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In age of instant music, fans rewind to cassettes

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 03:52

A sign in the cassettes collection at a store during the second ever Cassette Store Day on September 27, 2014, in Brooklyn, New YorkNew York (AFP) - Hitting the road with his band in a beat-up van, Sean Bohrman looked at the cassette deck and, instead of seeing an ancient relic, became inspired. He could listen to his own, and others', albums on the cheap.


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Don't Miss Chipotle's Free Cultivate Food, Ideas & Music Festival

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 03:35

Don't Miss Chipotle's Free Cultivate Food, Ideas & Music FestivalChipotle is bringing its FREE Cultivate Food, Ideas & Music Festival to Dallas on Saturday, October 18, at Lake Carolyn in Irving.


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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 23:31
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending September 29, 2014:
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Nicki Minaj to host MTV Europe Music Awards

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 22:48

Nicky MinajOn Tuesday MTV announced that American rapper Nicki Minaj will lead the festivities at the annual MTV EMA event, taking place November 9.


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Google searches for right note in online music business

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:10

A man stands in front of a Google logo in Hong KongBy Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc is planning new and revamped streaming-music services in coming weeks, searching for a way to stand out in an increasingly crowded field of rivals from Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc to Spotify. Nailing music is one way for Google to raise chances of continued success as people spend more time on mobile devices. Google's YouTube service has become a low-profile titan in streaming through the popularity of music videos. Currently, videos must be chosen one track at a time. ...


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Music Monday (9/29): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:23

Music Monday (9/29): This Week's New Albums + VideosOur guide to this week's album releases also features streams of upcoming tracks and albums from Zola Jesus, SBTRKT, Lorde, Foxygen, Kendrick Lamar, Röyksopp, and more. Plus, catch up on the week's music news, and watch new music videos from artists like Weezer, Tweedy, and Mastodon. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic


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Music Review: Robin Gibb shines on final album

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:24

This CD cover image released by Warner shows "50 St. Catherine's Drive," by Robin Gibb. (AP Photo/Warner)Robin Gibb, "50 St. Catherine's Drive" (Rhino/Warner)


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UFO Factory Now Open in Corktown for Booze, Music, Art, and Hot Dogs

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 02:50

UFO Factory Now Open in Corktown for Booze, Music, Art, and Hot DogsThis multi-purpose venue replaces Hoot Robinson's.


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Protect your ears and still enjoy the music with Dubs earplugs

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 02:41

Dubs acoustic filtersThe days of not wanting to wear earplugs to a concert in fear of looking like a nerd just might be over thanks to Dubs acoustic filters, which lower sound by 12 decibels without sacrificing its clarity.


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Music Review: Pianist Lang Lang tackles Mozart

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 02:02

This CD cover image released by Sony Classical shows "The Mozart Album" by Lang Lang. (AP Photo/Sony Classical)Lang Lang, "The Mozart Album" (Sony Masterworks)


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Music Review: As usual, Lucinda Williams digs deep

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:04

This CD cover image released by Highway 20 Records shows "Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone," by Lucinda Williams. (AP Photo/Highway 20 Records)Lucinda Williams, "Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone" (Highway 20)


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Florida teens describe death of friend in loud music shooting trial

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:12

Michael Dunn returns to the courtroom during jury deliberations in his murder trial in Jacksonville, FloridaBy Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE Fla. (Reuters) - Three friends of a slain Florida teenager testified on Friday that they did not have a gun and posed no threat when a man opened fire on them in November 2012 because he was upset over loud rap music they were playing at a gas station. Michael Dunn, 47, a white software engineer, is being retried in the racially-charged case for first degree murder in the death of Jordan Davis, a black 17-year-old. Dunn fired 10 rounds at an SUV carrying Davis and his three friends at a Jacksonville gas station. ...


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Valve introduces Steam Music Player with sale on Valve games and their soundtracks

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:41

Valve introduces Steam Music Player with sale on Valve games and their soundtracksValve released the Steam Music Player for all Steam users earlier this week, and the company marked the launch with a sale on six different titles in the Half-Life universe and their original soundtracks. Steam Music, which Valve originally announced this past February, allows people to point Steam to music on their computer and listen to those songs while they're playing games. Valve brought Steam Music out of beta and added the feature for all Steam users with the Sept. 24 update to the Steam client.


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Correction: Music-Latin Grammys story

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:27

FILE - In this May 3, 2014 file photo, Rene Perez, of Puerto Rico's band Calle 13, performs during a concert in Lago Agrio, Ecuador. The band is the top competitor for the Latin Grammys. alle 13 has been Latin Grammy favorites since they broke on the scene with their 2005 self-titled debut. "Multiviral,” the band’s fifth album and first to be released on their own label, will compete for album of the year. The show airs live Nov. 20 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa, File)NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Sept. 24 about the Latin Grammys, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the awards show will air on Telemundo. The 15th annual Latin Grammys will air on Univision.


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Amazon's head of digital music, video to depart

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:02

Amazon signage is seen during Amazon's premiere screening of "Transparent" at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's head of digital music and video is departing the e-commerce company by the end of the year, a company spokeswoman said on Wednesday. It was not immediately clear whether Bill Carr, who is a vice president, is leaving Amazon to take another job. An Amazon spokeswoman said Carr is planning to spend time with family. Carr, 47, has been instrumental in Amazon's push to take on Netflix Inc and Hulu in streaming online video, according to the Wall Street Journal, which initially reported the departure. ...


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Universal Music sues Monster over Beastie Boys music

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:43

Beastie Boys member Horovitz, a.k.a. "Ad-Rock,", exits the Federal Court in New YorkBy Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two Universal Music Group units sued Monster Beverage Corp on Wednesday for using music co-owned by the Beastie Boys in a promotional video, accusing the energy drink maker of copyright infringement. The lawsuit, filed in New York federal court, comes three months after the Beastie Boys obtained a $1.7 million verdict against Monster over copyrights for the same music. The latest lawsuit, filed by Capitol Records and Universal-Polygram International Publishing, seeks at least $1.2 million for the infringement of five Beastie Boys recordings and ...


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Pictures shows aging, bald imprisoned music legend

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 08:31
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two newly released photos of Phil Spector show the toll of age and prison on the once flamboyant music legend.
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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 23:57
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending September 22, 2014:
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Music Monday (9/22): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 07:44

Music Monday (9/29): This Week's New Albums + VideosOur guide to this week's album releases also features streams of upcoming tracks and albums from Christopher Owens, Jessie Ware, Zola Jesus, Lucinda Williams, Electric Youth, and more. Plus, catch up on the week's music news, and watch new music videos from artists like Interpol, SBTRKT, and Ryan Adams. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic


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Violinist Benedetti: Populism to promote music is okay

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 01:04

Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti performs a free concert at the Festival Hall in LondonBy Michael Roddy STAFFORD England (Reuters) - Violinist Nicola Benedetti has a best-selling album in the British pop charts so it comes as no surprise that she approves of a bit of populism to get the message across that classical music can be fun. She does, though, draw the line at marketing herself as the "classical babe" that the British tabloids thought was a good niche for her, when she first exploded onto the British music scene as BBC Young Musician of the Year a decade ago. ...


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