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Sunnier skies for New Orleans' music festival

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 06:16
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is entering its second weekend. The seven-day festival, taking place over two weekends, draws thousands of people to the city in a celebration of Louisiana music, food and culture. A look at the festival's fifth day:
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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 02:33
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending April 28, 2016:
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Drake's 'Views' now available for download on iTunes and Apple Music

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 19:19

Drake's 'Views' is out on iTunes and Apple Music.After unveiling the full 20-song tracklist on Thursday, Drake's album "Views" is now out on iTunes and Apple Music.

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Singers sought for iconic New York folk music venue's video

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 19:13
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The nation's longest continuously operating coffeehouse is putting together a video featuring Arlo Guthrie and Garrison Keillor to celebrate the upstate New York folk music venue's impending renovations.
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Apple Music for Android now plays music videos

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 13:52

Apple MusicApple is rolling out an update to its android version of Apple Music, in which the app receives support for music video, and a family billing plan. Apple music first came to Android in November 2015, providing an alternative to streaming music from Spotify and Pandora. With version 0.9.8, Apple Music for Android gives users access to thousands of music videos from the Apple servers which were previously exclusive to iOS users.

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Nicky Jam, Enrique Iglesias top Billboard Latin Music Awards

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:04

Singer Nicky Jam raises his Hot Latin Song of the Year during the Latin Billboard Awards, Thursday, April 28, 2016 in Coral Gables, Fla. To the right is Juan Medina Velez. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI (AP) — Nicky Jam and Enrique Iglesias took home seven awards apiece, including six shared awards for their hit duet "El Perdon," at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami.

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ASCAP Annual Pop Music Awards honor industry stars

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 22:36

Singer John MellencampThe American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' (ASCAP) 33rd Annual Pop Music Awards honored some of the best in the industry on Wednesday evening, and crowned Max Martin "Songwriter Of The Year" for a record ninth time. The coup saw Martin, who co-penned nine ASCAP pop hits this year, including Taylor Swift's "Blank Space,"  and The Weekend's "Can't Feel My Face," break the record previously held by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, reports Billboard. The awards, which aim to recognize the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP's most-performed songs of 2015, also honored Warner/Chappell Music as the coveted Publisher of the Year for the third time in five years.

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Billboard Latin Music Awards: The Complete Winners List

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:00
Big winners were Nicky Jam, Juan Gabriel, Enrique Iglesias and Marc Anthony.
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Kanye West Uses Aziz Ansari Spoof as Official Music Video for "Famous"

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:00
Ansari and 'Master of None' co-star Eric Wareheim's culinary/dance tour of Rome gets Yeezy's seal of approval.
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How Beyonce Shook Up the Music Industry (Again) With 'Lemonade'

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:00
Jay Z's Tidal boasts 'Lemonade' and Prince exclusives as competition (and sniping) intensify: "It's like 'Game of Thrones' for streaming."
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Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Tove Lo to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:00
The show airs May 22 on ABC.
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Posthumous music video unveiled for J Dilla's song 'The Sickness'

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:41

Still from "The Sickness" music video.An official music clip for J Dilla's Nas-assisted song "The Sickness" has emerged, following the release of the late rapper's last vocal album "The Diary" (via Billboard). Directed by Ruffmercy, the kaleidoscopic muisc video features a collage of images of J Dilla and Nas rapping against bright, colourful backgrounds in step with the music. "The Diary" is now available now through Mass Appeal Records, and also features Snoop Dogg, Bilal, Frank and Dank as well as producers Pete Rock, and Hi-Tek.

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Northern Nights Music Festival unveils 2016 line-up

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:29

Northern Nights Music Festival 2016 line-upThe Northern Nights Music Festival has revealed the full roster for its 2016 instalment, with headliners including Gorgon City and GRiZ along with The Knocks, Troyboi, The Coup, Sugarbeats, Govinda and Lafa Taylor also confirmed.

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Graham Nash looks back wistfully on a storied music career

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 01:41

This CD cover image released by Blue Castle Label/ADA shows, "This Path Tonight," the latest release by Graham Nash. (Blue Castle Label/ADA via AP)Graham Nash, "This Path Tonight" (Blue Castle Label/ADA)

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Music written by inmates to be performed at White House

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 01:07
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Music created by inmates at one of South Carolina's most dangerous prisons was making its way to the White House on Wednesday, thanks to a group of musicians affiliated with Carnegie Hall.
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Prince's Music Gets a Second Life After His Death

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:57
His band "The Revolution" announced that it will reunite for some shows.
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Drake previews 'Views From the 6,' to be released on Apple Music April 29

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 23:13

Drake revealed the cover art for his album 'Views From the 6' on April 24.Canadian singer and rapper Drake will stream his new album Thursday on Beats 1, Apple's streaming radio service. The album, "Views From the 6," is scheduled for an exclusive Friday release on Apple Music. The preview will be part of an episode of Drake's OVO Sound Radio show on Beats 1, which will also include an interview with the singer by Beats 1 DJ Zane Lowe.

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A Waffle House Parking Lot Is the Perfect Place to Film a Music Video

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 22:32

A Waffle House Parking Lot Is the Perfect Place to Film a Music VideoAs far as places to film a music video go, a Waffle House parking lot seems like a pretty solid choice: The chain is basically everywhere, at least in the southern part of the United States; it's (probably) free; the restaurant has street cred amongst fans of many different musical genres; and if the artist gets hungry between takes they can head inside for some food.

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Dutch mark chilly King's Day with music, free markets

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 20:49

King Willem-Alexander greets well-wishers during King's Day celebrations in Zwolle, Netherlands, Wednesday April 27, 2016. The Dutch are marking their king's birthday with an official celebration in the northeastern city of Zwolle and festivals and unofficial garage sales around the nation. (Photo by Andreas Rentz, Pool)THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch marked their king's birthday Wednesday with an official celebration in the northeastern city of Zwolle and festivals and unofficial garage sales around the nation.

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Alicia Keys to unleash new music at UEFA Cup performance

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 20:35

US singer Alicia KeysSongstress Alicia Keys has confirmed she will debut new music from her next album when she takes to the stage next month as part of the opening ceremony for the UEFA Champions League Final in Italy. Keys be the first musical act to perform as a part of the final, in a live musical event at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan on May 28, which will be aired in over 220 countries.

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