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Nevada to tax music events as Vegas becomes festival mecca

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 02:38

FILE - In this Saturday, June 21, 2014 file photo, carnival goers dance to music by Krewella at the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. Organizers of the Electric Daisy Carnival music festival which is winding down its dance party beats at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway June 21, 2015, are among event producers fearing a new tax provision could spell trouble for their festivals’ futures. Nevada lawmakers recently passed a bill that slaps a 9 percent tax on admissions to live entertainment events. (AP Photo/John Locher,File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Northern Nevada has long been known as home to the freewheeling counterculture Burning Man festival in the starkly beautiful Black Rock Desert. In the past five years, Las Vegas, too, has evolved into a festival goers' mecca.


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Jason Derulo tops UK music singles chart for fourth week

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 02:02

Singer Derulo performs during a presentation for the video game "Just Dance" at the Ubisoft E3 conference at the Orpheum theatre in Los AngelesU.S. singer Jason Derulo topped the British music singles chart for a fourth consecutive week on Sunday with his track "Want to Want Me", the Official Charts Company said. It becomes the fourth track this year to spend at least four weeks in the number one spot, after seeing off stiff competition from the week's highest new entry, Deorro and Chris Brown's "Five More Hours" which ended up at number four.


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In open letter, Swift criticizes 'shocking' Apple Music

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 23:18

FILE - In a May 17, 2015 file photo, Taylor Swift poses in the press room with the awards for top Billboard 200 album for “1989”, top female artist, chart achievement, top artist, top Billboard 200 artist, top hot 100 artist, top digital song artist, and top streaming song (video) for “Shake It Off” at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas. In an open letter to Apple, on Sunday, June 21, 2015, Swift criticized the company’s new streaming music service for failing to pay artists for a free three-month trial. Swift said she would withhold her 2014 album “1989” from Apple Music, which launches June 30. (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — In an open letter to Apple, Taylor Swift has criticized the company's new streaming music service for failing to pay artists for a free three-month trial.


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Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd Win Big at Canada's Much Music Video Awards

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 12:00
Drake made a surprise appearance in his hometown to help accept the best hip-hop video prize for P. Reign's "DnF," which he co-directed.
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Taylor Swift Explains Why She Won't Put New Album on Apple Music

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 12:00
She called its planned three-month free trial "shocking, disappointing and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company."
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Apple Music Backs Down: Will Pay Labels During Free Trial

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 12:00
Taylor Swift is hard to ignore.
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Taylor Swift Speaks Out Against Apple: Music Industry Reacts

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 12:00
Jack Antonoff and Christina Perri are among those weighing in.
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Taylor Swift's '1989' will not be offered on Apple Music

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 06:30

Taylor Swift accepts the award for Top Billboard 200 Album for "1989" at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las VegasPop star Taylor Swift will not be making her hit album "1989" available on Apple Inc's upcoming streaming service, the singer's label said Friday. Apple Music, which will launch at the end of June, will offer subscribers a large catalog of songs for a subscription fee of $10 a month, but Swift's "1989," her fifth studio album, will not be offered on any streaming service, her label Big Machine Group said. Representatives for Apple did not respond to requests for comment.


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Art and electro music fuse in Spain's Sonar festival

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 03:34

British electronic music duo "Chemical Brothers" perform during the Sonar Festival in Barcelona on June 18, 2015Video installations and electronica are entrancing the heaving dance floors this weekend in a top Spanish festival fusing music, technology and the visual arts. Barcelona's Sonar festival, which started on Thursday and runs until Saturday, features a premiere of a new album by British electronica duo The Chemical Brothers.


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Brazilian music icons Caetano, Gil back on tour at 72

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 20:52

Brazilian music icons Caetano, Gil back on tour at 72Five decades after galvanizing the Brazilian music scene with the "Tropicalia" movement, Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso are going back on tour, older and wiser but still border-blurring troubadours. Gil, a politically engaged musical ambassador who once served as Brazil's culture minister, and Veloso, a wispy, gender-bending poet with a sublimely mellow voice, have been friends and collaborators since 1963. Caetano and Gil, as they are popularly known, shook the foundations of Brazilian music in the 1960s with Tropicalia, which blended the South American nation's samba and bossa nova sounds with rock-and-roll beats, electric guitars and psychedelic experimentalism.


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Hilary Duff dives back into music with 'Breathe In. Breathe Out'

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 05:58

Hilary Duff poses for a portrait while promoting her new album in New YorkBy Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - After an eight-year absence from the music industry, actress and singer Hilary Duff released her fifth studio album this week, "Breathe In. The former child star who shot to fame as the titular character in the Disney Channel's "Lizzie McGuire" in 2001, has married, had a son and split from hockey player Mike Comrie since the release of "Dignity" in 2007. Despite a lengthy break and starring in the comedy/drama "Younger" on the cable network TV Land, Duff, whose record sales top 15 million worldwide, said she always knew she would go back to making music.


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How Madonna Got Beyonc??, Kanye West and Katy Perry to Be in Her Music Video

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 01:12
Miley Cyrus, Chris Rock and Katy Perry also appear.
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Music Review: Hudson Mohawke's 'Lantern' illuminates nicely

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 23:49

This CD cover image released by Warp Records shows, "Lantern," a release by Hudson Mohawke. (Warp via AP)Hudson Mohawke, "Lantern" (Warp)


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Neil Young on Donald Trump: "I Make My Music for People, Not for Candidates"

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 12:00
Trump used Young's iconic anthem "Rockin' in the Free World" to announce his Republican presidential candidacy without the progressive musician's permission.
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Throwback Thursday: In 2003, Steve Jobs Trashed Digital Music Subscriptions

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 12:00
"I think you could make available the Second Coming in a subscription model, and it might not be successful," Jobs said. Now, Tim Cook's Apple Music subscription service will challenge that idea.
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Muse top US album charts for the first time

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 23:51

"Drones"has become the group's first US number one albumThe UK rock group's seventh LP, "Drones" has flown straight to the top spot on the Billboard 200 Chart. According to Nielsen Music, the album has sold 84,000 copies. On Sunday, the band managed the same feat in its native Britain, going straight into the album charts at number one.


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Muse top US album charts for the first time

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 23:51

"Drones"has become the group's first US number one albumThe UK rock group's seventh LP, "Drones" has flown straight to the top spot on the Billboard 200 Chart. According to Nielsen Music, the album has sold 84,000 copies. On Sunday, the band managed the same feat in its native Britain, going straight into the album charts at number one.


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Eminem joins 'Narc' as musicians lend their talents to TV

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 22:00

Rap star EminemA TV project inspired by the 2002 film "Narc" is in talks to bring on rapper Eminem as an executive producer and music supervisor, making the musician the latest to take on a major behind-the-scenes role on a TV show. Deadline first revealed that Eminem could contribute original songs to the Detroit-set crime thriller "Narc," which would be directed and executive produced by the movie's director, Jay Callahan, who has reportedly written a pilot script.


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Music Review: Third Eye Blind is back with solid 'Dopamine'

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 20:54
Third Eye Blind, "Dopamine" (Mega Collider)
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