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At least 5 dead, 15 hurt in shooting at Mexico's BPM music festival

Published: Monday, January 16, 2017 10:41 PM

Police officers stand outside the Blue Parrot nightclub after a gunman opened fire early on Monday outside the venue in Playa del CarmenBy Gabriel Stargardter MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At least five people, including foreigners, were killed and 15 were wounded early on Monday, when a gunman opened fire at a nightclub in Mexico's Playa del Carmen resort during the BPM electronic music festival. Quintana Roo State Attorney General Miguel Angel Pech said a Canadian, an Italian and a Mexican were among the dead, while the U.S. embassy in Mexico said authorities had confirmed the death of an American. Pech had earlier said a second Canadian and a Colombian had been killed in the attack.


Tokyo’s Nintendo Switch event featured amazing jazz covers of classic game music

Published: Monday, January 16, 2017 05:00 PM

Tokyo’s Nintendo Switch event featured amazing jazz covers of classic game musicNintendo finally provided more details on the Nintendo Switch during an event held in Tokyo last weekend, but if you’re a Nintendo fan, there was something even better at the showcase: a live big band playing jazz covers of music from Nintendo games. Known as the Nintendo Special Big Band, the 18-piece (!) group kicked off its set with a swinging tune from the 1994 Super Nintendo hit Donkey Kong Country, “DK Island Swing.” (You can hear the original song here.) Following an introduction, the band riffed on tracks from beloved Nintendo series such as Kirby, Animal Crossing, The Legend of Zelda, Fire Emblem, Mario Kart and, of course, Super Mario Bros. Footage from the games was projected behind them as they played for the better part of an hour.


'High Valley' on Balancing Family and Music

Published: Monday, January 16, 2017 01:39 PM

The group 'High Valley' talks balancing family and music.

'High Valley' on the Inspiration Behind Their Music

Published: Monday, January 16, 2017 01:33 PM

The group 'High Valley' discusses the inspiration behind their music.

Inside Joe Manganiello's 'Coachella'-Themed 40th Birthday Party

Published: Sunday, January 15, 2017 12:41 PM

The actor had a "Coachella" music festival-themed party.

How Nerds Are Taking Over Music

Published: Friday, January 13, 2017 01:46 PM

How Nerds Are Taking Over MusicFrom Harry Potter to 'Game of Thrones', these bands celebrate your favorite fandoms


Wii Music’s biggest star participating in Trump inauguration

Published: Friday, January 13, 2017 02:58 PM

Wii Music’s biggest star participating in Trump inaugurationWith a week to go until Donald J. Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, his transition team has finally locked in a group of guests for the inauguration proceedings. Among the participants is a figure whom video game fans will never be able to forget: the musician known as DJ Ravidrums. The drummer and DJ, whose real name is Ravi Jakhotia, will appear at the “Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration.” The Welcome Celebration is a concert that will take place at the Lincoln Memorial on Thursday, Jan. 19, the day before the inauguration itself.


Ed Sheeran breaks Spotify records with new music

Published: Friday, January 13, 2017 02:51 PM

Ed SheeranPop singer Ed Sheeran on Friday broke all-time records on Spotify as fans rushed to hear two songs from his upcoming album. Both "Shape of You" and Sheeran's other new track, "Castle on the Hill," topped previous feats for first-day streams when he released them on January 6. The album, which like Sheeran's previous two albums is named after a mathematical symbol, will come out on March 3.


Ed Sheeran breaks Spotify records with new music

Published: Friday, January 13, 2017 02:00 PM

Pop singer Ed Sheeran, seen in 2013, had his song "Shape of You" become the top song ever for a single week on the world's largest streaming website, with 52,359,013 listens through January 12, 2017Pop singer Ed Sheeran on Friday broke all-time records on Spotify as fans rushed to hear two songs from his upcoming album. Both "Shape of You" and Sheeran's other new track, "Castle on the Hill," topped previous feats for first-day streams when he released them on January 6. The album, which like Sheeran's previous two albums is named after a mathematical symbol, will come out on March 3.


Why Politicians Want to Be Seen With Popular Musicians

Published: Friday, January 13, 2017 10:18 AM

The Newseum's director of exhibit development Patty Rhule tells the story behind Bruce Springsteen's 'Born in the USA' T-shirt and jeans.

Dax Shepard on His 'CHiPs' Film, 'Africa' Music Video and Possible 'Parenthood' Revival

Published: Friday, May 20, 2016 01:00 PM

The actor-director also explains why he'll always cast his wife, Kristen Bell, in everything he makes.

The 2017 Tony Awards show goes back to Radio City Music Hall

Published: Thursday, January 12, 2017 12:13 PM

FILE - In this June 7, 2015 file photo, the cast of "Jersey Boys" performs at the 69th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League said Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, that the telecast on June 11 will originate from the 6,000-seat Radio City Music Hall, the show’s long preferred home because of its size and proximity to Broadway. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The Tony Awards are going back to their old — and much larger — stomping grounds.


Want to know where TV is headed? Take a look at music streaming services

Published: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 05:30 PM

Want to know where TV is headed? Take a look at music streaming servicesFor a while, industry leaders have said the future of television is streaming. The future of television is exclusive streaming via specific apps. Much like how music streaming services have become a battle of exclusivity, the television industry is taking note and following suit.


The Peppermint Club Spices Up LA’s Live Music Scene

Published: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 11:20 AM

The Peppermint Club Spices Up LA’s Live Music SceneStep inside the newest surefire West Hollywood favorite The Peppermint Club, a multi-use space taking over for Henry’s that combines a lounge, bar, and nightlife venue all in one. The first thing you’ll notice about the h.wood Group’s collaboration project with Interscope Records is the John Sofio/Built, Inc. design. The Peppermint Club officially opens tonight, keeping evening hours only.


David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, Run the Jewels Music Reviews

Published: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 03:24 AM

Plus, get the latest from Nine Inch Nails and Run the Jewels.

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Published: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 01:56 PM

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending January 8, 2017:

The music for the next Ghost Recon was born inside a cigar box

Published: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 12:00 PM

The music for the next Ghost Recon was born inside a cigar boxPart of what makes Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon franchise so unique are its settings. For Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, Ubisoft is shipping the single largest open-world game they’ve ever made. In order to truly bring Bolivia to life, they enlisted musician and composer Alain Johannes.


2017 Music Preview: 100+ Notable Upcoming Albums

Published: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 02:01 AM

2017 Music Preview: 100+ Notable Upcoming AlbumsGet details on the coming year's most-anticipated albums, including releases from Gorillaz, LCD Soundsystem, Jesus and Mary Chain, Lorde, The National, Spoon, Broken Social Scene, Slowdive, Beck, The xx, Grandaddy, The Magnetic Fields, and many more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic


Apple Music's Carpool Karaoke: Everything We Know So Far

Published: Monday, January 9, 2017 01:01 PM

Apple Music's Carpool Karaoke: Everything We Know So FarCarpool Karaoke is coming to a computer screen near you very soon! James Corden and his co-producers, Ben Winston and Eric R. Pankowski, revealed what you can expect from their upcoming Apple Music TV show based on the viral sketch from The Late Late Show at the Television Critics Association winter previews Monday.Here's what you need to know about the show, which will premiere later this year. 1. It's the first original show by Apple Music Apple's streaming service Apple Music is getting into the original video game and Carpool Karaoke is its first crack at it. That means to watch the new show you'll need to cough up $10 a month -- but you'll also get to stream artists like Taylor Swift who aren't available on Spotify. 2. There are 16 episodes with 16 different hosts Carpool Karaoke will have a revolving door of your favorite celebrities and singers driving around Los Angeles and singing to each other -- and it'll be completely different each episode. While Corden shows up to hang out with Will Smith, other hosts of the new show include Alicia Keys, John Legend, Ariana Grande, Seth MacFarlane, Blake Shelton, Chelsea Handler, Metallica and Billy Eichner. The show wants to focus on putting completely different people together to see their intimate conversations, and while there will be singing every episode no matter what, it's not essential that the hosts be recording artists. Example? Michael Strahan and Jeff Gordon teamed up for an episode. Check out all of TV Guide's Winter TCA coverage here! 3. "Carpool Karaoke" is not leaving The Late Late Show Don't worry. While Corden won't be in the majority of episodes of the Apple Music series, the bit will remain on The Late Late Show . The difference is that Corden only does "Carpool Karaoke" with music recording artists on his show, not necessarily celebrities who also dabble in music (see: Will Smith). So you'll still get a good dose of Corden's unique charm and humor on the Late Late Show , but Carpool Karaoke will fill the gap between the bits on the show. 4. It's a full 30 minutes! We've all had those moments where we finish watching a "Carpool Karaoke" video and wish there was a lot more to watch. Well, you're going to get a lot more with Carpool Karaoke . The show is expanding the sketch to 30 full minutes -- which means a lot more songs, shenanigans and opportunity for the hosts to have fun. 5. Yes, other bits can also end up as shows The Late Late Show is already in talks with CBS to turn fellow viral segment "Drop the Mic," in which celebrities go against each other in rap battles, into a series as well. That means two segments will have become separate series from a show that's been on the air for about 18 months -- and Corden is down to develop more of his bits into full shows if the appetite is there. Considering how much everyone loves him, we'd say there's great potential there too. Carpool Karaoke will premiere on Apple Music later this year. (Full disclosure: TVGuide.com is owned by CBS.)


Theater, dance, music highlight 41st Spoleto Festival USA

Published: Sunday, January 8, 2017 04:46 PM

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Russian composer P.I. Tchaikovsky's sumptuous opera "Eugene Onegin," a concert by jazz master Dee Dee Bridgewater and performance by flamenco dance star Maria Pages are just a few of the many highlights promised in this spring's 2017 Spoleto Festival USA.

Supergirl and The Flash Will Face Music Meister in the Musical Crossover

Published: Sunday, January 8, 2017 12:01 PM

Supergirl and The Flash Will Face Music Meister in the Musical CrossoverSupergirl and The Flash will be battling the Music Meister in the highly anticipated musical crossover episode later this season. Executive producer Greg Berlanti revealed the villain during a conversation following the Riverdale panel at the CW's Television Critics Association winter previews on Sunday morning. "We're finishing the script this weekend," he told a small group of reporters, confirming that the team has not yet started casting for the part. Check out all of TV Guide's Winter TCA coverage here! Music Meister first appeared in the animated Batman series Batman: The Brave and the Bold , voiced by Neil Patrick Harris. He was bullied as a child for singing in choir, but then discovered he has mind control powers. He sends people to do his bidding after hypnotizing them with his high-pitched singing voice. He developed several music-based weapons and machines based on that power. In the "Mayhem of the Music Meister" episode of Batman: The Brave and Bold , Music Meister falls for Black Canary until she rejects him due to her feelings for Batman. Supergirl returns Monday Jan. 23 at 8/7c on the CW. The Flash returns Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 8/7c. The crossover episode hasn't been scheduled yet. (Full disclosure: TVGuide.com is owned by CBS, one of the CW's parent companies)


The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Published: Friday, January 6, 2017 12:54 PM

iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending January 5, 2017:

The Peppermint Club Pops Into West Hollywood With Big Music and Soft Lighting

Published: Thursday, January 5, 2017 12:13 PM

The Peppermint Club Pops Into West Hollywood With Big Music and Soft LightingIt’s almost go time for The Peppermint Club, the latest iteration of the former Hooray Henry’s space on Beverly Boulevard. As always the h.wood Group is behind this turn, and they’ve partnered up with Interscope Records to give the place even more cache. The Peppermint Club should be up and running as of Wednesday, January 11, bringing big sound and a booming party scene to that stretch of the city.


Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen

Published: Thursday, January 5, 2017 10:23 AM

Drake performs during the iHeartRadio Music Festival at The T-Mobile Arena in Las VegasCanadian rapper Drake helped music streaming services explode in 2016, rising by 76 percent in the United States to overtake digital sales of music for the first time in history, Nielsen Music said on Thursday. Americans used on demand streaming platforms, such as Apple Music, Google Play, Spotify, Pandora and Amazon Music, to listen to 431 billion songs in 2016, led by hip hop and R&B artists like Drake, The Weeknd, Kanye West and Rihanna, Nielsen said in its 2016 U.S. year-end report.


Drake leads iHeartRadio Music Awards nominations with 12

Published: Wednesday, January 4, 2017 08:50 AM

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2016 file photo, Drake performs onstage in Toronto. Drake leads the nominations for the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards with 12, including male artist of the year, announced Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Drake leads the nominations for the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards with 12, including male artist of the year, while electronic duo The Chainsmokers has 11 nominations, including song of the year for "Closer" with Halsey.


Coachella 2017: Beyoncé, Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar to headline

Published: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 01:38 PM

Radiohead, Beyoncé, and Kendrick Lamar await festivalgoers at Coachella 2017The line-up for California's two-weekend music festival includes Radiohead (April 14, 21,) Beyoncé (April 15 & 22) and Kendrick Lamar (April 16 & 23, 2017) as well as the XX, DJ Shadow, Bon Iver, Future, DJ Snake, Lorde, New Order and Justice.


Beyonce, Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar to headline Coachella

Published: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 12:52 PM

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2016 file photo, Beyonce performs at a Get Out the Vote concert for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Cleveland. Beyonce will be one of the headliners of the 2017 Coachella music festival. Goldenvoice announced Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, that Beyonce, Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar will headline the two-weekend festival in April in Indio, California. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce is one of the headliners of the 2017 Coachella music festival — a first for the pop star.


The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Published: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 12:11 PM

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending January 1, 2017:

Streaming subscription boom boosts US music sales

Published: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 12:27 AM

Drake, "Views"Song streaming on subscription services more than doubled in the United States last year, bringing solid growth to the music industry despite sagging album sales, data showed Monday. Analytical firm BuzzAngle Music said that consumption by the world's largest music market rose 4.9 percent last year, led by a surge of streams of individual tracks. Streaming services, which offer unlimited on-demand music online, have grown rapidly in recent years and brought new growth to a long-stagnant industry.


UK music fans drive vinyl sales to 25-year high

Published: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 12:22 AM

David Bowie's "Blackstar" boosted UK vinyl sales in 2016.The revival of vinyl records in Britain continued in 2016 with sales jumping to their highest level in 25 years, according to figures released on Tuesday. Music fans bought more than 3.2 million LPs last year, a rise of 53 percent on 2015 and the highest figure since 1991, said trade association the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Rock icon David Bowie was the highest-selling vinyl artist of 2016, scoring five albums in the top 30 following his shock death last January.



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