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In Tech: Comcast games, Microsoft music, HBO online

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 04:16

This product image provided by Comcast shows game action from Electronic Arts' "Real Racing 2" and an Xfinity Games tablet controller. The Xfinity Games powered by EA service is available to subscribers with the X1 set-top box. Gamers can play alone or with other people sitting in the room, using smartphones or tablets as controllers. (Comcast via AP)Comcast is adding another hook to try to keep customers in front of the TV: video games in its set-top boxes.


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Kennedy Center Honors spotlight 70s film, music stars

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:03

Filmmaking legend George Lucas poses with characters from the Star Wars films at the opening of Disney's Lucasfilms' new animation production facility, the Sandcrawler, in Singapore on January 16, 2014The Kennedy Center, celebrating the decade that taste supposedly forgot, is presenting three giants of 1970s pop culture with the 2015 edition of its highly coveted honors. "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, singer-songwriter Carole King and 1970s supergroup The Eagles top the list of this year's inductees, announced Wednesday by the nation's premier venue for the performing arts. Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa and actresses Rita Moreno and Cicely Tyson will also be presented with Kennedy Center Honors by President Barack Obama at the White House on December 6 ahead of an evening gala to be recorded for telecast on December 29.


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Neil Young pulls his music from streaming services

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 17:00

Canadian guitarist Neil YoungThe Canadian singer-songwriter is pulling his music from subscription-based librairies, claiming poor sound quality. Just a few days after fellow musician Prince decided to remove his music from streaming services, Neil Young has decided to take the same steps, based on his poor opinion of the current audio quality. In a post on his Facebook page, Young explains "Streaming is the worst audio in history.... All my music, my life's work, is what I am preserving the way I want it to be.


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Review: Apple Music has everything, perhaps too much

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 16:36

This combination of product images provided by Apple Inc. shows, from left, the "For You" section, the "Radio" section, and the "Connect" sections of the Apple Music app, displayed on an iPhone 6. Apple’s new music service is a valiant effort to catch up in the emerging business of offering unlimited music on demand for a monthly price. It does so while acknowledging the legacy of iTunes, the world’s most popular store for buying individual songs to own. (Apple Inc. via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apple's new music service is a valiant effort to catch up in the emerging business of offering unlimited music on demand for a monthly price. It does so while acknowledging the legacy of iTunes, the world's most popular store for buying individual songs to own.


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Where to Eat at the 2015 Pitchfork Music Festival

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 05:10

Where to Eat at the 2015 Pitchfork Music FestivalWest Loop Salumi, The Chicago Diner, Porkchop, Black Dog Gelato and more will be on hand. The tenth annual Pitchfork Music Festival is hitting Chicago's Union Park this weekend and, in addition to the musical talent on display, there will also be plenty of standout food options.


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Music Review: Alan Jackson delivers on 'Angels and Alcohol'

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 04:15

This CD cover image released by ACR Records shows "Angels and Alcohol," the latest release by Alan Jackson. (ACR Records via AP)Alan Jackson, "Angels and Alcohol" (ACR/EMI Nashville)


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Home for retired musicians raises funds to buy Verdi letters

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 23:43

A retired musician sits on a wheelchair in a room equipped with a piano and objects belonged to the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi, at the Casa Verdi, in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. A home for retired musicians created by composer in Giuseppe Verdi has secured of a cache of intimate, joking and sometimes off-color correspondence with an Italian count for the bargain price of 120,000 euros ($132,000). (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)MILAN (AP) — A home for retired musicians created by composer Giuseppe Verdi secured a cache of his joking and sometimes off-color correspondence with an Italian count for the bargain price of 120,000 euros ($132,000), officials said Wednesday.


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UPDATE: 'The Country' Bar and Music Venue Opening Next to Centennial Park

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 22:34

 'The Country' Bar and Music Venue Opening Next to Centennial ParkPOST UPDATE: General manager Faith Shealy contacted Eater with a few additional details, including that The Country is under the same ownership as Jed's Sports Bar and Grille. Located at 110 28th Avenue North near Centennial Park and next to Jed's Sports Bar and Grille, the new project, according to their website, is slated to open this month, with hiring currently underway.


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How well does 50 Cent know his own music facts?

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 06:27

How well does 50 Cent know his own music facts?Today the ladies of The Talk challenged 50 Cent to a game of Guess Which or Die Tryin', in which the rapper was questioned about pairs of images. See the hilarious GIFs!


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Joan Sebastian, Mexican Music Superstar, Dies at 64

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 04:47
The writer of achingly beautiful songs died after a long battle with cancer.
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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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