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Oscars: 323 movies eligible and 79 songs qualify

Many films get released each year and only a select few are Oscar-worthy. And only one became the Best Picture. However, many more are eligible.

Jimmy Carter, Joan Rivers and 'Frozen' music get Grammy nods

Sure, the Grammys honor the best in music, but there are other categories that may not get the same attention. Those major awards get the headlines, but a few other categories are worthy, too.

Grammy noms: Sam Smith, Beyonce lead the way with 6 each

UPDATE: In a long promotional gimmick, the final Grammy nomination was announced as part of a TV special on CBS tonight (Dec. 5). The announcement for Album of the Year nominees was held until this broadcast.

Paul Oakenfold talks new music and electronic dance scene Special

Dance music superstar Paul Oakenfold chatted with Digital Journal about his new collection and the electronic music scene.

Lady Gaga reveals rape as teenager

New York - Lady Gaga has revealed that she was raped as a teenager and said that it took her years of therapy to acknowledge and start to recover from the trauma."I don't want to be defined by it," the pop star said.

Review: Morrissey enchants London Special

London - Morrissey delivered a spell-binding performance at London's O2 Arena on November 29, running through a selection of career highlights, songs from his new album, and a few Smiths songs as well to delight the capacity crowd.

Op-Ed: Digital Journal's Top 5 biggest music interviews of 2014

2014 was a big year for Digital Journal's Music section. Here are five of this Digital Journalist's biggest music interviews that he conducted.

Lebanon mourns legendary 'songbird' Sabah

Birut - Iconic Lebanese singer and actress Sabah died Wednesday aged 87, after a seven-decade career and a colourful love life that kept her in the headlines until the end.

Review: Linkin Park rock London Special 

London - Linkin Park played an outstanding gig at London's O2 Arena on November 23. The hard rock band performed exceptionally, offering the audience an exhilarating performance.

Tackling a giant of the dance world Special

Toronto - Embodying one of the most famous dancers in history is scary — but American-born, Toronto-based dancer Skylar Campbell doesn’t let the fear get to him: "I'm letting the experience kind of take me over."

Second City joins forces with Toronto Symphony in upcoming show Special

Toronto - Two of Toronto's most iconic, enduring cultural institutions are teaming up in a new musical comedy show at the end of the month, and audience members at the Second City Mainstage received a preview of several of its sketches last night.

Musi presents a new way to listen to music

A new iPhone app that is now competing with YouTube Music Key, Songza and Spotify. The streaming service is called Musi, and it aims to provide something different.

Ebola-infected Sierra Leone doctor 'extremely ill' in US

Omaha - A doctor said to be "extremely ill" after being infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone was being treated in the United States on Sunday, while the world's most powerful economies vowed to "extinguish" the deadly epidemic.

Bacteria line dancing by magnetism (video)

Scientists have placed bacteria on a chip and, by altering the magnetic field, made the bacteria make a complete U-turn. With further application the bacteria can be made to move in any direction, in movements similar to line dancing.

Hermit thrush favors harmonies like those in human music

According to a new report, hermit thrush songs “use pitches that are mathematically related by simple integer ratios and follow the harmonic series.” This is the same as with human music.

Op-Ed: Brilliant bassist Bruce remembered in 10 outstanding performances

Musician Jack Bruce died Oct. 25, but left behind a long string of exceptional recordings highlighted by his strong singing and inspiring instrumental performances.

Murder plot charge against AC/DC drummer dropped

Wellington - A murder-for-hire case against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd collapsed on Friday when New Zealand prosecutors found there was insufficient evidence to proceed, just 24 hours after police filed the sensational charges.

Murder plot charge against AC/DC drummer dropped, his lawyer says

Wellington - A charge alleging that AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was involved in a murder plot was dropped Friday after New Zealand authorities found there was insufficient evidence, his lawyer said.

Op-Ed: Top 5 musicians to watch for in 2015

It's that time of the year when music fans all across the globe get excited about the hottest new acts that are emerging through the underground scene. With a new year to look forward to, hopes are high for lots of new, emerging bands worldwide.

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd charged with murder plot in New Zealand

Wellington - The drummer with legendary rock band AC/DC, Phil Rudd, was accused Thursday of trying to hire a hitman to kill two men after police raided his luxury New Zealand home.

CMAs: Luke Bryan wins top award but Miranda Lambert has big night

Garth Brooks came back to a familiar setting and presented the Entertainer of the Year Award as the Country Music Association Awards wrapped in Nashville. The award went to Luke Bryan. It was the last award of the night and the biggest, too.

Taylor Swift to embark on '1989' World tour in May

Global music star Taylor Swift announced that she will be touring the world in support of her latest studio album "1989," which was released on Big Machine Records.

How an oil engineer discovered Auto-Tune and changed the music industry

Before inventing Auto-Tune, the software that would change the music industry forever, Andy Hildebrand was a research scientist in the oil industry.

The search for the Ultimate Diva Commissioned

Whitney Houston’s former vocal coach is on the prowl to find the next singing star. After Houston’s death, Gary Catona was left with the feeling there was a deep void in talented, skilled, and gifted female singers.

Op-Ed: Great innovators are relentless rule-breakers

The song Bohemian Rhapsody was written by Freddie Mercury for Queen’s 1975 album A Night at the Opera. It broke all the rules for a popular music single release.

Beady Eye split up

The band Beady Eye, formed by Liam Gallagher, once one half of Oasis, has split up. The reason for the band's demise has not be stated.

No safety personnel for South Korea pop concert: police

Seoul - South Korean police said Sunday no safety personnel were deployed at an outdoor pop concert where a ventilation grate collapsed, killing 16 people and injuring nine others.

South Korean official in apparent suicide after concert tragedy

Seoul - A South Korean official handling safety measures at a concert where 16 people died apparently committed suicide hours after the tragedy which happened when a ventilation grate collapsed, authorities said Saturday.

16 killed in vent collapse at S. Korea pop concert

Seongnam - Sixteen people were killed and nine others seriously injured when they plunged down a ventilation shaft after a grating gave way as they watched an outdoor pop concert Friday in Seongnam south of Seoul.

Music stars shine for launch of BBC Music

The BBC is a British institution that has been a trusted name in news, sports and entertainment. Now, they are hoping to spread that reputation to music.
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