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'Flight of the Conchords': Revisiting Their Best Music Videos

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 13:00
The guys are plotting a U.S. tour for later this year.
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Rap music mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested in fatal hit-and-run

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 10:56

In this Oct. 30, 2014 file photo, rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight appears in court on a traffic warrant, in Las Vegas following his arrest as a fugitive in a California robbery case. A lawyer for Knight says the Death Row Records founder was at the wheel of a car that struck two men, killing one, in a Los Angeles suburb. The accident in Compton occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marion "Suge" Knight, the impresario of gangster rap, has long been a perpetrator and victim of the violent life he promoted in song.

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Kanye West Goes Into Full Dad Mode, Smiles in New Music Video with North West

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 02:46

Kanye West Goes Into Full Dad Mode, Smiles in New Music Video with North WestThere are a lot of things off-putting about the new footage from Kanye West's "Only One" video. The first and foremost being the fact that the Spike Jonze-directed clip begins with rare footage of the rapper smiling. It's like staring at an eclipse: You know this is something you shouldn't be seeing, ... Read More > Other Links From Kanye West

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Jay Z to acquire Wimp music service

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 21:57

Jay ZUS rap star Jay Z will make a $56-million foray into the music streaming business by taking over the Norwegian service Wimp, its shareholders confirmed Friday. The platinum-selling artist and record producer Jay Z used his controlling stake in Project Panther Bidco to launch the 464-million-kronor ($56-million, 49-million-euro) bid for Aspiro, the Swedish-listed company behind Wimp. "I think they will be a better owner to lift Aspiro and its advanced music streaming service to a new level," said Trond Berger, the financial director of Norwegian media group Shibsted, currently Aspiro's majority owner. He said in a statement that Jay Z's company "has adequate financial resources and a high level of competence in the music industry".

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Warner Music Group Settles Lawsuit Over Unpaid Interns

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 13:00
The deal comes as ICM reveals its paying up to $725,000 to resolve its own ex-intern case and as an appeals court holds an important hearing in Fox' fight on the intern front.
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Music Review: Bob Dylan's late-night disc

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 22:02

This CD cover image released by Columbia shows "Shadows in the Night," by Bob Dylan. (AP Photo/Columbia)Bob Dylan, "Shadows in the Night" (Columbia)

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Italy artisan crafts guitars for musicians in need

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 15:47

Italian luthier Roberto Ceretti works on a guitar in his workshop in the Alps Region of Barge on January 22, 2015Offer Roberto Ceretti a fortune for one of his coveted hand-made guitars and he'll likely turn you down: the Italian craftsman may be in demand among collectors, but only plies his trade for top musicians in need. Tucked away in the hills of north-west Italy, Ceretti's workshop is hung with half-finished models, the walls lined with stacks of cedar, mahogany and apple wood, and a large drawing board is littered with classical guitar designs. It didn't work of course, but the passion stuck," said Ceretti, 50, who began his business in earnest 15 years ago after transforming his run-down holiday home in the Piedmont woods into an atelier. Now he makes between five and six guitars a year, selling them for a song to help musicians hit hard by the economic crisis and cuts in culture budgets.

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Watch a Preview of Kanye West's "Only One" Music Video With Daughter North

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 13:00
Spike Jonze directed the video for West's collaboration with Paul McCartney.
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Sony's PlayStation Network Links With Spotify for Music Service

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 13:00
Video and music services from Sony Entertainment Network will also be rebranded into the PlayStation Network.
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First Look: 'Dope' is fresh, funny and music-filled

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 09:43

This photo provided by courtesy of the Sundance Institute shows, from left, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, and Shameik Moore, in a scene from the film, "Dope." The movie, directed by Rick Famuyiwa, is included in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. (AP Photo/Sundance Institute, David Moir)PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Punk rock, Bitcoin, '90s hip-hop, BMX bikes, street thugs and Harvard come together in "Dope," a wonderfully fresh, thoughtful and music-filled coming-of-age story.

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Back from Brazil, ex-music promoter faces $300M fraud case

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 03:51
MIAMI (AP) — A former airline pilot who reached the heights of the music promotion business by producing shows for acts ranging from the Rolling Stones to Santana to Coldplay sat shackled in a Florida courtroom Wednesday, faced with a $300 million fraud case after spending years fighting extradition from Brazil.
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Spotify to replace Sony streaming music service

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 02:20

Swedish music streamer Spotify will provide the soundtrack for Sony devices, the companies said Wednesday, spelling the end to the streaming music service from the Japanese tech giant that invented the WalkmanSwedish music streamer Spotify will provide the soundtrack for Sony devices, the companies said Wednesday, spelling the end to the streaming music service from the Japanese tech giant that invented the Walkman. The deal -- which makes the Swedish startup the exclusive provider for Playstation Music and Sony's smartphones and tablets -- sees the companies link up in 41 markets. "Music is a core component of the entertainment offering that consumers expect from Sony," Andrew House, head of Sony's Network Entertainment Business, said in a statement. The deal strengthens Spotify's position as the world's biggest music streaming service as competition from US-based services such as Pandora and YouTube Music heats up and Apple prepares to launch its own service later this year.

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Music Review: Ne-Yo's 'Non-Fiction' tells the same story

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 22:16
NEW YORK (AP) — Ne-Yo, "Non-Fiction" (Motown)
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Cannes: 'Desert Dancer' to Open Ischia Global Film & Music Fest

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 13:00
The feature, starring Freida Pinto, Reece Ritchie and Tom Cullen, tells the story of Iranian ballet dancer Afshin Ghaffarian.
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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 02:44
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending January 26, 2015:
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Music Licensing Co. Wants Final Approval on $58.5 Million Settlement With TV Stations

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 13:00
The cost of syndicating shows like "House" will get a little cheaper.
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Indie Beer And Music Celebration Untapped Festival Hits Austin

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 03:40

Indie Beer And Music Celebration Untapped Festival Hits AustinThe first Austin incarnation of the festival happens April 18 at Carson Creek Ranch. Two of Austin's greatest obsessions, indie music and craft beer, will get top billing when a Dallas-based festival hits town later this spring. The Untapped Festival will bring 65 brewers and headliners like Manchester Orchestra, Phosphorescent, Black Joe Lewis and Jean Grae to Carson Creek Ranch on April 18. In addition to showcasing Austin's homegrown brewing talent, the festival promises to bring in beers from breweries not normally distributed in Austin, according to a press release.

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Music Monday (1/26): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 00:59

Music Monday (1/26): This Week's New Albums + VideosThe return of Music Monday features a guide to this week's album releases as well as the week's top new music videos from artists like Modest Mouse, Interpol, Ariel Pink, Charlie XCX, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic

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Sony, Google, Apple Hit With Lawsuits Over Pre-1972 Music

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 13:00
The lawsuits have the potential of wiping out much older music from the Internet.
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Coachella party Neon Carnival to make Super Bowl debut

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 03:05
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fair-like atmosphere of Coachella's Neon Carnival party is making a road trip to the Super Bowl.
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