Music icons including Willie Nelson and Neil Young will campaign against the power of agricultural companies and the rise of genetically modified food at the 30th anniversary of Farm Aid. The musicians on Tuesday announced that the latest incarnation of Farm Aid, launched in 1985 to support struggling US farmers, would take place on September 19 in Chicago on Lake Michigan. The 30th anniversary show will include the three stars who put together the original benefit concert -- 82-year-old country legend Willie Nelson, folk rocker and activist Neil Young and heartland rocker John Mellencamp.
Our guide to this week's (and last week's) album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like Disclosure, Kurt Vile, and Belle & Sebastian, plus brand new streaming music from Teenage Time Killers, Albert Hammond Jr., Jamie Lidell, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic
Minecraft's latest batch of downloadable content for its Xbox One and Xbox 360 editions brings 39 new skins, all themed to characters and figures from Greek mythology. The Greel Mythology Mashup Pack is $3.99 and also offers a custom texture set and new UI along with the skins. An orchestral soundtrack composed by Gareth Coker is included as well.
Music streaming service Rhapsody, also known as Napster in some territories, is celebrating a rather impressive milestone. It now boasts 3 million subscribers. Rhapsody has been going for 11 years, making it the oldest recognized service in the market.
Where to hear piano music with a drink in hand, from sing-alongs at Mr. Smith's new Georgetown location to old-school dining rooms with live jazz. Here are nine restaurants and bars in the Washington area that offer live piano music for a classy dinner out or a late night karaoke option.
By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. senator wants two federal agencies to investigate whether Apple Inc is breaking antitrust law in how it treats music services that compete with the streaming service it launched in June. Democratic Senator Al Franken in a letter on Wednesday said that he was concerned that some Apple practices could limit choices and raise prices for consumers. The letter was sent to Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez.
Paris (AFP) - London is partial to local hip hop duo Krept and Kronan and art rock band Everything Everything. Sydney lends its ears to electro dance producer Golden Features. Rio loves funk singer MC Nego do Borel.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rhapsody International, the operator of the Rhapsody and Napster streaming music services, says it has surpassed 3 million paying subscribers globally as more consumers realize the benefits of offline listening.