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President Trump signs historic Music Modernization Act into law

U.S. President Donald Trump signed the Music Modernization Act, which offers better compensations for singers, songwriters, and musicians in the digital world. It is now the law of the land.

Israel court orders activists to pay fans over Lorde stayaway

Jerusalem - An Israeli court has awarded three Israeli fans of singer Lorde more than $12,000 in damages, upholding their claims against two New Zealanders who urged the star to cancel a Tel Aviv show.

US jails Bahamas festival entrepreneur for six years

New York - The entrepreneur behind a luxury music festival in the Bahamas that collapsed in chaos in 2017 was sentenced to six years in prison by a US judge on Thursday after admitting fraud.

French rappers get suspended jail sentence over airport brawl

Paris - Two of France's biggest rap stars were handed 18-month suspended prison sentences on Tuesday over a brawl between their entourages that forced the partial shutdown of a Paris airport.

YouTube driving global consumption of music

London - If you are listening to music, chances are you're on YouTube.A music consumer report by the industry's global body IFPI published on Tuesday found that 86 percent of us listen to music through on-demand streaming.

Brazil far-right candidate in election uses anthem by gay icon Freddy Mercury

Rio De Janeiro - A far-right candidate who pilloried homosexuality and now leads the race to be Brazil's next president adopted an election-day anthem Sunday sung by one of the world's gay icons: "We Are the Champions.

Camila Cabello leads in nominations for MTV Europe Music Awards

New York - US singer Camila Cabello leads in nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards, according to a list released Thursday.

French singer Aznavour died in his bath of natural causes: autopsy

Marseille - Singer Charles Aznavour died in his bathtub after suffering heart and breathing problems, an autopsy has found, as tributes continued to pour in Tuesday from around the world for one of France's most famous performers.

Legendary French singer Charles Aznavour dies aged 94

Paris - The legendary French singer Charles Aznavour -- who said last week he would be happy to breathe his last on stage -- has died aged 94, his spokeswoman told AFP Monday.

Legendary French singer Charles Aznavour dies aged 94

Paris - The legendary French singer Charles Aznavour -- who said last week that he dreamed of breathing his last on stage -- has died aged 94, his spokeswoman told AFP Monday.

New York festival urges aid, equality amid security panic

New York - The music and political worlds joined together Saturday to press for development aid, gender equality and voter participation, with a festival in New York's Central Park marred by a security scare.

'We have the blues': ZZ Top star says genre will live on

London - Though the great Mississippi bluesmen have passed away, blues music will survive and thrive because it always grabs the rawest human emotions, ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons told AFP.

Stone Angel Music celebrates fourth Billboard chart-topping album

On September 25, the inspirational album "Sunday" had a major commercial milestone to celebrate. It reached No. 1 on the Billboard New Age charts.

Review: Marshmello will melt your heart with 'Happier' music video Special

On September 24, American DJ and electronic producer Marshmello released his emotional new music video for his single "Happier."

K-Pop stars at UN urge world's youth to 'just speak yourself'

New York - K-Pop sensation BTS brought their star power to the United Nations on Monday, telling the world's youth to listen to their inner voice and resist pressure to conform.

Masked DJ EJ talks Formula E competition, DJing and music career Special

Mysteriously masked DJ and producer, EJ, chatted with Digital Journal about the Formula E racing competition and his music career.

Review: Dustin Lynch inducted into the Grand Ole Opry by Reba McEntire Special

On September 18, country singer-songwriter Dustin Lynch had a major reason to celebrate. He was officially made a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

Barbados appoints Ambassador Rihanna

New York - Rihanna is now Ambassador Rihanna, after her home country tasked her with promoting investment and tourism.

French Muslim rapper calls off shows at Bataclan after protests

Paris - A French rapper known for his provocative pro-Muslim lyrics said Friday that he would cancel two upcoming concerts at the Bataclan, where 90 people were shot dead when jihadist gunmen stormed the venue during the November 2015 terror attacks in Paris.

Kyrgyz singer receives death threats over feminist video

Bichkek - A 19-year-old singer in Kyrgyzstan has filed a complaint with police after receiving death threats over a music video she released targeting gender discrimination in the ex-Soviet republic.

Nigeria's Davido gets on the political campaign trail

Lagos - He's the Nigerian star of Afropop, feted across Africa and the globe as a multi-millionaire singer-songwriter and record producer.

Justin Collette opens up about 'School of Rock' on Broadway Special

New York - Actor Justin Collette chatted with Digital Journal about his starring role as Dewey Finn in the hit Broadway musical "School of Rock" with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Mitch Bradford discusses 'Love Is Kind,' music and technology Special

Singer-songwriter Mitch Bradford chatted with Digital Journal about his new single "Love Is Kind" and his upcoming album.

Meet Remko De Jong: Moon Jelly co-founder, chief strategy officer Special

Remko De Jong, the co-founder, and chief strategy officer of Moon Jelly, chatted with Digital Journal. He opened up about the digital era of electronic music.

Tel Aviv beats out Jerusalem to host 2019 Eurovision Song Contest

Geneva - Tel Aviv will host the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time next year, beating out bids by Jerusalem and Eilat, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) said Thursday.

Pussy Riot says activist hospitalised, 'poisoned'

Moscow - An activist from the Russian protest group Pussy Riot who staged a pitch invasion during the 2018 football World Cup final in Moscow has been hospitalised with suspected poisoning, members of the punk collective said Thursday.

Review: Dustin Lynch takes fans on an adventure with 'Good Girl' video Special

Country star Dustin Lynch is back stronger than ever with his new music video for "Good Girl." He is taking his fans and listeners on an adventure.

Kat Cunning talks about 'The Deuce' on HBO, music and technology Special

Actress and singer Kat Cunning chatted with Digital Journal on her experience on "The Deuce" on HBO, which premieres on Sunday, September 9, as well as her new music.

Review: Gryffin captivates on new music video for 'Tie Me Down' Special

Electronic artist and producer Gryffin has released a new music video for "Tie Me Down," his smash collaboration with Elley Duhé.

Uganda backtracks on festival cancelled over sex, gays and the devil

Kanpala - A Ugandan music festival was reinstated Wednesday following a public outcry after the country's ethics minister banned it as an orgy of homosexuality, nudity and drugs akin to "devil worship".
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