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Elvis Presley honored with new Music Icons stamp

Even though Elvis Presley already had a stamp produced in his honor, there is another one on the way. Today, the United States Post Office revealed the next stamp.

Facebook wants to launch a 'unique' music service

Just days after Apple Music launched in a new iOS update, a report has indicated that Facebook may be in talks with a view towards launching its own streaming service too. It will bring yet another tech company to an increasingly crowded market.

Dear Rouge plays Athabasca for Canada Day celebrations Special

Athabasca - The future of Canadian music is a bright one, which was clear when Dear Rouge played the Athabasca River Rats festival on June 30.

Gareth Emery to play EDM concerts in New Jersey and New York

Electronic dance music (EDM) superstar Gareth Emery will be performing shows in New York and New Jersey, thus pleasing his fans in the East Coast.

'Extreme' music makes you more positive, study suggests

A new study has discovered that listening to "extreme music" like heavy metal can actually make one more positive. The recent study suggests that "extreme music" can help you calm down and feel inspired.

Taylor Swift tells Apple to pay artists for free trials

Over the weekend Taylor Swift penned an open letter to Apple. She explained why her album wouldn't be available on the new Apple Music service, which launches at the end of this month.

Berlin Philharmonic chooses Russia's Petrenko as chief conductor

Berlin - The prestigious Berlin Philharmonic, regarded as one of the world's best orchestras, tapped 43-year-old Russian Kirill Petrenko as its new chief conductor, it announced in a surprise move Monday.

All eyes on Kanye West at Britain's Glastonbury festival

London - Glastonbury, one of the world's biggest music festivals, is facing angry criticism from some fans after rapper Kanye West was booked for the prime Saturday night headline slot.

DJ Nicky Romero talks electronic music, achievements and future Special

World renowned DJ and producer Nicky Romero opened up about electronic dance music, Electric Daisy Carnival, proudest achievements and his future plans.

Catching up with Paul van Dyk: 'The Politics of Dancing 3' Special

New York - German DJ and producer Paul van Dyk sat down and chatted with Digital Journal about his newest album and future plans, prior to his show at Pacha in New York.

'Iconic' Bach portrait set for public gaze after return to Germany

Leipzig - The best-known portrait of German composer Johann Sebastian Bach goes on public display for the first time in centuries Friday in his former home city after an odyssey sparked by the Nazis' rise.

Review: Of Monsters and Men avoid sophomore slump with new album Special

Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men return with their second studio album, "Beneath The Skin," and avoid the dreaded sophomore slump.

Apple Music probed by two U.S. states over antitrust concerns

Apple's all-new subscription music streaming service announced just two days ago is under investigation by two US states over concerns that the technology giant may have colluded with the music industry to make life harder for its established rivals.

British artists account for 1 in 7 album sales

Figures released by the British music industry show that British artists accounted for 1 in 7 album sales worldwide. This was primarily down to acts like One Direction, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay.

Dozens caught in German music festival lightning strikes

Frankfurt - More than 30 people were taken to hospital early Saturday after lightning struck a music festival in western Germany, police said.

Three tunes battle to become new Swiss national anthem

Suisse - The lofty tones fill a wood cabin on the outskirts of the emerald green meadow considered the birthplace of Switzerland, as three songs compete to become the country's new national anthem.

U.S. blues capital Memphis losing its lustre

Memphis - It was once the cradle of blues and rock for America and synonymous with the magic of B.B. King. But Memphis is not the musical beacon it used to be.

Enrique Iglesias is recovering following concert incident

Tijuana - After he sliced some of his fingers while grabbing a drone during a live performance in Tijuana, Mexico, Enrique Iglesias is presently recovering.

S Korean violinist, 20, wins Queen Elisabeth competition

Brussels - Twenty-year-old South Korean violinist Ji Young Lim has won Belgium's prestigious Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition.

Michael Jackson's Neverland to go 'on sale for $100 million'

Washington - The sprawling California property that was once the location of the 'king of pop' Michael Jackson's mind-boggling amusement park is going on sale for $100 million, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

Summer’s coming, and Portland is ready with its concerts

Portland - Portland, also known as the "City of Roses," is well-known for its climate, scenery and mood. Plus, with summer approaching, the city is also known as a great place to catch a concert, whether that be in a theater, ballroom or in the open air.

B.B. King death probed as homicide after poison claim: coroner

Washington - Las Vegas police have launched a homicide investigation into the death of B.B. King, a coroner's office said Monday, after the daughters of the blues guitar legend reportedly accused his aides of poisoning him.

Sweden pips Russia in Eurovision pop fest nail-biter

Vienna - Sweden narrowly beat Russia on Sunday in a nail-biting 60th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, winning its sixth crown in Europe's annual anything-goes music extravaganza.

Eurovision to install anti-booing technology for Russian act

The organisers of the Eurovision Song Contest are installing "anti-booing" technology for the final this year. It comes after Russia's performance was met with heavy crowd protests last year, something that organisers have called "embarrassing."

Eurovision, a stage for geopolitical conflicts?

Vienna - Behind the kitsch, glitz and smoke machines of the Eurovision Song Contest -- hosted Saturday by Vienna -- hide more serious international geopolitical tensions, says the creator of the world's first university course on the popular music competition.

Turkey charges ex-boyfriend of shot singer with attempted murder

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Wednesday charged with attempted murder the ex-boyfriend of a teenage talent show hopeful who was shot in the head in an attack that has highlighted concerns over violence against women.

Three men held after Turkish TV contestant shot: Report

Ankara - Police have arrested three men after over the shooting of a 19-year-old Turkish woman who had been competing in a national televised song contest, local media reported Tuesday.

Starbucks and Spotify pairing announced for customers and workers

Coffee chain Starbucks has announced a new streaming music deal with Spotify which will give customers the chance to choose what is played in Starbucks stores via a series of special playlists integrated into the company's mobile app.

Turkey teen talent show singer shot in head: reports

Istanbul - A 19-year-old Turkish woman competing in a national televised song contest was in a critical condition in hospital Monday after being shot in the head by an unknown attacker, reports said.

Standing ovation for first U.S. orchestra to tour Cuba since thaw

Havana - The first American orchestra to tour Cuba since a historic rapprochement between the two nations received a rousing ovation late Friday from a packed house in Havana.
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