• 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
  • Grammys 2016 Forecast: The Revenge of Justin Bieber

    Look for Justin Bieber to finally win his first Grammy this year, five years after he was defeated for Best New Artist in one of the biggest upsets in Grammy history. The 2011 award went to the respected but comparatively little-known jazz artist Esperanza Spalding. Bieber is the frontrunner to win…

    Paul Grein
  • 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
  • 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

    ABC News
  • 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
  • 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

    ABC News
  • If You Guess Kanye West’s New Album Title, He’ll Give You Yeezys

    What does it all mean? The post If You Guess Kanye West’s New Album Title, He’ll Give You Yeezys appeared first on Pigeons & Planes.

    Pigeons & Planes
  • 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
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    Know You're Loved - Song Preservation Society

    SPS does a fantastic job planting seeds of musical themes early in the song, then waiting to deliver on them until later in the song. They wait to go to the "know you're loved" chorus until after the second verse, then add variations to chorus at the end of the song. The result is a song that…

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  • Bryan J Asks ‘Why?’ On Michael Jackson-Sampling New Single

    You may remember one of R&B's more chivalrous romantics, Bryan J, from 2010's sprightly "Let Me Take You Out," featuring Decatur, Georgia rap crew Travis Porter. Five years later, he's struck a different pose with 2 Chainz on steaming slow-roller "Back 2 Back," toggling over the chorus between his…

    Spin
  • 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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  • Beyoncé once rejected a Coldplay song by telling Chris Martin it was 'awful'

    Beyoncé may love Coldplay's "Yellow" and agreed to sing with the band for the...

    Business Insider
  • Kanye West Has Changed His Album Title Again

    Just when we thought Kanye West had settled on ‘Waves’ as the title for his upcoming album, he’s gone and had a change of heart. Again.

    Rachel Pilcher
  • 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…

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    Pokey Song - Will Sprott

    Who's going to pass on something called "Pokey Song"? Nobody that's who. If you pressed play then you're one of the wise ones. Will Sprott's massive talent is illuminated here when he uses "hanky panky", "okey dokey", and "hokey pokey" in the same song and it actually works. As ridiculous as this…

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  • Kanye West will give you sneakers if you guess his album's new title

    This is a busy week for Kanye West. He's going to show his new Yeezy Season 3 collection and premiere his new album — his first since 2013's Yeezus — at Madison Square Garden on February 11th, and that show is going to be screened in theaters around the world at the same time. It sounds like fun,…

    The Verge
  • 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