• Facebook is talking with music labels, but why?

    Facebook has held talks with the major labels about "getting into music," multiple sources tell The Verge. Facebook has spoken with Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group about its interest in music, but to what extent the social network wants to get involved is…

    The Verge
  • Does Music Give You Math Skills? It's a Tricky Equation

    Naomi Eide is a master's student in the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park. Denny Gulick began playing piano at age 4. When Gulick was 5, his father gave him math multiplication tables that extended up to 16, and taught him pi to 15 decimal places,…

    LiveScience.com
  • Apple Music will make Spotify totally irrelevant within a year — here's why

    Apple just killed Spotify's business on iOS. Spotify may keep its current 20 million users...

    Business Insider
  • Lily Allen Upholds Kanye West's Honor

    Hating on Kanye West is a common hobby these days, but Lily Allen is doing her part to defend him. The singer was at Glastonbury this past weekend to see the rapper’s controversial Saturday performance and stumbled upon a flag that very eloquently said, “F*** Off Kanye."

    Live Nation
  • Dillon Francis Aims to Enliven Moombahton With 'This Mixtape Is Fire' EP

    When his radio-friendly debut album dropped last year, Dillon Francis endured accusations of selling out from some fans who missed the moombahton sound that made him. But now dance music's joker has earned the last laugh.

    Billboard
  • Thom Yorke hates Spotify but his albums are on Apple Music

    Apple Music is clearly striking a chord with artists. As Stereogum points out, Yorke's solo albums are available on Apple Music, even though he's pulled them from Spotify, Rdio, and other streaming services. Radiohead's In Rainbows as well as Yorke's album with Atoms for Peace are also streaming…

    The Verge
  • Apple Music's Goal: Some Subscribers Now, Lots of Hardware Sales Later

    Will Apple Music turn around the record business? It has the same answer as the question, Will Apple Music help Apple sell more iPhones and laptops? There are some guesses but little certainty to both questions.

    Billboard
  • Northern Nights Music Festival Releases New LabRat Mix And Extends Late-Night Music Hours

    More than just a concert, music festivals have created a world of new experiences where human bonds are strengthened and memories are forged. They encourage and inspire us to nurture the temples which are our bodies, care for each other, care for all creatures and care for the planet that we live…

    Huffington Post
  • Luke Bryan Sets Dates for Annual Farm Tour

    Luke Bryan, the son of a Georgia peanut farmer, revisits his family's farming roots again as the country superstar has announced his seventh annual Luke Bryan Farm Tour, kicking off in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on September 30th. Like last year's trek, this year's itinerary includes eight stops, four…

    Rolling Stone
  • Chris Christie's Presidential Bid: Will Other New Jersey Musicians Give the Governor Their Songs?

    Smithereens singer Pat DiNizio was out in Scotch Plains, New Jersey on a shopping errand, when he noticed a “big commotion”: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was heading to a fundraiser for a teen with a physical disability and a crowd was starting to gather.

    Billboard
  • How This British Drum And Bass Act Is Redefining Music

    They may be loud on stage, but the boys of Rudimental are rather soft-spoken in real life. Made up of Amir Amor, Kesi Dryden, Piers Agget and DJ Locksmith, the British drum and bass band is not for the weak-hearted. Their sound threatens to completely redefine live performance with their eclectic…

    Huffington Post
  • Kendrick Lamar Sees the World in Black-and-White in 'Alright' Video: Watch

    Kendrick Lamar dropped his music video for his latest single "Alright" today (June 30). The song comes off Lamar's album, To Pimp a Butterfly, his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart.

    Billboard
  • You can listen to Beats 1 radio with iTunes right now

    Apple seems to be running a bit behind schedule with the release of iTunes 12.2 (and Apple Music) for PC and Mac. First spotted by Federico Viticci, the trick is really simple: you just add Beats 1 to your current list of iTunes Radio stations. Head to the Radio section of iTunes, and click the…

    The Verge
  • Classical musicians sing employment blues

    A growing number of music schools emphasize business and entrepreneurship skills.

    USA TODAY
  • The Sad Passing of Chris Squire Reminds Us That Yes Belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Yes co-founder and bassist Chris Squire died last week at age 67. Along with Genesis, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, the Moody Blues, Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, King Crimson and Rush, the British band Yes was a pioneer in progressive rock and influenced many artists. To me and my disco/Top 40 hating high…

    Huffington Post
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    K Camp Takes Over Yahoo Music's Instagram (9 photos)

    Interscope recording artist K Camp stayed busy in Los Angeles this past weekend, participating in some pretty cool BET Awards pre-show activities, including a Spite-sponsored celebrity basketball game and visiting BET's 106 and Park to debut his new video, "Comfortable." The Atlanta rapper gave…

    Yahoo Music
  • How to avoid being charged by Apple Music after the free trial

    Apple Music is finally here, along with a free three month trial to let anyone give it a listen. But what if you don't want to be on the hook for a $10 a month subscription fee on September 30? Or, what ...

    Engadget
  • R&B singer Miguel says new 'Wildheart' album rooted in LA

    Grammy Award winning R&B singer Miguel brings his hometown of Los Angeles to the forefront in his third studio album "Wildheart". The singer-songwriter, born Miguel Jontel Pimentel, released the album on Monday, following up on his 2012 critically acclaimed and Grammy nominated "Kaleidoscope…

    Reuters