New satellite channel to be talk radio for music fans
NEW YORK (AP) ? It seems like a contradiction in terms, but the SiriusXM satellite radio network is launching a talk channel devoted to music.
Lyor Cohen Named YouTube's Global Head of Music
Lyor Cohen has been named global head of music at YouTube, the company has announced. Cohen is the founder and current CEO of 300, which has Fetty Wap, Young Thug and others signed to the label. He had previously headed up Warner Music Group as its chairman/CEO of recorded music until 2012; before that, he ran the consolidated Island Def Jam Music Group after Def Jam, of which he was president, was sold to Universal Music Group in 1998. He got his start as an artist manager at Russell Simmons' Rush Artist Management in the 1980s, working with Run-DMC and the Beastie Boys, among others. According to a YouTube spokesperson, Cohen will continue as CEO of 300 until December 5 of this year, after which that company's management "will transition Lyor's day-to-day responsibilities to the leadership team within the company." Read more: YouTube to Live-Stream 6th Annual Streamy Awards "Lyor is a lion of the music industry," said
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YouTube Hires Industry Guru Lyor Cohen As Their Global Head Of Music
YouTube has hired 30-year music industry executive Lyor Cohen as its global head of music in an effort to shore up its relationships with record companies and artists. After first helping to develop Def Jam from the label?s infancy as its eventual president, he left to run Warner Music Group before starting his own label, 300 Entertainment. Cohen is leaving 300 Entertainment, home to Young Thug and Fetty Wap, on December 5 to take the position.
The Weeknd unleashes music video for fresh single 'Starboy', featuring Daft Punk
Canadian artist The Weeknd (real name Abel Tesfaye) has released the music video to accompany his new single "Starboy", featuring French electronic music duo Daft Punk. The singer/songwriter has also earmarked November 25 as the drop date for his next album -- also titled "Starboy" -- which is the follow-up to his acclaimed second studio album, "Beauty Behind The Madness". The clip for "Starboy" is a nod to the birth of his new persona via the record, and sees the artist noticeably change his physical appearance, with the video depicting the transition via a shot of a masked Tesfaye killing his former persona while he is gagged and tied to a dining chair (via NME).
Hailee Steinfeld unleashes music video for new song: 'Starving'
US singer and actress Hailee Steinfeld has unveiled her latest music video, for her new song "Starving," with the clip expected to become even more popular than her previous hit "Love Myself" (via The Hollywood Reporter).
Rapper gets 15-year sentence in child porn, music video case
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) ? An Ohio rapper who federal authorities say recorded sexually explicit footage of teen girls and edited the footage into music videos has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Street named after late country music star Marty Robbins
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) ? City officials in Glendale have named a street after late country music star Marty Robbins, who was born in the Phoenix suburb in 1925.
Jimmy Iovine Has An Enviable Confidence In The Continued Success Of Apple Music Exclusives
The go-to draw of every streaming service that isn?t Spotify is viewed by fans as an obstacle to work around (legally or otherwise). In an interview with Buzzfeed, the Apple Music head said that they?re going to keep looking for exclusives, even after the fallout surrounding the release of Frank Ocean?s Blonde.
Music Monday (9/26): This Week's New Albums + Videos
Our guide to this week's (and last week's) album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like Lady Gaga, Dirty Projectors, and New Order, plus brand new streaming music from Drive-By Truckers, Nicolas Jaar, Pixies, Green Day, The Weeknd, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic
Music director at Catholic church fired for gay marriage
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) ? A music director at a Catholic church in Rhode Island says he has been fired because he married a man.
U2's Bono Slams Donald Trump During Politically Charged iHeartRadio Music Festival Set
"We remember that peace is not just the absence of violence. Peace is love organized," said Bono from the Vegas stage. "So get out and vote, whoever you're voting for."
Miley Cyrus Shows Off Her "Rebel Yell" With Billy Idol at iHeartRadio Music Festival
The singer and new 'Voice' coach joined the '80s pop-rock legend onstage Friday.
The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store
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Paul Simon, Tom Morello lead music drive against poverty
Pop-folk legend Paul Simon and hard-edged guitarist Tom Morello on Thursday led a drive by musicians to fight poverty, bringing promises of greater action to help the world's most vulnerable. The two headlined a first night of the Global Citizen Festival, which will culminate with a live-broadcast concert Saturday from New York's Central Park featuring Rihanna and Metallica. The five-year-old festival, which distributes tickets for free to fans who lobby leaders to support international development, held the more intimate first concert to highlight the causes at stake.
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Music review: Woody Allen's zany 'Gianni Schicchi' on DVD
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Rooney Mara to Topline Pop-Star Drama 'Vox Lux' With Original Music From Sia
The film will be shot on 65mm large format, with production beginning in February.
Rooney Mara to Topline Pop-Star Drama 'Vox Dux' With Original Music From Sia
The film will be shot on 65mm large format, with production beginning in February.
Trevor Noah to Host MTV Africa Music Awards
The host of Comedy Central?s 'The Daily Show' will head back home to Johannesburg for the annual celebration of African music.
Usher, Mac Miller, Against Me and More Music Reviews
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Sirius XM CFO David Frear: Music "Labels Are Holding All the Cards"
Frear said he couldn't fathom a merger between Pandora and Spotify.
US music business in growth spurt as streaming doubles
The US music industry Tuesday posted its strongest growth in more than a decade in the first six months of 2016 as streaming subscriptions doubled, but other formats showed weakness. Consumers in the world's biggest music market had 18.3 million subscriptions to paid services such as Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal in the January-June period, compared with 9.1 million in the same period a year earlier, the Recording Industry Association of America said. The revenue from paid subscriptions also more than doubled to just over $1 billion.
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US music business in rare growth as streaming doubles
The US music industry Tuesday posted its strongest growth in more than a decade in the first six months as streaming subscriptions doubled, but weakness reigned in other formats. Consumers in the world's biggest music market had 18.3 million subscriptions to paid services such as Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal in the first half of 2016, compared with 9.1 million in the same period a year earlier, the Recording Industry Association of America said. The revenue from paid subscriptions also more than doubled to just over $1 billion.
Kaytranada wins Polaris Music Prize with '99.9%'
Haitian-Canadian DJ and producer Louis Celestin, who performas as Kaytranada, has won the 2016 Polaris Musix Prize with debut studio album "99.9%."
Music Monday (9/19): This Week's New Albums + Videos
Our guide to this week's (and last week's) album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like Radiohead, Beck, Green Day, and Warpaint, plus brand new streaming music from Justice, Phantogram, Hamilton Leithauser+Rostam, Beach Slang, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic
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