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Jim Ed Brown, Country Music Hall of Famer, Dies at 81

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 09:48
The Browns, featuring Jim Ed with his sisters Maxine and Bonnie, recorded "The Three Bells,” a crossover hit in 1959. His signature solo song came in 1967 with “Pop a Top.”
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Beck teases new music with return to irony

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:20

Alternative rock icon Beck hinted he was ready to release new music and signaled he would return to his ironic sideAlternative rock icon Beck on Thursday hinted he was ready to release new music and signaled he would return to his ironic side. The image shows Beck in an abstract, carnival-like atmosphere, with flashing objects around his face that resemble small billiard balls and twisted sticks. Beck has released 12 studio albums that have almost all won critical acclaim while varying widely in style.


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Joe Bastianich, Not Content With Food Stardom, Dabbles in the Music Industry

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 02:00

Joe Bastianich, Not Content With Food Stardom, Dabbles in the Music IndustryMusic festivals — including Coachella and Electric Daisy Carnival — haven't been this popular since the hippie days of the 1960s. Now gearing up to add another to the growing roster of festival dates is none other than vintner, Eataly-owner, massive star in Italy, and Mario Batali partner-in-crime Joe Bastianich.


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Recording industry moves to 'New Music Fridays'

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 01:00
Fridays are to become new music days in much of the world starting July 10 as influential players in the global recording industry begin a push to have new tunes released in most major markets on the same day. The "New Music Fridays" initiative would see releases occur at a minute past midnight local time, thus ending a hotch-potch that had releases occurring on Mondays in France, on Tuesdays in the United States and Canada and on Fridays in Australia and Germany. "It puts an end to fans being unable to access music in their own country when it is legally available elsewhere, and the frustration that can cause." The switch to “New Music Fridays” will take place in more than 45 recorded music markets worldwide.
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Carrie Underwood cleans house at CMT Music Awards

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 20:57

Carrie Underwood, right, and Mike Fisher attend the CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP)The CMT Music Awards should be renamed the Carrie Music Television Awards.


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Everyone Wore White to the CMT Music Awards

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 12:00
Angels in Nashville.
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Japan messaging app Line launches music streaming business

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 11:02

The logo of free messaging app Line is pictured on a smartphone in this photo illustration taken in TokyoBy Joshua Hunt TOKYO (Reuters) - Messaging app operator Line Corp launched its music streaming service in Japan on Thursday, getting a head start in the virtually untapped business for mobile music subscriptions in the world's second-biggest music market. Line's move marks the most ambitious attempt yet to reverse the declining market for digital music in Japan, where compact discs still account for more than 80 percent of total music sales. Hobbled by rights issues, foreign companies have yet to break into Japan's music streaming business.


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Warner Music to pay $4.2 million to end intern wage lawsuit

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 06:08

The headquarters of Warner Music Group is pictured in BurbankWarner Music Group Corp has agreed to pay hundreds of former interns more than $4.2 million to resolve a class-action lawsuit accusing the company of underpaying them. The settlement, disclosed in papers filed in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday, is the latest in a series struck by media and entertainment companies over claims they paid interns little or nothing for their work. Warner Music in a statement said it was pleased to settle.


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New Menu at Dallas Beer Kitchen; Beer and Music Festival

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:52

New Menu at Dallas Beer Kitchen; Beer and Music FestivalPlus, GAPC opens for lunch.


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Apple Music cautiously embraced by record industry

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:15

Apple senior vice president of internet services and software Eddy Cue speaks at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San FranciscoBy Julia Love and Mari Saito SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A decade ago, Apple Inc helped revitalize a music industry hit hard by online piracy with its iTunes Store. Now, amid a steady slump in digital downloads, the industry is hopeful that the tech giant's new streaming service will give record companies another desperately needed boost. Apple Music, unveiled Monday and scheduled to launch at the end of the month, will offer subscribers access to a vast library of songs for $10 a month, but has no free on-demand tier unlike industry leader Spotify and others.


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CMT Music Awards 2015: Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker and Others Look Forward to Tonight's Show

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:11
Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker and other stars talk about the show.
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US states probe music labels for streaming collusion

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 03:57

A woman uses the iPhone application of Swedish music streaming service Spotify on March 7, 2013 in Stockholm, SwedenProsecutors in two US states are investigating whether major music labels have colluded to prevent competition in the booming area of music streaming, officials said Wednesday. The probe -- which an official said has turned up no evidence of wrongdoing -- comes as tech giant Apple entered the streaming battle with the launch of an updated service to compete with Spotify and other providers of unlimited, on-demand music.


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Apple Music faces antitrust scrutiny in NY, Connecticut: NYT

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 02:49

Apple CEO Tim Cook waits to return to stage during his keynote address at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San FranciscoSpokesmen for both offices confirmed to Reuters that the music streaming industry was being investigated for anticompetitive behavior, but would not confirm that Apple was being singled out. Apple launched its music streaming service, Apple Music, on Monday. The Times quoted, Matt Mittenthal, a spokesman for New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, as saying the state was looking into Apple's negotiations with music labels to preserve the benefits consumers have enjoyed from streaming services.


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Video app Meerkat to give front-row peek at CMT Music Awards

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 00:10

FILE - In this April 19, 2015 file photo, Brian Kelley, left, and Tyler Hubbard, of Florida Georgia Line, perform at the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. CMT is allowing mobile video-streaming application Meerkat to stream the Florida George Line while the country-music duo performs a new song, "Anything Goes," at the CMT Awards on Wednesday, June 10. The different perspective is part of a promotion with Pepsico's Mountain Dew. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)The mobile video-streaming application Meerkat is providing a front-row peek at one of the nominees performing during Wednesday's telecast of the CMT network's annual music awards.


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Nashville Music City Center abuzz with 100,000 bees on roof

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 20:08
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville's Music City Center is now home to 100,000 bees as part of the venue's sustainability initiative.
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TeliaSonera buys 1.4 percent stake in music streamer Spotify

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 15:07
Sweden's TeliaSonera is buying a 1.4 percent stake in online music streaming service Spotify after more than five years of partnership, the telecoms operator said on Wednesday. TeliaSonera said it will pay $115 million for the stake in Spotify, a Stockholm-based unlisted business that provides free on-demand music or an advertisement-free service for paying customers, valuing the company at about $8.2 billion. Spotify, which competes with Pandora Media Inc and Apple Inc's Beats, said this year that it had reached 15 million subscribers and 60 million active users.
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Apple Music aims to strike modern lifestyle chord

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 13:29

Apple Music imagesApple is striking a power chord with a new music service in a bid to drown out offerings from established players such as Spotify, Deezer, YouTube and Pandora. "All of these companies have a huge head start on Apple and Apple will have to convince users to switch," said Edison Investment Research analyst Richard Windsor. Apple Music will do likewise, while also adding real people who design playlists based on artists or genres.


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Beyonce Signs With CAA's Music Department (Exclusive)

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 12:00
She will remain with ICM Partners for acting.
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CMT Music Awards: The Complete Winners List

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 12:00
Erin Andrews and Brittany Snow co-hosted the country awards that featured performing acts from Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood and Kenny Chesney.
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Apple's Jimmy Iovine on Music Woes: "The Ecosystem Is Messed Up"

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 12:00
How many people will pay for the company's new streaming service? Plenty, say analysts, as Iovine and Eddy Cue talk to THR about how the new streaming service plans to take on Spotify, Pandora and the rest.
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