• 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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  • 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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  • Sweden, Russia hot favourites for Eurovision jamboree

    Swedish heartthrob Mans Zelmerlow is bookies' favourite to win the Eurovision Song Contest, Europe's glitzy annual music extravaganza, followed by Russian diva Polina Gagarina and cheeky Italian pop opera trio Il Volo. Former "Australian Idol" winner Guy Sebastian, given a special wildcard entry…

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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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  • Kevin Costner Discusses his Growing Music Career, and his Inspiration

    The 'Black or White' star tells THR that the Malibu Guitar fest “gives me my best chance of having an authentic relationship with a bunch of people without it turning into autographs or pictures.”

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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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  • 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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  • 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…

    Rolling Stone
  • 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…

    The Verge
  • 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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    WATCH: Jon Bon Jovi performs new song for Rutgers-Camden graduates

    Rocker Jon Bon Jovi has a new song of graduation advice.

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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…

    The Verge
  • 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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  • 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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  • Spotify Adds Video, Podcasts, Music Discovery

    Spotify is now more than music: It's video and audio podcasts, and a running app—first on the iPhone.

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  • 'Red Nose Day' Music Moments: Ed Sheeran's Kermit Duet, Coldplay's 'Game of Thrones' Musical

    On Thursday night (May 20), NBC's Red Nose Day special offered a mix of emotional moments, comedy and musical performances to raise money for impoverished children around the world and here in the U.S.

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  • Kenny Chesney's Big Revival Leads Latest Hot Tours Recap

    Kenny Chesney heads up the weekly list of top-grossing Hot Tours with the first box office stats reported from his 2015 tour through 52 North American cities.

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  • Snoop Dogg Scores Sixth No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    Snoop Dogg debuts at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart dated May 30, marking his sixth chart-topper, as Bush arrives with 27,000 copies sold in the week ending May 17, according to Nielsen Music. The set consists mostly of R&B tracks, in turn also qualifying for the R&B Albums chart, where…

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