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Taylor Swift calls fan with cancer to discuss music, tour

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 01:29

Emily Beazley is photographed after she and her sister Olivia are made honorary police officers at the Public Safety Building, Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in Chicago. The family of Emily Beazley, who has cancer , says entertainer Taylor Swift called her to talk about music, touring and her disease. Ed Beazley said Swift chatted with his daughter, Emily, for about 10 minutes Wednesday night. Emily has non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Friends and family have been appealing to Swift through social media to call Emily, including a video with about 200 children singing and dancing to Swift songs. (Brian Jackson/Chicago Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT CHICAGO TRIBUNE; CHICAGO SUN-TIMES OUT; DAILY HERALD OUT; NORTHWEST HERALD OUT; THE HERALD-NEWS OUT; DAILY CHRONICLE OUT; THE TIMES OF NORTHWEST INDIANA OUT; TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALESCHICAGO (AP) — The family of a 12-year-old Chicago girl with cancer says Taylor Swift called her to talk about music, touring and the disease.


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Songlines world music awards honor Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:23

File photo of Nigerian singer Tony Allen performing at the Mawazine Festival in RabatBy Angus MacSwan LONDON (Reuters) - Nigerian artists spanning five decades of music-making took honors in Songlines magazine's 2015 awards, with Afrobeat pioneer and drummer Tony Allen winning Best Artist and Ibibio Sound Machine picked as Best Newcomers. The Malian father and son duo of Toumani Sidiki Diabate were named Best Group for their work highlighting the griot (story teller) tradition in the awards, announced on Thursday. The Kronos Quartet, usually associated with classical music, took the Cross-Cultural Collaboration award for an album embracing the music of countries ranging from Syria to China. Allen, 74, was nominated for his "Film of Life" album but the award was as much a recognition of his lifetime achievements, Songlines editor-in-chief Simon Broughton said.


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Jazz musicians gather in Paris for International Jazz Day

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 17:02
PARIS (AP) — World musicians have gathered in Paris for International Jazz Day, to celebrate the city's place in jazz history and bring people together in a capital still tense after January's terrorist attacks.
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Instagram, favorite of artists, debuts music channel

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 23:04

The Instagram account @Music will each week highlight an up-and-coming artist or offer a behind-the-scenes look at a more established musicianInstagram, which has quickly become a favorite social media platform for stars, on Wednesday launched a channel dedicated to music. The account @Music -- a first-of-a-kind dedicated content channel run by Instagram -- will each week highlight an up-and-coming artist or offer a behind-the-scenes look at a more established musician. The new account will be "dedicated to exploring music around the globe, from those who create it to the community around it," Instagram co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom wrote in a blog post. Fellow social media giant Twitter has meanwhile struggled to find a strategy for music that brings in revenue.


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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 02:30
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending April 27, 2015:
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The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 02:10
iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending April 27, 2015:
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Live Nation buys stake in Bonnaroo music festival

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 00:26

FILE - In this June 13, 2014 file photo, festival-goers enter through the arch during Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. Concert promoter and ticket seller Live Nation on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 said that it bought a controlling stake in the annual music festival. (AP Photo/The Knoxville News Sentinel, Adam Lau, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Concert promoter and ticket seller Live Nation said Tuesday that it bought a controlling stake in annual music festival Bonnaroo.


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New Movies, TV on iTunes in May: 'Fifty Shades,' 'The DUFF,' 'Ray Donovan' Season 2 and More

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 12:00
New films starring Kristen Wiig, Elizabeth Banks and Michael Fassbender will also be available the same day they hit theaters.
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Musicians sue US film studios for outsourcing

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 08:45

Actor Chris Pine and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announce the film 'Interstellar'/Hans Zimmer as a nominee for Best Music Original Score in the film at the 87th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement, in Beverly Hills, on January 15, 2015Warner Brothers, Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer -- violated a collective bargaining agreement that music for Hollywood films would be produced in the United States or Canada. "The disregard for the livelihood of professional musicians by these companies has to stop," said Ray Hair, president of the 80,000-strong American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada. The lawsuit pointed to the score for last year's hit science fiction epic "Interstellar," which was directed by Christopher Nolan and starred Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine and Matthew McConaughey.


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Music Monday (4/27): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 02:02

Music Monday (4/27): This Week's New Albums + VideosOur guide to this week's album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like Sia, Killer Mike, and Brandon Flowers, plus brand new streaming music from the likes of Mac McCaughan, Chemical Brothers, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic


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Singer Jamie Barton wins the 'Heisman Trophy' of music

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 12:04

This photo provided by Rebecca Fay shows mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton. Barton was announced Sunday, April 26, 2015, as the winner of the 2015 Richard Tucker Award. The $50,000 prize goes to a major young American singer. It’s named after Tucker, the late tenor and Brooklyn native who started out as a cantor in synagogues. (Rebecca Fay via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — The prize dubbed the Heisman Trophy for singers is going to a Georgia native with an earth-shattering voice — and an earthy style.


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This Is What Heidi Klum Wears in Sia's New Music Video

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 12:00
Her wardrobe stylist for "Fire Meet Gasoline" shares the inspiration for the supermodel's sexy looks.
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Musicians Guild Sues Warner Bros, MGM, Paramount Over Film Scores

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 12:00
AFM says the score for "Interstellar" was out of its world — but not in a good way.
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Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande Win Big at Radio Disney Music Awards

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 12:00
Upstart performer Becky G also nabbed two prizes at the ceremony, airing Sunday, April 26, on the Disney Channel.
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Korean pop music concert draws thousands of Japanese fans

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 21:33
Thousands of fans have turned out near Tokyo to see their favorite "K-pop" stars in a display of how popular South Korean pop music is in Japan despite years of chilled relations between the two countries. Groups such as INFINITE, Block B, GOT7, Supernova, SISTAR were among the musicians performing at the indoor Saitama Super Arena for their showcase concert "M Countdown". Korean pop has made major strides in the Japanese music market, the world's second largest after the United States, in the last five years. The structure of Korea's relatively small music market means the singers, known for their young, cool image and distinct dance choreography, search for success abroad.
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Brunch Hotspot Live Oak Cafe Returns After Revamp With Awesome Live Music

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 01:00

Brunch Hotspot Live Oak Cafe Returns After Revamp With Awesome Live MusicOak Street brunch and live music favorite Live Oak Cafe (8141 Oak) is now reopen after a major remodeling effort kept the a.m. hotspot closed during an "extensive winter hiatus,"  Ian McNulty reports this week.


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Paul McCartney Tops U.K. Music Rich List With $1.1BN Fortune

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:07
Rock and roll hall of famers Elton John, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards all make the top 10 with Adele topping the young musicians list for the third year running.
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'Sound of Music' Drapery Costumes Headed to Auction

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:00
The starting bid is set at $800,000.
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Arterra's New Chef and a Craft Beer & Music Fest in Vista

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 07:00

Arterra's New Chef and a Craft Beer & Music Fest in VistaPlus a downtown hotel's restaurant switcheroo.


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First Indian artist at Coachella marks electronica rise

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 17:13

First Indian artist at Coachella marks electronica riseOnce an afterthought for many international artists, India has quickly emerged as a hotbed for electronic dance music -- and, in a sign of its growth, the first Indian act has played the influential Coachella festival. If not for DJ Ritesh D'Souza's shout-out to an Indian friend, it is unlikely that most at the show recognized the duo's origin. Bandmate Tara Mae, a classically trained US pianist who met D'Souza while living in Mumbai, said the sound "has futuristic elements. "We became big fish in a small pond, kind of, doing the same clubs with the same people," D'Souza told AFP.


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