20 Dec 2014

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The Wombats announce details of new album 'Glitterbug'

The follow up to 2011 album 'This Modern Glitch' will be released in April

20 Dec 2014 8:01pm GMT

Sam Smith becomes only artist to sell one million albums in UK and US in 2014

Artist passed milestone in UK in the last 24 hours

20 Dec 2014 8:01pm GMT

Pussy Riot: 'Our goal is not to make a political album'

Maria Alyokhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova discuss their plans for the future

20 Dec 2014 8:01pm GMT

London superclub Fabric respond to reports they are facing closure after drug-related deaths

Club issues statement claiming 'we will be open this weekend and in the immediate future'

20 Dec 2014 8:01pm GMT

Karen O says label boss Julian Casablancas is 'a fucking amazing guy'

Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer speaks of admiration for Strokes man and label boss

20 Dec 2014 8:01pm GMT

Blink-182's Tom DeLonge discusses plans for punk trio's new album

He's said they won't be recording their seventh LP in a normal studio

20 Dec 2014 8:01pm GMT

Azealia Banks accuses Eminem of sexism in his music

Rapper says 'feminism is needed' in music

20 Dec 2014 8:01pm GMT

U2 accused of 'poor taste' for video based on sectarian violence in Northern Ireland

Shooting for the clip took place in Belfast this week

20 Dec 2014 8:01pm GMT

Sleaford Mods' Jason Williamson: 'Alex Turner's got no rock'n'roll left in him'

The band's frontman slams Arctic Monkeys album 'AM'

20 Dec 2014 8:01pm GMT

Sky Ferreira shares DIIV-directed home video for 'Omanko'

The clip is for the singer's 'Night Time, My Time' album track

20 Dec 2014 8:01pm GMT

Paul McCartney 'began writing song inspired by Ferguson protests'

"I thought it would be great to add my voice to the thousands of people walking in the streets," says McCartney

20 Dec 2014 8:01pm GMT

Madonna rush-releases six new tracks following album leak

Hear lead single 'Living For Love' now

20 Dec 2014 8:01pm GMT

Grimes says Dizzee Rascal is one of her 'all time favourite musicians'

Claire Boucher reveals that she took her stage name from the UK music genre

20 Dec 2014 8:01pm GMT

First Aid Kit share video for cover of REM's 'Walk Unafraid'

The cover features on the soundtrack of new film 'Wild'

20 Dec 2014 8:01pm GMT

Chris Martin says Angelina Jolie 'kidnapped' him to write a song for her new film

The Coldplay singer jokes about how he wrote 'Miracles' for the movie 'Unbroken'

20 Dec 2014 8:01pm GMT

Broken Social Scene share new song 'Golden Facelift'

It's the band's first track since 2010

20 Dec 2014 8:01pm GMT

19 Dec 2014

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NYC event marks winter solstice with music parades

In this Dec. 21, 2013 photo provided by Make Music, the 2013 Make Music Winter celebration of with winter solstice in New York City is shown. On Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, musicians will take to the sidewalks in small parades to mark the start of winter 2014. There will be over a dozen of small parades marking the arrival of the winter solstice throughout New York City. (AP Photo/Make Music, Clara Schuhmacker)NEW YORK (AP) - Walking? Check. In a winter wonderland? Well, it marks the beginning of the season. Bells ringing? Sure, along with trumpets and some fiddles.


19 Dec 2014 7:23am GMT

Ennio Morricone Regrets Not Writing Music for Clint Eastwood

The legendary composer says he turned down the chance out of respect for Sergio Leone

19 Dec 2014 5:00am GMT

17 Dec 2014

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Live Music at Saltbox; Belgian Beer Bar Xmas; Fish Market Adds Hours

Live Music at Saltbox; Belgian Beer Bar Xmas; Fish Market Adds HoursA lounge adds music, a Belgian beer bar celebrates Christmas and a local fish market expands their hours. DOWNTOWN- Saltbox Restaurant + Bar is adding live entertainment to up the atmosphere in their downstairs lounge, from acoustic music to DJ-spun tunes; Soul Thursdays feature half-priced wine and music from 7 to 9 p.m. and the bar will host a DJ from 9 to midnight on Fridays and from 8 to 11 p.m. on Saturdays. SOUTH PARK- This Saturday, December 20, Brabant Bar & Cafe is celebrating Christmas a few days early with a holiday event starting at 5 p.m. that features a long tap list of seasonal beer, from Delirium Noel to The Bruery's 7 Swans a Swimming, and a special menu that includes Christmas goose with lingonberry sauce, a winter bratwurst made with Belgian holiday ale, apple and mulling spice, and Christmas cookies.


17 Dec 2014 12:02am GMT

16 Dec 2014

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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending December 15, 2014:

16 Dec 2014 7:14pm GMT

Apple wins digital music U.S. antitrust trial

Apple logo is pictured inside the newly opened Omotesando Apple store at a shopping district in TokyoBy Dan Levine OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - Apple Inc won an antitrust trial on Tuesday when a U.S. jury decided the company did not act improperly when it restricted music purchases for iPod users to Apple's iTunes digital store. The verdict was read in an Oakland, California federal court. The plaintiffs, a group of individuals and businesses who purchased iPods from 2006 to 2009, sought about $350 million in damages from Apple alleging the company unfairly blocked competing device makers. Patrick Coughlin, an attorney for the plaintiffs, said "the jury called it like they saw it. ...


16 Dec 2014 7:13pm GMT

Music Picks for 2014

For the last 11 years, I've released an annual list of my favorite albums, intended primarily for those who want to hear new music but have a hard time sorting through the hundreds of new titles that are released each year. I added often pithy descriptions of the music, probably inspired by too many nights reading lengthy Rolling Stone album...

16 Dec 2014 7:08pm GMT

Buku 2015 music fest lineup released

FILE - In this March 10, 2014 file photo, rapper Lil' Boosie, whose real name is Torence Hatch, appears at a news conference in New Orleans. Boosie now goes by the name Boosie Badazz will perform at the Buku Music Festival in New Orleans in March 2015. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Urban radio hit-maker A$AP Rocky and national electronic music stars Passion Pit, Bassnectar and Porter Robinson are scheduled to take the stage in New Orleans for the fourth annual Buku music festival in March.


16 Dec 2014 4:58pm GMT

Songwriter Van Etten digs herself out of the dark with music

By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Even when things don't go her way -- from on-stage technical glitches to complicated relationships -- American singer Sharon Van Etten remains cheerful. You might not guess that by listening to "I Love You But I'm Lost", "Your Love Is Killing Me" or "Afraid Of Nothing" -- three of the 11 songs from her fourth CD, the mid-tempo confessional opus "Are We There". It is the 33-year-old's emotive, strong and deep voice -- for which back-up singer Heather Woods Broderick's sweet tones provide the perfect counterpoint -- that is the potting soil of her work. ...

16 Dec 2014 12:33pm GMT

'The Voice' Recap: Final 4 Debut Original Songs, Music Videos

It's down to veteran coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton for the win

16 Dec 2014 5:00am GMT

China's Tencent, Sony Music in Exclusive Distribution Partnership

Tencent's QQ Music service will also promote artists such as One Direction, Daft Punk, A-Lin, Lang Lang and many more in China

16 Dec 2014 5:00am GMT

10 Oct 2013

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead American Music Awards nominations

Kelly Clarkson and Will.i.am speak during announcement of 2013 American Music Awards nominations press conference in New YorkBy Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hip-hop artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis scored the most American Music Awards nominations on Thursday with nods in six categories, followed by country-pop star Taylor Swift and singer Justin Timberlake with five each. The duo will compete in the top category, artist of the year, against singer Bruno Mars, Swift, Timberlake and pop singer Rihanna, who collected four nominations. Also getting four nominations were country music pair Florida Georgia Line and R&B singer Robin Thicke. Rapper will.i. ...


10 Oct 2013 4:14pm GMT

09 Oct 2013

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Taylor Swift to receive country music songwriting award

Swift poses at the premiere of "Romeo and Juliet" in Los AngelesLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country-pop singer Taylor Swift will be honored as this year's songwriter and artist of the year by the Nashville Songwriters Association International, making her the only artist to win the award six times, her record company said on Wednesday. The 23-year-old singer and writer of pop crossover hits "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "I Knew You Were Trouble" will be officially named the award's recipient on Sunday, Big Machine Records said. The annual award recognizes country music's songwriters who scored top 30 hits during the past year. ...


09 Oct 2013 10:39pm GMT

Timberlake celebrates return to music with second No. 1 album this year

U.S. singer-sonwriter Justin Timberlake performs at the Rock in Rio Music Festival in Rio de JaneiroBy Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Justin Timberlake scored his second chart-topping album this year on Wednesday as his latest record debuted at No. 1 on the weekly Billboard 200 album chart, capping the singer's successful return to the musical spotlight. Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2," which follows the first set of 10 songs released in March this year, sold 350,000 copies in its first week, according to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. The first installment of "The 20/20 Experience" sold 968,000 copies, the biggest opening week sales of the year so ...


09 Oct 2013 10:14pm GMT

08 Oct 2013

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Pogues' guitarist Phil Chevron dies at 56 from cancer

LONDON (Reuters) - Guitarist Phil Chevron of the Anglo-Irish folk-punk band the Pogues died on Tuesday at the age of 56 after a long battle with cancer, the band said. Chevron joined the Pogues in 1984 and became a core member as the group made its name internationally in the 1980s and early 1990s with albums including "Rum, Sodomy and The Lash" and "If I Should Fall From Grace With God". Chevron, whose real name was Philip Ryan, wrote the band's popular ballad "Thousands Are Sailing". "He was unique. We'll miss him terribly. ...

08 Oct 2013 8:38pm GMT

Rumour has it: Rocker Graham Parker is back

File photo of Graham Parker arriving at the premiere of the movie "This is 40" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in HollywoodBy Angus MacSwan LONDON (Reuters) - Decades on from his days as an angry young rocker, a role in a Hollywood movie playing an ageing musician struggling to make a comeback has helped give a new lease of life to Graham Parker. In the movie, Judd Apatow's "This is 40", the bid fails. In the real world, however, things are going pretty well for the 62-year-old London native. He's brought out a well-received album, a documentary and a concert film with his reunited backing band, the Rumour. In late October they play their first British dates in 31 years. The London show sold out straight away. ...


08 Oct 2013 11:49am GMT

06 Oct 2013

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OneRepublic victorious in closest UK chart battle of 2013

Tedder, lead singer of OneRepublic, performs at KIIS FM's Jingle Ball concert in Los AngelesLONDON (Reuters) - U.S. rock band OneRepublic snatched the top spot in the British singles chart on Sunday, edging out The Vamps in the closest race for the number one position seen all year, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday. A late surge for OneRepublic's 'Counting Stars' helped them outsell new entry 'Can We Dance' from British band The Vamps by just 1,150 copies to reach the pinnacle of the charts for the first time. Former number one 'Talk Dirty' by Jason Derulo and featuring rapper 2 Chainz fell to number three, while Katy Perry's 'Roar' dropped into fourth place. ...


06 Oct 2013 6:07pm GMT

21 Jul 2009

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The Raveonettes Unveil Album Release And Tour Dates

Danish rock duo The Raveonettes has announced the dates for a fall tour in support of its fourth studio album, Billboard.com can exclusively report.


21 Jul 2009 12:23pm GMT

Jackson Browne, Republicans Settle Copyright Case

Jackson Browne is hopeful that the protection of music copyrights will be bolstered by the settlement of his lawsuit against U.S. Sen. John McCain and the Republican Party over unauthorized use of one of his songs in the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign.


21 Jul 2009 10:00am GMT

Sony Bids $50 Million For Michael Jackson Film Footage

Sony Corp.'s movie studio has bid $50 million to acquire the worldwide distribution rights to a film based on rehearsal footage for Michael Jackson's "This Is It" comeback concert series, according to a person familiar with the bid.


21 Jul 2009 9:27am GMT

Kasabian, Florence Lead Mercury Prize Nominations

Alt-rock acts Florence & The Machine and Kasabian have emerged as the bookmakers' favorites for the 2009 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, the U.K.'s album of the year award.


21 Jul 2009 9:08am GMT

Kings Of Convenience Make New 'Declaration'

Norwegian rock duo Kings Of Convenience will break a five-year silence this fall with its third studio album, "Declaration of Dependence," due Oct. 20 from Virgin.


21 Jul 2009 5:07am GMT

Michael Jackson Theatrical Release Deal Close

Sources have confirmed to Billboard that a deal between the Michael Jackson Estate, AEG Live and Sony for a theatrical release of the Michael Jackson rehearsal footage from the ill-fated This Is It concerts could close today.


21 Jul 2009 1:43am GMT

20 Jul 2009

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Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch Has Cancer, Tour And Album Postponed

The Beastie Boys' Adam "MCA" Yauch has been diagnosed with cancer and will undergo surgery, he announced in a video posting on the group's website this morning. The band has canceled its summer tour plans and delayed the release of its forthcoming album, "Hot Sauce Committee Part 1," in order to allow time for his recovery.


20 Jul 2009 12:44pm GMT

JLS, Michael Jackson Top U.K. Charts

JLS, the British boy band who were runners-up to Alexandra Burke in the fifth series of talent series "The X Factor" last December, scored a No. 1 U.K. single yesterday (19) with their first release, "Beat Again" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment). "The Essential Michael Jackson," also on Epic, got a third week atop the album chart.


20 Jul 2009 10:50am GMT

Prince Closes Out Montreux Jazz Fest

Prince fans from across Europe converged on Montreux for two shows by the American musician whose rare appearance on the continent stretched well into Sunday morning. The 51-year-old star closed the two-week Swiss Montreux Jazz Festival with a mix of old hits including "Little Red Corvette," "Peach" and "Purple Rain" and fresh titles such as "Elixir" from his new album with singer Bria Valente.


20 Jul 2009 9:46am GMT

Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Approaches Eagles' All-Time Sales Record

For nearly a decade, the Eagles' "Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975" has been the recording industry's ultimate evergreen release, certified by the RIAA as the all-time best-selling album in the United States. But thanks to continued robust demand for Michael Jackson's catalog since his June 25 death, "Thriller" appears on the verge of matching "Their Greatest Hits," at least in the eyes of the industry trade group.


20 Jul 2009 9:14am GMT

Paula Abdul May Not Be Back On 'Idol'

Paula Abdul's new manager says she may not be returning to "American Idol."


20 Jul 2009 9:07am GMT

Justin Bieber's 'Time' Is Now

It's a familiar narrative: wunderkind with a gift for music takes it seriously, and lands a major-label deal before he gets his driver's license. Usher, Chris Brown and Britney Spears all fit the formula. Now, Justin Bieber can add his name to the list.


20 Jul 2009 9:03am GMT

John Fogerty Enlists Springsteen, Eagles For New Blue Ridge Rangers

John Fogerty's "The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again," a new collection of Fogerty recordings of some of his favorite classic songs, is set for release Sept. 1 on Fortune Son/Verve Forecast. The album, recorded under the guise of the mythical group of his 1972 solo debut, includes guest spots from Bruce Springsteen and members of the Eagles, and features covers of songs by John Prine, Buck Owens and John Denver, among others, as well as Fogerty's own "Change in the Weather."


20 Jul 2009 3:00am GMT

19 Jul 2009

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Kid Rock, Alice In Chains, Skynyrd Rock Detroit

A pair of home town stadium concerts over the weekend gave Kid Rock and a couple of his support acts an opportunity to showcase new material for the 40,000 fans who attended each show.


19 Jul 2009 1:49am GMT

17 Jul 2009

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Warren Haynes In Musical Overdrive With Gov't Mule, Allmans, Dead

Thanks to tours with The Dead and the Allman Brothers Band, a new Gov't Mule album and tour and a planned solo album, Warren Haynes is having his busiest year ever -- and is enjoying it immensely.


17 Jul 2009 11:49am GMT

They Might Be Giants To Release Third Kids Album In September, Rock Album In 2010

On the heels of its 'Best Children's Album' Grammy win for "Here Come the 123's," They Might Be Giants is readying the release of another kid-centric set, "Here Comes Science." The album and animated DVD is due Sept. 1 on Amazon and iTunes and everywhere Sept. 22 on Disney Sound.


17 Jul 2009 11:16am GMT