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Music icons to fight corporate power at Farm Aid 30

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 03:35

Willie Nelson watches a preformance at Farm Aid 25 on October 2, 2010 in Milwaukee, WisconsinMusic 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.


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The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 01:04
iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending July 27, 2015:
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Miranda Lambert scholarship to help female musicians

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:15
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Miranda Lambert wants more women to have the kind of success she's had, so she founded a new scholarship at Belmont University.
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Amazon music streaming comes to UK

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 18:54

Amazon Prime MusicAmazon is expanding its online music streaming service to Prime members in the UK.


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SiriusXM Raises Subscriber Guidance, Touts Music Industry Relationships

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:00
The satellite radio giant, which recently aired Grateful Dead concerts, added 692,000 subs in the second quarter, up 46 percent from the year-ago period.
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BMG, BroadbandTV Launch Joint Venture to Promote Music Artists on YouTube

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:00
The Bertelsmann music division, led by Hartwig Masuch, will pact to launch Windfall to turn music talent into media stars.
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Music Monday (7/27): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 05:21

Music Monday (7/27): This Week's New Albums + VideosOur 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


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Words gain ground at Britain's summer music festivals

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 18:24
By Jan Harvey MALMESBURY, England (Reuters) - Poetry is the latest crowd draw at Britain's music festivals, once havens of rebellious rock but now as settled in the nation's summer calendar as Wimbledon and Royal Ascot horse racing. The Hip Yak Poetry Shack, in a woodland corner of the world music WOMAD festival, pulled in the punters this weekend with Jonny Fluffypunk -- a self-styled "stand-up poet, give-up guitarist, sustainable nihilist" -- and gritty urban bard Dizraeli. The stage was set up by stand-up poet and comedian Liv Torc, one of the 15 performers appearing this year.
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Minecraft's 'Greek Mythology Mashup' offers 39 more skins, music

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 02:17

Minecraft's 'Greek Mythology Mashup' offers 39 more skins, musicMinecraft'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.


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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 04:59
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending July 23, 2015:
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Rhapsody adds 1 million subscribers as music streaming starts to come of age

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 18:46

Rhapsody adds 1 million subscribers as music streaming starts to come of ageMusic 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.


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Music Review: Watkins duo gives everyone a turn at the mike

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 04:36

This image released by Family Hour Records shows the self titled album for the Watkins Family Hour. (Family Hour Records via AP)Watkins Family Hour, "Watkins Family Hour" (Family Hour Records)


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In the Mood for a Melody? 9 D.C. Restaurants and Bars With Live Piano Music

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 20:59

In the Mood for a Melody? 9 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. 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.


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Senator urges probe of Apple's music streaming practices

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 07:16

Senator Al Franken answers questions at the U.S. Senate Candidate's Forum at Minnesota Farmfest in Redwood CountyBy 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.


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What are London's fave tunes? Sydney's? Rio's? Spotify maps the music

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 01:04

 Jeremy Pritchard, Michael Spearman, Jonathan Higgs and Alex Robertshaw of British band Everything Everything pose on September 6, 2011Paris (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.


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Rhapsody tops 3 million paying music subscribers globally

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 00:44

This product image provided by Rhapsody shows the Favorite Tracks section of the Rhapsody app for iPhone. A new download arrow beside each track is featured prominently, in part to address the misunderstanding that the streaming app always requires an Internet connection. (Rhapsody via AP)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.


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Dracula wants your blood - for Transylvania music gig

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 19:23
By Luiza Ilie BUCHAREST (Reuters) - A fanged Dracula with a blood bag hooked up to his arm is offering an unusual deal for tickets to a Romania music festival: Pay with blood. The Untold Festival has teamed up with Romania's national institute for blood transfusion INTS to provide free or discounted tickets in exchange for the blood, seeking to raise awareness in a country with one of Europe's lowest levels of blood donors. The festival, which will take place from July 30 to August 2 in the Transylvanian city of Cluj, will be headlined by DJs Avicii and David Guetta, among others.
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Watch Paula Abdul and James Corden Re-create Her "Opposites Attract" Music Video

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 12:00
Corden looks surprisingly good as a rapping cat.
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Watch Paula Abdul and James Corden Recreate Her "Opposites Attract" Music Video

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 12:00
Corden looks surprisingly good as a rapping cat.
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Swift, Minaj tweet over rapper's MTV Video Music Awards snub

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 08:55

FILE - In this Friday, July 10, 2015 file photo, singer Taylor Swift performs during her "1989" world tour at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford in New Jersey. Swift and Nicki Minaj traded words on Twitter after the rapper said she was upset she didn’t earn a nomination for video of the year at the MTV Video Music Awards. Minaj tweeted multiple times that she didn’t understand why her rump-shaking video for “Anaconda” wasn’t up for the top award when MTV announced the nominees Tuesday, July 21, 2015. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj traded words on Twitter after the rapper said she was upset she didn't earn a nomination for video of the year at the MTV Video Music Awards.


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