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The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 03:42
iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending July 13, 2015:
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Music Monday (7/13): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 02:34

Music Monday (7/20): This Week's New Albums + VideosOur guide to this week's (and last week's) album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like U2, The Libertines, Miguel, and Julia Holter, plus brand new streaming music from Tame Impala, Ratatat, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic


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Dance the night away to music made with a Game Boy

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 01:11
By Rollo Ross LONDON (Reuters) - In a central London bar, Niamh Houston, aka Chipzel, is using a handheld Game Boy device to generate pulsating electronic sounds as the crowd around her dances, arms pumping in the air. Chiptune, also called chip or 8-bit music, is created by using the sound chips of old video game consoles, such as the Nintendo Game Boy, which was popular in the 1990s. "Chip music is music composed on old computer hardware or retro consoles, (such as) the Atari systems, the Commodores or Game Boys," Houston said.
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'Fantastic Four' director announces Run The Jewels' El-P composed music for film

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 21:38

"Fantastic Four" is due out August 7 in the US.Less than one month before Marvel's "Fantastic Four" is due in theaters, director Josh Trank has let the cat out of the bag on one of the composers used in the film's musical score. The director revealed that Run The Jewels' El-P composed the songs used in the end credits, according to Entertainment Weekly.


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Jazz exhibit opens with 'music you can see' in Chicago

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 21:03

"Native Son" by Terry Adkins at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago on July 10, 2015Experimental jazz collides with avant-garde visual pieces in a vibrant exhibit which opened Saturday at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. The Freedom Principle, as the exhibit is called, also includes a series of concerts that will culminate in a 25-hour marathon performance when it closes in November. It combines works by progressive black artists of the 1960s -- who were influenced by the creative collaboration and improvisation of experimental music -- with pieces by contemporary artists from around the world.


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Apple creating its own music videos for top stars

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 20:13

British singer-songwriter M.I.A.Apple is reportedly creating its own music videos for top artists on its recently launched streaming service.


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Behind the Music of 'Minions'

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 12:00
Composer Heitor Pereira, a former member of the band Simply Red, talks to THR about how the bright, whimsical score came to be.
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Music council honors Kristofferson, Pride, Lauderdale

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 02:02
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The National Music Council is honoring the life-long musical contributions of Kris Kristofferson, Charley Pride and Jim Lauderdale.
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FTC exploring Apple rules for streaming music rivals in App Store

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 11:15

The Apple logo is seen at the flagship Apple retail store in San FranciscoBy Diane Bartz and Julia Love WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. government antitrust regulators are looking into claims about whether Apple's treatment of rival streaming music apps is illegal under antitrust law, according to three industry sources. Apple recently launched a new music streaming service, Apple Music. It also provides the App Store platform for competing streaming services including Jango, Spotify, Rhapsody and others.


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Music industry begins global Friday release of new albums

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 06:35

A woman listens to a music CD in a shop in Hong Kong on June 17, 2012Big record stores, streaming services and hit charts adjusted longtime practices as the music industry Friday began a coordinated global release for new albums. For the first time most new albums will be released in all formats on Fridays everywhere in the world, ending regional divergences that industry players found increasingly anachronistic in the age of instant digital music. The IFPI, the industry's global body, is championing "New Music Fridays" both to curb piracy and to stimulate sales as shoppers start their weekends.


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The year's best rhythm-based roguelike is coming to PS4 and Vita with remixed music

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 05:30

The year's best rhythm-based roguelike is coming to PS4 and Vita with remixed musicCrypt of the NecroDancer, the roguelike that you play like a rhythm game, is on its way to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, developer Brace Yourself Games announced today.


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Ant-Man fights dance music itself in ridiculous new clip

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 03:30

Ant-Man fights dance music itself in ridiculous new clipAnt-Man often seems to be more of a comedy than a straight-up action film, and the latest clip direct from Marvel drives home that idea, as the titular hero has to survive both a dance club and the vacuum cleaner.


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Rockers Gang of Four to lead Chinese music fest in US

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 16:52

Ariel Pink will perform at the Modern Sky Festival.Post-punk band Gang of Four and the eclectic singer Ariel Pink will play at the second US edition of China's expanding Modern Sky Festival. Gang of Four, a veteran British group, takes its name ironically from the clique of powerful hardliners during China's Cultural Revolution, although the name's connection to the communist nation appeared to be coincidental for the festival. The Beijing festival, which started in 2007 and has rapidly grown amid a boom in live music in China, will for the second year put on a version in New York's Central Park, on October 4.


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Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival: Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj to Perform at Inaugural Event

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 12:00
The Weeknd, Skrillex and Lil Wayne also are among those headed to Jones Beach.
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Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival: Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj on Lineup for Inaugural Event

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 12:00
The Weeknd, Skrillex and Lil Wayne also are among those headed to Jones Beach.
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Global record industry makes Friday new music release day

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 08:43
By Marie-Louise Gumuchian LONDON (Reuters) - Singles and albums will be released on Fridays from now on, harmonizing when fans around the world can purchase new music. In a borderless business that has grown increasingly digital as artists promote their music on social media platforms, singers, record labels and retailers are aligning distribution, with July 10 marking "New Music Fridays." Music release days have varied across countries - Mondays in Britain and France, Tuesdays in North America, Wednesdays in Japan and Fridays in Australia, Germany and Ireland, according to music trade body British Phonographic Industry (BPI). "It makes sense to consider the time of the week when interest in entertainment, digital activity and physical footfall is building towards its peak." The move is also aimed at fighting music piracy.
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Country music acts quietly abandon Confederate flag

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 06:41

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2009 file photo, John Rich of the musical group, Big & Rich, performs at a rally for 23rd Congressional District candidate, Doug Hoffman, in Watertown, N.Y. Mainstream country music has been quietly distancing itself from the Confederate flag for years, but as the debate reignites following a massacre at a black church in South Carolina on June 17, country artists still struggle to articulate their feelings about the flag’s history and symbolism. Rich told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that he agreed with South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s call to remove the Confederate flag from the state capitol. (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Confederate flag was once a familiar symbol in country music, representing the rural South and the renegade spirit of artists such as David Allan Coe and Hank Williams Jr.


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Willie Nelson to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Music

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 02:12

Willie NelsonThe equal parts iconic and prolific country music star has been officially named by the US Library of Congress as the next recipient of its lifetime achievement award. Nelson will officially receive the award in Washington DC in November and a series of events are being palnned to honour the man and his work i the coming months. "Willie Nelson is a musical explorer, redrawing the boundaries of country music throughout his career," said Librarian of Congress James Billington.


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SF Street Food Festival Announces More Chefs, Music and Awesomeness for 2015

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 02:00

SF Street Food Festival Announces More Chefs, Music and Awesomeness for 2015The festival will hit the ground running for two days, August 15-16.


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