• Elvis Presley Named ‘Music Icon’ With Postal Service ‘Forever’ Stamp

    Elvis Presley will be honored with a “Forever Stamp” as the sixth official inductee into the Postal Service’s “Music Icon Series,” joining legends Lydia Mendoza, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin in the elite group. Graceland, Presley’s Memphis estate, will host a…

    Yahoo Music
  • Now You Can Hear The Music Lady Gaga Made Before Her Fame

    Whether or not you've been privy to Lady Gaga's music from the days she was simply known as Stefani Germanotta, the full discography of the pop sensation's early days has never been readily available. Until now.The Huffington Post combed through archived pages of Gaga's old website,…

    Huffington Post
  • YouTube's Music Insights tool can monitor artists' popularity

    YouTube has released a new tool for artists, one those truly hungry for stardom can use to keep a close eye on how their popularity is growing. The data tool is called "Music Insights," and it ...

    Engadget
  • Imagine this: Imagine Dragons once opened for a mime

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammy winners Imagine Dragons will launch their second headlining arena tour this week, but they remember the days when they opened up for anyone — including a mime.

    Associated Press
  • 'Entourage' Movie Boasts Previously Unreleased Tom Petty Song: Listen

    The lovely "Somewhere Under Heaven" hails from the sessions for 1994's 'Wildflowers.'

    Billboard
  • Navajo Band Teaches Native American Youth How To Write Their Own Songs, Overcome Obstacles

    In the eyes of brother-and-sister duo Sihasin, music is a powerful tool with the potential to transform lives -- or that’s their hope, at least.The Arizona band, comprised of Jeneda and Clayson Benally, plays an unusual brand of music that’s difficult to classify: it incorporates electric bass and…

    Huffington Post
  • Kentucky folksinger, dulcimer player Jean Ritchie dies at 92

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jean Ritchie, the Kentucky-born folksinger who brought the centuries-old ballads she grew up with to a wide audience from the 1950s onward, died Monday evening. She was 92. Ritchie died in her home in Berea, Kentucky, with family around her, her niece Judy Hudson said.

    Associated Press
  • Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks

    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 May 25, to Sunday, May 31, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

    Associated Press
  • Amanda Palmer and Patreon: All The Things, All The Time

    Right before I called Amanda to do this interview, I had muted my television. There was a car commercial on the screen, using as it's background music an iconic pop song by an '80s artist whom, I was fairly sure, never dreamed he would someday be selling cars with his music. When he wrote that song…

    Huffington Post
  • Trumpeter Blanchard makes powerful statement on new album

    Terence Blanchard, "Breathless" (Blue Note)

    Associated Press
  • Original Songs Set the Stage for Multi-Platiform Competition Between Shows

    There was a time when the craft of writing for television was considered to be several rungs below the art of writing for films, and that applied to composers and songwriters as well as scriptwriters. No more. Top creators are now happy to contribute to TV, especially given today’s wider latitude…

    Variety
  • See Pixies Play 'Planet of Sound,' New Song 'Um Chagga Lagga'

    "Are we serious enough?" Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago asks, midway into the band's chuckle-filled interview with Rolling Stone. "'Are we serious enough?!' We're Pixies!" frontman Black Francis interjects. "We are by definition Pixies in our temperament: a little mischievous, a little playful, a…

    Rolling Stone
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    Musician Sees Success With Album 35 Years After He Released It

    A Colorado man is enjoying the worldwide debut of his album 35 years after he created it. Kenny Knight, 62, is the opposite of an overnight success; he has been working as a musician since he was 11 years old.

    Tribune
  • A contemplation of Cohenites?: Leonard's fans look for a label

    Global fans of Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen are having fun on Facebook trying to come up with a collective name for themselves. The burst of fandom for the 80-year old performer of "Suzanne", "Sisters of Mercy" and "Bird on the Wire" followed a posting noting that Joni Mitchell, another…

    Reuters
  • How Will Apple's Streaming Music Service Compare?

    Music streaming is growing increasingly more popular as more and more people turn to the Internet for entertainment services. With industry leaders like Spotify AG already boasting 12.5 million loyal users ...

    Benzinga
  • Watch Tame Impala's Trippy Puppet Video for "Cause I'm a Man'

    Why have just one music video when you can have two? That’s the angle Tame Impala has gone with by releasing a follow-up promo to the single “‘Cause I’m A Man.” Directed by Dan Dipaola and Megan McShane, the so-called “official live video" sees the band members replaced with puppets and performing…

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