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YouTube Launches "Foundry" Initiative to Develop Music Talent

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 05:03
YouTube says it gives artists new tools and guidance on how to successfully grow their presence on the video platform.
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Five dead, five in hospital after Argentine electronic music festival

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 04:05
Five people died and another five were hospitalized in critical condition on Saturday in Argentina's capital city Buenos Aires after attending an electronic music festival where authorities suspect they consumed illegal drugs. The five victims who died at Time Warp, a music festival originally from Germany, were aged 21 to 25. The second night of the music festival has been canceled.
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LCD Soundsystem shows serious electronica in Coachella reunion

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 03:19

LCD Soundsystem, pictured performing at Coachella in 2010, broke up in 2011 with what seemed like clear finality, but announced a reunion for this year's festival in the California desertChoosing lyrical wit and musical innovation over stage theatrics, a reunited LCD Soundsystem showed the Coachella festival a more serious take to the booming electronic music scene. LCD Soundsystem, whose erudite compositions made them a 2000s critical favorite, broke up in 2011 with what seemed like clear finality, playing a "last show" at New York's Madison Square Garden that was turned into a documentary. Taking the stage late Friday to the sound of Ace Frehley singing, "I'm back in the New York groove," LCD Soundsystem powered through some of its hits but also showed its inventive bent.


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Bernie Sanders Supporters Plan "Berniechella" Music Festival

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 12:00
The free two-day block party will take place before the second weekend of Coachella (April 21-22) in Old Town Coachella.
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Coachella Vet Kiernan Shipka on How to Not Lose Your Friends at the Fest

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 12:00
Pro tips from the lady in Dior.
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Taylor Swift Shows Off Bleached-Blond Do at Coachella

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 08:51
Otherwise known as the "Bleachella."
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Obama meets with musicians on My Brother's Keeper

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 05:11

FILE - In this March 23, 2016 file photo, singer Alicia Keys performs in Seattle. Musician Keys and others met with President Barack Obama to discuss ways they can continue the White House's My Brother's Keeper initiative and spur criminal justice reform in the U.S. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Musicians Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, Busta Rhymes, Common, Janelle Monae and others met Friday with President Barack Obama to discuss ways to continue the administration's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative and spur criminal justice reform in the United States.


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A Rooftop Bar and Music Venue Is Planned for Atlanta Dairies

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 04:38

A Rooftop Bar and Music Venue Is Planned for Atlanta DairiesAtlanta Dairies, the next big redevelopment project from Paces Properties, is going to transform the dining scene and nightlife along Memorial Drive in southeast Atlanta. Paces, the company behind Krog Street Market, already has announced plans for a barbecue restaurant and 24-hour diner, and now the first named tenant is officially on board. Agon Entertainment and the team behind Terminal West will open a concert hall and rooftop bar with skyline views.


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Bernie Sanders Is Throwing His Own Mini-Coachella

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 23:00

Bernie Sanders Is Throwing His Own Mini-CoachellaPolls prove young voters love Bernie Sanders, and the Vermont senator's campaign is fully capitalizing on that by throwing a mini-version of Coachella. A two-day block party that's affectionately being dubbed "Berniechella" will take place in Old Town Coachella on April 21 and 22, reports the Desert Sun, just prior to the iconic music festival's second weekend.


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Reunited Guns N' Roses head to Coachella as live music soars

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 17:30

Axl Rose, lead singer of US band Guns N' RosesFor years, Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose could barely stand the sight of guitarist Slash and became annoyed at the constant questions about whether the legendary hard rockers would reunite. The original lineup of Guns N' Roses will headline the Coachella festival starting Friday in the desert of southern California -- a sign not only that the band has sorted out its notorious bad blood, but also of the soaring growth in the live music industry. Festivals, long part of the summer scene in Europe, have sprouted up at a breakneck pace over the past decade in North America, fueled by young people who place a premium on real-world experiences in the digital age.


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Long-time Met Opera music director James Levine to retire

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 13:40

Long-time Met Opera music director James Levine to retireConductor James Levine, who led the Metropolitan Opera for 40 years as its music director, will retire at the end of the current season for health reasons, the company announced Thursday. The 72-year-old Levine, who has conducted more than 2,500 performances at the Met, will serve as music director emeritus of the prestigious New York house after the 2015-16 season. Levine has struggled with illness in recent years, including Parkinson's disease, and the Met cited health reasons as the reason for his departure, adding that it plans to announce a new musical director in the coming months.


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What to See and Where to Be Seen in Palm Springs, Beyond Coachella

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 12:00
Here, a roundup of Palm Springs' nostalgic desert oasis, with the best places to eat, stay and play.
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James Levine to retire as Met music director after 40 years

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:42

FILE - This July 7, 2006 file photo shows Boston Symphony Orchestra music director James Levine, right, conducting the symphony on its opening night performance at Tanglewood in Lenox., Mass. The Metropolitan Opera said, Thursday, April 14, 2016, that Levine will retire as music director at season's end. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)NEW YORK (AP) — James Levine will retire as the Metropolitan Opera's music director at the end of this season because of Parkinson's disease, ending a 40-year run that lifted the company to a golden era but became increasingly problematic as his health declined.


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Metropolitan Opera says James Levine to retire as music director at season's end

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 02:48
NEW YORK (AP) — Metropolitan Opera says James Levine to retire as music director at season's end.
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Former Warner Music executive pleads guilty to stealing from record label

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 02:40
A former Warner Music Group executive accused of embezzling more than $1 million pleaded guilty this week as part of a plea deal, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office confirmed Thursday. Danielle Smith, who worked with artists for Warner Music's Atlantic Records division in Los Angeles, pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree grand larceny for using a corporate credit card for personal expenses over a four-year period.
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Taylor Swift Takes a Break From Music

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 00:47
Swift wrapped up her "1989" world tour last year.
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Montreux marks 50 years as the 'Rolls-Royce of music festivals'

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 17:20

Montreux Jazz Festival Director Jaton poses in front of an art installation replicating the poster of the 2016 edition of the festival in the garden of Le Picotin chalet in CauxBy Stephanie Nebehay MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - The Montreux Jazz Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary this year with a line-up featuring Van Morrison, Herbie Hancock and Patti Smith, as well as young bluesmen and electronic musicians stepping into the limelight. Marcus Miller, Neil Young, Lana Del Rey, Jamie Cullum, Santana and Deep Purple are standouts at the June 30-July 16 event, which Quincy Jones, a former co-director of Montreux, calls "the Rolls-Royce of festivals".


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Coachella announces set times for first weekend

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 15:07

Coachella announces set times for first weekendCoachella have announced the set times for the festival's first weekend..


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Coachella Parties We Want to Crash This Year

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 12:00
Off to the desert oasis we go!
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