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NYC event marks winter solstice with music parades

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 15:23

In this Dec. 21, 2013 photo provided by Make Music, the 2013 Make Music Winter celebration of with winter solstice in New York City is shown. On Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, musicians will take to the sidewalks in small parades to mark the start of winter 2014. There will be over a dozen of small parades marking the arrival of the winter solstice throughout New York City. (AP Photo/Make Music, Clara Schuhmacker)NEW YORK (AP) — Walking? Check. In a winter wonderland? Well, it marks the beginning of the season. Bells ringing? Sure, along with trumpets and some fiddles.


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Ennio Morricone Regrets Not Writing Music for Clint Eastwood

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 13:00
The legendary composer says he turned down the chance out of respect for Sergio Leone
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Live Music at Saltbox; Belgian Beer Bar Xmas; Fish Market Adds Hours

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 08:02

Live Music at Saltbox; Belgian Beer Bar Xmas; Fish Market Adds HoursA lounge adds music, a Belgian beer bar celebrates Christmas and a local fish market expands their hours. DOWNTOWN— Saltbox Restaurant + Bar is adding live entertainment to up the atmosphere in their downstairs lounge, from acoustic music to DJ-spun tunes; Soul Thursdays feature half-priced wine and music from 7 to 9 p.m. and the bar will host a DJ from 9 to midnight on Fridays and from 8 to 11 p.m. on Saturdays. SOUTH PARK— This Saturday, December 20, Brabant Bar & Cafe is celebrating Christmas a few days early with a holiday event starting at 5 p.m. that features a long tap list of seasonal beer, from Delirium Noel to The Bruery's 7 Swans a Swimming, and a special menu that includes Christmas goose with lingonberry sauce, a winter bratwurst made with Belgian holiday ale, apple and mulling spice, and Christmas cookies.


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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 03:14
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending December 15, 2014:
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Apple wins digital music U.S. antitrust trial

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 03:13

Apple logo is pictured inside the newly opened Omotesando Apple store at a shopping district in TokyoBy Dan Levine OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - Apple Inc won an antitrust trial on Tuesday when a U.S. jury decided the company did not act improperly when it restricted music purchases for iPod users to Apple's iTunes digital store. The verdict was read in an Oakland, California federal court. The plaintiffs, a group of individuals and businesses who purchased iPods from 2006 to 2009, sought about $350 million in damages from Apple alleging the company unfairly blocked competing device makers. Patrick Coughlin, an attorney for the plaintiffs, said "the jury called it like they saw it. ...


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Music Picks for 2014

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 03:08
For the last 11 years, I've released an annual list of my favorite albums, intended primarily for those who want to hear new music but have a hard time sorting through the hundreds of new titles that are released each year. I added often pithy descriptions of the music, probably inspired by too many nights reading lengthy Rolling Stone album...
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Buku 2015 music fest lineup released

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 00:58

FILE - In this March 10, 2014 file photo, rapper Lil' Boosie, whose real name is Torence Hatch, appears at a news conference in New Orleans. Boosie now goes by the name Boosie Badazz will perform at the Buku Music Festival in New Orleans in March 2015. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Urban radio hit-maker A$AP Rocky and national electronic music stars Passion Pit, Bassnectar and Porter Robinson are scheduled to take the stage in New Orleans for the fourth annual Buku music festival in March.


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Songwriter Van Etten digs herself out of the dark with music

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 20:33
By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Even when things don't go her way -- from on-stage technical glitches to complicated relationships -- American singer Sharon Van Etten remains cheerful. You might not guess that by listening to "I Love You But I'm Lost", "Your Love Is Killing Me" or "Afraid Of Nothing" -- three of the 11 songs from her fourth CD, the mid-tempo confessional opus "Are We There". It is the 33-year-old's emotive, strong and deep voice -- for which back-up singer Heather Woods Broderick's sweet tones provide the perfect counterpoint -- that is the potting soil of her work. ...
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Bose is planning a move into music streaming

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 18:58

A job listing suggests Bose, maker of these SoundTouch Wi-Fi music systems, is moving into music streamingA new job posting by premium headphone and speaker company Bose is leading to speculation that it is building a service to challenge the likes of Beats Music.


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Tencent, Sony strike China music distribution deal

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 17:04

Visitors use phones underneath of logo of Tencent at Global Mobile Internet Conference in BeijingBy Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd has struck the latest in a string of music distribution deals, this time with Sony Music Entertainment, as it teams up with labels to try to develop China's paid-for music market and curb piracy. The partnership, announced on Tuesday, will give Tencent the right to distribute Sony Corp's music catalog online in China, including artists like Daft Punk, Bob Dylan and Yo-Yo Ma. Tencent, which operates China's biggest messaging app WeChat, did not disclose financial terms of the deal. ...


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'The Voice' Recap: Final 4 Debut Original Songs, Music Videos

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 13:00
It's down to veteran coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton for the win
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China's Tencent, Sony Music in Exclusive Distribution Partnership

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 13:00
Tencent's QQ Music service will also promote artists such as One Direction, Daft Punk, A-Lin, Lang Lang and many more in China
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CAA Signs Latin Music Label Fania Records (Exclusive)

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:36
The iconic brand is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year
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American Country Countdown Awards Preview: "Country Music's Christmas Office Party"

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 13:00
The inaugural ACCAs will air live Monday at 8 p.m. ET on Fox
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Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars grab top spot in British music charts

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 03:24

RNPS - REUTERS NEWS PICTURE SERVICE - ENTERTAINMENT PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2014LONDON (Reuters) - English DJ Mark Ronson grabbed the top spot in the British singles chart on Sunday with his new track "Uptown Funk" featuring U.S. singer Bruno Mars, the Official Charts Company said. The track was made for Ronson's fourth studio album, "Uptown Special", due to be released next year. Ronson knocked English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud" into second place, while "Do They Know it's Christmas" by Band Aid 30 rose nine places to number three. ...


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Charli XCX Celebrates "Pussy Power" at Billboard's Women in Music

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 03:20
"It's really cool to be at a music industry event where over half the people in the room have vaginas"
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Indie Film and TV Player IM Global Launches Music Joint Venture (Exclusive)

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 13:00
Veteran music and private equity executive David Schulhof joins the company
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Music producer Dupri's mansion in foreclosure

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 05:35
ATLANTA (AP) — According to foreclosure documents, music producer Jermaine Dupri is losing his multimillion dollar Atlanta mansion.
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Guilty plea in NY music festival drug death

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 05:18
NEW YORK (AP) — A Buffalo man pleaded guilty Thursday to a narcotics charge in a prosecution that arose after an overdose death at a New York City music festival.
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BBC Music Awards: Ed Sheeran and Pharrell Williams Win Big

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 13:00
One Direction, Coldplay were among the performers
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