Michael Jackson's glove and George Harrison's guitar star in an auction next week which could fetch up to $4 million. Julien's Auctions will host its Music Icons sale on May 15-16 in New York. Among the music royalty items on sale are an American flag tank top worn by Madonna and a black crown worn by Beyonce in her …

  • Korean pop band Bigbang back with new … Reuters - 4 hours ago

    Popular South Korean boy band Bigbang is back on the music scene after a three-year hiatus, with a new single delving into the stresses of daily life. The track, entitled … More »Korean pop band Bigbang back with new …

    Popular South Korean boy band Bigbang is back on the music scene after a three-year hiatus, with a new single delving into the stresses of daily life. The track, entitled "Loser", has dominated South Korea's online music charts since its release on May 1 and its video has seen more than 12 million hits on YouTube. It …

  • FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2013 file photo, U.S singer Jay-Z performs on stage at the O2 arena in London, as part of his Magna Carta World Tour. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File). According to a study conducted by the University of London and Imperial College released on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, the impact of hip-hop's arrival on the pop music scene has eclipsed that of the Beatles-led British invasion of 1964.
    Scientific study of pop music: Beatles, … The Canadian Press - 5 hours ago

    The impact of hip-hop's arrival on the pop music scene eclipsed that of the Beatles-led British invasion of 1964, a computer analysis of 17,000 songs has found. Although … More »Scientific study of pop music: Beatles, …

    FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2013 file photo, U.S singer Jay-Z performs on stage at the O2 arena in London, as part of his Magna Carta World Tour. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File). According to a study conducted by the University of London and Imperial College released on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, the impact of hip-hop's arrival on the pop music scene has eclipsed that of the Beatles-led British invasion of 1964.

    The impact of hip-hop's arrival on the pop music scene eclipsed that of the Beatles-led British invasion of 1964, a computer analysis of 17,000 songs has found. Although the Beatles — paced by the songwriting of John Lennon and Paul McCartney — enjoy perhaps the highest place in critics' esteem, the researchers found the …

  • Bono hits the street (but gently this … The Canadian Press - 23 hours ago

    New Yorkers have been running into Bono and his band, U2, all over town the past few days. The group has been taping music and comedy bits to include in their Friday … More »Bono hits the street (but gently this …

    New Yorkers have been running into Bono and his band, U2, all over town the past few days. The group has been taping music and comedy bits to include in their Friday appearance on NBC's "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," where they'll be the only guests. Elsewhere, Bono and Fallon were seen riding bikes in preparation …

  • HOLD FOR STORY - In this Nov. 1, 2014 file photo, Lauryn Hill performs at the Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans. Hill is canceling a planned performance in Tel Aviv because she wasn’t able to schedule a concert in the Palestinian city of Ramallah. The singer-songwriter said in a statement Monday, May 4, 2015, that she originally intended to perform in both cities in hopes of being “a presence supporting justice and peace.” (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP, File)
    Lauryn Hill cancels Israel concert because … The Canadian Press - Tue, 5 May, 2015 7:43 AM EDT

    Lauryn Hill is cancelling a planned performance in Tel Aviv because she wasn't able to also schedule a concert in the nearby Palestinian city of Ramallah. She says setting … More »Lauryn Hill cancels Israel concert because …

    HOLD FOR STORY - In this Nov. 1, 2014 file photo, Lauryn Hill performs at the Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans. Hill is canceling a planned performance in Tel Aviv because she wasn’t able to schedule a concert in the Palestinian city of Ramallah. The singer-songwriter said in a statement Monday, May 4, 2015, that she originally intended to perform in both cities in hopes of being “a presence supporting justice and peace.” (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP, File)

    Lauryn Hill is cancelling a planned performance in Tel Aviv because she wasn't able to also schedule a concert in the nearby Palestinian city of Ramallah. She says setting up a show in the Palestinian territories "proved to be a challenge." Not wanting to alienate fans, Hill cancelled her concert in Israel that was to …

  • This image released by Southern Ground/John Varvatos Records/Big Machine Label Group/Republic Records shows, "Jekyll + Hyde," the latest release by Zac Brown Band. (Southern Ground/John Varvatos Records/Big Machine Label Group/Republic Records via AP)
    Music Review: Zac Brown Band eclectic … The Canadian Press - Tue, 5 May, 2015 5:42 AM EDT

    Zac Brown rightly names his new release after a famous, fictional schizophrenic, for few artists in this genre-focused era so openly embrace an eclectic muse. Brown … More »Music Review: Zac Brown Band eclectic …

    This image released by Southern Ground/John Varvatos Records/Big Machine Label Group/Republic Records shows, "Jekyll + Hyde," the latest release by Zac Brown Band. (Southern Ground/John Varvatos Records/Big Machine Label Group/Republic Records via AP)

    Zac Brown rightly names his new release after a famous, fictional schizophrenic, for few artists in this genre-focused era so openly embrace an eclectic muse. Brown sets the tone immediately on "Jekyll + Hyde," which opens with an aggressively rhythmic "Beautiful Drug," the most electronic-driven track Brown has recorded. …

  • This CD cover image released by Mercury Records Nashville shows "Traveller," by Chris Stapleton. (Mercury Records Nashville via AP)
    Music Review: Chris Stapleton's … The Canadian Press - Tue, 5 May, 2015 5:42 AM EDT

    Chris Stapleton owns a great, growling bluesman's voice and a sensitive singer-songwriter's heart. He's written hits for Luke Bryan ("Drink a Beer"), Kenny Chesney ("Never … More »Music Review: Chris Stapleton's …

    This CD cover image released by Mercury Records Nashville shows "Traveller," by Chris Stapleton. (Mercury Records Nashville via AP)

    Chris Stapleton owns a great, growling bluesman's voice and a sensitive singer-songwriter's heart. He's written hits for Luke Bryan ("Drink a Beer"), Kenny Chesney ("Never Wanted Nothing More"), Darius Rucker ("Come Back Song") and others, and he received several Grammy nominations as lead vocalist for the Steeldrivers, …

  • FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2014 file photo, singer Miley Cyrus arrives at the 2014 amfAR Inspiration Gala at Milk Studios in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
    Miley Cyrus talks Bruce Jenner, pink … The Canadian Press - Tue, 5 May, 2015 5:21 AM EDT

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - When Miley Cyrus wears pasties or posts photos of her pink armpits, it's not to be a provocateur. The 22-year-old says she's just being … More »Miley Cyrus talks Bruce Jenner, pink …

    FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2014 file photo, singer Miley Cyrus arrives at the 2014 amfAR Inspiration Gala at Milk Studios in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - When Miley Cyrus wears pasties or posts photos of her pink armpits, it's not to be a provocateur. The 22-year-old says she's just being herself, and she wants all young people to have that same opportunity.

  • Technology tempts some couples to DJ … The Canadian Press - Tue, 5 May, 2015 5:11 AM EDT

    As she prepared to get married in 2009, Meg Keene considered iPods "a small gift from the wedding gods." Rather than hiring a band or professional DJ for thousands of … More »Technology tempts some couples to DJ …

    As she prepared to get married in 2009, Meg Keene considered iPods "a small gift from the wedding gods." Rather than hiring a band or professional DJ for thousands of dollars, she and her fianc� made their own playlist of Sir Mix-A-Lot, Frank Sinatra and Dolly Parton songs and cranked them on rented speakers. "It's easier …

  • Spotify's Top 10 most viral tra … The Canadian Press - Tue, 5 May, 2015 5:04 AM EDT

    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, April … 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, April 27, to Sunday, May 3, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

  • Singer Chris Brown poses at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles
    Singer Chris Brown suspected of misdemeanor … Reuters - Mon, 4 May, 2015 7:09 PM EDT

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Grammy-winning R&B singer Chris Brown was named by Las Vegas police on Monday as a misdemeanor battery suspect, accusing him … More »Singer Chris Brown suspected of misdemeanor …

    Singer Chris Brown poses at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Grammy-winning R&B singer Chris Brown was named by Las Vegas police on Monday as a misdemeanor battery suspect, accusing him of punching a man with whom he was playing basketball during a pre-dawn altercation at the Palms Casino Resort. Brown, who turns 26 on Tuesday, has been given …

  • Spotify's Top 10 most streamed  … The Canadian Press - Mon, 4 May, 2015 1:10 PM EDT

    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, April 27 to Sunday, May 3 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

  • Courtney Love arrives at the Los Angeles premiere Of "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" held at the The Egyptian Theatre on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Los Angeles. Although "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" paints a thrillingly detailed portrait of its tragic subject, the film also reveals much about his widow, Courtney Love. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP
    Cobain doc 'Montage of Heck' … The Canadian Press - Mon, 4 May, 2015 9:25 AM EDT

    Although "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" paints a thrillingly detailed portrait of its tragic subject, the film also reveals much about his widow, Courtney Love. In creating … More »Cobain doc 'Montage of Heck' …

    Courtney Love arrives at the Los Angeles premiere Of "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" held at the The Egyptian Theatre on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Los Angeles. Although "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" paints a thrillingly detailed portrait of its tragic subject, the film also reveals much about his widow, Courtney Love. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

    Although "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" paints a thrillingly detailed portrait of its tragic subject, the film also reveals much about his widow, Courtney Love. In creating the film, director Brett Morgen sifted through a sprawling treasure trove of the revered rocker's never-before-unearthed home videos and personal audiotapes …

  • Americana Music Triangle creates road … The Canadian Press - Mon, 4 May, 2015 6:19 AM EDT

    Nine of America's most well-known music genres now have their own road map. Stretching from Nashville to Memphis to New Orleans — and encompassing points in between … More »Americana Music Triangle creates road …

    Nine of America's most well-known music genres now have their own road map. Stretching from Nashville to Memphis to New Orleans — and encompassing points in between — the triangle includes locations in the South that contributed to the birth of the musical genres, from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the home of blues masters …

  • Jennifer Lopez
    Jennifer Lopez Emotional During Selena … Yahoo Music Canada - Fri, 1 May, 2015 3:49 PM EDT

    Jennifer Lopez got her big break portraying the late Selena Quintanilla-Perez in the singer’s 1997 biopic, and at Thursday’s Billboard Latin Music Awards, she got to … More »Jennifer Lopez Emotional During Selena …

    Jennifer Lopez

    Jennifer Lopez got her big break portraying the late Selena Quintanilla-Perez in the singer’s 1997 biopic, and at Thursday’s Billboard Latin Music Awards, she got to pay tribute to the beloved musician once again.

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