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Benedict XVI is honored for keen devotion to church music

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 22:02
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Benedict XVI, emeritus pope and theologian, reflected on Saturday on classical music as an "encounter with the divine," saying listening to Mozart helps him experience "very deeply the Lord's presence."
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Hot dogs, hot music usher in July 4 weekend

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 10:58

Fom left to right, spectators Mary Ann Rollings, Gloria Kelley, Linda Stacey and Eileen Bitter pose for a photo before rehearsal for the annual Boston Pops orchestra Fourth of July concert on the Esplanade in Boston, Friday, July 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)As the nation gears up to celebrate America's birthday, here are some Fourth of July highlights from around the country:


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Dr. Dre announces new radio show on Apple Music service

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 05:15

FILE - This May 15, 2013 file photo shows hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre as he announces a $70 million dollar donation to create the new "Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts and Technology and Business Innovation," at the University of Southern California, in Santa Monica, Calif. The 50-year-old rap mogul announced a new radio show on Friday, July 3, 2015, called “The Pharmacy,” which premieres Saturday. The hour-long show dedicated to West Coast music will stream every other Saturday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Dre will be busting through your speakers with a new radio show on Apple Music.


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Streams, led by 'Uptown Funk,' driving music market in US and UK

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 22:29

Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk" featuring Bruno Mars is a trans-Atlantic hit.The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) revealed in its mid-year report that streams are up 80 percent -- a trend it expects will be bolstered further with Apple Music's entry into the market. Leading streams was Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk!," which has been played 45 million times via audio streaming this year. Both audio and video streaming showed considerable growth: 2015 has seen 12.5 billion video streams, for a year-on-year increase of 98 percent.


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Dr. Dre Announces New Radio Show on Apple Music Service

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 12:00
'The Pharmacy' will be dedicated to West Coast music.
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Fourth of July: 10 Biggest Music Acts Playing Shows Across America

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 12:00
Grateful Dead, the Rolling Stones and Chris Brown are among the musicians set to take the stage on Independence Day.
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José Andrés Will Curate Food Court at Landmark Music Festival

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 02:30

José Andrés Will Curate Food Court at Landmark Music FestivalHe's taking suggestions from the public.


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Thicke: Distracted by failing marriage during music case

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 22:35

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, file photo, singer Robin Thicke performs at the 17th Annual GRAMMY Foundation Legacy Concert at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. In an interview with the New York Times that posted Wednesday, July 1, 2015, Thicke says the deposition for the “Blurred Lines” case took a backseat to his crumbling marriage. Thicke and Pharrell lost the lawsuit in March. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Thicke says the deposition for the "Blurred Lines" case took a backseat to his crumbling marriage, in his first interview since he and Pharrell lost the lawsuit in March.


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Mimi's In The Marigny Gives Up Live Music Permit For Good

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 22:20

Mimi's In The Marigny Gives Up Live Music Permit For GoodThe popular Marigny bar will focus on its upstairs tapas restaurant, and can have 9 live shows a year. After a two year long battle with annoyed neighbors, beloved Marigny bar Mimi's In The Marigny has agreed to give up its live music permit, Richard A. Webster reports.  As part of the agreement, owner Mimi Dykes can get a special events permit to have music nine times a year, which will likely happen on New Years Eve, Halloween, during Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest, but she must inform neighbors three weeks in advance. Since the popular bar's various dance nights and live shows became shaky grounds as of 2013, Mimi's has been tapping into a new business model focusing on its legit upstairs tapas restaurant run by chef Heathcliffe Hailey.


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'Amy' one in a wave of highly anticipated music docs

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 16:51

'Amy' rolls out internationally in early July.After gathering buzz as it made its way to festivals over the past month, the Amy Winehouse documentary "Amy" is finally set to hit theaters on Friday in the US and UK, joining several other high-profile musical documentaries to make waves this year. With an international roll-out planned for the week ahead, "Amy" -- which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival -- provides a look into the life of the Grammy-winning British singer-songwriter, who died in 2011 at age 27. Asif Kapadia directs the documentary, which includes previously unseen archival footage and previously unheard tracks.


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Prince pulls music from most online streaming services

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 15:17

US singer PrincePop icon Prince has opened a new chapter in his fraught relationship with the Internet as he suddenly pulled his music from most streaming services. The sole streaming service that still carried the "Purple Rain" legend's music as of early Thursday was Tidal, which was re-launched this year by rap mogul Jay Z. It streamed much of a peace concert held by Prince in May in Baltimore in the wake of the death of an African American man in police custody.


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Prince pulls music from most online streaming services

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 14:51

Pop icon Prince has opened a new chapter in his fraught relationship with the Internet by suddenly pulling his music from most streaming servicesPop icon Prince has opened a new chapter in his fraught relationship with the Internet as he suddenly pulled his music from most streaming services. The sole streaming service that still carried the "Purple Rain" legend's music as of early Thursday was Tidal, which was re-launched this year by rap mogul Jay Z. It streamed much of a peace concert held by Prince in May in Baltimore in the wake of the death of an African American man in police custody.


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Discovery's Shark Week To Feature New Music from Composer J. Ralph

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:00
The symphonic composition "Theodora" can also be heard at SharksRescored.com.
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Friends, musicians honor Winehouse at 'AMY' London premiere

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 23:05

File photo of British singer Amy Winehouse performing at the Glastonbury Festival 2008 in Somerset in south west EnglandA highly-anticipated documentary about late British singer Amy Winehouse has premiered in her hometown London, where friends and fellow musicians paid tribute to the six-time Grammy Award winner. 'AMY', which follows the "Rehab" singer's life and death in 2011 from alcohol poisoning, was shown on Tuesday night before hitting UK cinemas on Friday. The biopic, first shown at the Cannes Film Festival in May, has drawn criticism from her father Mitch Winehouse who has called it misleading.


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Disclosure releases first music from new album

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 22:45

Disclosure - Holding On ft. Gregory Porter screenshot videoUK electronica duo Diclosure has released the official video for its latest single "Holding On."


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Netflix and iTunes: What's New to Stream in July

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:01
As the summer heats up, the streaming options on Netflix and iTunes gets better and better. July is no different.
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Apple Music Launch: Hands on With Apple's New Streaming Service

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 06:12

 Hands on With Apple's New Streaming ServiceApple is continuing to change the landscape of the music industry with its launch today of Apple Music, a streaming service offering members access to tens of millions of songs in the iTunes collection. While Apple is late to the music streaming game, it enters the market with one huge advantage: With more than 800 million iTunes accounts, Apple Music has the opportunity to quickly amass a following. Introducing the service at the Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this month, Jimmy Iovine, co-founder of Beats, which is owned by Apple, emphasized the carefully tailored playlists won't be grouped by genre or beats -- and instead will be curated by a team of music experts.


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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 04:11
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending June 29, 2015:
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The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 04:03
iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending June 29, 2015:
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Bon Jovi's politics: Cash for Clinton, music for Christie

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 03:31
LIVINGSTON, N.J. (AP) — Bon Jovi is playing a big role in the 2016 presidential campaign in New Jersey.
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