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Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Album Will Release on iTunes

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 12:00
Sources say Tidal's download exclusive for Lemonade will end at 10 p.m. tonight, after which it will become available via iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.
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Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Album To Be Released on iTunes

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 12:00
Sources say Tidal's download exclusive for Lemonade will end at 10 p.m. tonight, after which it will become available via iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.
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'He was family': Music star Prince stayed home in Minnesota

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 08:52

In this May 2, 1990 photo Prince performs a benefit concert for the family of Charles (Big Chick) Huntsberry in Minneapolis. Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday, April 21, 2016 in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57. (David Brewster/Star Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bob Dylan left Minnesota, but Prince never did.


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Prince's Keyboardist and Backup Singer Remembers the Music Icon

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 21:15
ABC News' Joi-Marie McKenzie Interviews Cassandra O'Neal, a backup singer and keyboardist for Prince.
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Prince fused 'black soul' with 'white rock': music experts

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 10:51

Growing up in Minneapolis forced Prince to create a new sound, as the Minnesota city was simply "not on the map" for black music, experts sayPrince created a new sound by fusing black American musical styles with white rock, and deeply influenced the current generation of artists, music experts said. The US music icon was found dead, aged 57, at his studio complex outside his home city of Minneapolis on Thursday. Philip Priestley, who made a 2008 documentary comparing the careers of Prince and Michael Jackson, said that growing up in Minneapolis forced Prince to create a new sound, as the Minnesota city was simply "not on the map" for black music.


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Prince offered a ticket to a forbidden world in his music

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 08:11

This May 1, 1990 photo, Prince performs a benefit in memory of ex-bodyguard Chick Huntsberry in Minneapolis. Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday, April 21, 2016 in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57. (David Brewster/Star Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTNEW YORK (AP) — Prince didn't introduce sexuality to music — unless you think the term rock 'n' roll is about a quarry — but his explicit playfulness and gender-bending winks took the intersection to a new level.


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Prince: the artist who defied the music industry

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 03:25

Prince performs on stage at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris on June 30, 2011Beyond his far-reaching influence on the pop landscape, Prince leaves a lasting legacy as the first star to take on the music industry in a fight for creative -- and financial -- freedom. "Record contracts are just like -- I'm gonna say the word -- slavery," Prince, who died at the age of 57 on Thursday, told US public radio NPR in an interview. It's with Warner that Prince's crossing of swords was most acrimonious, even driving him to renounce his own stage name for several years in the 1990s.


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Why did Prince die? Autopsy performed on music legend

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 02:56

Prince performs during his 'Diamonds and Pearls Tour' at the Earl's Court Arena in LondonBy Piya Sinha-Roy and Jill Serjeant (Reuters) - An autopsy on U.S. music superstar Prince on Friday sought to determine why the innovative performer died, but authorities cautioned it could take weeks before the results are made public. The intensely private musician, whose hits included “Purple Rain” and “When Doves Cry,” was found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis on Thursday at the age of 57, shocking millions of fans around the world and prompting glowing tributes by fellow musicians. The local Carver County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the circumstances of his death, and Sheriff Jim Olson was due to hold a news conference at 3 p.m. (4 p.m. ET, 2000 GMT).


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5 Times Prince Transcended Music

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 02:47
The icon was far more than just a singer.
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Prince and sports: Music in blood, basketball in his heart

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 02:04

"Goodnight Sweet Prince" read the display screens in Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn., Thursday, April 26, 2016, following the announcement of Prince's death. Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday, according to his publicist. He was 57. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince had music in his blood. Basketball was in his heart.


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5 Ways Prince Slammed High Tech in Music

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 01:09

FILE - In this April 7, 1985 file photo, Prince performs at the Orange Bowl during his Purple Rain tour in Miami. Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday, April 21, 2016, in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — His Royal Badness didn't think much of the Internet — or iPhones, for that matter. And his once iconoclastic attitude toward the modern music industry helped inspire other artists to resist technological innovators such as Spotify.


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Autopsy Underway for Music Legend Prince

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 22:26
One day after Prince Rogers Nelson was pronounced dead at the age of 57, an autopsy began this morning at 9 a.m. Central, conducted by the Chief Medical Examiner for Midw
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Where to Listen to Prince's Music

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 21:52
The world lost a musical icon on Thursday, as Prince's death was confirmed at the age of 57.
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Factbox: The life of pop superstar Prince in music and film

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 20:53
Prince's best-selling album was released in 1984 to accompany the semi-autobiographical film of the same name, which starred him as an up-and-coming singer known as "The Kid" trying to make his mark in the Minneapolis music scene. The album of the same name spent a total of 24 straight weeks atop the Billboard chart and ranks as one of the top 40 albums of all time in U.S. sales, with sales of 13 million units, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. In addition to the title track, which reached No. 2 on the U.S. charts, the album spun off other hit singles: "When Doves Cry," which went to No. 1 in the United States, "Let's Go Crazy" and "I Would Die 4 U".
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Sheila E Calls Loss of Music Legend Prince 'Surreal'

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 19:47
Sheila E was Prince's former fiancee and music collaborator.
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Top-selling Prince tracks on iTunes

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 14:48

'Purple Rain'Grieving Prince fans drove the pop icon back to the top of the charts downloading some of his most famous hits following news of his death.


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Stars pay respects to music great Prince

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 13:35

Madonna pays tribute to Prince on TwitterTributes flooded in for Prince Thursday following his death at age 57, as the music world reeled from the sudden loss of one of the most influential pop artists of all time.


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Prince, Haggard, Bowie, White, Frey: Lousy Year for Music

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 13:20

Fans embrace by a makeshift memorial outside Paisley Park, the home of singer Prince, on Thursday, April 21, 2016 in Chanhassen, Minn. The singer died Thursday at the age of 57. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)NEW YORK (AP) — It's only April and already 2016 is a terrible year for music.


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Universal Wins Big Ruling in Copyright Lawsuit Over In-Flight Music

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 12:00
Getting record labels to sign off on licensing is tricky. That's nothing compared to winning a case over the lack of licensing where the target is moving.
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Broadway Pays Tribute to Prince: 'Hamilton,' 'Color Purple' Casts Celebrate Star's Music

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 12:00
The cast of the hit musical 'Hamilton,' as well as Jennifer Hudson and Cynthia Erivo of 'The Color Purple,' paid special musical tributes.
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