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Yanni continues to embrace the unknown with new music, tour

Yahoo! Music News - 4 hours 28 min ago

In this Jan. 28, 2016 photo taken from video, Greek musician Yanni appears during an interview in New York. Yanni, who is currently on tour and has a new album, "Sensuous Chill," will debut a PBS special in March of a recent performance in Egypt at the Great Pyramids of Giza. (AP Photo/Bruce Barton)NEW YORK (AP) — Yanni, who has performed across the globe and whose sound is arguably its own genre of music, says his method is simple: He embraces the unknown.


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Country music returns to Grammys after years away

Yahoo! Music News - 12 hours 45 min ago

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2015 file photo, Phillip Sweet, from left, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook, of Little Big Town, arrive at the 49th annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. The group's megahit, "Girl Crush," earned songwriters Liz Rose, Hillary Lindsey and Lori McKenna Grammy nominations for song of the year. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Country music has not had an album or song nominated in the top three categories at the Grammys since 2011 when Lady Antebellum won big, but the genre is back strong, thanks to Chris Stapleton's overall success and Little Big Town's megahit, "Girl Crush."


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OK Go Debuts New Zero-Gravity Music Video

Yahoo! Music News - 13 hours 25 min ago
The band went to Russia and shot the video in a cosmonaut training plane.
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OK Go Releases New Music Video Filmed in Zero Gravity

Yahoo! Music News - 13 hours 55 min ago
Ok Go filmed the zero-gravity music video for their new single, "Upside Down, Inside Out," at Russia's Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center.
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Music Video Pioneer Stanley Dorfman Recalls Bowie, Sinatra and Lennon

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 13:00
A member of the U.K.'s St. Ives School of art in the 1950s, the 'Top of the Pops' director has a new exhibit of paintings at the Lodge in East Hollywood.
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ESPN Asks Court to Determine the Fair Rate for Licensing Music

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 13:00
The sports network asserts BMI isn't being reasonable.
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Melissa McCarthy Is Adorably Clueless About Kanye West's Music in SNL Promo

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 09:39

Melissa McCarthy Is Adorably Clueless About Kanye West's Music in SNL PromoMelissa McCarthy, who'll host Saturday Night Live f or the fourth time this weekend, is a messy delight in the promo featuring her and Vanessa Bayer having a little girl time while getting their nails done. Kanye West tweets that Bill Cosby is innocent After being slightly taken aback by a color named ... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Saturday Night Live Melissa McCarthy Kanye West Vanessa Bayer This article, Melissa McCarthy Is Adorably Clueless About Kanye West's Music in SNL Promo, originally appeared on TVGuide.com.


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Bartoli, Max Martin win Polar Music Prize

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 00:56

FILE - In this file photo dated March 19, 2015, Swedish music producer Max Martin who is named Wednesday Feb. 10, 2016, winner of Sweden's prestigious Polar Music Prize. Producer and song writer, Martin is named Laureates for the 2016 Polar Music Prize, together with fellow winner opera singer Cecilia Bartoli. (Claudio Bresciani / TT via AP) SWEDEN OUTSTOCKHOLM (AP) — Italian opera singer Cecilia Bartoli who brought back "long-lost music" to listeners and Swedish hit songwriter Max Martin have won the 2016 Polar Music Prize, the prize committee said Wednesday.


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Paris music hall where 89 were killed to reopen this year

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 00:37

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2015 file photo, a policeman walks as people pay respects to victims of the Paris attacks in front of the Bataclan concert hall, in Paris. The owners of the Paris concert hall where 89 people were massacred by Islamic extremists say Wednesday Feb.10, 2016 they are aiming to host music shows again before the end of the year. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, File)PARIS (AP) — The owners of the Paris concert hall where 89 people were massacred by Islamic extremists say they are aiming to host music shows again before the end of the year.


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iHeartRadio Music Awards announces 2016 nominees

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 18:41

US singer Taylor SwiftThe iHeartRadio Music Awards have announed the list of nominees for the third annual ceremony, reports Billboard. Taylor Swift and the Weeknd have both received seven nominations each, with Adele receiving five. Selena Gomez, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith are just some of the other artists up for awards at this year's ceremony.


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With costumes, beads, music, New Orleans marks Fat Tuesday

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 09:21

A parade-goer laughs to celebrate as she watches the the Saint Anne Parade move through New Orleans during Mardi Gras, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. People across New Orleans are marking the culmination of the Mardi Gras season. Floats and marching bands will parade down the city's St. Charles Ave. on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dressed in elaborate costumes, dancing to the beat of brass bands and clamoring for beads from passing floats, thousands of people gathered in the streets of New Orleans to mark the culmination of the famous Mardi Gras celebration Tuesday.


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GRAMMY Live To Bring Fans Music's Biggest Night On Every Screen

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 07:07

GRAMMY Live To Bring Fans Music's Biggest Night On Every ScreenThis article, GRAMMY Live To Bring Fans Music's Biggest Night On Every Screen, originally appeared on CBS.com.If you want a VIP pass for the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards, you're in luck! The Recording Academy and CBS are launching GRAMMY Live at 3e/12p, which will provide multi-platform access to the most buzz-worthy moments from Music's Biggest Night® slated for Monday, Feb. 15 at 8e/5p. "The GRAMMYs was the first award show to offer fans live-streaming companion content," said Evan Greene, Chief Marketing Officer for The Recording Academy.


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The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 02:29
iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending Feb. 7, 2016:
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iHeartRadio Music Awards Announce 2016 Nominees, Performers and New Categories

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 13:00
Of the 31 categories, a whopping 21 of them are new, and many of those are fan-voted.
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Warner Music Pays $14 Million to End 'Happy Birthday' Copyright Lawsuit

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 13:00
The music publisher will also not stand in the way for a judge to declare the song to be in the public domain.
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6 Degrees Of Music Collaboration: Blake Shelton To Dr. Dre

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 11:40

 Blake Shelton To Dr. DreEach year, the GRAMMY Awards honor artists from various genres as they celebrate the year's biggest musical achievements. Take, for example, country crooner Blake Shelton, nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance, and hip-hop legend Dr. Dre, who's in the running for Best Rap Album. 2) Blake Shelton performed "Home" with Usher at a benefit concert.


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Music Monday (2/8): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 06:07

Music Monday (2/8): 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 Beyoncé, Parquet Courts, and Junior Boys, plus brand new streaming music from Future, Missy Elliott, Death Grips, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic


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Street Fighter 5 cinematic trailer has hardcore music and … Evil Ryu?

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 01:15

Street Fighter 5 cinematic trailer has hardcore music and … Evil Ryu?Capcom released a full-length trailer for Street Fighter 5, showing off the fighting game's computer-generated cast to the tune of an appropriately fist-pumping soundtrack. You can watch it above to see more than three minutes of characters like Ryu, Chun-Li and newcomer Rashid get ready for action. Street Fighter veteran Ryu is seen breaking into some intense fits of anger throughout the video.


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Sam Hunt: Playing Super Bowl blends love for music, sports

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 09:16

Performer Sam Hunt poses for a photograph in his trailer after performing at the Super Bowl 50 Tailgate Party Sunday, Feb.7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Grammy-nominated country singer performed at the Super Bowl 50 Tailgate Party and said he loved combining his two favorite worlds, music and sports. (AP Photo/John Carucc)SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — As a kid, Sam Hunt dreamt of playing in the Super Bowl. And he was on the right path as a quarterback for both Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.


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5 Emojis to Best Describe Beyonce's New Music Video 'Formation'

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 01:49
Queen Bey dropped a surprise video ahead of her Super Bowl performance.
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