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The music's over soon as 'Glee' ends its six-season run

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 22:22

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2010 file photo, Jane Lynch, center, and the cast of "Glee" accept the award for best ensemble in a comedy series at the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. "Glee" will conclude its six-season run with a two-hour finale on Friday, March 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NEW YORK (AP) — Will it go out gleefully or with a down beat? "Glee" fans find out Friday night as this song-and-dance melodrama finishes its act.


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Drake curates music for Sotheby's exhibition

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 19:12

Recording artist Drake arrives at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Sepetember 12, 2010Grammy-Award winning rapper Drake is teaming up with Sotheby's Contemporary Art Department on a new exhibition exploring the dialogue between music and art through the work of black American Contemporary artists.


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American music historian Samuel Charters dies at 85

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 05:39
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Samuel Charters, a vital historian of American blues, folk and jazz who helped introduce a generation of music lovers to Robert Johnson, Blind Willie McTell and other performers, has died. He was 85.
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Universal Music Countersued In Battle Over In-Flight Music

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 12:00
The music service Inflight claims the label “changed its tune” after permitting use of its songs for years.
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Universal Music Settling Big Class Action Lawsuit Over Digital Royalties (Exclusive)

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 12:00
A deal would mean that all the record majors have resolved claims of cheating artists by treating iTunes downloads as "sales" rather than "licenses."
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Petition to Drop Kanye West From Music Festival Passes 60,000 Signatures

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 12:00
A Change.org petition says the musician is "an insult to music fans."
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Empire Finale: Music, Murder and Betrayal — Find out Where Each of the Lyons Ended Up!

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 10:31

 Music, Murder and Betrayal — Find out Where Each of the Lyons Ended Up!Because Empire doesn't waste time with anything, the show's Season 1 finale begins with a bang. Literally. Cookie and Malcolm decide to heat up their relationship by taking a trip to the Berkshires together. However, Cookie ... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Empire Terrence Howard Taraji P. Henson


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Ricky Martin uses music to tackle trafficking of children

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 09:56

Ricky Martin performs at the iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles in Burbank, CaliforniaThirty years after Ricky Martin got his start in music in the Puerto Rican kids' group "Menudo," the Grammy-winning singer uses his music and celebrity to help fight against the trafficking of children. Fresh off a new album, "A Quien Quiera Escuchar," the 43-year-old Martin said he relishes getting in front of a crowd to talk about children forced into prostitution and pornography. "Not only in Puerto Rico, all over the world, here in the United States, huge numbers, when it comes to kids that are becoming slaves," Martin told Reuters in an interview this week. The "Livin' la Vida Loca" singer opened a center in Puerto Rico last year to combat oppression against children.


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Sample More Than 50 Craft Beers at the Vegas Beer & Music Festival

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 07:00

Sample More Than 50 Craft Beers at the Vegas Beer & Music FestivalBeers from Las Vegas and Southern California will be available poolside.


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2014 music business flat as streaming offset CD sales drop

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 04:17
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. retail music business was essentially flat in 2014 as growth in streaming revenue helped offset further decline in sales of CDs, a report from the Recording Industry Association of America said Wednesday.
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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 01:54
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending March 16, 2015:
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Firefly Music Festival slashes single-ticket option

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:37

British singer Paul McCartney, headliner at the Firefly Music Festival.The organizers behind the Firefly Music Festival have eliminated single-day tickets for the four-day event. The decision to abandon the single-day ticket option, as reported by Billboard, is a bold move by organizers but one that could pay off -- with attendance this year predicted to be its first-ever sell-out, within the range of 90,000 fans a day. Firefly Music Festival debuted in 2012 and has been increasing in popularity each year, with this year's star-studded line-up touted as one of its best, including headline acts Paul McCartney, the Killers and Kings of Leon. Firefly Music Festival will take place June 18-21 in the The Woodlands behind the Dover International Speedway in the US state of Delaware.


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Sony Music Fails to Eliminate 'American Idol' Revenue Lawsuit

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 14:26
The singing show's affiliated label 19 Recordings claims the label cheated it out of revenue for performers including Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood.
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Watch SXSW Music Fans Proclaim Their Love for Fake Bands on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 12:00
SXSW attendees are excited to hear Wiz Khalifa's younger brother, Cheese Wiz Khalifa, play this year.
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Music at Table 10 and Rick Moonen Day

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 08:00

Music at Table 10 and Rick Moonen DayA daily wrap up of the smaller news you may have missed.


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Checking in with the von Trapp kids from 'Sound of Music'

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 06:38

This photo provided by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment shows, from left, Chairmian Carr, as Liesl, Nicholas Hammond, as Friedrich, Heather Menzies, as Louisa, Duane Chase, as Kurt, Angela Cartwright, as Brigitta, Debbie Turner, as Marta, Kym Karath, as Gretl, and Christopher Plummer, as Captain Von Trapp, in a scene from the film, "The Sound of Music." The 1965 Oscar-winning film adaptation of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical "The Sound of Music" is celebrating its 50th birthday in 2015. To honor the milestone, 20th Century Fox is releasing a five-disc Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD collector's edition, the soundtrack is being re-released, the film will be screened at the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood later this month and to over 500 movie theaters in April. (AP Photo/Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seven young actors became part of cinematic history when they were cast as the von Trapp children in Rogers & Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music" — and they also became lifelong friends. Known as "The SoM 7," they formed their own sort of family over the months of making the musical. Their parents befriended one another as the young performers traveled to Austria for filming, and the actors themselves have remained close for decades.


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The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 02:11
iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending March 16, 2015:
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Coachella 2015 Complete Food and Chef Lineup Revealed

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 01:04

Coachella 2015 Complete Food and Chef Lineup RevealedRemember that nabbing a seat at the Outstanding in the Field dinner series is best made through Reserve app (though you don't need a VIP wristband), which is the only method of booking a meal with chefs like Bruce Kalman, Ricardo Zarate, and Tin Vuong. In addition, Roy Choi (POT), Kris Morningstar (Terrine), and Phillip Lee of Scratch Bar and The Gadarene Swine will be doing $50 tasting menus in the VIP area, which will require booking through the Reserve app.


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'The Sound of Music' film celebrates a golden anniversary

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 22:52

This photo provided by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment shows, from left, Julie Andrews, as Maria, Kym Karath, as Gretl, Duane Chase, as Kurt, and Chairmian Carr, as Liesl, in a scene during the song, "Do-Re-Mi" from the film, "The Sound of Music." The 1965 Oscar-winning film adaptation of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical "The Sound of Music" is celebrating its 50th birthday this year. To honor the milestone, 20th Century Fox is releasing a five-disc Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD collector's edition, the soundtrack is being re-released, the film will be screened at the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood later this month and to over 500 movie theaters in April 2015. (AP Photo/Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment)NEW YORK (AP) — The hills are alive with the sound of a big, lucrative anniversary.


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Rihanna to headline March Madness Music Festival

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 21:51

RihannaMusic label Roc Nation has confirmed Rihanna will join the star line-up for the NCAA March Madness Music Festival. "American Oxygen" is also currently being used in NCAA March Madness promotions. Grammy Award winners the Zac Brown Band have also been announced as an additional headline act, with Lady Antebellum and Kacey Musgraves also set to perform at the event.


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