• Jack White Pens Poem 'Music Is Sacred'

    Just days after Jack White defended the value of music in a Q&A, the rocker has expanded on those thoughts in a new poem titled "Music Is Sacred." In the poem posted to his Third Man Books site, White pleads to "those of you who stand for the...

    Rolling Stone
  • All Time Low Is on an All-Time High

    When four high school pals from the Towson, Maryland decided to call their band All Time Low back in 2003, they never dreamed of the heights they'd reach a dozen years later.

    Live Nation
  • New Sun Ra Recordings To Be Released This Fall: Exclusive

    A new series of remastered, reissued and unreleased recordings by Sun Ra (1914-1993) are coming out this fall, according to the Manimal Group, which will press and distribute the new CD and vinyl. The series was announced today (May 22) on what would have been Sun Ra’s 101st birthday.

    Yahoo Music
  • In this music video, even mutants deserve to fall in love

    See what happens when a guy falls for a mutant girl with pyrokinetic abilities in the music video "Right Now" by Never Let This Go -- released on Stan Lee's World of Heroes YouTube channel.

    CNET
  • In a Field of Amazing Songs, Poland Reigns Supreme

    In the Jury semi-final last night Monika delivered a stunning performance that could well take her on to win the contest. In my opinion it was right up there with Russia & Armenia's brilliant performances in the first semi.It's a brilliant song and she has an incredible voice. But add to that…

    Huffington Post
  • Correction: Obit-Bruce Lundvall story

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story May 20 about the death of jazz recording executive Bruce Lundvall, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Lundvall failed to regain consciousness after surgery. In fact, he regained consciousness prior to his death. The story also inaccurately stated Lundvali left…

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    Adam Levine Defends 'This Summer's Gonna Hurt Like A Motherf***er' Song Title

    Adam Levine says Maroon 5's new song "This Summer's Gonna Hurt Like A Motherf***er" is not "mean-spirited." Blake Shelton and Carson Daly weigh in.

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  • See Spotify Run

    Upon activating the feature and selecting the “Recommended for You” playlist as I trotted out of the office parking garage, Spotify asked me to run a bit so as to figure out the appropriate tempo before settling upon 165 steps per minute. Linkin Park.  The playlist purports to make choices based on…

    The Atlantic
  • Tavis Smiley: My Conversation With Josh Groban on the 'Intimidation Factor' of Collaborations (VIDEO)

    Tonight I'm joined by multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban. The internationally renowned singer-songwriter is out with his seventh studio album, titled Stages. Recorded with a 75-piece orchestra in Los Angeles and London's famed Abbey Road Studios, the project features a collection of some…

    Huffington Post
  • 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…

    AFP
  • '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…

    Huffington Post
  • 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…

    The Verge
  • Persuasions React to Jamie xx/Young Thug Sampling Their 1972 Song (Update)

    Jamie xx's brand-new single "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)" with Young Thug and Popcaan features a sample from classic a capella group The Persuasions' 1972 song "Good Times." The sample lends the song both its title and its hook, much like Rod Stewart's recording "In A Broken Dream" did for…

    Billboard
  • 'Vogue' Producer Shep Pettibone's First Interview in 20 Years: On Making a Madonna Classic & Why He Left Music Behind

    To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Madonna’s “Vogue” reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, we reached out to the song’s co-producer and co-writer, dance legend Shep Pettibone for — amazingly — his first interview in “20 years.”

    Billboard
  • Chris Weaver Hopes Brazil Adventure Leads to More Nashville Exposure

    As a relatively new artist, Chris Weaver has spent a lot of time on the road in the United States getting acquainted with fans and radio programmers. However, this spring, the West Virginia native took his music on the road like never before -- all the way to Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    Billboard
  • Radio Seems To Like Brantley Gilbert Just As He Is

    “I like being different,” admits Brantley Gilbert. “The way I look at it is, as long as I know there’s a box, and I’m outside of it, I’m good to go.”

    Billboard
  • YouTube music streaming service not online until September 2015

    YouTube's Music Key service has been pushed back once again as the heads of the project have announced that the current beta version will live on through the summer of 2015. Because of Apple's acquisition of Beats by Dre last year, the expectation is that the new service, possibly called Apple…

    AFP Relax News
  • Tomorrow's Hits: Pia Mia, The Temperance Movement & Kaleo

    Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success.

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