• Zac Brown Band’s ‘Jekyll + Hyde’ Nabs No. 1 on U.S. Album Chart

    A trio of new albums debuted high in the top 10 of U.S. album sales for the week ending May 3, according to data from Nielsen Music. Entering the chart at No. 1, Zac Brown Band’s “Jekyll + Hyde” moved 228,000 units in its first week on the chart. “Jekyll + Hyde” marks Brown’s third straight... Read…

    Variety
  • Sufjan Stevens, Sovereign of Sorrow

    I made the mistake of offering a Sufjan Stevens ticket to a friend who, I soon learned, thinks Sufjan Stevens is a hack. This is the common knock against Stevens and most other singer-songwriters preoccupied with grief and depression: Isn't it all a little much? Stevens is certainly aware of his…

    The Atlantic
  • Prince’s Baltimore 'Rally 4 Peace': Do benefit concerts work?

    The “Rally 4 Peace” concert will be held on May 10 with Prince’s band 3rdEyeGirl at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore. “In a spirit of healing, the event is meant to be a catalyst for pause and reflection following the outpouring of violence that has gripped Baltimore and areas throughout the US,”…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Jackson glove, Harrison guitar up for grabs at Music Icons auction

    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…

    Reuters
  • How to turn The Legend of Zelda into a symphony

    Feature: GamesBeat tracks the creation of Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Master Quest, playing now across the country, from its inception to its triumphant performance in Toronto.

    GamesBeat
  • Korean pop band Bigbang back with new single after three years

    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…

    Reuters
  • "You Sexy Thing" Singer Errol Brown Dies at 71

    Errol Brown died following his battle with liver cancer.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Muse’s Arena-Ready Rock, Plus Azealia Banks

    British power trio Muse plays Webster Hall, Harlem-born Azealia Banks at Irving Plaza, a tribute to legendary producer King Jammy and more in this week's Pop Scene.

    The Wall Street Journal
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    Love And Hip Hop: Atlanta: Season 4

    Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta follows the lives of Atlanta’s hip-hop elite as they take on the trials and tribulations of juggling both their professional and personal lives…which often intersect and unravel for the whole world to see! After 3 seasons of ups and downs in both personal and professional…

    Internet Video Archive
  • Apple's Beats Music deals under U.S. scrutiny: Bloomberg

    (Reuters) - Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) move to line up deals with record labels is under U.S. antitrust scrutiny as the iphone maker prepares to debut a new version of the Beats Music streaming service, Bloomberg ...

    Reuters
  • Billboard Music Awards: Taraji P. Henson, Laverne Cox, 'Entourage' Cast Among Presenters

    The annual gala returns to ABC on May 17 and will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Music Legend Prince Staging Rally 4 Peace Concert in Baltimore This Sunday

    Attendees are asked to wear something gray in tribute to Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old who died in police custody. Live Nation also confirms that Prince has written a protest song called "Baltimore."...

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Tanlines will preview their new album tomorrow... on a conference call

    More often than not, bands that let fans (officially) preview their new albums online tend to pick more social-minded services like Soundcloud, Facebook, and YouTube. You can call the number now if you'd like to hear various ambient noises interspersed with some smooth jazz.

    The Verge
  • Chemical Brothers & Q-Tip’s ‘Go’: Watch the Michel Gondry-Directed Video

    This summer, British electronic duo the Chemical Brothers will release Born in the Echoes, their first new album in five years due out July 17 on Astralwerks. Fans can get an early taste of the project Monday (May 4) with “Go,” the lead single featuring rapper Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest that…

    Yahoo Music
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    New Documentary Depicts the Plight of Pakistani Music

    "Song of Lahore" follows musicians and their struggle to keep the music playing.

    ABC News Videos
  • Rocker Noel Gallagher goes for eclectic feel on 'Chasing Yesterday'

    By Jennifer Atkinson NEW YORK (Reuters) - Singer/songwriter Noel Gallagher believes his second solo album, "Chasing Yesterday," includes some of his best ever work with a range of instrumental melodies and an eclectic feel to it. The former lead guitarist and songwriter with the British rock group…

    Reuters
  • Live Nation Launches National Concert Day With New York Gala Event

    To celebrate this year's bountiful summer concert season, Live Nation declared Tuesday, May 5 the first National Concert Day and staged a party at New York City's Irving Plaza, featuring performances by Kid Rock and Florida Georgia Line to celebrate.

    Live Nation
  • New report reveals Apple’s big music plans at WWDC 2015

    It’s looking more and more like Apple is going to use WWDC 2015 to reestablish its dominance over the music industry. 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman has a big new report outlining Apple’s big music-related announcements for this year’s big developers conference that will include not just the relaunch of…

    BGR News
  • An official request to get Sir Foster, the Hawks' awesome organist, to play 'Pony'

    -- And there is one song every human being on earth enjoys, and that song is "Pony" by Ginuwine. -- With all these things considered, we would like to officially request, as a website, that Sir Foster play "Pony" at tonight's game. We believe this would a) spread awareness of Sir Foster and his…

    SB Nation
  • Austin City Limits: Foo Fighters, Drake, the Strokes Set to Headline

    Getty Images Foo Fighters will return to Austin’s Zilker Park to headline this year’s Austin City Limits festival alongside the Strokes, Florence + the Machine, Drake, the Weeknd, Disclosure and Deadmau5. The festival will feature more than 140 acts and will take place over two weekends: October…

    Yahoo Music