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Report: Amazon adding music streaming to Prime – CNN

Posted: Saturday, May 31, 2014

(CNN) — OK, at this point, who doesn’t have a music streaming service? According to a new report, Amazon will be entering the crowded field this summer, joining such rivals as Google, Microsoft and Apple in trying to find new, profitable ways for digital users to get their tunes. The company plans to make on-demand music streaming available as part of its Prime service by June or July, according to…

DJ legend Dave Herman dies awaiting sex charges trial – USA TODAY

Posted: Saturday, May 31, 2014

Dave Herman(Photo: Federal Bureau of Prisons) NEWARK – Former legendary New York disc jockey Dave Herman died Thursday while awaiting trial on federal criminal sex charges, officials said. The U.S. Marshals Service, which had jurisdiction over Herman while he was incarcerated at Essex County Jail in New Jersey, confirmed his death Thursday. Herman, 78, who was known for hosting WNEW’s Rock & Roll Morning Show for more than two decades,…

Music Industry Optimistic About Apple-Beats Deal – ABC News

Posted: Saturday, May 31, 2014

When Cortez Bryant decided to negotiate a headphones marketing deal for his clients Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj a few years ago, he turned down more money from other more established companies to sign with Beats By Dre for a simple reason. “There was a bunch of history there, so at the end of the day I took less upfront money to be part of this deal with people who…

To Lance Stephenson, blowing in an ear is ‘just playing ball’ – Indianapolis Star

Posted: Saturday, May 31, 2014

Lance Stephenson (1) makes a move on Miami’s Dwyane Wade during the Pacers’ 93-90 Game 5 victory Wednesday. Stephenson scored 12 points, had five rebounds and five assists.(Photo: Brent Drinkut/The Star) His morning began with words of contrition; a sort of awkward, forced repentance 36 hours after Lance Stephenson had done precisely the opposite and professed no regret for his costly comments of LeBron James. His night ended with a…

Ariana Grande Sexier Than Ever In ‘Problem’ Music Video — Watch – Hollywood Life

Posted: Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Miley Cyruses of the world better watch out — the sexy, grown-up version of Ariana has arrived! After giving us tastes of her newfound confidence at a couple award shows in April and May, the singer unleashed it all with a stunning music video for her massive hit ‘Problem.’ Watch it here! It’s official — 2014 is Ariana Grande‘s year. After conquering iTunes and…

Can you feel the Beats? – The Economist (blog)

Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014

NEWS broke on May 28th that Apple would buy Beats, a headphone-maker and music platform, for $3 billion. It seems like a high price to pay to hang out with the cool kids. Beats, which is owned by the rapper Andre “Dr. Dre” Young (pictured) and record producer Jimmy Iovine, makes expensive designer headphones. Earlier this year it launched a new streaming platform, where people can play their favourite tunes…

Video: Lance Stephenson blows in LeBron James’ ear during Pacers’ Game 5 … – SI.com

Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014

Pacers guard Lance Stephenson blew in the ear of Heat forward LeBron James during Indiana’s 93-90 victory over Miami in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday. The unusual on-court interplay brought a smile and a shake of the head from James, who battled foul trouble all night and finished with a playoff career-low seven points. “I’m just here to play basketball, man,” James said during his postgame news…

WATCH: YouTube’s Newest Music Mashup Video – TIME

Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014

While the first YouTube video was uploaded nine years ago on April 23, 2005, the site went live in May. So to celebrate the anniversary, the video-sharing network has released a music mashup featuring various YouTube celebrities. Frozen fans will be excited to learn that, according to data from YouTube, “there are more than 120,000 videos inspired by “Let It Go“ (based on videos posted with that title).” Not to…

Apple Buys Beats Music & Electronics for $3 Billion – Yahoo News

Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014

CUPERTINO, Calif. – Apple is striking a new chord with a $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, a headphone and music streaming specialist that also brings the swagger of rapper Dr. Dre and recording impresario Jimmy Iovine. Wednesday’s announcement comes nearly three weeks after deal negotiations were leaked to the media. It’s by far the most expensive acquisition in Apple’s 38-year history, a price that the company is paying to…

How Do You Get Latino Kids Into Classical Music? Bring The Parents – NPR (blog)

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

i i hide captionConductor Sonia Marie De Leon De Vega celebrates 20 years of the community-focused Santa Cecilia Orchestra in 2014. Courtesy of the Santa Cecilia Orchestra Conductor Sonia Marie De Leon De Vega celebrates 20 years of the community-focused Santa Cecilia Orchestra in 2014. Courtesy of the Santa Cecilia Orchestra Outside the concert hall at Occidental College, in Los Angeles’ Eagle Rock neighborhood, children are invited to test out…

In Defense of Schlock Music: Why Journey, Billy Joel, and Lionel Richie Are … – Vulture

Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Schlock’s supreme pop-music form is the power ballad, but it thrives in many genres, speaking in a range of musical accents, registers, tempos, and time signatures. What’s consistent is the spirit in which schlock speaks: unself-consciously, with no embarrassment about its opulence, its pretensions, its vulgarity. Since at least the 1950s, popular-music culture has been gripped by a cult of cool. But schlock isn’t cool. Schlock carries a torch, and…

World Music Awards Red Carpet Pre-Show – Billboard

Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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Therapist Turns Heartbeats of Dying Patients into Music – ABC News (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Margaret and Jeremy Bennett’s son died in February, but they still listen to his heartbeat every day. As 14-year-old Dylan Bennett lay dying in the intensive care unit of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Brian Schreck recorded his heartbeat. He then paired rhythmic thumping with some of Dylan’s favorite music to create a song for the Bennetts to keep. “Our son was dying in front of us, and it was very tough,”…

Township DJs bring the sound of South Africa to Glastonbury’s dance area – The Guardian

Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Glastonbury Festival will announce two new acts for its 2014 line-up today. DJ Fosta and Thibo Tazz, two artists from Cape Town’s townships, will play Silver Hayes, the area formerly known as the dance village, on Saturday. Both artists will bring their African-inspired house beats to the blues stage, the first booking of its kind for Silver Hayes. The pair’s trip is funded by the British Council’s Connect ZA scheme…

Tens Of Thousands Party In Detroit At Movement Electronic Music Fest – CBS Local

Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014

DETROIT (WWJ) - Besides the obligatory Redbull, hula-hoops and glow sticks, the Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit is all about the techno. And, of course: “The biggest thing is the people,” said James Johnson, in town for the event from Colorado.  He’s been working at the festival for five years. What’s the draw? “The atmosphere, the tone of Detroiters,” he said. “In such a dangerous city, it’s the only time you can bring a…

DJ Father Shaheed Has Reportedly Passed Away – Complex.com

Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014

DJ Father Shaheed has reportedly passed away from a motorcycle accident. Reports of his passing surfaced when the official Public Enemy Facebook page posted their condolences to his family. AllHipHop has also since confirmed with their sources that the cause of death was a motorcycle accident.  Father Shaheed is best known for his work as the DJ for the New Jersey rap group, Poor Righteous Teachers. The group saw…

20000 people attend Mysteryland electronic music fest at legendary Woodstock … – New York Daily News

Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2014

Stephanie Keith/Polaris Nearly 20,000 people have converged on Bethel, the site of the iconic Woodstock Festival, this weekend for a three-day electronic music event called Mysteryland. BETHEL — They came from thousands of miles around for a massive festival of music, peace and love. They also slept in the mud. Like their hippie forebears more than four decades ago, nearly 20,000 people have converged on…

Shakira premieres World Cup anthem music video – New York Daily News

Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2014

From the Beatles to Satchmo, from Billy Joel to Prince, the Daily News has backstage photos and behind the scenes shots you want. Find your legendary photo today.

Asleep In Dress Blues: Music For Memorial Day – NPR (blog)

Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2014

i i hide captionA lone bugler plays “Taps” during a burial service at Arlington National Cemetery. Win McNamee/Getty Images A lone bugler plays “Taps” during a burial service at Arlington National Cemetery. Win McNamee/Getty Images Memorial Day can all too easily mark the start of grilling season and retail sales events instead of fulfilling its original purpose, honoring those who lost their lives in service to our country. Congress made…

What to know about the Boston Calling Music Festival – Boston Globe

Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2014

The semi-annual Boston Calling Music Festival returns to City Hall Plaza this Memorial Day weekend with Death Cab for Cutie, The Decemberists, Jenny Lewis, Modest Mouse, and more musical acts. Laid-back acoustic rocker Jack Johnson kicks things off Friday night with Cass McCombs and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros. Here are a few things to know before cozying up to your favorite bands. Continue reading below Attendees, who can…

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