• Kendrick Lamar Kicks Fan Off Stage After He Pretends to Know Song

    It’s OK to forget the words at karaoke but live onstage? Next to Kendrick Lamar, the guy who wrote them? That’s just…impressive.

    Live Nation
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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…

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  • 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)

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    Musician Sees Success With Album 35 Years After He Released It

    A Colorado man is enjoying the worldwide debut of his album 35 years after he created it. Kenny Knight, 62, is the opposite of an overnight success; he has been working as a musician since he was 11 years old.

    Tribune
  • 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
  • Jamie xx's In Colour Transcends the Past

    In a world of superhero TV shows connected with superhero movies connected with superhero comics, Tarantino films about films about films, and pop hits that set legal precedent as they imitate the “feel” of classics, “recycled” is no longer an epithet of any meaning when applied to art. You have to…

    The Atlantic
  • A contemplation of Cohenites?: Leonard's fans look for a label

    Global fans of Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen are having fun on Facebook trying to come up with a collective name for themselves. The burst of fandom for the 80-year old performer of "Suzanne", "Sisters of Mercy" and "Bird on the Wire" followed a posting noting that Joni Mitchell, another…

    Reuters
  • How Will Apple's Streaming Music Service Compare?

    Music streaming is growing increasingly more popular as more and more people turn to the Internet for entertainment services. With industry leaders like Spotify AG already boasting 12.5 million loyal users ...

    Benzinga
  • CMT Music Awards: Eric Church, Jake Owen, Sam Hunt Added to Performers Lineup

    Zac Brown Band also joins the second wave of performers set to entertain country fans June 10.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Music Monday (6/1): This Week's New Albums + Videos

    Our guide to this week's album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like Jenny Lewis, Tame Impala, and The Weeknd, plus brand new streaming music from the likes of Arthur Russell, Arca, Beirut, Muse, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic

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  • Watch Tame Impala's Trippy Puppet Video for "Cause I'm a Man'

    Why have just one music video when you can have two? That’s the angle Tame Impala has gone with by releasing a follow-up promo to the single “‘Cause I’m A Man.” Directed by Dan Dipaola and Megan McShane, the so-called “official live video" sees the band members replaced with puppets and performing…

    Yahoo Music
  • Music Review: Mike + Ruthy Band serve up musical melting pot

    The Mike + Ruthy Band, "Bright As You Can" (Thirty Tigers)

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  • US blues capital Memphis losing its lustre

    It was once the cradle of blues and rock for America and synonymous with the magic of B.B. King. With the death of the legendary blues guitarist King last month, the city has lost of one its last favorite sons. It was in the streets of Memphis, mainly legendary Beale Street, where blues music got…

    AFP Relax News
  • This Is Not a Music Festival; It's an Experience

    There's so much more to music festivals than the music. And we're not talking about the over-priced beer or countless ounces of Purell. We're talking about the bigger picture, the greater experience, what you take with you long after the bands have left and your sunburn has faded. We took a look at…

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