01 Jul 2015

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Wolf Alice cover Scissor Sisters' 'Take Your Mama' during Glastonbury live session - watch

Swim Deep's Austin Williams joins the band on piano

01 Jul 2015 11:57am GMT

Trent Reznor compares Apple Music to the 'feeling of walking into an independent record shop'

Nine Inch Nails musician discusses the new music streaming service

01 Jul 2015 11:57am GMT

Santigold returns with new song 'Radio' - listen

Singer will follow up 2012's 'Master of My Make-Believe' 'so soon'

01 Jul 2015 11:57am GMT

Pharrell Williams shares new single 'Freedom' - listen

The song was premiered by Zane Lowe on his new Beats 1 radio show

01 Jul 2015 11:57am GMT

Oasis top NME readers poll of dream Glastonbury 2016 headliners

Muse, Foo Fighters, David Bowie and Fleetwood Mac also on fan wishlist

01 Jul 2015 11:57am GMT

NME Glastonbury Festival 2015 souvenir photo special out now

The special-edition issue features 100 pages of incredible photos from this year's festival

01 Jul 2015 11:57am GMT

Lionel Richie hails Glastonbury audience and says he saw a nude doll of himself in festival crowd

The legendary singer drew the biggest crowd of the entire festival on Sunday (June 28)

01 Jul 2015 11:57am GMT

Lee Nelson says he invaded 'plonker' Kanye West's Glastonbury performance to 'help him out'

Comedy character ran onstage in a "Lee-zus" T-shirt during festival appearance

01 Jul 2015 11:57am GMT

Frank Turner says next album might be drum 'n' bass or country

New record 'Positive Songs For Negative People' out in August

01 Jul 2015 11:57am GMT

Faith No More cover Foo Fighters' 'All My Life' live – watch

US band replaced Foos at Belgium's Rock Werchter on Thursday (June 25)

01 Jul 2015 11:57am GMT

Disclosure share dystopian video for new single 'Holding On' - watch

Song features Gregory Porter and clip is first of a four-part anthology

01 Jul 2015 11:57am GMT

Brand New 'hope' to release fifth album 'this year'

Their most recent album 'Daisy' was released in September 2009

01 Jul 2015 11:57am GMT

Beck covers The Rolling Stones and Prince in front of 100 fans at secret London show

Concert at London's The Social sees singer take requests and read from his 'Song Reader' book

01 Jul 2015 11:57am GMT

Beck and Thurston Moore perform with cowboys at London's Barbican - watch

The performance was part of a 'living art project' event series called Station To Station

01 Jul 2015 11:57am GMT

Apple Music and Beats 1 to launch today (June 30)

The platform will include on-demand streaming and a 24/7 radio station

01 Jul 2015 11:57am GMT

44 viewers complain about bad language in BBC coverage of Kanye West's Glastonbury performance

The expletive-heavy set was aired on BBC Two from 10.15pm, attracting an average of 1.1 million viewers

01 Jul 2015 11:57am GMT

30 Jun 2015

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Apple Music Launch: Hands on With Apple's New Streaming Service

Apple Music Launch: Hands on With Apple's New Streaming ServiceApple is continuing to change the landscape of the music industry with its launch today of Apple Music, a streaming service offering members access to tens of millions of songs in the iTunes collection. While Apple is late to the music streaming game, it enters the market with one huge advantage: With more than 800 million iTunes accounts, Apple Music has the opportunity to quickly amass a following. Introducing the service at the Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this month, Jimmy Iovine, co-founder of Beats, which is owned by Apple, emphasized the carefully tailored playlists won't be grouped by genre or beats -- and instead will be curated by a team of music experts.

30 Jun 2015 10:12pm GMT

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending June 29, 2015:

30 Jun 2015 8:11pm GMT

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending June 29, 2015:

30 Jun 2015 8:03pm GMT

Bon Jovi's politics: Cash for Clinton, music for Christie

LIVINGSTON, N.J. (AP) - Bon Jovi is playing a big role in the 2016 presidential campaign in New Jersey.

30 Jun 2015 7:31pm GMT

'Glee'-type music contest crowns winners in New York City

In this June 29, 2015 photo released by The Broadway League Inc., Anthony Skillman, of Tustin, Calif., left, and Marla Louissaint, of New York, pose with their National High School Musical Theater Awards for best actor and actress in New York. Louissaint sang “I’m Here” from “The Color Purple” for her solo _ a song that helped convince her parents to let her sing and act and Skillman sang “It Don’t Make Sense” from Jason Robert Brown’s musical “Parade.” (Henry McGee/The Broadway League Inc. via AP)NEW YORK (AP) - A 17-year-old New Yorker math and science whiz and an 18-year-old Californian who will study musical theater in college have won top honors at the National High School Musical Theater Awards.

30 Jun 2015 5:18pm GMT

Apple Music, tech giant's streaming service, goes live

Apple Music RadioApple Music, the tech giant's new streaming service, went live Tuesday as the company behind iTunes looks to dominate the fast-growing sector. The new service began with the launch of Beats 1, an international radio station that will feature shows by high-profile artist hosts, and offered streaming -- for the first time -- of Taylor Swift's blockbuster "1989" album. The tech giant is offering Apple Music to users who upgrade for free to its new operating system, hoping to make the streaming service integral to the vast number of users of its iPhones and other products.

30 Jun 2015 5:05pm GMT

Follow your favorite music artists with Shazam

Follow your favorite music artists with ShazamUse Shazam to keep up-to-date with your favorite musicians. Now Shazam allows users to find out what music their top artists and bands are listening to, as well as be the first to know when these musicians release videos, new albums and singles. Stream directly to find out their latest musical discoveries and preferences.

30 Jun 2015 12:49pm GMT

AC/DC to make music available for streaming

Musicians from rockband AC/DC Brian Johnson (L) and guitarist Angus Young performAC/DC has finally joined the world of streaming, hitching its star to Spotify, Rdio and the newly-launched Apple Music, the New York Times reports.

30 Jun 2015 8:33am GMT

29 Jun 2015

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Apple Music: Everything You Need to Know About the Launch

Apple Music: Everything You Need to Know About the LaunchApple will officially enter the music streaming subscription market on Tuesday with the launch of Apple Music and its accompanying Beats 1 radio station. An estimated 41 million people paid for a streaming music subscription service in 2014, according to IFPI, a London-based recording industry trade group that represents more than 1,300 record labels. Apple's huge advantage: With more than 800 million iTunes accounts, Apple Music has the opportunity to quickly amass a following.

29 Jun 2015 11:55pm GMT

Music Monday (6/29): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Music Monday (6/29): This Week's New Albums + VideosOur guide to this week's album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like Big Sean, Tinashe, and Mogwai, plus brand new streaming music from Toro y Moi, Owen Pallett, Low, Frog Eyes, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic

29 Jun 2015 9:02pm 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


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


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


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


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