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Published: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:27:23 -0400

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Africa's music industry changes tempo to local beat

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:27:23 -0400

(image) Demand for homegrown contemporary music is sweeping Africa and driving a creative boom in an industry otherwise battered by falling CD sales and rampant piracy. A recent study of the entertainment sector by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) accountants showed rapid earnings growth in many African countries, fuelled largely by live performances by local artists. "Consumers are increasingly wanting local content," Vicki Myburgh, a PwC director who conducted the study released last month, told AFP.

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#PretaPostcards: Zella Day's First-Ever Coachella Experience

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 00:00:02 -0400

The performer shares her photo diary from last Saturday before making her way back to Indio for weekend two.

Warner Bros. promises previously unreleased Prince music

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:53:39 -0400

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Warner Bros. Records is about to unveil two projects by the late megastar Prince that include previously unreleased material.

Leonardo DiCaprio to Star In, Produce Film About Music Producer Sam Phillips

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:04 -0400

Paramount and Appain Way have acquired the book 'Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'N' Roll.'

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:44:26 -0400

iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending October 20, 2016:

Classical City: Telling Stories Through Music

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:37:39 -0400

Carnegie Hall's Ensemble Connect visits a middle school in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Classical City: Telling the story of Scheherzade Through Music

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:27:11 -0400

The fellows of Ensemble Connect show middle schoolers how music can reflect emotions and tell stories.

Classical City: Bringing Classical Music to Middle School

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:25:48 -0400

Carnegie Hall's Ensemble Connect holds a special interactive performance for a middle school in Saratoga Springs, NY.

New Prince Album to Include Unreleased Music From the Vault

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:40:23 -0400

"Prince 4Ever" is set to be released Nov. 22.

First Prince music to be released posthumously

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 03:22:59 -0400

(image) The announcement, made a week after a tribute concert in Prince's native Minnesota meant to offer closure after his sudden death on April 21, comes as his estate steadily moves forward on a business plan for his vast holdings. Warner Brothers Records said it would next month issue a 40-track greatest hits collection, "Prince 4Ever," with an attached 12-page book of photographs. Long known to fans, with Elvis Costello even covering it, "Moonbeam Levels" was never officially released.

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MIPJunior: Diversity, Music Driving Kids' Programming

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 00:00:19 -0400

"Animation has been a traditionally white male place," said Disney XD's Marc Buhaj on the industry's need to diversify.

Classical City: Ensemble Connect holds an Interactive Performance That Uses Music to Inspire the Imagination

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:13:29 -0400

The musicians of Ensemble Connect wrap up an interactive performance at Saratoga Bridges, an organization helping adults with developmental disabilities.

Classical City: Powering the Imagination with Music in an Interactive Performance

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:12:42 -0400

The musicians of Ensemble Connect perform a piece and ask the audience to relive the inspiration behind the music.

Classical City: Re-Imagining Music with the Fellows of Carnegie Hall's Ensemble Connect

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:09:12 -0400

The musicians of Ensemble Connect hold an interactive performance with the audience at Saratoga Bridges, an organization helping adults with developmental disabilities.

Kings of Leon, Suzanne Vega, Mike Doughty and More Music Reviews

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:04:02 -0400

Plus, get reviews of the latest albums from Suzanne Vega, Mike Doughty and more.

Bruno Mars to Open 2016 American Music Awards

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:21 -0400

This will be his first time performing on the AMA stage.

Columbia's Rob Stringer Named CEO of Sony Music

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:43 -0400

Current SME CEO Doug Morris will transition to the role of chairman in April.

Ronda Rousey Battles 'Trumpzilla' In A New Animated Music Video

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:39:08 -0400

(image) Tool blew the minds of many a teen through the 90s with some of the trippiest music videos ever made, and their frontman Maynard James Keenan seems to be keeping that trend alive in this new video from his other musical project Puscifer. The song is called The Arsonist, and the clip features Maynard, Ronda Rousey, and a couple of the UFC’s other top female fighters battling a gigantic Godzilla-like Donald Trump monster. The video starts out with Maynard James Keenan challenging Ronda Rousey to a fight, and the stakes are … er … interesting.

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Trouble at Music Man Square in Meredith Willson's hometown

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:31:16 -0400

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Music Man Square in the hometown of "The Music Man" creator Meredith Willson is floundering.

Music Monday (10/17): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:52:00 -0400

(image) Our guide to this week's (and last week's) album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like The Weeknd, Danny Brown, and Maroon 5, plus brand new streaming music from Leonard Cohen, American Football, Cloud Nothings, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic

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Watch Become Donald T. Rump for "Grab'm by the Pussy" Funny or Die Music Video

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:28 -0400

"I'm a star 'cause I made it/ I'm rich and I'm famous/ Donald Trump said to 'grab'm by the pussy."

Third Man Records by Jack White to release music-themed colouring book

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 11:41:07 -0400

(image) Third Man Records, the independent record label founded by "The White Stripes" frontman Jack White, has produced a music-themed coloring book, set to go on sale in the US this weekend. The book, revealed on Instagram, features a fictional record company -- dubbed "Manny's Top Tunes" -- and explores "how a vinyl record is made," with the product slated to hit shelves at Third Man's Nashville storefront from Saturday, October 15.

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Dylan's music increases by 500 percent following Nobel win

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:53:30 -0400

(image) NEW YORK (AP) — Following Bob Dylan's win for the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature, the singer-songwriter's music has increased by more than 500 percent on Spotify.

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Reba McEntire Is Set to Teach a Country Music 'MasterClass'

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:45:32 -0400

It's the singer's first online class featuring 20 lessons.

Shazam teams with Vadio to offer new, curated music-video streaming service

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 05:08:14 -0400

(image) Music app Shazam has joined forces with Vadio, a music video platform that drives digital engagement, for a partnership which will enable the addition of music video channels to the service. The tie-up will allow hundreds of millions of Shazam users globally to stream specially curated music video channels directly in the app via Vadio-powered technology, which make it possible for people to consume music video content through the sites and apps they already use. Commenting on the deal, Fabio Santini, Chief Product Officer for Shazam said: "We continually look for new ways to expand the ways in which our users can discover music...We want to give fans a great reason to spend more time with Shazam by giving them access to a rich and immersive music video experience.

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