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China's Tencent, Warner Music partner for music streaming

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 17:09

Dancers perform underneath logo of Tencent at Global Mobile Internet Conference in BeijingBEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese fans of Linkin Park and Jason Mraz will be able to stream licensed music from Tencent Holding Ltd after the internet firm said on Thursday it had signed a distribution deal with Warner Music Group (WMG). In a statement, the two companies said the deal would help music companies and artists by giving consumers better access to licensed music. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. ...


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Music streaming under fire, but soaring

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 11:35

Singer/songwriter Shane McAnally and Kacey Musgraves perform during 'Spotify presents An Intimate Evening With Shane McAnally at the Rosewall', in Nashville, Tennessee, on November 2, 2014Taylor Swift has unleashed a debate on streaming by pulling her music from Spotify, but plenty of others are rushing to join in, rather than trying -- in the singer's words -- to shake it off. Swift, whose album "1989," featuring the dance tune "Shake It Off," stunned the industry by selling more in the first week than any album in 12 years in the United States.


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Rihanna teases new music at Virginia military base

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 09:15

Rihanna holds the pregnant belly of Spc. Ariel Evans during an event promoting her Rogue Man cologne at Ft. Belvoir Exchange on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 in Ft. Belvoir, Va. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Rihanna won't say when she plans to release new music but she is confident about what it sounds like.


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YouTube adds subscription service to music mix

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 08:18

This product image provided by Google shows a new tab devoted exclusively to music on the YouTube website. This option is meant to make it easier for the video site’s 1 billion users to find specific songs and even entire albums, even if they aren’t subscribers. (AP Photo/YouTube)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is remixing the music on its YouTube video site with the addition of ad-free subscription service "Music Key" and a new format designed to make it easier to find millions of songs that can still be played for free.


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We Get It, You Don't Like Popular Music

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:29

We Get It, You Don't Like Popular MusicI hate music snobs that believe their taste in music is the only acceptable kind. We all have those friends who say things like, "They used to be so cool before everyone else starting liking their music." What does that even mean? Those people usually continue sticking their noses in the air by saying, "I only listen to independent artists. I...


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Live Nation, Vice to launch digital music platform

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 04:57
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Concert promoter Live Nation Entertainment and youth media company Vice have formed a joint venture to launch a digital platform that delivers live music, documentaries and other programming to online and mobile audiences, the companies said on Wednesday. The platform will roll out in 2015, a statement from the companies said. Vice Chief Executive Officer Shane Smith said the companies aimed to provide music-related programming that will appeal to young audiences. ...
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MTV's 'Rebel Music' highlights Native Americans

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 04:15

 Native America," debuting on MTV’s Facebook page on Thursday, Nov. 13 ahead of broadcast debuts on Viacom channels MTV2, mtvU, Centric and EPIX. (AP Photo/MTV World)LOS ANGELES (AP) — When MTV's "Rebel Music" debuted last year, the globe-trotting documentary series searched out passionate young artists driving change in hotspots including Egypt and Afghanistan.


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YouTube launches paid music subscription service

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 02:45

People pose with mobile devices in front of projection of Youtube logo in this picture illustration taken in Zenica(Reuters) - Google Inc's YouTube is rolling out the long-awaited paid monthly subscription service called YouTube Music Key. The subscription for the ad-free service will start at $7.99 per month and will allow users to watch videos offline and listen to music while other apps are working. YouTube Music Key will be first available through an invite to its "biggest music fans", who can try out the beta version for six months at no charge, YouTube said in its blog. The fee will also include a subscription to Google Play Music. ...


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A Minute With: Gugu Mbatha-Raw on women in music, facade of fame

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 23:37

Actress Mbatha-Raw poses for a portrait while promoting the upcoming movie "Beyond the Lights" in Los AngelesBy Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After playing a mixed-race slave in this year's period film "Belle," British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw found herself stepping outside of her comfort zone entering the glitz and glamour of the contemporary pop music industry. Mbatha-Raw plays Noni Jean in the film "Beyond the Lights," a glammed-up R&B rising star who bears close resemblance to many real-life ladies in the pop industry with her sex-filled, glamorous public image. ...


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YouTube's music streaming service could launch this year

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 19:47

Singer Taylor Swift has been highly critical of music streaming services in recent weeks.A report in the Financial Times claims that the video-sharing platform has finally made peace with indie music labels.


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Made in America music fest may cost public $170K

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 03:07
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles taxpayers may be on the hook for $170,000 in expenses from the Made in America music festival, which expanded to the West Coast for the first time this summer.
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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 00:53
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending November 10, 2014:
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Music Monday (11/10): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 02:57

Music Monday (11/17): This Week's New Albums + VideosOur guide to this week's album releases also features streams of upcoming tracks and albums from Bryan Ferry, David Bowie, Nicki Minaj, Liars, and more. Plus, catch up on the week's music news, and watch new music videos from artists like Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, and Pink Floyd. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic


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Nicki Minaj Slammed for Glorifying Nazism in Music Video

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 01:54
See stills from the "Only" video to judge for yourself.
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Music Review: Lost Dylan lyrics brought to life

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 01:08

This CD cover image released by Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records shows, "Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes," sung by various artists. (AP Photo/Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records)Various Artists, "Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes" (Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records)


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Music Review: Garth Brooks returns after 13 years

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 00:04

This CD cover image released by Sony Music Nashville shows "Man Against Machine," by Garth Brooks. (AP Photo/Sony Music Nashville)Garth Brooks, "Man Against Machine" (RCA Nashville)


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Music legend Les Paul gets hometown honor

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 02:51

This undated photo provided by the Les Paul Foundation, shows Lester Polfuss, who later became known as Les Paul, at 15-years-old. Les Paul went to a Waukesha school that has been renamed Les Paul Middle School-Central Campus to honor the music icon. (AP Photo/Les Paul Foundation)WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Music legend Les Paul discovered his penchant for guitar at Waukesha Junior High. It's where his teachers recognized his curious nature, answering never-ending questions like how electricity got to light switches or why windows vibrated.


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Wonder mixes politics with music in tour kickoff

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 17:18

FILE - In this June 29, 2014 file photo, US singer Stevie Wonder performs at the Calling festival, in London. Wonder performed Thursday, Nov. 6, at Madison Square Garden in New York. His "Songs in the Key of Life" tour was dedicated to the music from that groundbreaking double album, which included classic hits like "Sir Duke," "I Wish," "As" and "Isn't She Lovely." (Photo by Jim Ross/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Wonder has always blended his musical genius with social activism, and as he launched his new tour, he stayed true to form, advocating gun control, pleading for an end to racism and promoting equality for those with disabilities.


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The Gaslamp's New Two-Story Garage Plays Home to Music, Food & Drinks

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 03:53

The Gaslamp's New Two-Story Garage Plays Home to Music, Food & DrinksA tipster asked us to check into Garage Kitchen + Bar after seeing an opening soon sign posted in the Gaslamp at 655 4th Avenue. Turns out, the new venue is connected to The Shout! House next door, and will share a kitchen with the sing-a-long dueling piano bar.


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Duggars & Bates Families Drop Music Video

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 01:04

The Duggar & Bates' family music video seen on November 7, 2014 -- InstagramThis Duggar & Bates family music video has everything: a ukulele, a bass guitar, an accordion and yodeling!


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