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Want more music on film? Five documentaries after 'Not Afraid'

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 05:31

Sixto Rodriguez in "Searching For Sugar Man"As Eminem puts out "Not Afraid," a documentary on the fortunes of his record label, we select five crucial musical accounts from across musical genres. Despite its similarity to the two-part Tarantino action film "Kill Bill," this Bill Withers documentary can actually trace its title to the soul and R&B singer-songwriter's second album from 1972. Documenting G-funk guru Calvin Broadus Jr.'s rejection of stage name Snoop Dogg in favor of Snoop Lion at the time of his 2012 Rastafari conversion, and released alongside an album of the same name. Martin Scorsese, world famous director of "Goodfellas" and "Gangs of New York," had been known as a rockumentarian since since 1978 reference "The Last Waltz." This Rolling Stones doc took footage from a specially altered 2006 concert tour and interpolated it with highly contextual footage chosen from earlier in the band's 40 year career.


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Apple music streaming service tipped for June launch

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 22:33

Beats by Dre Solo HDAccording to industry sources quoted by 9to5Mac, a new iTunes music streaming service will offer curated playlists, the ability to store digital music collections in the cloud and song selections tailored to individual tastes. In May 2014 Apple acquired Beats, the company famous for its Beats by Dr Dre premium headphone range, but also for a music streaming service created by musicians for music lovers.


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UPDATED Get a Sneak Peek of Bumbo’s Restaurant and Bar at The Hamtramck Music Festival

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 02:51

UPDATED Get a Sneak Peek of Bumbo’s Restaurant and Bar at The Hamtramck Music FestivalBumbo's will be serving drinks during the festival. Contemporary Polish restaurant, Bumbo's, is still in the process of being built-out, but those who want to take a peek inside the rapidly transforming restaurant are invited to visit during this weekend's Hamtramck Music Festival, according to a post on the restaurant's Facebook page. Owners Brian and Tia Krawczyk will be serving drinks in their upcoming restaurant and bar space located inside the former Hank's Lounge at 3001 Holbrook St. The couple received a grant last November from the Detroit Lions to build-out their kitchen.


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Dine on Pimento Cheese Spread and Warm Doughnut Holes at New Music Venue AMP

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 00:15

Dine on Pimento Cheese Spread and Warm Doughnut Holes at New Music Venue AMPNeighborhood Restaurant Group is handling the food. AMP, the new music venue at Pike & Rose operated by the Strathmore, will open its doors this weekend. Neighborhood Restaurant Group is handling the food for the venue. They're going to be serving such items as chicken pot pie casserole, pimento cheese spread, tater tots and more, with a wine and cocktail list to match courtesy of NRG's Brent Kroll, Greg Engert and Jeff Faile.


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Music Review: Kelly Clarkson's new album fails to woo

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 23:26

This CD cover image released by RCA/19 shows "Piece By Piece," the latest release by Kelly Clarkson. (AP Photo/RCA 19)Kelly Clarkson, "Piece By Piece" (RCA, 19)


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Music app Shazam to add sights to sounds

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 20:03

Shazam's Chief Executive Rich Riley poses after an interview at the Mobile World Congress in BarcelonaBy Leila Abboud BARCELONA (Reuters) - Shazam, the company behind the mobile phone app that enables its 100 million users to recognize music they hear, and buy the recordings, is now promising to extend the app's scope to objects, such as products in retail outlets. "Shazam is already a verb. We want to expand the universe of what you can Shazam," Chief Executive Rich Riley told Reuters at the Mobile World Congress industry fair in Barcelona. To fund the expansion the London-based company raised $30 million from several unidentified billionaires and financial institutions in January, coming on top of $40 million raised from Mexican telecoms billionaire Carlos Slim in 2013.


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The Story Behind Singtank's New Music Video

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 13:00
Musical siblings Josephine and Alexandre de la Baume, along with director Francesco Carrozzini, team up with Swiss luxury label Bally for a truly, well-fashioned narrative.
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'Star Trek' Music to Be Celebrated in Concert Tour

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 13:00
The symphony tour will reach more than 100 North American cities starting in January 2016.
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Pharrell tells jury he didn't copy Gaye music for hit song

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 08:51

Pharrell Williams leaves Los Angeles Federal Court after testifying at trial in Los Angeles, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The Grammy-winning singer Williams says he wasn't trying to copy the late Marvin Gaye's music for the hit song "Blurred Lines," but he was trying to evoke the feeling of late 1970s tunes. Williams is being sued by Gaye's children, who claim "Blurred Lines" improperly copies their father's hit "Got to Give it Up." Singer Robin Thicke and rapper T.I. are also defendants in the case. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pharrell Williams told a jury Wednesday that he was trying to evoke the feel of Marvin Gaye's music but did not copy the late singer's work when he crafted the 2013 hit "Blurred Lines."


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Jay Z stumbles in bid for music streaming company

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 01:30

Rapper Jay-Z posing in the press room with his trophies at the Staples Center during the 55th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, on February 10, 2013Minority owners of Norwegian music streaming service Wimp announced Wednesday they had blocked rap mogul Jay Z's $56-million bid and said the ball was now in the rap star's court. Over 10 percent of the minority owners of Wimp's parent company Aspiro had rejected the bid, meaning Jay Z has to amend his original offer for a 90-percent stake in the company, the Swedish Shareholders' Association said in a statement. The minority owners -- who believe Jay Z's bid undervalued the company's future potential -- had yet to hear back from from the platinum-selling artist. Jay Z used his controlling stake in Project Panther Bidco to launch a 464-million-kronor ($56-million, 49-million-euro) bid for Aspiro that was accepted early on by majority owner Schibsted, which controls 76 percent of the Swedish-listed company.


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Fuse Network to Expand Beyond Music in 2015

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 13:00
The Fuse Media Group, Inc.-owned network is targeting a diverse, millennial audience with its new programming lineup.
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Fuse Network Expands Beyond Music in 2015

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 13:00
The Fuse Media Inc.-owned network is targeting a diverse, Millennial audience with its new programming line-up.
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The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 07:13
iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending March 2, 2015:
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Bjork museum retrospective tests boundaries of music

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:48

The Museum of Modern Art presents Björk, a retrospective dedicated to the work of the singer in New York on March 3, 2015In one of its most complex and ambitious exhibitions, the Museum of Modern Art has designed a career retrospective on Bjork that probes the question -- just how does one put music on a wall? The highlight of the two-floor retrospective, which opens to the public Sunday and runs until June 7, is a walk through the artist's eight adult solo albums, with each museum-goer given a headset that, triggered by sensors, narrates a fictional biography of Bjork set to highlights of the music. The visitor sees diaries of Bjork with her musings -- "I don't recognize myself / This is very interesting," she writes in one, which turned into the song "Headphones" -- as well as some of Bjork's most sensational outfits, including the swan dress she wore to the 2001 Oscars and the dress of tiny bells designed by Alexander McQueen. The lobbies feature music from four "instruments" including a Tesla coil that appeared on Bjork's 2011 album "Biophilia," an innovative work that was accompanied by a smartphone app -- the first to enter the collection of the Museum of Modern Art.


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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:42
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending March 2, 2015:
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StarTropics for the NES had broken music, hear what it was supposed to sound like

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 01:30

StarTropics for the NES had broken music, hear what it was supposed to sound likeThis is an older video, but it only recently came to my attention and it's definitely worth sharing. StarTropics is one of the few arguable classics from the NES era without any modern updates, but it's a game many of us fondly remember. This video points out the flaws in the game's music, and the story of why the music is broken is an interesting look at the technology behind the NES. The second song was hurt due to a bug, and of course there was no way to "patch" NES cartridges.


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Simon Rattle named music director of London Symphony

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 21:22

FILE - This is a Friday, July 27, 2012, file photo of Sir Simon Rattle as he conducts an orchestra during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Conductor Simon Rattle is to swap Berlin for Britain, taking over as music director of the London Symphony Orchestra. Rattle, who has led the Berlin Philharmonic since 2002, will join the London ensemble in September 2017. Rattle said Tuesday March 3, 2015 that he would focus on ensuring that as many people as possible have access to classical music. He also hopes to build a new concert hall for the orchestra, which is currently based at London's Barbican Centre.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)LONDON (AP) — Conductor Simon Rattle is swapping a podium in Berlin for one in Britain, taking over as music director of the London Symphony Orchestra.


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NYC's last classical sheet music store to close

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 20:12
NEW YORK (AP) — It's a sad day for classical music lovers. New York City's last classical sheet music store is closing for good on Friday.
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Classical music composer Ezra Laderman dies at 90

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 10:10
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Ezra Laderman, a classical music composer whose works ranged from symphonies to operas to music for Academy Award-winning films, has died. He was 90.
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Radio Disney Music Awards 2015: Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, One Direction Among Nominees

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 02:56
The awards show will take place at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 25.
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