• Reports: Facebook in talks with major music labels

    As Apple wades into streaming music online like Spotify and Pandora, rumors are flying that Facebook could be next. The social media giant is in talks with major music labels including Sony

    San Jose Mercury News
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  • David Guetta on Depression, Divorce, and Keeping It Real

    “Now I’m feeling very happy again and it’s kind of good,” he says. “I have this new record, 'Hey Mama,’ and it’s really back to fun and a journey to a young kind of music with Nicki Minaj. I’m coming back to being myself again.”

    Live Nation
  • GarageBand can now upload songs straight to Apple Music Connect

    Apple is trying to make it easier for artists to go from creating a song to getting it in front of fans. It updated GarageBand this week to allow for tracks to be published from the app into Apple Music's Connect section, a social area that allows artists to post news, photos, and songs.

    The Verge
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    Demi Lovato Denies Ripping Off Katy Perry/Jessie J Song in Her New Single

    Did Demi Lovato rip off a Katy Perry song in her newest single Cool for Summer? Well, she says no!

    HollyScoop
  • Taylor Swift, Mark Ronson Top Nielsen’s Mid-Year Music Stats

    Nielsen Music’s 2015 mid-year music charts confirm what many already knew: Taylor Swift’s “1989” is the top-selling album of 2015 so far, and Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk!” is the top-selling digital single. “1989” moved 2.01 million units between Dec. 29, 2014, and June 28, 2015,…

    Variety
  • Stars & Hearts: iTunes' new ratings options explained (with jokes)

    The new version of iTunes gives you the option of choosing two different rating systems for your music. There's the classic five-star ratings we all know, but with the addition of Apple Music, you can also "Love" a song or artist to signal to Apple that you'd like to hear more of that kind of music…

    The Verge
  • Heitor Pereira's Music for 'Minions'

    Heitor Pereira is the Brazilian composer who created the music for Minions, and for its two Despicable Me predecessors. He spoke to me about some of the 1960's classic songs on the soundtrack of the new film and creating music that is "a rollercoaster for the emotions."This film is a prequel that…

    Huffington Post
  • Prince removes his music catalog from streaming services

    Unless you're a Google Music or Tidal customer, you may have noticed that Prince's catalog is absent from your go-to service. Music from the artist is gone from the likes of Spotify, Rdio and Deezer, leaving ...

    Engadget
  • Apple kills Home Sharing for music in iOS 8.4

    The arrival of Apple Music has been much-celebrated, but for it to live, the company appears to have killed-off Home Sharing from iOS. The feature enabled you to stream tunes from your desktop (i.e. where ...

    Engadget
  • Skrillex Announces Youth Charity Program for Upcoming Train Tour

    Skrillex announced a new charity project Wednesday in partnership with Bridges for Music that will donate thousands of dollars worth of Pioneer music equipment to local youth music centers along the route of his Full Flex Express train tour this month.

    Billboard
  • First Click: Great, now I need a subscription to subscription music services

    It has finally come to this: I need a subscription to subscription streaming music services. A subscription that sits on top of all the others so I don’t have to worry when Dre and Taylor launch exclusives on Apple Music, Led Zeppelin debuts on Spotify, or Jay Z holds a private concert on Tidal.…

    The Verge
  • Piano Man Sets New Record At Madison Square Garden

    NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel set a record for most performances by a single artist at Madison Square Garden with his 65th show Wednesday night, besting Elton John. The Piano Man was full of energy as he performed for a feverish crowd of all ages in New York City for more than two hours. He sang hits…

    Huffington Post
  • Prince just left Spotify and my playlists are totally hosed

    Last night Prince pulled all his music off Spotify, leaving it on only Tidal and Google Play, and single-handedly screwing up my five favorite playlists at once. Put simply, I cannot make playlists without Prince songs, and I'm seriously considering switching to Tidal just so I can keep my queues…

    The Verge
  • The new Disclosure video is one quarter of a dark sci-fi short

    With its breezy two-step garage beat, bubbly synths, and soulful vocals from Gregory Porter, "Holding On" sure does sound like Disclosure. "We wanted to create something very different with our music videos this time around," Disclosure said on Twitter. Caracal is also the name of Disclosure's…

    The Verge
  • Robin Thicke: 'I Know the Difference Between Inspiration and Theft'

    Robin Thicke maintained that he did not plagiarize Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up" when he co-wrote "Blurred Lines" in his first interview since a jury decided otherwise. "I know the difference between inspiration and theft," he recently told The New York Times. "I’m constantly...

    Rolling Stone
  • MP3.com Founder Launches Clone of Apple Music’s Beats 1 For Web, iOS and Android

    Apple’s Beats 1 radio station, which the company launched as part of its new Apple Music subscription service, just got a new competitor that sounds eerily familiar: Freebeats1 plays many of the same songs as Beats 1, but comes without any of the commentary from Beats 1 DJs like former BBC Radio 1…

    Variety
  • Dillon Francis Aims to Enliven Moombahton With 'This Mixtape Is Fire' EP

    When his radio-friendly debut album dropped last year, Dillon Francis endured accusations of selling out from some fans who missed the moombahton sound that made him. But now dance music's joker has earned the last laugh.

    Billboard