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Punk-turned-lecturer Iggy Pop: Take money out of music

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 13:05

US singer Iggy Pop looks on during a press conference on May 9, 2012 in ParisNew York (AFP) - Punk godfather Iggy Pop on Monday urged young performers to relax about industry changes and set their financial expectations low, saying that music was never meant to make money.


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Music Monday (10/13): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 03:34

Music Monday (10/20): This Week's New Albums + VideosOur guide to this week's album releases also features streams of upcoming tracks and albums from Thurston Moore, Neil Diamond, Deerhoof, Röyksopp, Run the Jewels, and more. Plus, catch up on the week's music news, and watch new music videos from artists like Neil Young, Pharrell, Caribou, and Childish Gambino. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic


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Rapper Iggy Azalea leads American Music Award nominations

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 02:02

Iggy Azalea performs during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las VegasNEW YORK (Reuters) - Australian rapper Iggy Azalea scored the most American Music Award nominations with six nods, including the coveted artist of the year and favorite single and hip hop album, according to an announcement on Monday. Singers John Legend and Pharrell Williams and pop star Katy Perry were not far behind with five nominations, followed by New Zealand's Lorde with four. English pop star Charli XCX and singer Jason Derulo announced the nominations in five categories on the ABC early news show "Good Morning America. ...


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Review: Music player learns your tastes over time

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:14

This Friday, June 20, 2014 photo shows an Aether Cone music player. Dubbed as a “thinking” music player, the $399 player can stream music from $10-a-month Rdio Unlimited accounts and free podcasts and radio shows through Stitcher. More services will be added in the coming months. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — Some things get better with time: wine, jeans and this "smart" music player I've been using on and off for a few months.


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Venezuela music project helps low-income kids even before birth

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 23:43

A member of "El Sistema" plays on a harp, as part of its "New Members" program, next to a newborn baby at a public maternity hospital in CaracasBy Diego Ore CARACAS (Reuters) - When Adan Bello was born in Caracas, he barely cried. Then the Venezuelan baby's blinking eyes turned towards the calm melody of a duo of harpists playing Brahms' "Cradle Song" in the corner of a public hospital's maternity wing. Minutes later, his mother received a certificate signing Adan up for Venezuela's hugely successful classical music program, known as "El Sistema" (The System). Adan was given a tiny replica violin. The state-run System has since its inception in 1975 trained 2. ...


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Iggy Azalea top nominee at American Music Awards

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 22:00

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, Iggy Azalea performs at the Vevo Certified SuperFanFest Live Concert at the Barker Hangar, in Santa Monica, Calif. Dick Clark productions announced Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, that Australian rapper Azalea is the lead nominee at the American Music Awards, up for six awards at the Nov. 23, event at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. Azalea's nominations include artist, new artist and single of the year for her No. 1 smash "Fancy." (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Australian rapper Iggy Azalea is the lead nominee at the American Music Awards.


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Rapper Iggy Azalea leads American Music Award nominations

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 21:42

Iggy Azalea performs during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las VegasNEW YORK (Reuters) - Australian rapper Iggy Azalea scored the most American Music Award nominations with six nods, including the coveted artist of the year and favorite single and hip hop album, according to an announcement on Monday. Singers John Legend and Pharrell Williams and pop star Katy Perry were not far behind with five nominations, followed by New Zealand's Lorde with four. English pop star Charli XCX and singer Jason Derulo announced the nominations in five categories on the ABC early news show "Good Morning America. ...


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Music producer convicted of investment fraud in NY

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:19
NEW YORK (AP) — A music producer who once worked with stars including Kenny G and Whitney Houston was convicted Friday of ripping off investors in gold and diamonds with a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme.
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Lucinda Williams puts her father's poem to music

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 23:58

FILE - In this April 23, 2014 file photo, Lucinda Williams performs on stage at the 31st Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles. Williams released a new album, "Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone," with 20 songs on two CDs. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Lucinda Williams says that during a recent visit her father, acclaimed poet Miller Williams, calmly told her that Alzheimer's disease had robbed him of his ability to write poetry.


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Lucinda Williams doubles up on the music

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 23:54

This undated image released by Highway 20 Records shows Lucinda Williams. Williams released a new album, "Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone," with 20 songs on two CDs. (AP Photo/Michael Wilson)NEW YORK (AP) — Lucinda Williams had considered releasing a double CD at least once before, but her record company argued against it. Now the veteran singer-songwriter is putting music out on her own label.


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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:30
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending October 6, 2014:
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Don't Miss Chipotle's Free Cultivate Food, Ideas & Music Festival

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 01:00

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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Watch Jimmy Fallon and will.i.am's Music Video for "Ew!"

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:18

 NBCJimmy Fallon combined two of his favorite things — his "Ew!" sketch and music — for the first time on  The Tonight Show. Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Jimmy Fallon Will.I.Am The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon


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Music Monday (10/6): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:07

Music Monday (10/13): This Week's New Albums + VideosOur guide to this week's album releases also features streams of upcoming tracks and albums from Stars, OK GO, Charli XCX, Jessie Ware, and more. Plus, catch up on the week's music news, and watch new music videos from artists like Flying Lotus, Liars, TV on the Radio, tUnE-yArDs, and Weezer. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic


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Better Call Saul's Wacky Music Video Features New Footage and a Catchy Tune

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:10

Better Call Saul's Wacky Music Video Features New Footage and a Catchy TuneWhat should you do if you get caught with a George Foreman Grill down the back of your blue jeans? Or if the FBI finds kids trapped in your creepy van? Or if your husband disappears in the most convenient way? According to this wacky new music video, there's only one option: Call Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk). AMC has released a wacky promotional music video for its upcoming Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul that features country singer Junior Brown listing potential troubles—and, presumably, storylines—that Saul's clients might find themselves in. Co-showrunners Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould wrote the lyrics, with music by Breaking Bad composer Dave Porter. The video also contains new footage from the series, which premieres in February and has already been renewed for a second season. Check it out below: From the looks of things, Better Call Saul is going to be quite fun.


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'Better Call Saul': Junior Brown Performs Music Video (Watch)

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:59

Bob Odenkirk in 'Better Call Saul' -- AMCIf you've ever tossed and turned at night wishing someone would make a music video about "Breaking Bad's" Saul Goodman, you are in so much luck right now!


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Better Call Saul Music Video Reveals New Footage (And a Catchy Song)

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 22:28

 AMCWhat should you do if you get caught with a George Foreman Grill down your pants? What about if kids are found in your creepy van? Or your husband disappears in the most convenient way? According to this new music video, there's only one option: call Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk). Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Peter Gould Bob Odenkirk Vince Gilligan David Porter Better Call Saul


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'All about that Bass' bounces to top of British music chart

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 02:02
LONDON (Reuters) - American singer Meghan Trainor was propelled to the number one spot in the British singles chart on Sunday by a surge in sales and online demand for her upbeat pop track "All about that Bass", the Official Charts Company said. Trainor's song was listened to more than 1 million times online, helping it dethrone "Bang Bang" by pop trio Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande, which charted in second place. Taylor Swift's "Shake it off" held firm in third place, with Sigma's "Changing" and "Blame" by Calvin Harris coming in at numbers four and five respectively. ...
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Bandleader Nati Cano, leading figure in mariachi music, dies at 81

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 04:39

Nati Cano and Jesus Guzman hold their awards after winning Best Regional Mexican Album at the 51st annual Grammy AwardsBy Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Grammy-winning mariachi bandleader Nati Cano, who stirred American audiences with the folk sounds of his native Mexico and played a key role in helping to teach young people how to play the music, has died at age 81, a bandmate said on Saturday. Cano died on Friday at a hospital in Fillmore, California, after a long battle with cancer, said the bandmate, Sergio Alonso. Born in 1933 in a rural town near Guadalajara, Mexico, Natividad "Nati" Cano grew up with the mariachi music his family of day laborers played in their spare time. ...


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