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Coachella 2015: Hair Inspiration via Kate Bosworth for Weekend Two

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:00
The actress' supercool center-part cornrow braid was done by celeb stylist Bridget Brager, who breaks down the look.
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'Empire's' Jussie Smollett Says He's Working on 'Personal Music'

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 01:40
Not only has Smollett shined as an actor, but he's also proven he's a No. 1 singer, as the soundtrack for the show debuted in the top spot.
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Royal Opera's Pappano says 'mathematician conductors' fail music

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 00:59
By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - The Royal Opera's music director Antonio Pappano said modern composers were ill-served by "mathematician conductors" who fail to find emotion in the music. The comments appeared to be a pre-emptive defense for a new work by Austria's Georg Friedrich Haas that is part of the 2015-16 program that the opera house announced on Wednesday.
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Music Review: Halestorm delivers tight, yet very basic rock

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 23:47

This CD cover image released by Atlantic Records shows "Into the Wild Life," by Halestorm. (AP Photo/Atlantic Records)Halestorm, "Into the Wild Life" (Atlantic)


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Duff admits to playing catch up in fast-paced music biz

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 21:45

FILE - In this March 30, 2015 file photo, actress and singer Hilary Duff poses for a portrait in New York. Duff stars in the new comedy series "Younger" and released a new single, a dance track called "Sparks." (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Though Hilary Duff is 27, when it comes to the music industry, she's first to admit she's trying to make up for lost time in the seven years since she last released an album.


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Appeals Court Agrees to Review SiriusXM's Challenge Over Pre-1972 Music

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:00
The 2nd Circuit will take up the issue of whether New York protects the public performance of older songs — and whether that violates the U.S. Constitution.
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Appeals Court Agrees to Review Sirius XM's Challenge Over Pre-1972 Music

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:00
The 2nd Circuit will take up the issue of whether New York protects the public performance of older songs — and whether that violates the U.S. Constitution.
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ABC Family Plots Big Scripted Music Push as Focus Shifts to "Becomers"

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 05:00
The younger-skewing cable network will double its original programming over the next four years as part of its year-round plan, with a scripted music drama from Christina Aguilera and a comedy from Irving Azoff in the works.
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Billboard Music Awards 2015: Sam Smith, Nick Jonas, Hozier to Perform

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 02:55
The ceremony airs live Sunday, May 17, on ABC.
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Industry: Digital music sales match physical for 1st time

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 02:48
LONDON (AP) — Revenue from digital music matched that from physical albums and discs for the first time in 2014, a global industry body said Tuesday.
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First lady: Gospel 'fuels my love' of music in general

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 02:01

FILE - In this March 11, 2015, file photo, first lady Michelle Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Michelle Obama says gospel music is a "ray of hope" that fueled her love of music in general. "It's what helps connect us to God, to that higher power," the first lady said Tuesday at a White House-arranged gospel music workshop for students from around the country. "For so many, when times have darkened, when there's struggle, gospel music is that ray of hope and it gives you that strength." (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama says gospel music is a "ray of hope" that fueled her love of music in general.


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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 01:54
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending April 13, 2015:
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For first time, digital music matches physical sales

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 01:49

For the first time, digital and physical music sales were roughly even with each representing 46 percent of revenue for the industry, with rights for performances, films and advertisements making up the restFueled by the popularity of streaming, digital music has matched and will likely soon surpass physical formats in the money it generates, a global industry group said Tuesday. The IFPI, the London-based body for the recording business, described the boom in streaming services as good news for the industry even though overall revenue still slipped in 2014. For the first time, digital and physical music sales were roughly even with each representing 46 percent of revenue for the industry, with rights for performances, films and advertisements making up the rest. "I think we will be looking in the next couple of years at digital surpassing physical," said Frances Moore, chief executive of the IFPI, which stands for the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.


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Streaming, digital music revenues matched CDs for first time last year

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 23:24
By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - Digital delivery of music caught up with physical formats like CDs as a money stream for the first time last year, the trade association IFPI said on Tuesday. Piracy and free Internet sites remain a huge problem for an industry still reeling from the impact of turning music into digital form, which encouraged copying, bootlegs and free music sites, and led to a collapse in sales from $40 billion in 1999. IFPI, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, said in an annual report, that while revenues were down 0.4 percent in 2014 from the previous year, digital formats, including streaming and downloads, had finally caught up with physical formats, with each accounting for about 46 percent of the market. "We have overall a positive picture, with the biggest market, the U.S., growing and the third biggest market in the world, Germany, growing as well," Edgar Berger, chairman and CEO international of Sony Music Entertainment, said at a news conference.
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Digital music report reflects a change in how we listen

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 21:56

Digital music purchases are now nearly equal to tangible music sales, according to a new report.On a global scale, digital music purchases are now on par with purchases of CDs and other tangible music items, according to The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI)'s digital music report, released on Tuesday. Overall, industry revenues have dropped by 0.4 percent to $14.97 billion dollars in 2014, however, digital music revenues rose 6.9 percent to $6.9 billion, which represents 46 percent of global music sales, according to the report.


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Baidu invests in Israeli music technology start-up Tonara

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 17:51
Music education technology company Tonara said on Tuesday it raised $5 million in a funding round led by China's dominant search engine Baidu and Israel's Carmel Ventures. Baidu's investment and partnership will accelerate Tonara's growth, particularly in China, the world's largest music education market, the Israeli company said. In December, Baidu made its first direct investment in an Israeli start-up when it invested $3 million in video capture firm Pixellot.
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Universal Music Agrees to Pay $11.5 Million to Settle Digital Royalties Class Action

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:00
A settlement submitted to a judge for approval would also give UMG artists a higher royalty rate going forward.
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Justin Bieber Kicked Out of Coachella

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 09:31

Justin Bieber Kicked Out of CoachellaJustin Bieber has found himself in more trouble after an incident that saw him kicked out of Coachella Sunday night. According to TMZ, Bieber and his entourage walked into the artist's entrance where Drake was performing when security stopped the group and told them that the area was at capacity. ... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Justin Bieber


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Music Monday (4/13): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:43

Music Monday (4/13): This Week's New Albums + VideosOur guide to this week's album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like Florence + The Machine, Panda Bear, and Todd Terje, plus brand new streaming music from the likes of Built to Spill, Alabama Shakes, Tyler, the Creator, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic


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