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NFL Tries to Get Music Superstars to Pay to Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 06:48

 SplashPlaying the halftime show at the Super Bowl is one of music's biggest and most prestigious gigs. And now artists hoping to receive that honor are being asked to pay for the privilege. According to The Wall Street Journal, the National Football League has eyed three possible performers for.. Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Coldplay Red Hot Chili Peppers Rihanna Katy Perry Bruno Mars


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MCFW 2014: The Music City Food & Wine...

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:29

 The Music City Food & Wine...The Music City Food & Wine Festival is only a month away, and now the complete schedule is out for Saturday and Sunday's 'Grand Taste' events. Saturday's chef lineup includes Kahlil Arnold (Arnold's Country Kitchen), Lisa Donovan (Buttermilk Road), Sarah...


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Taylor Swift Releases 'Shake It Off' Music Video

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 23:57
Get the meaning behind the single and the details on her new album, "1989."
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Does YouTube hold the key to a killer music streaming service?

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 17:36

YouTube's service will reportedly offer access to audio tracks and videos.According to Android Police, the new service will be called YouTube Music Key and when it goes live, it will be integrated into Google Play Music All Access -- its parent company's existing music downloads and streaming service -- so that subscribers will be able to stream either audio or video, a feature that none of its competitors currently offer.  As well as being able to search tracks by artist or group, YouTube's existing preference engine, which offers new videos to watch based on past viewing habits, is also expected to paly a major role in helping users discover new songs. Although reports of Google's plans to offer a music streaming service via YouTube stretch back to the start of 2014, it wasn't until June that the company confirmed that the rumors were true.


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Music Monday (8/18): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 04:15

Music Monday (8/18): This Week's New Albums + VideosOur guide to this week's album releases also features streams of upcoming albums from Basement Jaxx, J Mascis, Ty Segall, The Bug, Merchandise, and more. Plus, catch up on the week's music news, and watch new music videos from artists like Arcade Fire, The Black Keys, and Röyksopp & Robyn. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic


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EaterWire: Seafood and Music Fest; Fortune Cookie Contest

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 02:21

 Seafood and Music Fest; Fortune Cookie ContestDoc Chey's. RIVERDALE — The City of Riverdale will celebrate Labor Day with the fourth-annual Seafood and Music Festival from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, August 30. The festival will feature live music from acts such as Donna...


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Watch: A Story of Music and Memory

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 06:29
How the magic of music proves therapeutic
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Taylor Swift to perform on MTV Video Music Awards

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 00:43
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tune-in alert: Taylor Swift is performing at the MTV Video Music Awards.
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Spotify and BandPage team up to turn music streams into sales

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 23:43

BandPage + SpotifySpotify is joining forces with musician profile service BandPage so that artists and groups can engage directly with their fans and offer them concert tickets, merchandising and VIP experiences. "For so long, musicians haven't effectively been able to reach their fans with the right merch and VIP experiences across major streaming services. This partnership opens up a new revenue stream that enables musicians to sell directly to 40 million fans at the moment they are most engaged and listening to a musician's song," said J Sider, Founder and CEO of BandPage. BandPage already allows solo artists and groups to set up a central profile and use that page to sell merchandise and promote upcoming events, but the new integration with Spotify takes things to another level and will offer social media savvy musicians in particular a host of creative opportunities.


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Music Monday (8/11): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 04:08

Music Monday (8/18): This Week's New Albums + VideosOur guide to this week's album releases also features streams of upcoming albums and tracks from Kimbra, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Stevie Nicks, Wu-Tang Clan, and more. Plus, catch up on the week's music news, and watch new music videos from artists like Alt-J, Lil Wayne, Azealia Banks, and Bishop Allen. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic


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Met Opera extends lockout deadline in musicians' labor dispute

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 02:30

Union orchestra musicians and chorus members of New York's Metropolitan Opera gather at a rally near Lincoln Center in New York CityTalks between New York's Metropolitan Opera and its musicians and other unionized employees will resume this week after the opera company agreed to extend its deadline for a threatened lockout by another week, federal mediators said on Monday. The contract negotiations, the most contentious at the Met since a previous lockout in 1980, had been suspended for a week while an independent analyst studied the Met's finances. The analyst's review is "nearing its completion," the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service said in a statement on Monday, adding that the Met had agreed to extend its deadline to Sunday, Aug. 17. A lockout could derail the new opera season, which is set to open next month.


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Film, TV and music stars among Emmy presenters

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:19

FILE - This May 12, 2014 file photo shows actress Julia Roberts at the premiere of HBO Films' "The Normal Heart" at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. Roberts, Bryan Cranston, and Gwen Stefani are among a group of presenters announced for the Emmy Awards on Aug. 25. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Film stars Julia Roberts, Matthew McConaughey and Halle Berry are among the first presenters announced for this month's Emmy Awards ceremony.


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Age is not a cage: 90-year-old musicians go strong

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:38

Composer Irving Fields, 99, clarinetist Sol Yaged, 91, and comedian Fyvush Finkel, 91, left to right, rehearse at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, in New York, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — There's an upcoming concert at Baruch College, but it has nothing to do with students. The performers are in their 90s, and one is even older than the Manhattan school founded in 1919.


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NYC music festival to require anti-drug video

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:27
NEW YORK (AP) — Attendees at the New York City music festival where two people died last year will be required to watch an anti-drug video before admission this year.
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Beyonce to be honored and perform at MTV Video Music Awards

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:11

Beyonce performs "Drunk In Love" at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los AngelesU.S. pop star Beyonce, currently on a U.S. tour with rapper husband Jay Z, will receive a special award and perform at the MTV Video Music Awards this month, the cable TV network said on Thursday, Beyonce, who received eight nominations, will be awarded the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the show, one of the industry's top ceremonies that will be aired live from California on Aug. 24. "As a performer, Beyonce has delivered some of the most memorable performances in VMA history," MTV said in a statement. Beyonce, 32, earned nominations for best video and best collaboration with Jay Z for her hit "Drunk In Love," and will compete for Video of the Year against Australian rapper Iggy Azalea. The Video Music Awards began in 1984 and helped propel the cable channel, now owned by Viacom Inc, as a player in the entertainment industry.


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Mesfin Fekadu named AP music editor

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 23:02

Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu poses in New York on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Fekadu, 27, was named music editor on Thursday, overseeing the news agency’s content for music across platforms. He has written about music since he joined the AP as an entertainment producer in 2008 after graduating Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, N.J. Since then, he has interviewed countless performers and written key trend stories and scored major exclusives. He also was an integral in coverage of major news events including the deaths of Amy Winehouse and Whitney Houston. (AP Photo/Carolyn Lessard)NEW YORK (AP) — Mesfin Fekadu, a music writer for The Associated Press, has been named the AP's music editor.


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Music Review: A forlorn Sinead O'Connor

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:00

This CD cover image released by Nettwerk Records shows "I'm Not Bossy. I'm The Boss," by Sinead O'Connor. (AP Photo/Nettwerk Records)Sinead O'Connor, "I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss" (Nettwerk)


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StubHub Music app takes on Live Nation in concerts

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:12

This product image provided by StubHub shows the company's StubHub Music app. The app, currently only for Apple iPhones, launched in San Francisco in June and expands to major cities nationwide Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. The app scans your music library and recommends upcoming shows by your favorite artist. (AP Photo/StubHub)LOS ANGELES (AP) — StubHub, the ticket reselling subsidiary of eBay Inc., is launching its StubHub Music app nationwide as it goes after core music fans in a challenge to Live Nation in the concert business.


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The Civil Wars music duo announce formal breakup

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:48

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2012 file photo, John Paul White, right, and Joy Williams of The Civil Wars perform at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, in Austin, Texas. Williams and White issued a statement on their website Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 announcing the decision to split, which comes nearly two years after the duo pulled out of a world tour over irreconcilable differences. The duo met on a songwriting project for a put-together country act and had instant chemistry as songwriters. Their self-titled first album went gold and they won four Grammy Awards (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The members of folk duo The Civil Wars have made it official: They're breaking up.


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One on One: Country Strong: Kaylee Rutland Talks Music and Shopping

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:08

 Kaylee Rutland Talks Music and ShoppingImage via Kaylee Rutland For sure, Kaylee Rutland is a rising young country music star. The 18-year-old Flower Mound native was recently named a Billboard Top 10 Country Artist to Watch and her videos on YouTube have generated more than...


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