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Williamsburg Dive and Music Hall Spike Hill Is on the Chopping Block

Yahoo! Music News - 7 hours 20 min ago

Williamsburg Dive and Music Hall Spike Hill Is on the Chopping BlockThe bar will likely serve its last beer in early December. Let's face it, Williamsburg has pretty much morphed into hipster Disneyland, complete with two Starbucks locations and absurdly priced condos. Now, Spike Hill, a bar and music venue that's long been an anchor for Bedford Avenue, is shutting down. The building is under contract and there's no official word on when the doors will close, but an employee told Gothamist that "early December" seems likely.


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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - 9 hours 31 min ago
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending November 24, 2014:
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MUSIC: Fleetwood Mac Reunites the Full Band After 16 Years

Yahoo! Music News - 11 hours 45 min ago

 Fleetwood Mac Reunites the Full Band After 16 YearsRock legends Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie, John McVie, and Mick Fleetwood are jamming together as if no time has passed during their 2014-2015 world tour. Their recent stop in Tacoma, Washington proved one thing: they're still on the map as one of rock's greatest bands.Nicks had an unusually intimate moment with the nearly...


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Aussie film kicks like a mule, skips cinemas for iTunes debut

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:51
By Sue-Lin Wong SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian film about a hapless drug mule has bypassed cinemas to make its debut on the iTunes online store in a novel attempt to beat piracy and woo audiences drawn to big-ticket Hollywood releases with huge advertising budgets. "The Mule", available for paid downloads, was the most popular "indie" film on iTunes in the United States and Australia at the weekend. It will be launched on DVD on Dec. 3. In a promotional campaign targeted at Twitter users, audiences around the world have been invited to watch the black comedy on Dec. ...
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Artists weigh in on music streaming services

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 01:48
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — While music fans largely embrace free streaming music services such as Spotify, musicians and artists from pop to country have expressed reservations about the impact on the financial and creative value of music. Here are some recent quotes from artists talking about the issue:
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Music Review: Beyonce???s Self-Titled Album, Platinum Edition

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 01:39
The singer just dropped a platinum edition of last year's self-titled album.
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In wake of Spotify pullout, music industry debates streaming

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 01:28

Taylor Swift poses in the press room after receiving the Dick Clark award for excellence at the 42nd annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — From board rooms in Japan to songwriter's rooms in Nashville, a debate is brewing in music industry circles about the financial and creative value of streaming music, even as its popularity and impact skyrocket.


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Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea's "Booty" Shuts Down the AMAs! Plus: See All the Winners

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 22:20

 See All the WinnersOne Direction and Katy Perry were the big winners at Sunday night's American Music Awards, with each taking home three trophies. The British boy band kicked off the night's accepting the award for Favorite Band, Duo or Group. "America feels like a second home to us... it's been amazing how well we've been received," Liam Payne said. The group also won Artist of the Year and Favorite Album Pop/Rock. Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Jennifer Lopez Katy Perry One Direction Iggy Azalea 5 Seconds of Summer


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One Direction, Taylor Swift shine at American Music Awards

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 14:39

One Direction, Taylor Swift shine at American Music AwardsBoy band One Direction took home top prizes Sunday at the American Music Awards as chart-topper Taylor Swift used the platform to deliver a staunch defense of traditional album buying.


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Boy bands top American Music Awards, ladies lead performances

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:36

Taylor Swift performs "Blank Space" during the 42nd American Music Awards in Los AngelesBy Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Boy bands bested pop's leading women in the top award categories at the American Music Awards on Sunday, but the ladies delivered the most high-octane performances including a derriere-flaunting number by Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea. British boy band One Direction won the top award of the night for artist of the year, and led the winners with three accolades in the fan-voted awards. "It's amazing because we worked so hard on these last two albums," band member Liam Payne said. ...


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Factbox: List of winners at the American Music Awards

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:30
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The American Music Awards were given out on Sunday in Los Angeles, with One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer taking the top accolades. Following is a list of winners grouped by musical genre. ...
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1D, Katy Perry win big at American Music Awards

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:19

Liam Payne, from left, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Harry Styles of the musical group One Direction accept the award for favorite pop/rock album for “Midnight Memories” on stage at the 42nd annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)American girls love British boys: One Direction won artist of the year at the American Music Awards, taking home three honors and was the night's big winner next to Katy Perry, who didn't attend the show.


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List of winners of the American Music Awards

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:01
Winners of the 2014 American Music Awards, presented Sunday at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles:
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American Music Awards 2014: Complete Winners List

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 09:35
See who took home the most awards.
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This Is Why You Should Watch the American Music Awards

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 02:13

This Is Why You Should Watch the American Music AwardsThe American Music Awards gives out awards to artists based on fan interactions, sales, song play and social activity. But we all know the real reason you tune in: the performances.  Sunday's ceremony is jam-packed with performances from today's hottest stars, in addition to some old classics (LYLAS, Fergie Ferg and Mary J. Blige). Read More >


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YouTube goes online for second Music Awards

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 01:17

YouTube goes online for second Music AwardsThe YouTube Music Awards are undergoing an overhaul for their second edition next year, scrapping a star-studded gala and instead looking at videos' online buzz.


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Billboard to include music streams, digital sales in chart

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:17
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Billboard's weekly compilation of the 200 top-selling albums in the United States will incorporate streaming music and digital sales, the publication and music tracker said on Wednesday, in a move to reflect modern music consumption habits. The Billboard 200 list of albums has been compiled by Nielsen SoundScan tracking album sales figures since 1991. The new chart, making its debut on Dec. 4, will reflect streaming data from services such as Spotify, Beats Music and Google Play. ...
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Library honoring Billy Joel with pop music prize

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:57

Billy Joel holds up the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at the end of a concert in his honor at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — Billy Joel has more than a few powerful friends in Washington with a musical legacy powerful enough to draw cheers from both sides of the political aisle Wednesday.


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Mario Kart 8's take on F-Zero's music is the best thing ever

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 05:40

Mario Kart 8's take on F-Zero's music is the best thing everMario Kart 8's DLC includes a track based on F-Zero's own "Mute City" track, and the swinging version of that game's music is one of the high points of the content. Nintendo has been killing it when it comes to the soundtracks to its latest games, and it's great to see how much of the music is played live by actual musicians.


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Apple to offer Beats music service in iPhone, iPad: FT

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 04:11

A logo of Apple is seen in an illustration photo in Sarajevo(Reuters) - Apple Inc will bundle the subscription music service it bought from Beats into its iOS operating system early next year, the Financial Times reported. The inclusion of the paid-for Beats service in an iOS software update, which would instantly make it available on millions of iPhones and iPads, could happen as early as March, the daily reported, citing people familiar with the situation. The move will mark the company's first big push into subscription music, at a time when downloads from its iTunes are in decline, the paper said. ...


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