Sony Doubles Its Song Catalog – and Its Control of the Music Industry
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Sony is buying EMI Music Publishing, adding two million songs from artists like Alicia Keys, Kanye West and Queen to its already-vast publishing catalog and cementing its position as the world’s largest music publisher. The Japanese corporation is paying around $2 billion for a 60 percent equity stake in EMI, it said on Tuesday. Sony This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Sony Doubles Its Song Catalog – and Its Control of the Music...

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018
The Beatles’ Esher Demos: The Lost Basement Tapes That Became the White Album
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Rob Sheffield’s book Dreaming the Beatles: The Love Story of One Band and the Whole World is a celebration of the band, from the longtime Rolling Stone columnist. It tells the weird saga of how four lads from Liverpool became the world’s biggest pop group, then broke up – yet somehow just kept getting bigger. This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: The Beatles’ Esher Demos: The Lost Basement Tapes That Became the White...

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018
BTS’ ‘Love Yourself: Tear’: Inside the K-Pop Sensations’ New LP
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The producer Steve Aoki has fond memories of hisfirst meeting with the seven-man K-pop ensemble BTS. “We got a big oldBluetooth boombox, huddled around it and just jammed,” Aoki recalls.”The last time I saw them in L.A., I gave RM my hoodie; hegave me his jacket. We were doing the Aoki jump together. Right off the bat, wewere in sync – the language barrier didn’t stop us This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: BTS’ ‘Love Yourself: Tear’: Inside...

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018
Ariana Grande Marks One-Year Anniversary of Manchester Bombing
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Ariana Grande marked the one-year anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombing with a short, poignant message on Twitter. “Thinking This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Ariana Grande Marks One-Year Anniversary of Manchester...

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018
R. Kelly Accuser Files New Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Assault
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A woman who previously accused R. Kelly of “a sexual assault incident resulting in serious bodily injury” and grooming her for the singer’s alleged “sex cult” filed a new lawsuit against Kelly This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: R. Kelly Accuser Files New Lawsuit Alleging Sexual...

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018
Hear Goldfrapp, Dave Gahan’s Dark New Song, ‘Ocean’
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Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan sings some typically moody melodies on a new version of Goldfrapp’s “Ocean” that recasts the song as a duet with the group’s Alison Goldfrapp. The group originally issued the dusky, electro-pop song last year on their Silver Eye album. This version runs 20 This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Hear Goldfrapp, Dave Gahan’s Dark New Song,...

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Monday, 21 May 2018
Grizzly Bear Extend Tour in Support of ‘Painted Ruins’
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Grizzly Bear have lined up a fall U.S. tour in support of the band’s latest album Painted Ruins, This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Grizzly Bear Extend Tour in Support of ‘Painted...

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Monday, 21 May 2018
Bob Seger Schedules Postponed Runaway Train Tour Dates
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Eight months after Bob Seger postponed his Runaway Train Tour due to a vertebrae issue, the rocker rescheduled 10 dates from the trek. Seger and the Silver Bullet Band will resume the tour on This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Bob Seger Schedules Postponed Runaway Train Tour...

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Monday, 21 May 2018
Watch Cardi B as a Heartbroken Bride in New Video for ‘Be Careful’
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Cardi B marries and buries the same man in her Western-styled “Be Careful” video. Director Jora Frantzis opens the brooding video with establishing shots of desert roads and a church filled with Jesus statues and crucifixes. Cardi B arrives in a glamorous wedding dress, marrying a man wearing a cowboy hat. The joyous scene shifts to a darker hue as the rapper returns to the church – with This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Cardi B as a Heartbroken...

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Monday, 21 May 2018
BBMAs: Watch Salt-N-Pepa Reunite With En Vogue for ‘Whatta Man’
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Salt-N-Pepa ended the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday with an uplifting medley of throwback hip-hop hits.  On a night riding high on female empowerment, it was fitting the show ended with a stage This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: BBMAs: Watch Salt-N-Pepa Reunite With En Vogue for ‘Whatta...

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Monday, 21 May 2018
BBMAs: See BTS’ Angst-Ridden Performance of New Song ‘Fake Love’
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BTS performed their new emo/hip-hop-tinged single “Fake Love” at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday. The song appeared on their latest album, Love Yourself: Tear. Fans screamed all night whenever BTS appeared on camera, and host Kelly Clarkson was immediately overwhelmed by the crowd as she tried to introduce the group. “Y’all are crazy,” she said, before putting on enormous This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: BBMAs: See BTS’ Angst-Ridden Performance of New Song ‘Fake...

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Monday, 21 May 2018
BBMAs: Watch Janet Jackson Perform ‘Nasty,’ Salute #MeToo in Award Speech
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Janet Jackson delivered a thrilling yet brief medley on Sunday night at the Billboard Music Awards. The singer was honored with the Icon Award, recognizing her four decades of musical success presented by noted admirer, Bruno Mars. Few careers in popular music have included as many hits and touched on This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: BBMAs: Watch Janet Jackson Perform ‘Nasty,’ Salute #MeToo in Award...

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Monday, 21 May 2018
BBMAs: See Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato’s Rousing ‘Fall in Line’ Duet
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Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato united for a dramatic, authoritative performance of their collaborative single “Fall in Line” during the  This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: BBMAs: See Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato’s Rousing ‘Fall in Line’...

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Monday, 21 May 2018
BBMAs: Watch Ariana Grande’s Dynamic Performance of ‘No Tears Left to Cry’
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Ariana Grande opened the 2018 Billboard Music Awards performing of her house-leaning single “No Tears Left to Cry.” Grande was lowered onto the stage on a platform made of umbrellas, where she joined a cadre of male This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: BBMAs: Watch Ariana Grande’s Dynamic Performance of ‘No Tears Left to...

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Monday, 21 May 2018
Watch Nicki Minaj Bring ‘Chun-Li,’ Playboi Carti to ‘SNL’
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Nicki Minaj served as musical guest for the Saturday Night Live‘s Season 43 finale, with the rapper delivering a pair of performances and co-starring in an unaired musical sketch. The rapper opened the proceedings This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Nicki Minaj Bring ‘Chun-Li,’ Playboi Carti to...

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Sunday, 20 May 2018
Reggie Lucas, Miles Davis Guitarist and Madonna Producer, Dead at 65
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Saturday, 19 May 2018
Elton John Performs at Royal Wedding Reception
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As rumored, Elton John performed during the lunchtime reception that followed the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The singer also attended the wedding earlier in Saturday in Windsor. According to This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Elton John Performs at Royal Wedding...

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Saturday, 19 May 2018
Watch Taylor Swift Bring Out Shawn Mendes at Rose Bowl Concert
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Taylor Swift brought out surprise guest Shawn Mendes Friday night during her concert at Pasadena, California’s Rose Bowl, where the singers performed Mendes’ 2017 hit “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back.” Swift handled the opening verse of the Illuminate track by herself before welcoming Mendes to This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Taylor Swift Bring Out Shawn Mendes at Rose Bowl...

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Saturday, 19 May 2018
Prince’s Yellow Cloud Guitar Sells for $225,000 at New York Auction
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There was a joyful mood inside New York City’s Hard Rock Café where a giant collection of Prince‘s belongs was being sold off as part of Julien’s Auctions’ presentation Music Icons: This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Prince’s Yellow Cloud Guitar Sells for $225,000 at New York...

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Saturday, 19 May 2018
Boyd Tinsley: ‘I Will Defend Myself Against False Accusations’ of Sexual Misconduct
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Former Dave Matthews Band violinist Boyd Tinsley hit back against what he called “false accusations” of sexual harassment on Friday in a statement. Trumpter James Frost-Winn This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Boyd Tinsley: ‘I Will Defend Myself Against False Accusations’ of Sexual...

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Friday, 18 May 2018
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