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Pharrell tells jury he didn't copy Gaye music for hit song

Yahoo Music - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 00:51

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pharrell Williams told a jury Wednesday that he was trying to evoke the feel of Marvin Gaye's music but did not copy the late singer's work when he crafted the 2013 hit "Blurred Lines."


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Jay Z stumbles in bid for music streaming company

Yahoo Music - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 17:30

Minority owners of Norwegian music streaming service Wimp announced Wednesday they had blocked rap mogul Jay Z's $56-million bid and said the ball was now in the rap star's court. Over 10 percent of the minority owners of Wimp's parent company Aspiro had rejected the bid, meaning Jay Z has to amend his original offer for a 90-percent stake in the company, the Swedish Shareholders' Association said in a statement. The minority owners -- who believe Jay Z's bid undervalued the company's future potential -- had yet to hear back from from the platinum-selling artist. Jay Z used his controlling stake in Project Panther Bidco to launch a 464-million-kronor ($56-million, 49-million-euro) bid for Aspiro that was accepted early on by majority owner Schibsted, which controls 76 percent of the Swedish-listed company.


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Fuse Network Expands Beyond Music in 2015

Yahoo Music - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 05:00
The Fuse Media Inc.-owned network is targeting a diverse, Millennial audience with its new programming line-up.
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The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Yahoo Music - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 23:13
iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending March 2, 2015:
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Bjork museum retrospective tests boundaries of music

Yahoo Music - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 22:48

In one of its most complex and ambitious exhibitions, the Museum of Modern Art has designed a career retrospective on Bjork that probes the question -- just how does one put music on a wall? The highlight of the two-floor retrospective, which opens to the public Sunday and runs until June 7, is a walk through the artist's eight adult solo albums, with each museum-goer given a headset that, triggered by sensors, narrates a fictional biography of Bjork set to highlights of the music. The visitor sees diaries of Bjork with her musings -- "I don't recognize myself / This is very interesting," she writes in one, which turned into the song "Headphones" -- as well as some of Bjork's most sensational outfits, including the swan dress she wore to the 2001 Oscars and the dress of tiny bells designed by Alexander McQueen. The lobbies feature music from four "instruments" including a Tesla coil that appeared on Bjork's 2011 album "Biophilia," an innovative work that was accompanied by a smartphone app -- the first to enter the collection of the Museum of Modern Art.


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Simon Rattle named music director of London Symphony

Yahoo Music - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 13:22

LONDON (AP) — Conductor Simon Rattle is swapping a podium in Berlin for one in Britain, taking over as music director of the London Symphony Orchestra.


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Music Monday (3/2): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Yahoo Music - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 18:28

Our guide to this week's album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like Best Coast, Bob Dylan, and Action Bronson, plus brand new streaming music from the likes of Built to Spill, M83, Faith No More, Matthew E. White, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic


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'The Sound of Music's' 50th Anniversary: What the Stars Are Doing Now

Yahoo Music - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 05:00
The 1965 musical film recently was paid tribute to at the 87th annual Academy Awards.
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'Sound of Music's' 50th Anniversary: What the Stars Are Doing Now

Yahoo Music - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 05:00
The 1965 musical film was recently paid tribute at the 87th annual Academy Awards.
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Republic Records Teams With IM Global to Produce Music-Driven Films

Yahoo Music - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 05:00
The first project in the collaboration will be 'Rollin' Thunder,' a comedy about an ex-con trying to bond with his daughter by entering a bowling tournament.
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'Bubblegoth' rebel Kerli thanks Estonia for her music

Yahoo Music - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 05:50

If her catchy "bubblegoth" music is winning fans worldwide, pop star Kerli chalks it up to her revolt against the hard grind of life as her native Estonia shook off its Soviet legacy. I just wanted to leave, I wanted to see the world so much.


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Bobbi Kristina Brown's Cousin Reveals the Music She Was Working on Before Incident

Yahoo Music - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 16:07
Before she was hospitalized over the weekend, Bobbi Kristina Brown was "focused" on her aspirations to follow in her legendary mother Whitney Houston's footsteps and beco
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Big Shake-Up to Music Licensing Regime Embraced by U.S. Copyright Office

Yahoo Music - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 05:00
If adopted, these proposals will impact record labels, music publishers, producers, royalty collection groups, terrestrial and satellite radio, and music streaming services.
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Azalea & Smith lead iHeartRadio Music Award nominees

Yahoo Music - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 16:49

NEW YORK (AP) — Iggy Azalea and Sam Smith led the finalists for the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards with five nominations apiece, with Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande each receiving four nominations.


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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Yahoo Music - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 19:01
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending February 2, 2015:
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Katy Perry, Britney Spears Star in 'Music Mean Tweets' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Yahoo Music - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 15:40
Some people on Twitter are mean and others are down right on the money.Someone posted that "Drake looks like voldemort with hair."
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Iggy Azalea rise tests music industry on race, gender

Yahoo Music - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 15:27

Iggy Azalea has soared to stardom as a rare white woman in hip-hop, but her meteoric rise has triggered a backlash that reveals much about the music business's fault-lines on race and gender. Her most vociferous critic has been fellow rapper Azealia Banks, a black woman who has accused Azalea of mocking African Americans.


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Derek Hough to Leave 'Dancing With the Stars' for Radio City Music Hall

Yahoo Music - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 05:00
The five-time Mirror Ball trophy winner will hang up his 'DWTS' dancing shoes to take the stage in New York.
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Music Monday (2/2): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Yahoo Music - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 01:04

Our guide to this week's album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like Kanye West, Run the Jewels, Deerhoof, Zola Jesus, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic


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MTV to Carry Tomorrowland Electronic Music Festival Worldwide

Yahoo Music - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 05:00
Tiësto, Armin Van Buuren, Hardwell and Carl Cox are among the EDM acts confirmed to play at the Belgium fest, held over two weekends in July.
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