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DJ giant Steve Aoki sees spiritual in dance music

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 02:44

Musician Steve AokiAs thousands of young people swayed and sweat under the sun to his beats, Steve Aoki raised his arms in joy and, to show his love, covered a lucky few with cakes he tossed from stage. Electronic dance music, or EDM, has grown exponentially in recent years and become central to major festivals.


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Why 'Back to the Future's' Composer Is Writing New Music for the Film

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 01:30
A concert tour is coming to the Hollywood Bowl.
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Record Giants Win $210M Settlement from SiriusXM Over Pre-1972 Music

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 22:41
A deal announced by the RIAA on Friday provides resolution to one of the key battles in a legally contentious area.
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Record Giants Win $210 Million Settlement from SiriusXM Over Pre-1972 Music

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 22:41
A deal announced by the RIAA on Friday provides resolution to one of the key battles in a legally contentious area.
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Dr. Dre, Elton John and Drake to host radio shows on Apple Music

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 17:48

Singer DrakeThe latest news coming from the launch of the hotly anticipated Apple Music, is that Dr. Dre, Elton John, Drake and Pharrell Williams will be among a gaggle of celebrities to host their own radio shows.


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Record Giants Win $210 Million Settlement With SiriusXM Over Pre-1972 Music

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 12:00
A deal announced by the RIAA on Friday provides resolution to one of the key battles in a legally contentious area.
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New Food-Centric App Wine 'n Dine Hits iTunes and Google Play

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 05:02

New Food-Centric App Wine 'n Dine Hits iTunes and Google PlayHumanity's obsession with food porn is about to hit a whole new level with the addition of a photo-sharing app dedicated to food pics only. Food and Wine reports that the new app, aptly named Wine 'n Dine, allows users to tag the restaurant their featured dish is from, giving followers the opportunity to create lists of their favorites. Now, food lovers are guaranteed a social media platform to keep them focused on their favorite topic all day, every day.


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Taylor Swift to put hit album '1989' on Apple Music

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 01:22

Singer Taylor Swift performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" to promote her new album "1989" in New York(Reuters) - Pop star Taylor Swift said she would put her latest hit album "1989" on Apple Music, days after Apple Inc did an about-face, agreeing to pay artists during a free trial of its new streaming music service. Apple on Monday bowed to pressure from Swift and some independent music groups and labels after its decision of not paying artists created a furor in the music community. "After the events of this week, I've decided to put 1989 on Apple Music ... and happily so," Swift tweeted on Thursday.


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Taylor Swift Agrees to Put Album on Apple Music: "Thank You for Your Change of Heart"

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 00:49
"This is simply the first time it's felt right in my gut to stream my album."
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Taylor Swift will allow Apple Music to stream '1989' album

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 00:16

FILE - In this May 17, 2015 file photo, singer Taylor Swift arrives at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Swift is letting Apple Music stream her “1989” album. It is the only streaming service allowed to do so. The singer tweeted Thursday, June 25, that after Apple decided it would pay artists royalties during the free, three-month trial of Apple Music, Swift "decided to put 1989 on Apple Music...and happily so." (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift is letting Apple Music stream her "1989" album — the only streaming service allowed to do so.


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Taylor Swift Will Stream '1989' On Apple Music

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 00:06
"This is simply the first time it's felt right...to stream my album," she wrote.
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Apple Music radio's first interview: Eminem

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 20:57

Rap Star EminemDJ Zane Lowe will open his act as the new host of Apple Music's 24-hour radio station Beats1 with his first interview subject: Eminem. Lowe took to Instagram to tease the news, posting a photo of himself in the studio with the rapper. Likewise, Pharrell Williams announced plans to release his new single "Freedom" exclusively on Apple Music via a Twitter post this week, with a preview of the track that also serves as the soundtrack to Apple's promo video.


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Marriott, Universal Music form partnership

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 20:24

FILE - In this May 22, 2015 file photo, Singer Jessie J performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" at SummerStage in Central Park in New York. Marriott is getting into the music business. The chain said Thursday, June 25, 2015, it is linking up with Universal Music Group in a partnership in which some of the music conglomerate’s top stars will perform at Marriott hotels, as well as other branding opportunities. The partnership kicks off next week as Jessie J performs at the St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Marriott is getting into the music business, so to speak.


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Pharrell Williams to drop next single exclusively on Apple Music

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 16:29

Pharrell WilliamsPharrell Williams has chosen to share his next single "Freedom" on Apple Music, making it the streaming service's first exclusive release. The single, teased on Pharrell's Twitter page, will be released the same day as the official launch of Apple Music, June 30. The single is also teased on Apple Music's latest promo video.


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Indie music body endorses Apple's new music streaming service

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 02:36

Apple logo is pictured inside the newly opened Omotesando Apple store at a shopping district in Tokyo(Reuters) - Apple Inc's new music streaming service has been endorsed by the Worldwide Independent Network, an association for independent musicians, two days after the company reversed its decision of not paying musicians during a three-month trial. The endorsement follows a Billboard magazine report that independent music rights holders Beggars Group and Merlin Network signed royalty deals with Apple. The iPhone maker flipped its decision on Monday following pop star Taylor Swift's move to hold back her latest hit album "1989" from the streaming service.


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Independents line up behind Apple Music

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 02:31
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Several independent music label groups, including those representing Adele, Arcade Fire and Radiohead, say they can now support Apple Music after Apple reversed a decision not to pay royalties during the 90-day free trial period and adjusted other terms.
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Could Live Music Be Heading to More French Quarter Restaurants? Update: Likely Not!

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 01:14

Could Live Music Be Heading to More French Quarter Restaurants? Update: Likely Not!The city's new comprehensive zoning ordinance, yes the laws that regulate live music in bars and restaurants (among other things), may get a few tweaks in the near future, Richard Webster reports, as councilwoman Nadine Ramsey rolls out her live music wish list at today's City Planning Commission meeting.


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Glastonbury gates open to music revellers

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 00:28

Florence and the Machine headlines Friday's programme at Glastonbury.Glastonbury, one of the world's biggest music festivals, opened its doors to the public on Wednesday, with thousands streaming through the gates to grab the best camping spots. Nearly 135,000 people signed an online petition urging organisers to boot him off the bill.


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Critic's Notebook: In James Horner's Music, Sounds that Stirred the Soul

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 23:30
Horner, who composed the scores for 'Aliens,' 'Braveheart,' 'Apollo 13' and 'Titanic,' combined a showman's dazzle with a sincere romantic streak.
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Music Review: Richard Thompson eases up, 'Still' delivers

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 21:52
Richard Thompson, "Still" (Fantasy Records)
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