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MTV Video Music Awards criticized for glorifying marijuana

Yahoo! Music News - 4 hours 10 min ago

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2015 file photo, Miley Cyrus passes a lit joint to a photographer in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. Despite commercials preaching to young adults that drugs are bad for you, during the recent MTV Video Music Awards, drugs were just as popular as music. Drugs were mentioned at least six times during the live awards show, hosted by its main pusher, Miley Cyrus. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — An organization that ran anti-cigarette smoking ads during the Video Music Awards has complained to MTV's parent company about the program's multiple references to marijuana and said it sent the wrong message to young viewers.


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Avicii releases two self-directed music videos

Yahoo! Music News - 6 hours 49 sec ago

Swedish DJ and music producer AviciiA week after releasing the double single "Pure Grinding/For a Better Day," the Swedish DJ Tim Bergling aka Avicii has shared videos he directed for both tracks.


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The Chemical Brothers, Take That among acts at Apple Music Festival

Yahoo! Music News - 10 hours 10 min ago

The Chemical Brothers have been added to the Apple Music Festival line-up.Apple used its Beats 1 radio to announce five new acts lined up for the Apple Music Festival running from September 19 to 28.


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Director defends Taylor Swift's music video of whitewashing

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 06:04

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2015 file photo, director Joseph Kahn, left, and Taylor Swift appear on stage as Swift accepts the award for female video of the year for “Blank Space” at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. Kahn, the director of Swift’s new music video is defending the singer after some claimed she whitewashed her video based in Africa. He said in a statement Wednesday, Sept. 2, that the video for “Wildest Dreams” includes black people and was produced by a black woman and edited by a black man. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The director of Taylor Swift's new music video is defending the singer after some claimed she whitewashed her video based in Africa.


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Music-Loving Marthas Announces Its Grand Opening Inside Revolution Hall

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 05:25

Music-Loving Marthas Announces Its Grand Opening Inside Revolution HallFor years, the historic Washington High School building in the Buckman neighborhood lacked an identity, but in April 2015, it became Revolution Hall, a new performance venue with connections to Mississippi Studios and the Aladdin Theater. As of next week, it will also be home to Marthas café and bar, which will hold its grand opening September 7.


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Nicky Jam leads nominees for new Latin American Music Awards

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 03:37

FILE - In this March 1, 2013 file photo, Mexican singer Gloria Trevi performs at the Vina del Mar International Song Festival in Vina del Mar, Chile. Trevi will perform at the first Latin American Music Awards on Oct. 8. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Latin urban singer Nicky Jam leads the nominees for the first Latin American Music Awards with six nominations.


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Romania names conductor Zubin Mehta to head music festival

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 19:59
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Prominent conductor Zubin Mehta has been named as the new honorific chairman of the George Enescu International Music Festival.
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Miley Cyrus, The Weeknd, Beach House and More Music Reviews

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 18:46
The Weeknd, Beach House, Yo La Tengo and others came out with new albums too.
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David Bowie pens music for SpongeBob stage version

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 13:09

British singer David BowieDavid Bowie, known for the intellectual bent of his music, is penning music for what will likely be lighter fare -- a musical based on cartoon character SpongeBob. Chicago's Oriental Theatre announced that the English rock icon and artist is leading an array of top musicians in composing the score for "SpongeBob The Musical" which will premiere there on June 7 next year. Other musicians who will contribute material include The Flaming Lips and They Might Be Giants, two US bands with similarly eclectic interests, as well as 1980s pop superstar Cyndi Lauper, members of hard rock legends Aerosmith and singer-songwriter John Legend.


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"Wildest Dreams" Director Defends Taylor Swift's Music Video Against "Whitewashing" Allegations

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:00
"We collectively decided it would have been historically inaccurate to load the crew with more black actors as the video would have been accused of rewriting history."
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David Bowie pens music for SpongeBob stage version

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 06:08

Since its debut in 1999, the television series has been a massive success for Nickelodeon, the children-oriented US television network owned by ViacomDavid Bowie, known for the intellectual bent of his music, is penning music for what will likely be lighter fare -- a musical based on cartoon character SpongeBob. Chicago's Oriental Theatre announced that the English rock icon and artist is leading an array of top musicians in composing the score for "SpongeBob The Musical" which will premiere there on June 7 next year. Other musicians who will contribute material include The Flaming Lips and They Might Be Giants, two US bands with similarly eclectic interests, as well as 1980s pop superstar Cyndi Lauper, members of hard rock legends Aerosmith and singer-songwriter John Legend.


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The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 01:26
iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending August 31, 2015:
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What's New on Netflix and iTunes for September

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 15:04
It's a new month, which means new titles form Netflix, iTunes and others like HBO NOW.
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Rihanna excited to celebrate 10 years in music industry

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 13:30

Singer Rihanna attends the "RiRi by Rihanna" fragrance launch at Macy's on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in the borough of Brooklyn, N.Y. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna says she's thrilled to have had a decade-long career in music and she plans on celebrating the feat at some point this year.


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Globe Hall Will Bring Barbecue and Live Music to Globeville

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 04:44

Globe Hall Will Bring Barbecue and Live Music to GlobevilleGlobe Hall, brainchild of Texas native Jeff Cornelius, has taken over a space that was most recently home to the Sidewinder Tavern. Part of the coming attraction's new space is a building named St. Jacob's Lodge Hall, which served as a meeting hall to the Slovenian and Croatian communities. Globe Hall will bring a music venue for up to 200 guests in one of two adjoined buildings and a divey bar and Texas barbecue joint in the other, where the nearly 100 guests could be hosted inside with additional patio capacity.


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Canadian music reaching more listeners abroad

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 01:48

Canadian singer Justin BieberCanadian musicians had a record year abroad in 2014, with airplay royalties exceeding Can$55 million (US$42 million), the agency that collects monies on their behalf said Monday.


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Castle Exclusive: Watch Ryan and Esposito's "Definition of Love" Music Video!

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 00:53

 Watch Ryan and Esposito's "Definition of Love" Music Video!This article, Castle Exclusive: Watch Ryan and Esposito's "Definition of Love" Music Video!, originally appeared on TVGuide.com. Although the long wait for Castle's upcoming eighth season is almost over, we've got a special treat to hold you over these last few weeks. One of the special features on Castle's Season 7 DVD set, which hits stores Tuesday is a music video for "Definition of Love," a song Ryan (Seamus Dever) and ... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Castle Seamus Dever Jon Huertas


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Music Monday (8/31): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 00:20

Music Monday (8/31): 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 Destroyer, Zola Jesus, A$AP Rocky, and Taylor Swift, plus brand new streaming music from Miley Cyrus with the Flaming Lips, Lou Barlow, The Arcs, Baroness, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic


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Factbox: Top winners at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 23:43
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, hosted by singer Miley Cyrus, took place on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles, awarding the top achievements in music videos. Below is a list of winners in the top categories of the night. ...
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Why Khloe Kardashian Skipped the MTV Video Music Awards

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 23:07
She also weighs in on her brother-in-law saying he'll run for President in 2020.
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