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Sheet music, and tradition, disappears in New York

2 hours 16 min ago

Frank Music store owner Heidi Rogers searches the shelves for sheet music at her store on West 54th on March 5, 2015 in New YorkHeidi Rogers scurried back to the heaps of manila folders in her shop's maze of cabinets, but she already knew what she had in stock. These are the last days for such personalized attention to New York's musicians. Rogers's store, Frank Music Company -- the last shop devoted to sheet music in this global music capital -- is shutting down on Friday. Founded in 1937, Frank Music is hidden inside a highrise building in the Theater District as aspiring Broadway actors audition in nearby rooms.


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Apple music streaming service tipped for June launch

12 hours 32 min ago

Beats by Dre Solo HDAccording to industry sources quoted by 9to5Mac, a new iTunes music streaming service will offer curated playlists, the ability to store digital music collections in the cloud and song selections tailored to individual tastes. In May 2014 Apple acquired Beats, the company famous for its Beats by Dr Dre premium headphone range, but also for a music streaming service created by musicians for music lovers.


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'Star Trek' Music to Be Celebrated in Concert Tour

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 13:00
The symphony tour will reach more than 100 North American cities starting in January 2016.
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UPDATED Get a Sneak Peek of Bumbo’s Restaurant and Bar at The Hamtramck Music Festival

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 02:51

UPDATED Get a Sneak Peek of Bumbo’s Restaurant and Bar at The Hamtramck Music FestivalBumbo's will be serving drinks during the festival. Contemporary Polish restaurant, Bumbo's, is still in the process of being built-out, but those who want to take a peek inside the rapidly transforming restaurant are invited to visit during this weekend's Hamtramck Music Festival, according to a post on the restaurant's Facebook page. Owners Brian and Tia Krawczyk will be serving drinks in their upcoming restaurant and bar space located inside the former Hank's Lounge at 3001 Holbrook St. The couple received a grant last November from the Detroit Lions to build-out their kitchen.


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Dine on Pimento Cheese Spread and Warm Doughnut Holes at New Music Venue AMP

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 00:15

Dine on Pimento Cheese Spread and Warm Doughnut Holes at New Music Venue AMPNeighborhood Restaurant Group is handling the food. AMP, the new music venue at Pike & Rose operated by the Strathmore, will open its doors this weekend. Neighborhood Restaurant Group is handling the food for the venue. They're going to be serving such items as chicken pot pie casserole, pimento cheese spread, tater tots and more, with a wine and cocktail list to match courtesy of NRG's Brent Kroll, Greg Engert and Jeff Faile.


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Music Review: Kelly Clarkson's new album fails to woo

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 23:26

This CD cover image released by RCA/19 shows "Piece By Piece," the latest release by Kelly Clarkson. (AP Photo/RCA 19)Kelly Clarkson, "Piece By Piece" (RCA, 19)


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Music app Shazam to add sights to sounds

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 20:03

Shazam's Chief Executive Rich Riley poses after an interview at the Mobile World Congress in BarcelonaBy Leila Abboud BARCELONA (Reuters) - Shazam, the company behind the mobile phone app that enables its 100 million users to recognize music they hear, and buy the recordings, is now promising to extend the app's scope to objects, such as products in retail outlets. "Shazam is already a verb. We want to expand the universe of what you can Shazam," Chief Executive Rich Riley told Reuters at the Mobile World Congress industry fair in Barcelona. To fund the expansion the London-based company raised $30 million from several unidentified billionaires and financial institutions in January, coming on top of $40 million raised from Mexican telecoms billionaire Carlos Slim in 2013.


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The Story Behind Singtank's New Music Video

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 13:00
Musical siblings Josephine and Alexandre de la Baume, along with director Francesco Carrozzini, team up with Swiss luxury label Bally for a truly, well-fashioned narrative.
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Pharrell tells jury he didn't copy Gaye music for hit song

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 08:51

Pharrell Williams leaves Los Angeles Federal Court after testifying at trial in Los Angeles, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The Grammy-winning singer Williams says he wasn't trying to copy the late Marvin Gaye's music for the hit song "Blurred Lines," but he was trying to evoke the feeling of late 1970s tunes. Williams is being sued by Gaye's children, who claim "Blurred Lines" improperly copies their father's hit "Got to Give it Up." Singer Robin Thicke and rapper T.I. are also defendants in the case. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pharrell Williams told a jury Wednesday that he was trying to evoke the feel of Marvin Gaye's music but did not copy the late singer's work when he crafted the 2013 hit "Blurred Lines."


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Jay Z stumbles in bid for music streaming company

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 01:30

Rapper Jay-Z posing in the press room with his trophies at the Staples Center during the 55th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, on February 10, 2013Minority owners of Norwegian music streaming service Wimp announced Wednesday they had blocked rap mogul Jay Z's $56-million bid and said the ball was now in the rap star's court. Over 10 percent of the minority owners of Wimp's parent company Aspiro had rejected the bid, meaning Jay Z has to amend his original offer for a 90-percent stake in the company, the Swedish Shareholders' Association said in a statement. The minority owners -- who believe Jay Z's bid undervalued the company's future potential -- had yet to hear back from from the platinum-selling artist. Jay Z used his controlling stake in Project Panther Bidco to launch a 464-million-kronor ($56-million, 49-million-euro) bid for Aspiro that was accepted early on by majority owner Schibsted, which controls 76 percent of the Swedish-listed company.


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Fuse Network to Expand Beyond Music in 2015

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 13:00
The Fuse Media Group, Inc.-owned network is targeting a diverse, millennial audience with its new programming lineup.
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Fuse Network Expands Beyond Music in 2015

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 13:00
The Fuse Media Inc.-owned network is targeting a diverse, Millennial audience with its new programming line-up.
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The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 07:13
iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending March 2, 2015:
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Bjork museum retrospective tests boundaries of music

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:48

The Museum of Modern Art presents Björk, a retrospective dedicated to the work of the singer in New York on March 3, 2015In one of its most complex and ambitious exhibitions, the Museum of Modern Art has designed a career retrospective on Bjork that probes the question -- just how does one put music on a wall? The highlight of the two-floor retrospective, which opens to the public Sunday and runs until June 7, is a walk through the artist's eight adult solo albums, with each museum-goer given a headset that, triggered by sensors, narrates a fictional biography of Bjork set to highlights of the music. The visitor sees diaries of Bjork with her musings -- "I don't recognize myself / This is very interesting," she writes in one, which turned into the song "Headphones" -- as well as some of Bjork's most sensational outfits, including the swan dress she wore to the 2001 Oscars and the dress of tiny bells designed by Alexander McQueen. The lobbies feature music from four "instruments" including a Tesla coil that appeared on Bjork's 2011 album "Biophilia," an innovative work that was accompanied by a smartphone app -- the first to enter the collection of the Museum of Modern Art.


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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:42
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending March 2, 2015:
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StarTropics for the NES had broken music, hear what it was supposed to sound like

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 01:30

StarTropics for the NES had broken music, hear what it was supposed to sound likeThis is an older video, but it only recently came to my attention and it's definitely worth sharing. StarTropics is one of the few arguable classics from the NES era without any modern updates, but it's a game many of us fondly remember. This video points out the flaws in the game's music, and the story of why the music is broken is an interesting look at the technology behind the NES. The second song was hurt due to a bug, and of course there was no way to "patch" NES cartridges.


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Simon Rattle named music director of London Symphony

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 21:22

FILE - This is a Friday, July 27, 2012, file photo of Sir Simon Rattle as he conducts an orchestra during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Conductor Simon Rattle is to swap Berlin for Britain, taking over as music director of the London Symphony Orchestra. Rattle, who has led the Berlin Philharmonic since 2002, will join the London ensemble in September 2017. Rattle said Tuesday March 3, 2015 that he would focus on ensuring that as many people as possible have access to classical music. He also hopes to build a new concert hall for the orchestra, which is currently based at London's Barbican Centre.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)LONDON (AP) — Conductor Simon Rattle is swapping a podium in Berlin for one in Britain, taking over as music director of the London Symphony Orchestra.


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NYC's last classical sheet music store to close

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 20:12
NEW YORK (AP) — It's a sad day for classical music lovers. New York City's last classical sheet music store is closing for good on Friday.
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Classical music composer Ezra Laderman dies at 90

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 10:10
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Ezra Laderman, a classical music composer whose works ranged from symphonies to operas to music for Academy Award-winning films, has died. He was 90.
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Radio Disney Music Awards 2015: Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, One Direction Among Nominees

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 02:56
The awards show will take place at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 25.
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