1. Music Supervisors Guild Honors 'Nashville,' 'Begin Again, 'Fault in Our Stars'

    January 22, 2015 2:40 PM EST The film and television divisions of 20th Century Fox were honored Jan. 21 at the fifth annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards along with the supervisors behind shows such as Nashville and Reign , and the films The Fault in Our Stars and Begin Again . Fox shared the film studio award with…

  2. The Best Bluetooth Speakers From $400 to $100

    January 22, 2015 9:00 AM EST Wireless audio has come a long way in a very short time, with speakers getting more powerful, versatile, and compact at a rapid pace. Whether you're in the market for something to replace your receiver, blast out some jams on your desk, or bring to the beach, there are plenty of…

  3. 'Sound of Music' Stars Julie Andrews & Christopher Plummer to Reunite at TCM Classic Film Festival

    January 21, 2015 1:51 AM EST The sixth annual TCM Classic Film Festival will open with The Sound of Music , complete with a rare Julie Andrews -Christopher Plummer reunion. The stars of the 1965 film will be on hand for the movie-musical's 50th anniversary gala screening on March 26, emceed by Turner Classic…

  4. How Dropping Gas Prices Have Helped the Live-Music Industry Save Big

    January 20, 2015 4:01 PM EST Acts that have been out pounding the road through the fall into the new year have received an unexpected holiday gift, as decreases in prices at the pump are saving the touring industry at large millions of dollars over the past several months. The cost of fuel has been dropping since June…

  5. Code Picks of the Week: Lana Del Rey, Amtrac, Royksopp & More

    January 17, 2015 10:00 AM EST Each week, CODE curates a diverse selection of the best new tunes in dance/electronic music. Take a listen for a fitting soundtrack to your holiday weekend. Lana Del Rey -- "Brooklyn Baby" (Yuksek Remix) The talented French producer reinvents the wistful original through an upbeat…

  6. New NFL-Related Venue Heating Up Already-Competitive L.A. Concert Market

    January 16, 2015 5:01 PM EST The announcement of two new live-music facilities in Los Angeles has made the city's fiercely competitive venue market even more intense. On the larger side, Stan Kroenke , owner of the NFL's St. Louis Rams, has revealed plans to include a 6,000-capacity venue as part of his…

  7. Billboard Japan Music Awards: See Winners of the Combined Twitter & Karaoke Votes

    January 16, 2015 3:00 PM EST As part of the Billboard Japan Music Awards 2014, Billboard Japan asked users to vote for the Song of the Year via Twitter and karaoke. Now, the results are out. Users were able to choose any song which charted on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 Year-End Chart. A tweet with the song's…

  8. Father Ray Kelly Talks YouTube Stardom & Balancing the Priesthood With Music

    January 16, 2015 11:41 AM EST Last April, a video surfaced on YouTube of an unassuming Catholic priest singing Leonard Cohen 's tragic classic "Hallelujah" at a wedding ceremony (good thing the lyrics were changed). Father Ray Kelly renders the song in near pitch-perfection, letting slip an impish grin at…

  9. Exclusive: Grateful Dead to Reunite, Jam With Trey Anastasio for Final Shows

    January 16, 2015 9:30 AM EST In a match made in hippie heaven, Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio will join the four living original members of The Grateful Dead for three 50th-anniversary shows July 3-5 at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Dead's last performance with Jerry Garcia , who died in August 1995, was…

  10. Meadowlands' Izod Center Facing Early Closure Amidst Heavy Competition

    January 15, 2015 5:59 PM EST The Izod Center at the Meadowlands complex in East Rutherford, N.J., could well become a casualty of new arenas in its region even sooner than suspected, if the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority board today approves a plan submitted by N.J. Governor Chris Christie 's…

  11. Katy Perry Put Her 'Foot Down' When Asked to Pay for Super Bowl Gig

    January 14, 2015 6:21 PM EST 'I want to be invited on my own merits and not with some fine print,' she says. Katy Perry says her female empowerment anthems make her the ideal Super Bowl halftime performer after an NFL season shadowed by highly publicized domestic violence cases involving players. Katy…

  12. Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong & His Instagram Followers Help Find Lost Dog

    January 13, 2015 8:16 PM EST Green Day 's Billie Joe Armstrong recently put the power of social media to use by helping find a missing dog, along with his legions of Instagram followers.  Green Day, Joan Jett, Stevie Ray Vaughan & More to Join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame The owners of a missing pitbull…

  13. Bleachers, Clean Bandit, Marina and the Diamonds & More Announced For SXSW 2015

    January 13, 2015 11:50 AM EST Another day, another massive round of acts announced for South by Southwest (SXSW) 2015. Today (Jan. 13), the Austin festival announced dozens of new acts that will hit the town between March 17 and March 22. Highlights include a few pop-friendly acts that have enjoyed chart success (…

  14. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 75-51

    January 13, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  15. Oscar Bid Reveals Unique Sound Editing Process for James Brown Film

    January 13, 2015 9:16 AM EST Should Universal's   James Brown biopic Get On Up earn an Oscar nomination in sound editing Thursday, it would shine a light on a unique sound editing and mixing experience. As confirmed by AMPAS, nominees for sound editing would include the film's supervising sound editor  Gregg…

  16. Kool & the Gang Trombonist Clifford Adams Dead at 62

    January 12, 2015 4:36 PM EST Clifford Adams -- a longtime trombonist in  Kool & the Gang -- died at age 62 on Monday morning (Jan. 12). He had been battling liver cancer for a year. According to NJ.com , the Trenton, N.J., native "had no heath insurance to cover medical expenses" during his cancer…

  17. The 10 Worst Songs of the 2010s (So Far)

    January 12, 2015 4:30 PM EST Woman-hating, Instagramming and Achy Breaky-ing were among the worst musical offenses of the half-decade. The end of 2014 also meant the end of the first half of the 2010s, and although the half-decade has included some soaring highs for popular music, the past five years has also…

  18. Six Degrees of Kardashian: From Kanye to Ray J, the Reality TV Fam's Musical Connections

    January 12, 2015 4:13 PM EST Reality TV's first family is also music's top muse. Check their pals and exes for proof. " alt="" width="510"> Ray J Konnection: Kim's ex-man and sex tape co-star Kardash-spiration: In 2013, the R&B crooner released single "I Hit It First,…

  19. 'Girls': The Top 10 Awkward, Amazing Musical Moments

    January 11, 2015 4:50 PM EST Lena Dunham's often controversial, always intriguing Girls returns for its fourth season tonight (Jan. 11) on HBO. From the get-go, music has been paramount to the show's appeal, from its era-hopping, carefully curated soundtrack to its cringe-worthy moments of millennial…

  20. Corner Office: Power Lawyer Kenny Meiselas on EDM's Giant Paydays, the Industry's Streaming Standoff and Guiding Gaga

    January 09, 2015 1:04 PM EST While most music attorneys are thought to be hipper than their buttoned-up colleagues in corporate law or litigation, you'd be hard-pressed to find one with the cool cred of 58-year-old Grubman Shire & Meiselas partner Kenny Meiselas. From the way he landed his first major client…

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