• Tavis Smiley: My Conversation With Josh Groban on the 'Intimidation Factor' of Collaborations (VIDEO)

    Tonight I'm joined by multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban. The internationally renowned singer-songwriter is out with his seventh studio album, titled Stages. Recorded with a 75-piece orchestra in Los Angeles and London's famed Abbey Road Studios, the project features a collection of some…

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  • The Vergecast 154: Sony Music, Spotify, iTunes and the state of streaming music

    The music industry is (and has been) undergoing significant changes. Join Nilay Patel, Micah Singleton, Emily Yoshida, and Sam Sheffer as they discuss Spotify’s expansion, Sony Music’s not-so-secret contract with Spotify, Apple’s upcoming music service, iTunes, and more. Subscribe to The Vergecast…

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  • 6 Musicians Who Have Been Arrested for Their Political Beliefs

    Here's a look at 6 bands and musicians that have been arrested for their political activism.

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  • 'Music Is Our Weapon' Is Proving Its Name By Battling Alzheimer's

    Research has credited music with helping Alzheimer's and other dementia patients. And now a Dallas-based charity is building on this connection by giving away iPods, MP3 players, and iPads to dementia patients in various care facilities across North Texas. The group has given away more than 200…

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  • Bob Belden, global-minded jazz saxophonist, dies at 58

    Bob Belden, a global-minded saxophonist and arranger who brought a jazz lens to music ranging from chart-topping pop to classical Indian, has died. Blue Note Records, where he recorded his best known works, confirmed his death. Belden in February became the first American musician to perform…

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    Adam Levine Defends 'This Summer's Gonna Hurt Like A Motherf***er' Song Title

    Adam Levine says Maroon 5's new song "This Summer's Gonna Hurt Like A Motherf***er" is not "mean-spirited." Blake Shelton and Carson Daly weigh in.

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  • It's Wiz Khalifa vs. Taylor Swift for No. 1 on Hot 100 Next Week

    Strong first-week sales for Swift's "Bad Blood" should set the song up for a battle for the top with Khalifa's "See You Again."

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  • Radio Seems To Like Brantley Gilbert Just As He Is

    “I like being different,” admits Brantley Gilbert. “The way I look at it is, as long as I know there’s a box, and I’m outside of it, I’m good to go.”

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  • Quiet Riot Hopes New Documentary, Old Songs Will Help Keep Seats Filled

    “I found that, with time, I was able to put Kevin’s death somewhat more in perspective, and that is still a work in progress. But I also found that I was missing being in Quiet Riot. It’s the one band I have spent more time in than any other musical situation. It’s not just a band to me, it’s not…

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  • YouTube extends beta period for its Music Key subscription service until September

    Six months into the trial period for YouTube's subscription music service, the company is still working to create a service people will be willing to pay for. To that end, beta testers received an email today telling them their free subscriptions will be extended until September 15th. "As one of an…

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  • Eurovision and Nothingness: backstage with the hopefuls of Europe's biggest TV event

    In barely three hours, he and the three other members of the Danish boy band Anti Social Media will take the stage at the Eurovision Song Contest, one of the biggest — and most ridiculous — TV events in the world, and sing their official competition song, "The Way You Are." Six months ago, he was…

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  • Rap News Rundown: Chinx, B.B. King, Rich Homie Quan

    Rapper Chinx Killed in Drive-By Shooting Over the weekend, rapper Chinx (real name: Lionel Pickens) was killed in a drive-by shooting in Queens, N.Y. According to reports, the 31-year-old, who was

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  • Mayer Hawthorne Seduces at the Hangout Music Festival

    "I'm a beach guy. This is lovely man... the humidity is actually really nice for my vocal chords. It feels good... It's like a natural little steamy shower."Mayer HawthorneChanneling a wholly different kind of "little steamy shower" on the picturesque beaches of the Alabama Gulf Coast at the…

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    On the Town with Zedd

    Multi-talented musician, who has worked with Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, celebrates a new album.

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  • Twitch ups its underground music cred with a Boiler Room partnership

    Barcelona, London, Tel Aviv — from artists like Black Milk and Hudson Mohawke, but the shows are (intentionally) tough to get into. Boiler Room gets a bigger audience while Twitch gets to ramp up its musical aspirations with a co-sign from a collective known for attracting hordes of cool kids to…

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  • Rolling Stones rock small LA club ahead of stadium tour

    The Rolling Stones ripped through the intimate Fonda Theatre Wednesday with enough energy to fuel their entire 15-city North American tour. The band announced Wednesday morning it would perform a "club ...

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  • Hear Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga's Scrapped 'Partynauseous'

    Lady Gaga and Kendrick Lamar's lost collaboration "Partynauseous," which was reportedly set to be on Lamar's major label debut good kid, m.A.A.d city, has leaked. "Partynauseous" sees more subdued pop fare from Gaga, who sings the hook alongside two new verses from Lamar. The beat and the rapper's…

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  • Roger Waters to Headline Newport Folk Festival

    Roger Waters will make his first-ever Newport Folk Festival appearance when he headlines the long-running fest on July 24th. The former Pink Floyd bassist will craft a "very special" set list especially curated for the Rhode Island fest, a festival rep tells Rolling Stone. Waters joins a lineup…

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  • CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Concert Announces Lineup: Exclusive

    SiriusXM has helped to break many of today’s top country stars, such as Cole Swindell and Florida Georgia Line, both of whom attribute a large amount of their success to exposure on The Highway. So, it makes sense that the satellite channel is announcing an exclusive partnership with the CMA during…

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