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The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 04:03
iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending April. 24, 2016:
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Hard Summer music festival moves to two-day schedule and confirms 2016 line-up

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 01:39

Hard Summer line-up 2016The Hard Summer music festival has unveiled its 2016 lineup and revealed it will now move from a one-day event to a a two-day camping festival from July 30-31.


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Stormzy previews new music with 'Scary' video

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 23:06

Still from "Scary" music video by Stormzy.Grime MC Stormzy has given fans a taste of his forthcoming album via the release of a new track titled "Scary" which sets the tone.


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Closed Midway Field House Transforms Into Buzz Mill’s New Music Venue

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 22:00

Closed Midway Field House Transforms Into Buzz Mill’s New Music VenueBuzz Mill Coffee is turning Midway Field House, which shuttered abruptly last week, into a music venue and event space sporting a lumberjack motif (of course) as reported by Austin 360. The East Riverside address also used to be the home of Beauty Ballroom and an iteration of Antone’s, fittingly next door to the relocated Emo's. Sabala’s company Grizzly Discovery opened sports bar Midway in 2014. Buzz Mill is working on opening a second location of the coffee shop near South Congress Avenue, which has been delayed.


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Gigi Hadid to Host 2016 Much Music Video Awards

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 12:00
The supermodel, who presented last year, will lead Canada's TV street party June 19 in Toronto.
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Apple Music Grows to 13 Million Subscribers

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 12:00
That's up from 11 million in February.
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Cafe 21 Debuts New Live Music Series; $10 Salad Menu at Monello

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 07:05

Cafe 21 Debuts New Live Music Series; $10 Salad Menu at MonelloPlus, National Pretzel Day.


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Superstar Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' unleashed on iTunes

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 21:57

Singer BeyonceBeyoncé's sixth studio album, "Lemonade", is now available to buy on iTunes, following a 24-hour period of exclusivity on music streaming platform Tidal, of which she is a shareholder along with her rapper husband Jay-Z and other musicians. The 12-track album, released this weekend as a streaming-exclusive for Tidal, can now be purchased on iTunes for US$17.99, but will not be released to Apple Music or other streaming services (USA Today).


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Matt and Kim release new EP during Coachella set

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 20:16

Matt and Kim release new EPThe American duo Matt (Johnson) and Kim (Schifino) revealed a new four-song EP during Coachella, called "We Were the Weirdos", which is now available to stream on Spotify. The songs were recorded over the first and second weekends of the music and arts festival, with Matt and Kim choosing to announce the news by playing "Please No More," one of the tracks from the album.


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Metronomicon mashes music and role-playing with fantastic results

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 20:00

Metronomicon mashes music and role-playing with fantastic resultsThe campaign itself, Garfield said, features 50 songs, voice-acted cutscenes and all of the other accouterments of a role-playing game. Garfield said the team is even playing around with the idea of adding multiplayer post-launch, but he doesn't want to commit to that yet.


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Billboard Music Awards: DNCE, Shawn Mendes Set to Perform

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 12:00
The awards, hosted by Ciara and Ludacris, will air May 22 on ABC.
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Beyond music, Prince's legacy includes black activism

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 08:10

FILE - In this May 10, 2015, file photo, fans line up outside Royal Farms Arena before Prince's Baltimore concert. Beyond dance parties and hit songs, Prince’s legacy included black activism. He performed “Baltimore” in its namesake city shortly after Freddie Gray died of injuries suffered in a police transport van. (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP, File) WASHINGTON EXAMINER OUT; MANDATORY CREDITPrince accepted a standing ovation as he strolled out carrying a cane and rocking an Afro to present the 2015 Grammy for album of the year. Then he stole the show with a line that reminded everyone he was more than just a pop superstar; he was a black activist.


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World music star Papa Wemba dies after collapsing on stage

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 21:22

FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2004, Congolese pop star Papa Wemba is hoisted by supporters as he leaves the courthouse in Bobigny near Paris Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2004. Wemba, known around the world as “the king of Congolese rumba,” died aged 66, on Saturday April 23, 2016, following his collapse on stage during a concert in Ivory Coast. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere, FILE)ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Papa Wemba, a musician known around the world as the king of Congolese rumba, has died following a collapse on stage during a concert, officials said. He was 66.


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'He was family': Music star Prince stayed home in Minnesota

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 14:02

In this May 2, 1990 photo Prince performs a benefit concert for the family of Charles (Big Chick) Huntsberry in Minneapolis. Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday, April 21, 2016 in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57. (David Brewster/Star Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bob Dylan left Minnesota, but Prince never did.


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Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Album Will Be Available on iTunes

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 12:00
Sources say Tidal's download exclusive for 'Lemonade' will end at 10 p.m. tonight, after which it will become available via iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.
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Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Album Will Release on iTunes

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 12:00
Sources say Tidal's download exclusive for Lemonade will end at 10 p.m. tonight, after which it will become available via iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.
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Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Album To Be Released on iTunes

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 12:00
Sources say Tidal's download exclusive for Lemonade will end at 10 p.m. tonight, after which it will become available via iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.
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'He was family': Music star Prince stayed home in Minnesota

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 08:52

In this May 2, 1990 photo Prince performs a benefit concert for the family of Charles (Big Chick) Huntsberry in Minneapolis. Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday, April 21, 2016 in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57. (David Brewster/Star Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bob Dylan left Minnesota, but Prince never did.


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Prince's Keyboardist and Backup Singer Remembers the Music Icon

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 21:15
ABC News' Joi-Marie McKenzie Interviews Cassandra O'Neal, a backup singer and keyboardist for Prince.
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Prince fused 'black soul' with 'white rock': music experts

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 10:51

Growing up in Minneapolis forced Prince to create a new sound, as the Minnesota city was simply "not on the map" for black music, experts sayPrince created a new sound by fusing black American musical styles with white rock, and deeply influenced the current generation of artists, music experts said. The US music icon was found dead, aged 57, at his studio complex outside his home city of Minneapolis on Thursday. Philip Priestley, who made a 2008 documentary comparing the careers of Prince and Michael Jackson, said that growing up in Minneapolis forced Prince to create a new sound, as the Minnesota city was simply "not on the map" for black music.


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