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YouTube's music streaming service delayed

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 19:12

The launch of YouTube's music streaming service has been delayed.The world's favorite video platform had been expected to enter the music streaming market at the start of the year. However, according to Billboard, it now looks as if the service, which is expected to offer videos rather than simply audio tracks, won't be pumping through a stereo near you until the summer, because it's not good enough yet.


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George Strait wins top entertainer at Country Music Awards

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 17:12

George Strait released his most recent studio album, "Love is Everything," in 2013.Veteran singer George Strait won the Entertainer of the Year award late Sunday at the star-studded Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony in Las Vegas. The event, full of performances by country music's top stars and some surprise cross-genre guest appearances, is an annual show where fans vote for the winners. Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban -- husband of Hollywood A-lister Nicole Kidman -- both won three awards each. Colombian pop diva Shakira made a splash when she sang the hit country tune "Medicine" in a duet with Blake Shelton, her co-star on the popular TV talent show "The Voice."


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Springsteen closes out Final Four music festival

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 12:08

Bruce Springsteen walks onto the stage before performing with the E Street Band during the 2014 NCAA March Madness Music Festival - Capital One JamFest, Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Dallas. (Photo by Matt Strasen/Invision/AP)DALLAS (AP) — Bruce Springsteen took the stage holding basketball on the last day of a three-day music festival in Dallas for the NCAA Final Four.


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Factbox: Winners at the Academy of Country Music awards

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:35
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The Academy of Country Music awards were handed out in a televised ceremony on Sunday in Las Vegas. Following are a list of winners in key categories handed out during the show. ...
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Springsteen closes out NCAA music festival

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 09:23
DALLAS (AP) — Bruce Springsteen has taken the stage on the last day of a three-day music festival in Dallas for the NCAA Final Four Tournament with a basketball in his hand.
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Springsteen to close out NCAA music festival

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 07:29
DALLAS (AP) — Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are closing out the last day of a three-day music festival in Dallas for the NCAA Final Four tournament.
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Singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc tops UK music chart

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 02:07

Aloe Blacc performs at the 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards in Los AngelesU.S. singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc claimed his first solo UK number one on Sunday when his track "The Man" topped the British singles chart, the Official Charts Company said. The track by 35-year-old Blacc, whose real name is Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III, pays homage to the chorus melody of Elton John's first UK top 10 single "Your Song". Blacc made his UK charts debut in 2011 with "I Need Dollar", which peaked at number two, and last summer provided guest vocals for Avicii's chart-topping track "Wake Me Up", the Official Charts Company said.


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Blake Shelton On Pharrell: 'I Love His Music & His Hat'

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 02:11

Pharrell Williams, Blake Shelton -- NBC/Getty ImagesPharrell Williams is coming to "The Voice," Season 7, and he already has big fans among the coaches. "Pharrell [is] very exciting to be working with," Blake Shelton told Access Hollywood's Liz Hernandez on Thursday night. But, Blake couldn't miss getting in a little quip about Pharrell's recent red carpet and award show look. "I love his music and his hat," Blake said.


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U2, Everly Brothers music chosen for U.S. recording registry

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 01:16

 Long Walk to Freedom" at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly HillsMusic by Irish rock group U2, jazz musician Art Blakey and rock-'n-roll singers the Everly Brothers are among 25 sound recordings being added this year to the U.S. Library of Congress' National Recording Registry. The Library of Congress, the nation's oldest federal cultural institution, preserves the best existing version of each recording on the registry. "These recordings represent an important part of America's culture and history," Librarian of Congress James H. Billington said in a statement. "As technology continually changes and formats become obsolete, we must ensure that our nation's aural legacy is protected." The list includes U2's 1987 album "The Joshua Tree," the Everly Brother's 1960 hit "Cathy's Clown," Blakey's "A Night at Birdland" album from 1954, and the original 1979 recording of the musical "Sweeney Todd" by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler.


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Spotify undergoes facelift, adds 'My Music' section

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 20:39

Spotify has taken on a new, darker interface design.Music streaming platform Spotify has taken on a new design, all in black, and added a new feature allowing users to save and organize their favorite content. The music streaming platform has also added a My Music section, designed to make it easier for users to manage their personal music library.


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'Godfather' of house music Frankie Knuckles dead at 59

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 19:37

DJ Frankie Knuckles attends the 2003 Emery Awards at the Capitale in New York City on December 4, 2003Frankie Knuckles, a pioneer of house music who also mixed records for the likes of Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston, has died at the age of 59, news reports said early Tuesday. The death of a man dubbed the "godfather" of Chicago house music was confirmed by his longtime business partner, Frederick Dunson, the Chicago Tribune reported. Dunson said Knuckles died unexpectedly at home. The cause of death for Knuckles, who over the weekend deejayed at the Ministry of Sounds' club in London, was not immediately known.


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House music legend Frankie Knuckles dead at 59

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 05:39
CHICAGO (AP) — Frankie Knuckles, a Grammy-winning Chicago disc jockey known as the "Godfather of House Music" who worked with artists including Michael Jackson and Diana Ross, has died at age 59.
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House music legend Frankie Knuckles dead at 59

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 18:10

Frankie Knuckles' 1991 album "Beyond the Mix"Frankie Knuckles, a pioneer of house music who mixed records for the likes of Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston, has died at the age of 59, news reports said early Tuesday. His death was confirmed by his longtime business partner, Frederick Dunson, the Chicago Tribune reported. Besides developing the sound and culture of house music, Knuckles mixed records for performers like Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and Depeche Mode, the Tribune said.


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New music coming from Michael Jackson estate

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 06:46

FILE - This May 31, 1997 file photo shows U.S. Popstar Michael Jackson performing during his "HIStory Tour Part II" across Germany and Europe at the Weserstadion in Bremen, North Germany. The first posthumous release of Michael Jackson music is on the way. Epic Records and the late pop singer's estate will release "Xscape," an album of material that's been updated by producers including Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, Jerome "Jroc" Harmon and McClain, on May 13. (AP Photo/Joerg Sarbach, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A new posthumous album of previously unreleased Michael Jackson music comes out May 13.


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Miami officials seek to end annual Ultra music fest, cite 'chaos'

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:56
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - The mayor and other Miami officials are calling for the end of the annual Ultra electronic dance music festival after a security guard was trampled and rushed to the hospital with brain injuries when gate-crashers broke through a security fence during the three-day event. "I think we should not have Ultra next year here," Miami mayor Tomas Regalado told the Miami Herald over the weekend. More than 160,000 people attended the festival, now in its 16th year, according to Ultra spokeswoman Alexandra Greenberg. Authorities are also investigating the death of a 21-year-old man who collapsed after attending the Ultra festival on Saturday, according to a Miami police spokesman.
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Australia's '5 Seconds of Summer' debuts in top spot in UK music chart

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 02:07
Boy band "5 Seconds of Summer" shot to the top of Britain's music charts on Sunday with their debut single "She Looks So Perfect", the first time a group from Australia has been number one here for 14 years, the Official Charts Company said. The group, whose average age is 18, came to global attention after posting two cover versions of other people's tracks on YouTube. The Sydney band's success pushed last week's number one - dance track "I Got U", by Duke Dumont and Jax Jones - into second place. The album has sold nearly 73,000 copies in the last seven days, the Official Charts Company said, making it the fastest-selling album of 2014.
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