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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 01:47
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending December 1, 2014:
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Katherine Jenkins Reveals 'Silent Night' Music Video

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 21:37
See the former "Dancing with the Stars" finalist's latest work!
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Audra McDonald on Performing After Billie Holiday — and That 'Sound of Music Live'

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 13:00
The Broadway star and six-time Tony Award winner hits the Disney Concert Hall on Dec. 2
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Venezuelan classical music system under fire

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 04:45

FILE - In this May 7, 2008 file photo, the shadow of a violin student is cast on the wall during a practice session of Venezuela's youth orchestra system school known as "El Sistema" or The System, in Camatagua, Venezuela. The program has been praised the world over as a model for uplifting disadvantaged youth by connecting them with classical music. But a new book on El Sistema, portrays it as a “model of tyranny” where brutal, marathon practice sessions mirror the apparently unlimited power and top-down style of its magnetic founder, Jose Antonio Abreu. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — It has been praised the world over as a model for uplifting disadvantaged youth by connecting them with classical music.


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One Direction dethrones Swift to top US music charts

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 17:58

One Direction's fourth album sold 387,000 copies in the United States in the week through Sunday.One Direction has dethroned Taylor Swift to top US album sales charts, but the British boy band's debut was far less spectacular, figures showed Wednesday.


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Six Injured in Shooting Outside Brick & Mortar Music Hall

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:31

Six Injured in Shooting Outside Brick & Mortar Music HallThe incident occurred around 12:46 am, just after a sold-out hip-hop show featuring more than a dozen artists (including headlining locals G-Val and Show Banga) had let out. According to KTVU, the suspect immediately fled the scene, and officers arrived to find four injured people, two of them with life-threatening injuries. "Everybody start running, chaos...I'm talking about mayhem everywhere," an unidentified clubgoer told KTVU. Show Banga, one of the headliners, also condemned the shootings in an Instagram post.


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4 Great Online Tools for Music Lovers

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:06

4 Great Online Tools for Music LoversMusic is the cornerstone of human culture. No matter who you are or what you do, a great song can make you feel happy. A certain track can remind you of unforgettable experiences, like your first kiss, honeymoon, or the birth of your child.In this new age of technology, you don't have to listen to the same tunes every day or wait for the radio...


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Children's' music star Laurie Berkner new plan

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 22:10

FILE - In this April 22, 2013 file photo, performer Laurie Berkner of Sprout's "Sing it, Laurie!" arrives at the 2013 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day in Pasadena, Calif. The singer-songwriter, who Time magazine dubbed as "the queen of children's music," has been training teachers to use her songs in a new music program for kids up to 4. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — This fall, Laurie Berkner has been on a mission that likely will make children and parents happy: making more Laurie Berkners.


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Sia lights up Australian music industry awards

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 21:48

Boy Band 5 Seconds of Summer arrive for the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) awards in Sydney, Australia Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)SYDNEY (AP) — Sia and her "Chandelier" lit up Australia's Aria music awards, even without appearing on stage.


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Williamsburg Dive and Music Hall Spike Hill Is on the Chopping Block

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:40

Williamsburg Dive and Music Hall Spike Hill Is on the Chopping BlockThe bar will likely serve its last beer in early December. Let's face it, Williamsburg has pretty much morphed into hipster Disneyland, complete with two Starbucks locations and absurdly priced condos. Now, Spike Hill, a bar and music venue that's long been an anchor for Bedford Avenue, is shutting down. The building is under contract and there's no official word on when the doors will close, but an employee told Gothamist that "early December" seems likely.


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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 03:28
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending November 24, 2014:
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MUSIC: Fleetwood Mac Reunites the Full Band After 16 Years

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 01:14

 Fleetwood Mac Reunites the Full Band After 16 YearsRock legends Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie, John McVie, and Mick Fleetwood are jamming together as if no time has passed during their 2014-2015 world tour. Their recent stop in Tacoma, Washington proved one thing: they're still on the map as one of rock's greatest bands.Nicks had an unusually intimate moment with the nearly...


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Aussie film kicks like a mule, skips cinemas for iTunes debut

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:51
By Sue-Lin Wong SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian film about a hapless drug mule has bypassed cinemas to make its debut on the iTunes online store in a novel attempt to beat piracy and woo audiences drawn to big-ticket Hollywood releases with huge advertising budgets. "The Mule", available for paid downloads, was the most popular "indie" film on iTunes in the United States and Australia at the weekend. It will be launched on DVD on Dec. 3. In a promotional campaign targeted at Twitter users, audiences around the world have been invited to watch the black comedy on Dec. ...
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Artists weigh in on music streaming services

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 01:48
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — While music fans largely embrace free streaming music services such as Spotify, musicians and artists from pop to country have expressed reservations about the impact on the financial and creative value of music. Here are some recent quotes from artists talking about the issue:
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Music Review: Beyonce???s Self-Titled Album, Platinum Edition

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 01:39
The singer just dropped a platinum edition of last year's self-titled album.
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Music Review: Beyonce???s Self-Titled Album, Platinum Edition

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 01:39
The singer just dropped a platinum edition of last year's self-titled album.
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In wake of Spotify pullout, music industry debates streaming

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 01:28

Taylor Swift poses in the press room after receiving the Dick Clark award for excellence at the 42nd annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — From board rooms in Japan to songwriter's rooms in Nashville, a debate is brewing in music industry circles about the financial and creative value of streaming music, even as its popularity and impact skyrocket.


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Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea's "Booty" Shuts Down the AMAs! Plus: See All the Winners

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 22:20

 See All the WinnersOne Direction and Katy Perry were the big winners at Sunday night's American Music Awards, with each taking home three trophies. The British boy band kicked off the night's accepting the award for Favorite Band, Duo or Group. "America feels like a second home to us... it's been amazing how well we've been received," Liam Payne said. The group also won Artist of the Year and Favorite Album Pop/Rock. Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Jennifer Lopez Katy Perry One Direction Iggy Azalea 5 Seconds of Summer


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One Direction, Taylor Swift shine at American Music Awards

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 14:39

One Direction, Taylor Swift shine at American Music AwardsBoy band One Direction took home top prizes Sunday at the American Music Awards as chart-topper Taylor Swift used the platform to deliver a staunch defense of traditional album buying.


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