• Warner settles 'Happy Birthday' copyright suit for $14 million

    By Andrew Chung NEW YORK (Reuters) - The copyright to the world's most popular song, "Happy Birthday to You," has been in dispute for decades, but if an agreement by Warner/Chappell Music to pay $14 million to end a lawsuit over the song is approved by a U.S. court, it will be free for all to use…

    Reuters
  • Kanye West Says A Lot, But Really Says Nothing At All

    Kanye West is just days ahead of unveiling Yeezy Season 3, as well as his new album, which may be called Waves or Swish or T.L.O.P. or… whatever.  To build up hype, the rapper has been merrily tweeting away, inundating our timelines yesterday with sneak peeks at his latest for Adidas, showing us…

    Jihan Forbes
  • Song Premiere: The Sharp Things Debut New Tunes From ‘EverybodyEverybody’

    The Sharp Things are a rock band from New York City founded by singer/songwriter/pianist Perry Serpa. Finding himself with a surplus of newly written songs several years ago, Serpa decided to undertake the launch of an album series called the Dogs of Bushwick.

    Wendy Geller
  • Scientists Locate Parts of Brain Devoted Primarily to Music

    A new scientific breakthrough has proven that the hills really are alive with the sound of music - or at least the hills that comprise the mysterious road maps of our brains.

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  • Publisher to Pay $14M in 'Happy Birthday' Copyright Case

    Music publisher Warner/Chappell Music will return $14 million in fees to settle a lawsuit that challenges its claim to "Happy Birthday," one of the world's best-known songs

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  • Video Premiere: ‘Voice’ Winner Sawyer Fredericks Is Ready to ‘Take It All’

    The Voice Season 10 kicks off this month, and reigning champ Jordan Smith is gearing up to eventually release some original music… but it’s the career of Season 8 Voice winner Sawyer Fredericks that’s really getting started. After surprise-releasing his self-titled Republic Records EP last November…

    Lyndsey Parker
  • PREMIERE: Get Lost In Tessa Rae’s Sultry Debut Single, “Seventeen”

    A stunning debut offering from the L.A. based singer. The post PREMIERE: Get Lost In Tessa Rae’s Sultry Debut Single, “Seventeen” appeared first on Pigeons & Planes.

    Pigeons & Planes
  • Album Of The Week: Young Thug I’m Up

    I hate having to choose between Young Thug and Future. For one thing, they're both truly great -- bugged-out Atlanta rap rebels who have been shooting the mainstream full of absurd ideas and making themselves truly popular in the process. For another, they should really be on each other's teams.…

    Stereogum
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    Belly of the Cavern - Typhoon

    Typhoon are one of the most unique bands we've come across. Their sound is often tumultuous yet unified. Each individual member manages to weave their instrument masterfully into the group's aesthetic, creating music that feels almost anthemic. We caught this striking performance of "Belly of the…

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  • Taylor Swift Leads iHeartRadio Award Nominations

    Taylor Swift leads iHeartRadio Award nominations with 8 and goes up against The Weeknd for song of the year and album of the year categories

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  • Zayn Malik Celebrates US Number One

    It’s safe to say that Zayn Malik’s solo career has got off to a pretty successful start, with his debut single ‘Pillowtalk’ reaching number one in both the UK and US. Clearly utterly stunned by the overwhelming response to his solo career, Zayn couldn’t resist tweeting his excitement yesterday…

    Stephanie Soteriou
  • Kanye West has changed his album title again — and he wants you to guess it for free tickets and sneakers

    There are only two days until Kanye West debuts his newest album in a live concert that will...

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    Zulu P Represent!

    Zulu P is a group made up of four rappers who have their own approach to hip-hop. They play at a venue that hosts a program for adults with developmental disabilities. The group recently came out with a mixtape and performs around New York City, in addition to recording in the studio.

    Great Big Story
  • Music Monday (2/8): This Week's New Albums + Videos

    Our guide to this week's (and last week's) album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like Beyoncé, Parquet Courts, and Junior Boys, plus brand new streaming music from Future, Missy Elliott, Death Grips, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at…

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  • Kool Herc’s Old Block To Be Named Hip-Hop Boulevard

    Hip-hop has deep roots in NYC. The genre traversed all of the boroughs before stretching nationally and now globally as it does today, but it's agreed upon that it all started in the Bronx. There have been some disputes as to who in the Bronx started the phenomenon, but a name that inevitably…

    Stereogum
  • Tentative deal to put "Happy Birthday" in public domain

    If finalized, the agreement would offer up to $14M in shared compensation for those who paid licensing fees for the tune

    USA TODAY
  • Song Premiere: Hundred Handed Debuts ‘She Was the One’

    Drummer Drew Langan grew up in Lakewood, Calif. on classic rock, and learned to play the drums to Led Zeppelin’s version of the blues classic “When the Levee Breaks.” And bass guitarist Matt Black, from Detroit, was influenced by Metallica, The Beatles and Aerosmith. The band will be releasing…

    Wendy Geller
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