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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.

Review: 7 life lessons from George Clinton's must-read autobiography Special

Watch who you trust. Be different and weird. Find the funk in your life when everything gets too vanilla. Those are some of the life lessons I took away from the autobiography of funk legend and Parliament Funkadelic founder George Clinton.

Blues legend B.B. King, 89, mourned by music world

New York - Blues legend B.B. King, whose crisp, powerful guitar licks made him among the instrument's greatest masters and a towering influence for generations of musicians, has died at 89.

Op-Ed: Avicii talks work-life struggles in 'Feeling Good' song

Avicii represents the epitome of what it means to be young and hot on the contemporary music scene, but that doesn't mean he can't appreciate a tune with a little bit of history.

Berlin Philharmonic votes on new chief conductor

Berlin - The Berlin Philharmonic's members cloistered in an undisclosed location Monday to elect their next chief conductor, one of the most prestigious jobs in the world of classical music.

Turkish singer questioned over video commemorating slain teen

Istanbul - One of Turkey's most prominent pop singers has been questioned over a video clip commemorating a teenager whose 2013 death in anti-government demonstrations mobilised opposition to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reports said Wednesday.

Mix, tune and make music on your mobile device

Beyond just listening to music, your phone or tablet can also do much more when accompanied with the right apps. From instrument tuners to DJ apps and full music creation tools, here are the things you need to unlock the musical potential of your phone.

Review: Inateck BTSP-10 Plus is an all-purpose Bluetooth speaker

The Inateck BTSP-10 Plus Bluetooth speaker is a high-performance, portable wireless speaker for audiophiles listening to music while at home and on the move. It gives good sound quality while still being small enough to take out with you.

ACM: Luke Bryan wins top award but Miranda Lambert wins night

Host Luke Bryan won Entertainer of the Year as the Academy of Country Music Awards just wrapped, live from AT&T Stadium in Texas.

Fourth person dies after Chile nightclub collapse

Santiago - A fourth person has died of injuries sustained after a nightclub collapsed in downtown Santiago, relatives of the victim said on Saturday.

Review: The Inateck BR1001 lets you stream music to any speakers

The Inateck BR1001 Bluetooth audio receiver lets you play music wirelessly from a mobile device through any set of speakers. It is a useful addition to the home of any tech-lover and can also be used while on the move.

'The Fault in Our Stars' wins big at MTV Movie Awards

When host Amy Schumer noted that "one thing MTV doesn't do anymore is play music," she hit on something. MTV has gone away from that and nobody really knows what the network is all about.

Review: The world’s greatest horse/acrobat show blesses T.O. once again Special

Toronto - How often can you say that a live theatrical show has utterly convinced you that you’ve travelled through time and space? Cavalia’s extravaganza “Odysseo” really is that kind of show. It’s almost like a dream, or an out-of-body experience.

Review: Tove Lo charming on 'Talking Body' single and music video Special

Swedish recording artist Tove Lo is sensational on her latest radio single "Talking Body," as well as on its music video.

Blues legend B.B. King hospitalized: Report

Los Angeles - American blues legend B.B. King has been hospitalised, The Los Angeles Times reported Monday, citing representatives for the singer but giving no details about his condition.Nicknamed "King of the Blues", 89-year-old Mississippi-born Riley B.

Midnight Boy chats 80s sound, new music, future plans Special

Swedish singer-songwriter Midnight Boy chatted about his influences, unique sound inspired by the 80s, as well as his future plans and music.

Review: Walk Off The Earth visually striking on 'Rule The World' video Special

Walk Off The Earth have released their new music video "Rule The World," and it is quite a pleasant treat for viewers and listeners.

Review: The iClever IC-BTS02 is a loud, ultra-portable Bluetooth speaker

The iClever IC-BTS02 is an ultra-portable, high-quality Bluetooth speaker that is small enough to sling into a bag while still delivering an enjoyable sound experience. It can also be used to take calls with its built-in mic.

Review: Madonna and Taylor Swift take over iHeartRadio Music awards

Los Angeles - On March 29, Madonna and Taylor Swift joined together for a special performance at the second annual iHeartRadio Music awards, and they rocked the venue.

Review: Michael W. Smith captivates the NYCB Theatre at Westbury Special

Westbury - Grammy-winning Christian music star Michael W. Smith performed at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Long Island, and he put on a well-received show.

Zayn Malik quits One Direction

This morning, popular British-Irish boy band One Direction announced the departure of one of its members, 22-year-old Zayn Malik.

Review: A different kind of Kendrick Lamar with new album

I Just finished listening to rapper Kendrick Lamar's “To Pimp a Butterfly" and realized it's a jazz record. I thought jazz was dead, and then some rapper just revived it after 30+ years of rigor mortis. Wow!

'Happy' Pharrell mobbed at UN General Assembly

New York - The UN podium has been the scene of countless speeches both passionate and dull, but the audience was not world leaders but children, and they mobbed the speaker.

Op-Ed: Blink-182 — A band in turmoil

Last night at the Roxy in Los Angeles, pop punk legends Blink-182 made their first live performance without one of their founding members, guitarist Tom Delonge.
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