30 Oct 2014

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Wisconsin studies music and memory program

In this photo taken Sept. 4, 2014, in Union Grove, Wis., Mike Knutson, 96, claps his hands as he listens to music on an iPod. He is part of a study through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee that is looking at whether mood and behavior is altered when dementia and Alzheimer's patients listen to a personalized set of music. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)UNION GROVE, Wis. (AP) - Mike Knutson taught himself to play the harmonica as a child, and the 96-year-old sang with his family for most of his life. Even now, as he suffers from dementia, music is an important part of his life thanks to a study looking at the impact of a nationwide music program aimed at helping dementia patients.


30 Oct 2014 6:00am GMT

29 Oct 2014

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Win Vail Lift Tickets, Dine With Live Music, Make Pies With Frank Bonanno

Win Vail Lift Tickets, Dine With Live Music, Make Pies With Frank BonannoThere are new menus, pie making lessons, and live music to keep an eye out for this week.


29 Oct 2014 10:08pm GMT

Taylor Swift talks books and music with kids

In this Oct. 28, 2014 image released by Scholastic, singer Taylor Swift talks with New York City public school children about the power of reading and writing at an exclusive recording for Scholastic's "Open a World of Possible," at Scholastic's headquarters in New York. (AP Photo/Scholastic, Stuart Ramson)NEW YORK (AP) - Who says kids don't read? Not Taylor Swift.


29 Oct 2014 10:06pm GMT

Country music fest coming to NY's Randall's Island

FILE - In this April 7, 2014 file photo, country singer Dierks Bentley performs at ACM Presents an All-Star Salute to the Troops in Las Vegas. Bentley, Brad Paisley and Luke Bryan will perform in a three-day country music festival in New York next summer. Live Nation Entertainment announced Wednesday, Oct. 29, that FarmBorough will take place June 26-28 on Randall’s Island. It’s being billed as the first-ever country music festival in New York City. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) - A new three-day country music festival starring Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley will debut in New York City next summer.


29 Oct 2014 7:27pm GMT

28 Oct 2014

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It Looks Like Midtown's Troubled Music City Tippler Will Close This Weekend

It Looks Like Midtown's Troubled Music City Tippler Will Close This WeekendAfter a little over a year in business, it looks like Music City Tippler, the Midtown restaurant and bar that has struggled for a large part of its short life, will shutter permanently this weekend. Back in August, local restaurant group Strategic Hospitality was hired on in what appeared to be a last ditch effort by the Tippler owners to save the project, but Eater has now received a tip from a trusted source saying that an 'empty the bar' party will be taking place this weekend, something typically done as a last hurrah. Additionally, a social media post from former Tippler general manager Daniel Cheney confirms this, stating that his sources tell him this Friday night will be the restaurant's last.


28 Oct 2014 9:09pm GMT

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

FILE - This Sept. 15, 2012 file photo released by Point Foundation shows Robin Thicke performing at "Voices On Point" Concert & Gala in Los Angeles. Thisck's “Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. & Pharrell was the top selling song on iTunes for the week ending June 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Point Foundation, Colin Young-Wolff)iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending October 27, 2014:


28 Oct 2014 5:11pm GMT

Nine Long Island Restaurants Under Fire for Playing Music Without Paying Royalties

Nine Long Island Restaurants Under Fire for Playing Music Without Paying RoyaltiesThe American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is suing nine restaurant owners for not paying for the right to play certain songs in their restaurants. ASCAP is suing for somewhere between a few hundred dollars and $150,000 in damages (the number due is usually left to a judge), but the co-owner of one restaurant, The Homestead, believes it will cost him around $15,000 to settle the suit. Restaurants are expected to pay dues to the ASCAP in order to pay copyrighted music;


28 Oct 2014 4:46pm GMT

Tidal: a new wave in music streaming?

The service offers lossless 16-bit tracks, HD music videos and editorial content.Tidal is a new premium music streaming service with an equally premium subscription fee but one that promises "lossless" quality playback.


28 Oct 2014 3:55pm GMT

Sean Hayes Engaged To Music Producer Scott Icenogle

Scott Icenogle and Sean Hayes attend the premiere of Amazon's 'Transparent' at Ace Hotel on September 15, 2014 in Los Angeles -- Getty Images


28 Oct 2014 2:29pm GMT

27 Oct 2014

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Exclusive Video: The Voice's Blake Shelton Reveals How High School Heartache Turned Him Onto Music

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27 Oct 2014 6:00pm GMT

13 Oct 2014

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Thurston Moore streams new album 'The Best Day' – listen

The album will be released on October 20






13 Oct 2014 8:58am GMT

More tickets released for Damon Albarn at the Royal Albert Hall – on sale tomorrow

The shows will take place on November 15 and 16






13 Oct 2014 8:35am GMT

Foo Fighters to premiere new track 'Something From Nothing' on Thursday

The track is the first from forthcoming album 'Sonic Highways'






13 Oct 2014 7:59am GMT

Chvrches perform new song 'Richard Pryor' – listen

The band played the tentatively-titled track at Austin City Limits festival






13 Oct 2014 7:38am GMT

12 Oct 2014

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David Bowie unveils new track 'Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)'

Song received its first play on BBC Radio 6






12 Oct 2014 3:18pm GMT

Glen Campbell releases video to final song 'I'm Not Going to Miss You' – watch

Track will feature in upcoming documentary Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me






12 Oct 2014 2:51pm GMT

Dee Snider announces new career-spanning compilation 'Rock and Roll Ain't Dead'

New single to be released this March






12 Oct 2014 1:31pm GMT

Led Zeppelin preview 'Houses of the Holy' boxset in new video – watch

Reissue is due for release October 28






12 Oct 2014 12:47pm GMT

Danny DeVito lands role in new One Direction video

'Steal My Girl' taken from boy band's forthcoming album 'Four'






12 Oct 2014 11:58am GMT

David Crosby on Neil Young: 'He is very angry with me'

Young had told fans he will never again tour as part of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young






12 Oct 2014 11:18am GMT

U2 on controversial tax arrangements: 'Was it totally fair? Probably not'

Band have previously been accused of tax evasion






12 Oct 2014 10:23am GMT

Childish Gambino reveals horror movie-esque video for 'Telegraph Ave' – watch

Video co-stars singer Jhene Aiko






12 Oct 2014 9:28am GMT

Radiohead's Philip Selway performs with The Dap-Kings on 'The Tonight Show'

Selway performed 'It Will End in Tears' from solo album 'Weatherhouse'






12 Oct 2014 8:30am GMT

The Flaming Lips reveal new 'Sgt Pepper's...' covers album details in psychedelic video

Miley Cyrus, Foxygen and MGMT all feature on 'With A Little Help From My Fwends'






12 Oct 2014 8:03am GMT

11 Oct 2014

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Jessie Ware previews new song 'Sweetest Song' - listen

Second album 'Tough Love' is released on Monday (October 13)






11 Oct 2014 3:00pm GMT

Man hospitalised with 'severe head injury' after falling from balcony at Nottingham Rock City

Nineteen year-old believed to have fallen of his own accord






11 Oct 2014 2:32pm 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