• Luke Bryan Is 'Honored' to Be Raising His Late Sister's Children

    Luke Bryan's family is finding lightness in tragedy. The country superstar suffered a devastating blow late last year, when his late sister's husband died suddenly from a suspected heart attack. The loss prompted Bryan to cancel a major appearance at the CMT Artists of the Year show, with Lady…

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  • Two Weeks Later, Neil Young Finally Removes His Music From Spotify

    It’s taken him two weeks, but Neil Young has finally followed up on his threat to remove his music from streaming services. Some time this past weekend, most of Young’s albums disappeared from Spotify, Apple Music, Rdio and other subscription streaming services. A Spotify spokesperson confirmed the…

    Variety
  • What Do Computers 'Think' of Pop Music?

    When Stevie Wonder wrote "Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand," the word "all" meant "all people." But that was in 1976. With the rapid advancement of technology, music is gradually becoming a language that can also be understood by computers, so that computers can…

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  • Hip-Hop Represents Hard In Hot 100's Top 10

    Fetty Wap’s 80-spot jump to No. 7 on the Hot 100 with “My Way,” reported yesterday, increased the total number of rap songs in the chart’s top 10 to four, as the track joined Silento’s “Watch Me” (No. 3), Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again,” featuring Charlie Puth, (No. 5) and fellow Fetty Wap tune “Trap…

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  • Amazon Brings Prime Music to the U.K.

    One year after its U.S. bow, Amazon’s Prime Music streaming service has launched in the U.K., providing British consumers with a fresh alternative in the increasingly crowded streaming market.  As per Amazon’s North American offering, the ad-free service is bundled into the existing Prime…

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  • Claptone Announces Debut Album 'Charmer,' Premieres First Track 'Puppet Theatre' (Exclusive)

    For Claptone, anonymity is more than a clever gimmick -- it's a means to creative fulfillment. Since arriving on the scene four years ago, the enigmatic artist has earned the favor of industry peers and fans alike under the veil of a golden mask.

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  • The Tragedy of iTunes and Classical Music

    Digital music software has never been well adapted to classical music. Two years later, the developer Stan Brown published a guide on his website to “taming” Apple’s software for classical music. Since then, other hacks and kludges have followed.

    The Atlantic
  • Review: Titus Andronicus' The Most Lamentable Tragedy is vital, vicious rock

    When you find yourself in the middle of a Titus Andronicus binge, it’s easy to slip into a parallel universe — a world much like ours, but where "+@" (the band’s preferred short form) is the biggest band in the world. "Ecce Homo" streaming from open car windows, "Titus Andronicus" blaring from…

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    Motionless in White 'Reincarnate' on #YahooLive

    Motionless in White play their 2014 song 'Reincarnate' during the Summer's Last Stand Tour stop in Detroit on July 28, 2015.

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  • One Direction Share On The Road Again Tour Diary - AND WE LOVE IT

    stephaniesoteriou: As much as we all wish that we could be on tour with One Direction at all times, the practicality of life says that we can’t. Which is why we were so ruddy excited when we saw that they had released an all-too-brief behind the scenes video diary from their On The Road Again tour.…

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  • BMG, and YouTube Curator BroadbandTV Launch Joint Venture to Boost Music Artists on YouTube

    The Bertelsmann music division, led by Hartwig Masuch, will pact to launch Windfall to turn music talent into media stars.

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  • This music video from Microsoft is pure Windows 10 hype

    Unless you don't have the internet (you do, you're reading this) then you'll know Windows 10 is launching tonight. Alongside any major release of Windows comes a lot of marketing and hype, but this time it has been slightly different. Microsoft is keeping things relatively low-key with smaller…

    The Verge
  • Gouldfinger: Has Ellie Goulding Recorded The New James Bond Theme Song?

    Speculation is mounting that British singer Ellie Goulding has recorded the theme song for ‘SPECTRE’, the 24th James Bond film coming to cinemas this October. The ‘Anything Could Happen’ singer dropped the biggest clue yet that she’s singing the new 007 theme with a post on Instagram showing her…

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  • Beast Mess Around With EDM on New Single 'Yey'

    In the past year, many K-pop acts have embraced a high-turbo EDM style. For their latest single, Beast attempt to ride the wave as well, but do it in their own way, to mixed results -- despite how admirable.

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    Riffs, Fire, and 'The Devil in I'

    Summer's Last Stand Tour headliner Slipknot lights up the stage with pyrotechnics and heavy riffs during their song 'The Devil in I.'

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  • Tame Impala's 'Currents' Is On Top Down Under

    The Perth band’s third album holds off Meghan Trainor "Title," Taylor Swift's "1989," Ed Sheeran's "X" and The Chemical Brothers new set "Born In The Echoes."

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  • T-Mobile adds Apple Music to its data-free music streaming plan

    T-Mobile's controversial Music Freedom program just got a lot bigger. In an announcement today, CEO John Legere announced he was adding Apple Music to the carrier's free music-streaming program, joining Spotify, Google Play Music, iTunes Radio, Tidal, and dozens of other services. As a result,…

    The Verge
  • T-Mobile Gives Apple Music Users Unlimited Streaming Data

    Apple Music who also happen to be customers of T-Mobile don’t have to worry about going over their data caps anymore: T-Mobile is now giving Apple Music users unlimited streaming over the company’s mobile network, and won’t count any of it against its users monthly data allotments. T-Mobile first…

    Variety
  • Florida Georgia Line Talks New Music & Dream Collaborator Rihanna

    Florida Georgia Line has been "writing like crazy" for its third album, including with unlikely collaborators such as Nelly and Aloe Blacc. And the group will take things even further afield if it gets a chance.

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