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Radiohead To Record New Music In September

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:20

Radiohead To Record New Music In SeptemberRadiohead made a major announcement after an informal year off. When the summer ends, the band will get back to work, recording and rehearsing new music. Johnny Greenwood spoke to Mary Anne Hobbs on BBC Radio 6 and said, "We're going to start up in September, playing, rehearsing and recording and see how it's sounding." In the past year, Greenwood was busy working with orchestras, Thom Yorke spent his time on Atoms for Peace, Philip Selway began his solo album and Colin Greenwood focused mostly on charity work. As NME points out, Greenwood hinted at this timeline in April, teasing


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Garth Brooks announces country music comeback, digital downloads

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 23:46

Garth Brooks waves while on stage at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas(Reuters) - Country music star Garth Brooks said on Thursday he was coming out of recording retirement and will release new music for the first time in more than a decade. Brooks, who in recent years has been playing concerts in Las Vegas, said at a Nashville news conference he would also make his music available for purchase on his website. The "Friends in Low Places" singer, who has sold more than 130 million albums worldwide, is one of the most successful musicians who does not allow Apple Inc's iTunes music store to sell his songs as downloads.


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iTunes Extras arrive on HD movie downloads

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 22:01

iTunes Extras offers bonus content with HD movie downloads. The service is now available through iTunes and Apple TV.The latest update to iTunes (11.3) adds Extras, or bonus content that comes with HD films on Apple's downloading platform. Extras may be viewed directly through iTunes or on Apple TV and will also be available on iOS 8 starting this fall. Similar to the bonus content provided on DVDs or Blu-rays, iTunes Extras may include behind-the-scenes videos, shorts, HD photo galleries, director's commentary and cut scenes. Extras may be viewed through iTunes or on Apple TV, which has also just been updated.


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Brooks' music coming to digital via his own site

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 21:29

Country music star Garth Brooks speaks at a news conference on Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Brooks, one of the last musicians to refuse put his music on iTunes, said he will make his songs available digitally though his own website. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Garth Brooks is finally embracing digital music, but he's doing it his own way.


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Garth Brooks announces country music comeback, digital downloads

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:09

Garth Brooks waves while on stage at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas(Reuters) - Country music star Garth Brooks said on Thursday he was coming out of recording retirement and will release new music for the first time in more than decade. Brooks, who in recent years has been playing concerts in Las Vegas, said at a Nashville news conference he would also make his music available for purchase on his website. The "Friends in Low Places" singer, who has sold more than 130 million albums worldwide, is one of the most successful musicians who does not allow Apple Inc's iTunes music store to sell his songs as downloads.


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Brooks' music coming to digital via his own site

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 00:54

FILE - This April 6, 2014 file photo shows country singer Garth Brooks at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Brooks, one of the last musicians to refuse put his music on iTunes, will make his songs available digitally though his own website. The country singer made the announcement Thursday, July 10, at a press conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Brooks said in the past he had no animosity with Apple, but disagreed with its approach to selling music. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Garth Brooks, one of the last musicians to refuse put his music on iTunes, will make his songs available digitally on his own website.


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'Alive Inside' Celebrates The Healing Power Of Music

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 00:28

'Alive Inside' Celebrates The Healing Power Of MusicFilmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett had planned to film Dan Cohen, a social worker and founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, for a single day. Cohen had wanted to document his nascent program for elders with dementia who were springing back to life at a Brooklyn nursing home. Rossato-Bennett found himself crafting a story of music and memory around Cohen's objective to bring personalized music to every individual in nursing homes throughout America. He filmed Cohen for three years. ...


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Britney's Just the Beginning: How Auto-Tuning Took Over the Music Industry

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 06:44

 How Auto-Tuning Took Over the Music IndustryHere's a brief and dirty history of the revolution that's transformed music. And by "transformed," we mean "bastardized into oblivion."


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Does Morality Exist in the Music Business?

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:12

Does Morality Exist in the Music Business?From the outside, it can seem formulaic, but from the inside of the industry, behind the closed doors of the ivory towers and backrooms of clubs, there is a reality that seriously hinders my faith in believing a career can be launched without cheating.


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Killer Legends Available on DVD and iTunes

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 05:32

Killer Legends Available on DVD and iTunesGood news for folklore enthusiasts and legend trippers: Killer Legends, a smart, scary documentary I discussed when it was first aired back in February, is now available on DVD and iTunes.


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Killer Legends Available on DVD and iTunes

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 05:32

Killer Legends Available on DVD and iTunesGood news for folklore enthusiasts and legend trippers: Killer Legends, a smart, scary documentary I discussed when it was first aired back in February, is now available on DVD and iTunes.


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Music duo Insane Clown Posse loses gang lawsuit

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 04:35

FBI Asks to Dismiss Insane Clown Posse LawsuitDETROIT (AP) — The federal government can't be blamed for any fallout from a 2011 FBI report that put a gang tag on fans of the music group Insane Clown Posse, a judge said.


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The Most Idealized Sentiments From Taylor Swift's Love Story Op-Ed About The Music Industry

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 21:44

The Most Idealized Sentiments From Taylor Swift's Love Story Op-Ed About The Music IndustryOnce upon a time, for no discernible reason, Taylor Swift wrote an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal about the future of music. In it, she tells the story of two lovers: the music and the fans, who live in a land far, far away, where only "arrows through the heart" (and hard work!) can bring them together. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, she managed to forget that her genius songwriting and hard work have also been met with commercial success that can easily fund the "nice garden" she'd like to tend while sitting back and growing old. Also, several


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