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Lollapalooza: MS MR Talk Onstage Style for the Music Fest

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:00
Before Lizzy Plapinger and Max Hershenow perform live on Friday, we caught up with the duo at a private Airbnb-hosted event to find out what they plan to rock onstage.
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John Legend to handle music for slave drama 'Underground'

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 10:04

FILE - In this May 13, 2015 file photo, John Legend arrives for the opening ceremony and the screening of the film "La Tete Haute" (Standing Tall), at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Legend is bringing his talents to a TV drama about Southern slaves fighting for freedom. WGN America said Wednesday, July 29, 2015, that Legend and his production company will be in charge of the score and soundtrack for "Underground." (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — John Legend is bringing his talents to a TV drama about Southern slaves fighting for freedom.


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Lollapalooza expands international reach to Colombia

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 04:03

Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction performs during the Lollapalooza music festival at Grant Park on August 9, 2009 in ChicagoLollapalooza, one of the defining US festivals for alternative rock, announced Wednesday an expansion to Colombia as organizers pointed to the country's vibrant cultural life. The Bogota edition, which will debut in October 2016, marks the fourth Latin American Lollapalooza with festivals already taking place annually in Argentina, Brazil and Chile. "We have had the ambition to bring Lollapalooza to Colombia for some time now, and have found partners who are true professionals and share our passion for the music," said Lollapalooza's founder, Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell.


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John Legend to Oversee Music, Exec Produce WGN America's 'Underground'

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 03:46
Legend's Get Lifted banner has boarded the Sony Pictures Television drama and will also executive produce.
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18 Great Places to Eat and Drink Near Lollapalooza

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 23:30

18 Great Places to Eat and Drink Near LollapaloozaIf you're one of the 200,000 people or so that are heading to Lollapalooza, Chicago's largest annual music festival/mob scene in Grant Park this weekend, you'll have plenty of standout food options at Chow Town inside the festival grounds. But before, during, and after the festival every day it can get dicey, especially when you're among the hordes of people navigating the immediate Loop vicinity that are looking for somewhere to go upon leaving.


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Keith Richards, Roger Waters, Frank Zappa: music docs on the way

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:18

Keith Richards of The Rolling StonesIt seems to be the year of the music documentary, and the trend shows no signs of slowing. Rogers Waters recently revealed the trailer for his upcoming film, a movie about Frank Zappa has been announced, and now Keith Richards is to feature in a documentary coming to Netflix in September. The documentary about the Rolling Stones guitarist is to release September 18 on Netflix.


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Julie Gilbert-Cahill, Radio Promotion Director and Music Manager, Dies at 58

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:00
She worked with such acts as Jimmy Buffett, Fleetwood Mac, Linda Ronstadt and Joni Mitchell.
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John Legend Set as Music Supervisor on WGN America's 'Underground'

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:00
Legend's Get Lifted banner has boarded the Sony Pictures Television drama and will also executive produce.
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Music icons to fight corporate power at Farm Aid 30

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 03:35

Willie Nelson watches a preformance at Farm Aid 25 on October 2, 2010 in Milwaukee, WisconsinMusic icons including Willie Nelson and Neil Young will campaign against the power of agricultural companies and the rise of genetically modified food at the 30th anniversary of Farm Aid. The musicians on Tuesday announced that the latest incarnation of Farm Aid, launched in 1985 to support struggling US farmers, would take place on September 19 in Chicago on Lake Michigan. The 30th anniversary show will include the three stars who put together the original benefit concert -- 82-year-old country legend Willie Nelson, folk rocker and activist Neil Young and heartland rocker John Mellencamp.


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The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 01:04
iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending July 27, 2015:
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Miranda Lambert scholarship to help female musicians

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:15
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Miranda Lambert wants more women to have the kind of success she's had, so she founded a new scholarship at Belmont University.
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Amazon music streaming comes to UK

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 18:54

Amazon Prime MusicAmazon is expanding its online music streaming service to Prime members in the UK.


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SiriusXM Raises Subscriber Guidance, Touts Music Industry Relationships

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:00
The satellite radio giant, which recently aired Grateful Dead concerts, added 692,000 subs in the second quarter, up 46 percent from the year-ago period.
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BMG, BroadbandTV Launch Joint Venture to Promote Music Artists on YouTube

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:00
The Bertelsmann music division, led by Hartwig Masuch, will pact to launch Windfall to turn music talent into media stars.
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Music Monday (7/27): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 05:21

Music Monday (7/27): 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 Disclosure, Kurt Vile, and Belle & Sebastian, plus brand new streaming music from Teenage Time Killers, Albert Hammond Jr., Jamie Lidell, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic


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Words gain ground at Britain's summer music festivals

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 18:24
By Jan Harvey MALMESBURY, England (Reuters) - Poetry is the latest crowd draw at Britain's music festivals, once havens of rebellious rock but now as settled in the nation's summer calendar as Wimbledon and Royal Ascot horse racing. The Hip Yak Poetry Shack, in a woodland corner of the world music WOMAD festival, pulled in the punters this weekend with Jonny Fluffypunk -- a self-styled "stand-up poet, give-up guitarist, sustainable nihilist" -- and gritty urban bard Dizraeli. The stage was set up by stand-up poet and comedian Liv Torc, one of the 15 performers appearing this year.
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Minecraft's 'Greek Mythology Mashup' offers 39 more skins, music

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 02:17

Minecraft's 'Greek Mythology Mashup' offers 39 more skins, musicMinecraft's latest batch of downloadable content for its Xbox One and Xbox 360 editions brings 39 new skins, all themed to characters and figures from Greek mythology. The Greel Mythology Mashup Pack is $3.99 and also offers a custom texture set and new UI along with the skins. An orchestral soundtrack composed by Gareth Coker is included as well.


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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 04:59
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending July 23, 2015:
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Rhapsody adds 1 million subscribers as music streaming starts to come of age

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 18:46

Rhapsody adds 1 million subscribers as music streaming starts to come of ageMusic streaming service Rhapsody, also known as Napster in some territories, is celebrating a rather impressive milestone. It now boasts 3 million subscribers. Rhapsody has been going for 11 years, making it the oldest recognized service in the market.


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Music Review: Watkins duo gives everyone a turn at the mike

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 04:36

This image released by Family Hour Records shows the self titled album for the Watkins Family Hour. (Family Hour Records via AP)Watkins Family Hour, "Watkins Family Hour" (Family Hour Records)


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