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Country Music and the Rise of the Binge-Drinking Bro

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 06:19
Full disclosure, I prefer the musical stylings of Arcade Fire to Kenny Chesney. In fact, by the time the 2013 Grammy-winners for best album wrap up their current world tour at the end of this month, I will have seen it on two stops -- Minneapolis and Chicago. In contrast, by the time Mr. Chesney wraps up his last tour, of his last album,...
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Music site SoundCloud to start paying artists

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 02:10
BERLIN (AP) — SoundCloud said Thursday that it will start paying artists and record companies whose music is played on the popular streaming site, a move that will bring it in line with competitors such as YouTube and Spotify.
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Fall Music Preview: 90 Notable Upcoming Albums

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 00:16

 90 Notable Upcoming AlbumsFind release dates, streaming audio, and details for all of the noteworthy albums due out between September and the end of the year, including new releases from Aphex Twin, Foo Fighters, U2, Run the Jewels, Alt-J, Jessie Ware, Flying Lotus, Charli XCX, and Weezer, plus notable reissues and much more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic


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Premium music streaming subscriptions to hit 20 million in 2014

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 23:19

Twenty million people are estimated to be premium music streamers.In fact, according to Futuresource Consulting, revenues from these subscribers are expected to hit $3 billion this year. "Global consumer spend on streaming services in the US and Western Europe -- excluding personalised radio services -- reached almost $1.9 billion in 2013, with 59% growth expected this year to reach an estimated $3 billion, with most users using service provider apps on smartphones or tablets to access and play out music," says David Sidebottom, Senior Market Analyst at Futuresource Consulting. As well as established companies like Spofity and Deezer, Beats Audio and Amazon have both launched rival music streaming services this year and YouTube is preparing to roll out its own service that will offer users access to both music and music videos for a monthly fee. One of the driving forces behind the growing popularity of music streaming is, of course, the near ubiquity of the smartphone -- as Sidebottom notes, the majority of these premium services are being accessed on mobile devices -- but another piece of technology is also helping to drive more people to premium from freemium: namely, wireless speaker systems.


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Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Music City Tippler Hires Strategic Hospitality to Consult on Business Operations

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 03:16

 Music City Tippler Hires Strategic Hospitality to Consult on Business OperationsAs rumored last month, changes are indeed taking place at Music City Tippler, as Strategic Hospitality has been hired to consult on the day-to-day operations of the seemingly troubled restaurant and bar. The restaurant group, which owns and operates...


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MTV Video Music Awards to open with a 'Bang'

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 22:34

This combo made from file photos shows, from left, Ariana Grande, Jessie J, and Nicki Minaj. The trio will kick off Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards with their new song “Bang Bang." (Photos by Omar Vega/Evan Agostini/John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The MTV Video Music Awards will open with a "Bang."


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iTunes Festival adds Lenny Kravitz, Clean Bandit and others

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 17:43

Lenny Kravitz will perform at the iTunes Festival in London this September.The lineup is nearly complete for the next iTunes Festival, which is set to take place in London throughout the month of September. Lenny Kravitz, Clean Bandit, Ryan Adams and David Gray have just been added to the program, joining previously announced acts including Pharrell Williams, Kylie Minogue, Maroon 5, Beck, Blondie, Jungle and David Guetta.


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What to Watch Now: Best New Streaming Movies & TV at Netflix, Amazon, iTunes, and Hulu

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 15:24

 Best New Streaming Movies & TV at Netflix, Amazon, iTunes, and HuluLooking for something good to watch? We've picked out the best movie and TV titles added to all of the major streaming services over the past month. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic


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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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