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Rdio Partners With Toronto Film Festival, Announces Free Ellie Goulding Show

Wed, 2014-08-27 13:42
Next month's Toronto International Film Festival has an official music partner. Streaming service Rdio has announced it is setting up a music hub at...

Pioneering Rumba King Peret Dead at 79

Wed, 2014-08-27 12:15
Peret, the singer and guitarist known as the king of the Catalan rumba -- Barcelona's original party music -- died Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 79. Peret...

Reunited Ramones Estates Plan Big Comeback Including Martin Scorsese Film

Wed, 2014-08-27 12:10
The Johnny Ramone tribute at Hollywood Forever Cemetery has become a tradition. This past Sunday marked the tenth annual event honoring the late...

Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' Debuts At No. 1 On Hot 100

Wed, 2014-08-27 12:03
Taylor Swift rockets onto the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 1 with "Shake It Off." As expected, her new self-empowerment anthem debuts at the top...

How a 'Parks & Rec' EP Got She & Him, Childish Gambino & Superchunk to Play His Backyeard

Wed, 2014-08-27 11:30
Every year for one evening, Donick Cary opens his backyard to bands like Yo La Tengo, She & Him, The Polyphonic Spree and Childish Gambino.

Wiz Khalifa Earns First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

Wed, 2014-08-27 10:59
Hip-hop star Wiz Khalifa earns his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as his new Blacc Hollywood set arrives atop the list. The album, which was...

iPhone 6 Launch Rumors Continue to Heat Up with 'Leaked' Guide

Wed, 2014-08-27 10:46
Will Apple rule your very existence on September 9? That date has been making the rounds for a while as the possible unveiling of the iPhone 6, and...

Suicidal Tendencies Announce Death of Bassist Tim 'Rawbiz' Williams

Wed, 2014-08-27 10:28
Los Angeles thrash metal outfit Suicidal Tendencies have announced the death of bassist Tim "Rawbiz" Williams, a prolific musician who -- in addition...

Giant YouTube Music Monetizer AdRev Names New President

Wed, 2014-08-27 10:01
AdRev has named Brian Felsen its new president, making the former chief executive of CD Baby the latest example of the migration of talent and...

Morrissey Reportedly Compiles Ramones Best-Of

Wed, 2014-08-27 05:40
Morrissey isn’t dwelling on his fracas with Harvest Records. The former Smiths frontman has reportedly been busy curating a new Ramones compilation. 

Richie Hawtin to Receive ‘Outstanding Contribution’ AIM Independent Award

Wed, 2014-08-27 04:09
Richie Hawtin, the Canadian-born techno master whose trippy alter-ego Plastikman has melted minds for more than 20 years, is this year’s recipient of...

Chuck Berry, Peter Sellars Honored with Sweden's Polar Music Prize

Wed, 2014-08-27 03:19
Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Chuck Berry and opera director Peter Sellars have been awarded the 2014 Polar Music Prize during a ceremony Tuesday in...

Suge Knight Investigation Moved to Homicide Bureau

Tue, 2014-08-26 22:55
Word of Suge Knight's condition and the ongoing investigation following the reported six gunshot wounds he suffered early Sunday morning at a...

Universal Music Sues Over VH1 DJ Competition Series

Tue, 2014-08-26 16:49
Universal Music describes a new lawsuit over VH1's Masters of the Mix as a "cut-and-dry copyright infringement case," but modest trappings aside,...

Steve Aoki, Disco Donnie to Speak at Electronic Music Conference

Tue, 2014-08-26 15:06
Asia-Pacific's Electronic Music Conference has unveiled a first round of speakers, as well as other details, for this year's event taking place in...

How Billy Joel and Jason Aldean Saved Six Figures By Splitting Tour Costs

Tue, 2014-08-26 14:15
With stadium-show production costs running as high as $1.8 million, Live Nation acts like Billy Joel and Jason Aldean are saving $500,000 to $700,000...

Streaming Accounted for 63% of Danish Revenues in First Half of Year

Tue, 2014-08-26 14:00
Led by gains in streaming revenues, digital accounted for 82 percent of Denmark's recorded music revenues in the first half of the year, up from 74...

Aphex Twin on Kanye West: 'He Tried to F---ing Rip Me Off'

Tue, 2014-08-26 12:31
Richard D. James -- aka Aphex Twin -- is primed to release his first proper album in 13 years. With SYRO due out Sept.

VMAs Ratings Down Despite Blue Ivy Surprise

Tue, 2014-08-26 12:02
The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards was the most-watched show on television Sunday, pulling in 8.3 million total viewers, down 18 percent from the 10.1...

Not Just Hype: Latinos Spend More on Music

Tue, 2014-08-26 10:50
Marketers are always talking about music being a “passion point” for Hispanics. Now, hard research shows the hype is true -- and measurable....

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