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Musicians, other celebs react to death of Glenn Frey

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:28

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2013, file photo, musicians Glenn Frey, left, and Don Henley, of the Eagles, perform at Madison Square Garden in New York. Frey, who co-founded the Eagles and with Henley became one of history's most successful songwriting teams with such hits as "Hotel California" and "Life in the Fast Lane," has died at age 67. He died Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Musicians and other celebrities react to the death Monday of Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey:


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2016 Music Preview: 100+ Notable Upcoming Albums

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 17:00

 100+ Notable Upcoming AlbumsGet details on over 100 noteworthy albums expected to arrive in 2016, including releases from Kanye West, Savages, LCD Soundsystem, Radiohead, M83, Underworld, Animal Collective, Sia, Run the Jewels, Weezer, PJ Harvey, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic


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U.S. rapper Ice Cube to reunite N.W.A. for this year's Coachella festival

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 16:41

U.S. rapper Ice Cube to reunite N.W.A. for this year's Coachella festivalU.S. rapper Ice Cube will try to reunite the living members of N.W.A. at this year's Coachella festival according to NME. Ice Cube is set for a solo performance at the festival, which takes place in April later this year, but has now revealed in an interview with U.S. show The Talk that he will also try to bring along with him the surviving members of the band, saying, "I've got some tricks up my sleeves ... I'm gonna try to bring the members of N.W.A. together. Although Dr Dre hasn't performed with the group in years, Ice Cube did reunite with group members DJ Yella and MC Ren last year before the release of the 2015 biographical film Straight Outta Compton, which charts the story of the group.


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Tyler Perry, Rock Music and Jesus in an Orange Jumpsuit: The Passion Is Anything But Traditional

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 08:34

 The Passion Is Anything But Traditional"It's not a traditional musical," said Adam Anders, the mega producer, Glee musical director and executive producer of Fox's The Passion ,which airs live on Palm Sunday. "It's a musical event. There's no category you can put it in." That's putting it mildly. The facts prompt a bit of head-scratching: ... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Trisha Yearwood Prince Royce This article, Tyler Perry, Rock Music and Jesus in an Orange Jumpsuit: The Passion Is Anything But Traditional, originally appeared on TVGuide.com.


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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 23:55
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending Jan. 14, 2016:
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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 23:55
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending Jan. 14, 2016:
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Music tops leisure interests for millennials: study

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 00:49

 studyMusic is the top leisure interest for the millennial generation, with the booming festival industry offering vast untapped opportunities for brands, a study said Thursday. Repucom, which researches sports and entertainment markets, found that 86 percent of millennials said they were interested in music. The excitement level was also more intense, with half of music-inclined millennials "very interested" in it, higher than for other leisure pursuits.


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Bowie music videos break view record after death

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 22:37

David Bowie - 'Lazarus' video screenshotDavid Bowie has broken a record for most views of his music videos in the aftermath of his death, online provider Vevo said Thursday. Vevo, which provides videos licensed by music labels on YouTube and other platforms, said Bowie's videos scored 51 million views on Monday, the day his death was announced. Bowie, who had told few people about his illness, died at age 69 on Sunday after a battle with liver cancer.


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Bowie music videos break view record

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 22:34

British music legend David Bowie had told few people that he had liver cancer and died at age 69David Bowie has broken a record for most views of his music videos in the aftermath of his death, online provider Vevo said Thursday. Vevo, which provides videos licensed by music labels on YouTube and other platforms, said Bowie's videos scored 51 million views on Monday, the day his death was announced. Bowie, who had told few people about his illness, died at age 69 on Sunday after a battle with liver cancer.


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Music tops leisure interests for millennials: study

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 21:36

Researchers at Repucom found Taylor Swift to be the most marketable artist for US millennials, with 96 percent familiar with the pop superstarMusic is the top leisure interest for the millennial generation, with the booming festival industry offering vast untapped opportunities for brands, a study said Thursday. Repucom, which researches sports and entertainment markets, found that 86 percent of millennials said they were interested in music. The excitement level was also more intense, with half of music-inclined millennials "very interested" in it, higher than for other leisure pursuits.


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Univision Appoints Jorge Ferradas as President of New Music Division (Exclusive)

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 13:00
The launch of a dedicated music division would appear to be a major first step in raising the company’s musical profile and taking better advantage of its many platforms to promote music.
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Doppler Labs to personalize Coachella fest

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 03:21

Doppler Labs's Hear Active Listening buds will be at Coachella '16A new breed of wireless earbuds are officially part of the Coachella experience, as festival goers will be able to curate their own soundstage thanks to Doppler Labs' piece of crowdfunded audio tech. Previously only available to Kickstarter, Coachella attendees are to be given the chance to receive Doppler's Here Active Listening System before retail gets hold of them. Emails will go out to Coachella attendees inviting them to purchase the earbuds in advance, while demo tents and even stages optimized for use with the devices will be set up for use at the music festival.


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SoundCloud inks licensing deal with Universal Music

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 00:09
(Reuters) - Universal Music Group (UMG), a unit of French media conglomerate Vivendi SA and SoundCloud signed a deal on Wednesday that will allow the popular audio-streaming firm to continue playing music owned by the record label. As part of the deal, Universal Music will gain access to Berlin-based SoundCloud's promotional tools, analysis and data to help its recording artists and songwriters earn more revenue. Last year, SoundCloud was close to an agreement with Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and Universal Music for licenses to continue playing their songs and avoid potential legal disputes.
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David Bowie's 'China Girl' Says Music Video Changed Her Life

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 16:40

David Bowie's 'China Girl' Says Music Video Changed Her LifeWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — In 1983, New Zealander Geeling Ching was 23 years old and waiting tables at a Sydney cafe when she was chosen to play the lead role in David Bowie's "China Girl."


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Stella McCartney's Pre-Fall Collection Is as Cool as Her Amoeba Music Show

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 13:00
The British designer went for animal prints (faux, of course), cropped bellbottoms and silk dresses cut on the bias.
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The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 05:33
iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending Jan. 10, 2016:
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Natalie Cole Remembered With Mix of Music and Laughter

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 13:34

Natalie Cole Remembered With Mix of Music and LaughterNatalie Cole was remembered as a loyal friend, “the best and bossiest big sister,” and a worthy successor to her famous father’s legacy in a joyous and music-filled funeral highlighting her Baptist faith on Monday. The two-hour, 50-minute service at West Angeles Church of God in Christ was filled with affection for the daughter of crooner Nat King Cole who carved out her own Grammy Award-winning legacy during a 40-year career. “My sister was a warrior in the best sense of the word,” Casey Cole Hooker said.


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Showtime's 'Roadies' Is an Extension of Cameron Crowe's Love for Music

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 13:00
The hourlong comedy, due in the summer, could be considered a modern extension of Crowe's 'Almost Famous.'
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Shock as music icon David Bowie dies at 69

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 11:23

British singer David Bowie created an astonishing array of stage personas, from the sexually ambiguous Ziggy Stardust to the so-called Thin White DukeLegions of fans and musicians voiced shock Monday as David Bowie died at 69 following a secret battle with cancer, in a surprise final chapter for one of the most influential artists of his time. Brian Eno, who worked with Bowie on his legendary Berlin Trilogy of albums, said that Bowie sent him an email a week ago that was typical for its wordplay and invented names. "It ended with this sentence: 'Thank you for our good times, Brian.


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