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Pitbull to host American Music Awards on Nov. 23

4 hours 39 min ago

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2013 file photo, host Pitbull speaks on stage at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Pitbull is set to host the 2014 American Music Awards again. Dick Clark productions announced Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, that the platinum-selling rapper will also perform at the Nov. 23 event at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, to air live on ABC. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Pitbull will host the 2014 American Music Awards.


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Music Monday (10/20): This Week's New Albums + Videos

5 hours 26 min ago

Music Monday (10/20): This Week's New Albums + VideosOur guide to this week's album releases also features streams of upcoming tracks and albums from The Flaming Lips, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, and more. Plus, catch up on the week's music news, and watch new music videos from artists like Sleater-Kinney, Shabazz Palaces, Foxygen, and Thurston Moore. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic


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Report: American Music Awards Producers Say Sinead O'Connor Lied About Pope Duet

10 hours 32 min ago

 CorbisThe American Music Awards producers say a duet between Sinead O'Connor and  Pope Francis was never going to happen. In a lengthy post on her official website, O'Connor said that she was approached to perform at the American Music Awards — but that her invitation was rescinded after Dick Clark Productions couldn't get the Pope to agree to come on stage with her. According to TMZ, the producers say the singer's claims are completely made up. Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Saturday Night Live Sinead O'Connor Pope Francis


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Meghan Trainor tops UK music chart for third week running

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 02:06

Meghan Trainor (C) performs during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las VegasLONDON (Reuters) - U.S. singer Meghan Trainor topped the British singles chart for a third consecutive week on Sunday with her catchy pop tune "All about that Bass", the Official Charts Company said. Trainor's three-week stint at number one is the longest by any female artist in 2014 and the second-longest reign at the top by any act in 2014. "Shake it Off" by Taylor Swift rose to second place while British boy band One Direction entered in third place with "Steal my Girl" . ...


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Florida man sentenced to life plus 90 years in rap music murder

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 01:19

Defendant Dunn reactsBy Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE Fla. (Reuters) - Michael Dunn, a middle-aged white man, was sentenced to life in prison without parole, plus 90 years, by a Florida judge on Friday for killing an unarmed black teenager in an argument over loud rap music. Dunn, 47, a software engineer, testified at his murder trial last month he thought he was defending himself from an armed threat when he fired 10 rounds at an SUV carrying four teens at a Jacksonville gas station parking lot, killing Jordan Davis, 17, in November 2012. ...


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PS4 firmware 2.0 to add music playback, dashboard customization, library sorting, more (update)

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 05:01

PS4 firmware 2.0 to add music playback, dashboard customization, library sorting, more (update)The list of features in PlayStation 4 system software update 2.0 continues to grow, with new elements now including further customization options for the dashboard and better sorting for your game library, Sony announced today. Firmware 2.0 is codenamed "Masamune," presumably for the renowned swordsmith from feudal Japan. The update is led by Share Play, which Sony detailed during Gamescom 2014 in August.


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In the Mood for a Melody? 8 D.C. Restaurants and Bars With Live Piano Music

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 03:00

In the Mood for a Melody? 8 D.C. Restaurants and Bars With Live Piano MusicWhere 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. Mr. Smith's of Georgetown's big move from M Street to K Street created a little schism in D.C.'s piano bar scene. Not only did Mr. Smith's end up continuing the Billy Joel sing-alongs in a new location in the former Chadwicks space at 3205 K St NW, but former Mr. Smith's staffers ended up opening a piano bar of their own called Georgetown Piano Bar.


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U2's Bono says 'Oops, sorry' for iTunes album download

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 02:45

Singer Bono speaks at the European People's Party (EPP) Elections Congress in DublinBy Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - U2 lead singer Bono apologized on Wednesday to iTunes users who objected to receiving an automatic download of the Irish rock group's latest album in September in conjunction with the launch of new Apple iPhones. The release of the band's 11-track "Songs of Innocence" free into an estimated 500 million iTunes accounts was a classic case of a publicity stunt backfiring, when thousands of users complained they did not want the album and that it took up precious storage space. ...


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Bono: U2's Album Release on iTunes Was “Megalomania”

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 21:38

 SplashBono has issued a mea culpa to iTunes users who were unhappy to discover the new U2 record in their music library. Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Bono U2


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Bono apologizes for free U2 album on iTunes accounts

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 17:24

Singer BonoCall it a mix of ego, generosity, self-promotion and insecurity. But Bono is sorry for giving away U2's latest album for free on iTunes accounts.


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Bono apologises for free U2 album on iTunes accounts

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 17:21

U2 frontman Bono says he has suffered from glaucoma for 20 yearsWashington (AFP) - Call it a mix of ego, generosity, self-promotion and insecurity. But Bono is sorry for giving away U2's latest album for free on iTunes accounts.


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Not Pink: Alecia Moore's new music is with You+Me

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 03:38

In this Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 photo, folk music duo You+Me, consisting of Alecia Moore, left, known as Pink, and Dallas Green pose for a portrait during an interview at The Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif. Their debut album, “rose ave.,” releases Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. It's a collection of nine original, guitar-based duets, along with an outstanding cover of Sade’s “No Ordinary Love.” The spare arrangements on these folksy songs spotlight Green and Moore’s harmonies. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP)SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Don't call Alecia Moore "Pink" — at least for now.


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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 00:38
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending October 13, 2014:
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The Living Room's New 'Burg Home Will Welcome Drinkers Just in Time for the CMJ Music Fest

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 21:31

The Living Room's New 'Burg Home Will Welcome Drinkers Just in Time for the CMJ Music FestThe legendary music bar has finally found a new home — across the river.


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Punk-turned-lecturer Iggy Pop: Take money out of music

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 13:05

US singer Iggy Pop looks on during a press conference on May 9, 2012 in ParisNew York (AFP) - Punk godfather Iggy Pop on Monday urged young performers to relax about industry changes and set their financial expectations low, saying that music was never meant to make money.


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Music Monday (10/13): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 03:34

Music Monday (10/20): This Week's New Albums + VideosOur guide to this week's album releases also features streams of upcoming tracks and albums from Thurston Moore, Neil Diamond, Deerhoof, Röyksopp, Run the Jewels, and more. Plus, catch up on the week's music news, and watch new music videos from artists like Neil Young, Pharrell, Caribou, and Childish Gambino. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic


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Rapper Iggy Azalea leads American Music Award nominations

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 02:02

Iggy Azalea performs during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las VegasNEW YORK (Reuters) - Australian rapper Iggy Azalea scored the most American Music Award nominations with six nods, including the coveted artist of the year and favorite single and hip hop album, according to an announcement on Monday. Singers John Legend and Pharrell Williams and pop star Katy Perry were not far behind with five nominations, followed by New Zealand's Lorde with four. English pop star Charli XCX and singer Jason Derulo announced the nominations in five categories on the ABC early news show "Good Morning America. ...


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Review: Music player learns your tastes over time

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:14

This Friday, June 20, 2014 photo shows an Aether Cone music player. Dubbed as a “thinking” music player, the $399 player can stream music from $10-a-month Rdio Unlimited accounts and free podcasts and radio shows through Stitcher. More services will be added in the coming months. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — Some things get better with time: wine, jeans and this "smart" music player I've been using on and off for a few months.


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Venezuela music project helps low-income kids even before birth

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 23:43

A member of "El Sistema" plays on a harp, as part of its "New Members" program, next to a newborn baby at a public maternity hospital in CaracasBy Diego Ore CARACAS (Reuters) - When Adan Bello was born in Caracas, he barely cried. Then the Venezuelan baby's blinking eyes turned towards the calm melody of a duo of harpists playing Brahms' "Cradle Song" in the corner of a public hospital's maternity wing. Minutes later, his mother received a certificate signing Adan up for Venezuela's hugely successful classical music program, known as "El Sistema" (The System). Adan was given a tiny replica violin. The state-run System has since its inception in 1975 trained 2. ...


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Iggy Azalea top nominee at American Music Awards

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 22:00

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, Iggy Azalea performs at the Vevo Certified SuperFanFest Live Concert at the Barker Hangar, in Santa Monica, Calif. Dick Clark productions announced Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, that Australian rapper Azalea is the lead nominee at the American Music Awards, up for six awards at the Nov. 23, event at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. Azalea's nominations include artist, new artist and single of the year for her No. 1 smash "Fancy." (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Australian rapper Iggy Azalea is the lead nominee at the American Music Awards.


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