• Meet G.E.M.: The Chinese Pop Star About to Take Over America

    Singer-songwriter G.E.M., who was born Gloria Tang Tsz-kei in Shanghai, China’s biggest city, has emerged as East Asia’s resident queen of pop. In her home country, the 23-year-old has more than 17 million followers on the website Sina Weibo and when iTunes debuted in China in 2012, nine of the top…

    ETonline
  • Before Adam Lambert's 'Ghost Town' Premiere: Hype Williams' 14 Best Music Videos

    Hype Williams has been behind some of the biggest music videos in the game since 1991. 33-year-old singer-songwriter Adam Lambert talked to ETonline's Sophie Schillaci about working with the legendary music video director on his newest music video "Ghost Town" which premieres exclusively on…

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  • Middle East musical rise on display at French festival

    From Palestinian hip-hop to Egyptian electro to Lebanese blues-rock, artists from the Middle East are making inroads into Europe as witnessed at the latest Printemps de Bourges festival in France. The latest edition of the annual music event in central France features artists from the Middle East…

    AFP
  • The Future of Music Making?

    Since the dawn of mankind there has been music. Sounds were celebrated during gatherings for their ability to set a specific mood. Drums were most likely the first instruments. Somewhere down the line, strings were plucked and strummed. But since the discovery of sound recording, and especially…

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  • Music Monday (4/27): 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 Sia, Killer Mike, and Brandon Flowers, plus brand new streaming music from the likes of Mac McCaughan, Chemical Brothers, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic

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  • Full Broken Age soundtrack launching digitally April 28, on CD in June

    Broken Age's full original score will be released digitally tomorrow, April 28, coinciding with the launch of the game's second act, music label Sumthing Else Music Works announced today. Peter O'Connell's lush, beautiful score has been available since the first act of Broken Age launched in…

    Polygon
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    13 Women in Pop to Watch (14 photos)

    Women dominate the pop charts right now, from Iggy Azalea to Taylor Swift, from Rihanna to Madonna. But who are the future superstars of female pop? Here are 13 ladies to watch. —Rob O'Connor with Lyndsey Parker On May 5 at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET, Yahoo Live will live stream Betty Who's concert from…

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  • Hear Nate Ruess' Epic 'Grand Romantic' Opener 'AhHa'

    Nate Ruess of fun. has shared the frenzied, multi-suite epic "AhHa," the opening track off his upcoming debut solo album Grand Romantic. The single's opening salvo is reminiscent of Ruess' foot-stomping, Queen-inspired fun. works, but the track soon blossoms into a touching tale about breaking…

    Rolling Stone
  • Watch Run the Jewels' Killer Mike give a race relations talk at MIT

    Rapper Killer Mike has long been vocal on topics concerning race and hip-hop. (That's all on top of releasing one of the best albums of 2014 last fall.) Last Friday, Mike made an appearance at MIT as part of the university's Hip Hop Speaker Series. During his two-hour talk, the rapper held forth…

    The Verge
  • Lady Antebellum Preview Soaring 'Wheels Up' Tour

    The big inspiration for Lady Antebellum's upcoming Wheels Up Tour? A certain British rock band with a penchant for lasers. "We refer to Coldplay a lot," said Hillary Scott, talking to reporters after the trio gave a short preview of what their show will sound like (big hits) and look like...

    Rolling Stone
  • Refused is making a new album 17 years after The Shape of Punk to Come

    Refused’s The Shape of Punk to Come is one of the most blistering, original, and important records in the history of hardcore music, sounding like a manifesto for the future of a stale genre upon its release in 1998. Except, well, Refused broke up almost immediately after it came out, meaning that…

    The Verge
  • Daily Meditation: Song To The Moon

    We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.Today's meditation features a song from Antonín Dvořák's opera, Rusalka, performed by renowned singer…

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  • Watch Jason Isbell Pay Tribute to Warren Zevon on 'Letterman'

    With a new, "celebratory" album hitting stores in July and a baby due by early fall, there's about to be a lot of noise in Jason Isbell's life. Maybe that's why he chose to dial things back for his performance on the Late Show With Dave Letterman Friday night, hitting...

    Rolling Stone
  • Johann Sebastian Bass: blasting baroque onto Austria's pop scene

    VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's music scene boasts heritage and variety - from Mozart to last year's Eurovision Song Contest winner, the bearded transvestite singer Conchita Wurst - and Johann Sebastian Bass are adding to the mix with what they call "Electrococo". Electropop, harpsichords and operatic…

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  • Mariah Carey Disses Nick Cannon (and Fritos) in New Song

    If anyone was curious as to how Mariah Carey was feeling in the wake of her split from Nick Cannon, wonder no more. The Grammy-winning singer is telling all in her new single "Infinity."

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  • Sam Smith's 'In the Lonely Hour' Reaches No. 1 in Australia...After a Year

    The double-platinum certified set has spent 36 weeks inside Australia's top ten, but until now has never enjoyed time at the summit.

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    Jay-Z’s Tidal Music Service Has 770,000 Subscribers

    April 27 -- On “BWest Byte, Bloomberg’s Lucas Shaw reports on Tidal’s 770,000 music steaming service subscribers. he speaks on “Bloomberg West.”

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  • New Orleans Jazz Fest Day 3 Highlights: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett, Allen Toussaint, Pitbull & More

    The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival at the Fair Grounds Race Course continued Sunday (April 26) with performances by Pitbull, Allen Toussaint and Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett. Here are the highlights from day 3 of Jazz Fest 2015.

    Billboard
  • Janelle Monae and Elton John to Appear on Chic Album and More Insider Scoop

    The latest news and sightings from around the music world.

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