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Avicii, electronic music superstar, dead at 28

Muscat - World renowned Swedish electronic DJ, remixer and producer Avicii passed away on April 20, 2018, in Muscat, Oman. He was 28 years old.

Music world shocked by Avicii's death

New York - The death Friday of 28-year-old Avicii, one of the world's most successful DJs, stunned his fans and the music world.Here are some of the key reactions to the death of Avicii, a Swede whose real name is Tim Bergling and who was found dead in Oman.

Dance music superstar Avicii dead at 28

New York - Avicii, one of the world's most successful DJs who helped usher in the global boom in electronic music but struggled to cope with the hard-partying lifestyle, died Friday in Oman, his representative said. He was 28.

Top DJ Avicii dead at 28

New York - Avicii, one of the world's most successful DJs who helped lead the global boom in electronic music, died Friday in Oman, his representative said. He was 28.

Christie Lenée talks music career, Rockwood Music Hall show Special

2017 international finger-style guitar champion Christie Lenée chatted with Digital Journal about her upcoming show at Rockwood Music Hall in New York.

ABBA reunites — with avatars — for TV tribute

Stockholm - It's the closest thing yet to an ABBA reunion: computerised avatars of Sweden's legendary disco group will perform during a televised tribute to the quartet to be broadcast this autumn, ABBA member Bjorn Ulvaeus said Thursday.

Bon Jovi, Nina Simone enter Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

New York - Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues, Dire Straits, the Cars, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe joined music royalty on Saturday as they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Op-Ed: 20 Helpful tips for aspiring music and entertainment journalists

Digital Journal's Music Editor at Large offers 20 additional tips on how to make it as a music and entertainment writer. Here's the scoop.

Musical time travel: recreating Mozart-era pianos in Czech wood

Divisov - The sign on the old sunlit house reads "Machine Factory" but now handiwork reigns in this workshop where replicas of fortepianos once played by the world's greatest musical geniuses are created.

Review: Davis Mallory will blow you away with 'Dance with Me' Special

Nashville based recording artist Davis Mallory has released his new single "Dance with Me," where he collaborates with French DJ Loic Penillo.

Tiny unicyclists and dancers for North Korea's founder

Pyongyang - Eleven tiny unicyclists circled in front of a Pyongyang theatre Wednesday to celebrate North Korea's founder Kim Il Sung.

Tiny unicyclists and dancers for North Korea's founder

Pyongyang - Eleven tiny unicyclists circled in front of a Pyongyang theatre Wednesday to celebrate North Korea's founder Kim Il Sung.

France to help Saudi Arabia set up orchestra, opera

Paris - France is to help Saudi Arabia set up a national orchestra and opera, a minister announced Monday, a further sign of major cultural changes underway in the ultra-conservative Gulf kingdom.

Op-Ed: So you want to be a music journalist? Here are 20 tips to start

So you want to be a musical journalist? Where do I start? How do I approach things? What does it take? These are all great questions. Digital Journal's Music Editor at Large shares his insights.

Review: BBMak will melt your heart with 'Back Here,' hints at new music Special

English pop group BBMak have announced on social media that they are "back here." They also hinted that they will release new music together.

S. Korea musicians return after rare Pyongyang joint concert

Seoul - Musicians from North and South Korea held hands, sang and cried together at a rare concert held in Pyongyang that ended with an emotional standing ovation by thousands of spectators.

Spotify soars in $26 billion stock debut

New York - Spotify soared Tuesday to a value of more than $26 billion in its long-awaited stock debut as the market delivered a ringing endorsement of the future of music streaming.

Spotify aims to strike chord in stock market debut

San Francisco - Spotify on Tuesday debuts as a publicly traded company, hoping that its streaming music model will be a hit with investors and a boon to artists.

Kim Jong Un 'deeply moved' by K-pop concert: KCNA

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un smiled, clapped and said he was "deeply moved" by a rare performance by South Korean K-pop stars in Pyongyang, state media reported Monday.

Kim Jong Un attends rare concert by South Korean pop stars

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Sunday attended the first concert in Pyongyang for over a decade by South Korean entertainers, including a K-pop girlband, the latest gesture of reconciliation before a rare inter-Korean summit.

S. Korea pop stars to perform in rare N. Korea concert

Seoul - Top South Korean musical acts including a K-pop girlband are set to hold a rare concert in North Korea Sunday evening in the latest reconciliatory gesture before a rare inter-Korean summit.

South Korean musicians arrive in Pyongyang for concerts

Seoul - K-pop stars led a group of South Korean musicians arriving in Pyongyang Saturday to take part in the latest set of cross-border cultural performances ahead of next month's rare inter-Korean summit.

ARTY discusses new single 'Rain,' electronic music, future plans Special

Famed DJ and producer ARTY chatted with Digital Journal about his new single "Rain," his love for electronic music, and the digital transformation of the dance music scene.

Jose Antonio Abreu, noted Venezuelan musician, dies aged 78

Caracas - Jose Antonio Abreu, a musician, politician and economist who created a network of more than 1,500 orchestras and choirs for young people in Venezuela, died on Saturday at age 78.

Brandon Stansell opens up about new country album 'Slow Down' Special

Country singer Brandon Stansell chatted with Digital Journal about his new album "Slow Down." Stansell also opened up about the digital transformation of the music business.

Rihanna hits Snapchat over beating ad, sending shares tumbling

New York - Rihanna on Thursday denounced Snapchat after an advertisement made light of her beating by fellow pop star Chris Brown, sending the company's share prices tumbling.

New Alexa skill DeepMusic plays AI-generated music

DeepMusic is a new Alexa skill, which allows listeners and users to request their virtual assistant to play music that is generated by artificial intelligence.

Hungary in cultural diplomacy push with first US opera tour

New York - Hungary on Wednesday launched a cultural diplomacy push in New York with its prolific state-run opera planning a full two weeks of music and ballet.

New algorithm allows for potential 'brain-reading'

Rio De Janeiro - A new algorithm paves the way for potential 'brain-reading'. This is through machine learning technology which can identify musical pieces from fMRI scans of the listener.

Bono sorry after bullying claims at ONE charity

London - U2 frontman Bono has apologised after claims emerged Sunday that workers at his ONE charity were subjected to a culture of abuse and bullying.
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