• Tom Petty Unearths Shimmering Lost Song 'Somewhere Under Heaven'

    Tom Petty has unearthed and released a "new" song, "Somewhere Under Heaven," the first from a trove of tracks that didn't make his 1994 album, Wildflowers, but will comprise the upcoming collection, Wildflowers: All The Rest, Stereogum reports. "Somewhere Under Heaven" was co-written with…

    Rolling Stone
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jamie xx's In Colour Transcends the Past

    In a world of superhero TV shows connected with superhero movies connected with superhero comics, Tarantino films about films about films, and pop hits that set legal precedent as they imitate the “feel” of classics, “recycled” is no longer an epithet of any meaning when applied to art. You have to…

    The Atlantic
  • 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
  • Listen to Gianna's New Single 'Heart,' A Tropical Take on Chillwave R&B

    An Austrian soul and gospel vocalist is the first artist signed to Caesar Caesar Records, a new dance label in Brooklyn.

    Billboard
  • Billboard Japan Hot 100 Adds YouTube Views & Lyric Data to Chart Formula

    Billboard JAPAN has re-vamped its Hot 100 chart to include YouTube plays and streaming counts based on lyrics displayed on PetitLyrics, effective on June 3.

    Billboard
  • CMT Music Awards: Eric Church, Jake Owen, Sam Hunt Added to Performers Lineup

    Zac Brown Band also joins the second wave of performers set to entertain country fans June 10.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Daniel Barenboim Plays Schubert From Memory on a Piano He Designed

    At London’s Royal Festival Hall, pianist Daniel Barenboim is playing all 11 of Franz Schubert’s completed piano sonatas on an instrument he designed.

    The Wall Street Journal
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    Apple takes on Spotify, Pandora with new music streaming service

    FBN’s Jo Ling Kent, Sandra Smith and Hedgeye Risk Management CEO Keith McCullough discuss Apple’s new music streaming service.

    Fox Business Videos
  • Music Monday (6/1): This Week's New Albums + Videos

    Our guide to this week's album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like Jenny Lewis, Tame Impala, and The Weeknd, plus brand new streaming music from the likes of Arthur Russell, Arca, Beirut, Muse, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic

    Metacritic
  • Music Review: Mike + Ruthy Band serve up musical melting pot

    The Mike + Ruthy Band, "Bright As You Can" (Thirty Tigers)

    Associated Press
  • Fatima Robinson, Harvey Mason Jr & Stephen Oremus Board ‘The Wiz Live!’

    NBC has rounded out its creative team for The Wiz Live!, which airs December 3. Fatima Robinson has signed on as choreographer, Grammy winner Harvey Mason Jr is set as music producer, and Tony and Grammy winner Stephen Oremus will serve as music director, orchestrator and music co-producer.…

    Deadline