• A$AP Rocky latest rapper to top chart with early release

    A$AP Rocky's new album opened at number one Wednesday on the US charts as he became the latest rapper to score big with a surprise early release. The album sold 146,000 copies or the equivalent in downloads and streaming in the week through Sunday, topping Taylor Swift's still-blockbuster "1989" on…

    AFP
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 'Love & Mercy': MovieMantz Review

    God only knows what the America music scene would have been like back in the 1960s without the artistic brilliance of Brian Wilson. Between 1962 and 1966, Wilson was the unparalleled genius who wrote, co-wrote and produced some of the most enduring songs in pop music history with the group he…

    Access Hollywood
  • Review: Sapp delivers honest gospel messages on 10th album

    Marvin Sapp, "You Shall Live" (RCA Inspiration)

    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
  • Twisted Sister Doc Nabbed by Music Box Films

    Music Box Films has acquired documentary “We Are Twisted F****ing Sister,” from director Andrew Horn. The distributor has also announced a multi-year partnership with Amazon Prime Instant Video. An August theatrical release is planned for the Twisted Sister rock doc, which recounts the band’s early…

    Variety
  • 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
  • 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
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    Kevin Jonas from music to entrepreneur

    Kevin Jonas, former member of ‘The Jonas Brothers,’ on his music career and his new app Yood!

    Fox Business Videos
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mariah Carey Joins Match, Debuts 'Infinity' Video on Dating Site

    Mariah Carey has signed up for Match and debuted the music video for her new single "Infinity" on the dating site. The singer's sparkly new video sees her lounging in her luxurious abode, swiping through the selections on the dating app, including potential beaus Tyson Beckford and Empire's Jussie…

    Rolling Stone
  • 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