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Led by Coldplay, anti-poverty concert heads to Europe

Global Citizen, New York's annual concert that pushes for an end to extreme poverty, on Tuesday announced an expansion to Europe to press leaders at the G20 summit in Germany.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/1 17:03:39

Music fans from over 50 countries to attend Eurovision 2017

More than 7,000 of music fans from 52 countries have already purchased the tickets for this year's Eurovision Song Contest slated for May in Kiev, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Viacheslav Kyrylenko announced in Kiev on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/25 7:51:09

Paying tribute

David Bowie posthumously won two Brit awards on Wednesday in an emotional London ceremony which also saw tributes paid to the late George Michael.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/23 19:18:40

Jay Z the first rapper named to Songwriters Hall of Fame

Hip-hop icon Jay Z is the first rapper chosen for the Songwriters Hall of Fame, heading a class of inductees that also features Motown Records founder Berry Gordy and R&B crooner Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, the group said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/23 19:18:40

Help! Paul McCartney lends Ringo Starr a hand on new album

Ringo Starr got a little help from his friend when Paul McCartney dropped by to work on his new album - the first time the two surviving Beatles have come together in the studio in seven years.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/22 18:08:40

Italy’s Little Choir of Antoniano bring its music philosophy to China

At the end of January, Italy's Little Choir of Antoniano announced on its official website that it would be returning to China in January 2018. The announcement follows the success it had with several concerts held in China early that month.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/21 18:08:39

‘Funky Drummer’ behind hip-hop classics dead

Clyde Stubblefield, one of funk’s defining drummers whose solo in a James Brown song became a standard sample for hip-hop but earned him little money, died Saturday. He was 73.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/19 16:48:39

Guitarist Carlos Santana praises singer Beyonce on Facebook after Grammy critique

Guitar legend Carlos Santana has voiced regret and praised Beyonce after he suggested that she deserved to lose to Adele for the Album of the Year Grammy.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/16 17:58:40

'Sex with Me': Rihanna tops Valentine's Day playlists on Spotify

Lovers who plan to celebrate Valentine's Day with some music in the bedroom have voted - they do it to Rihanna.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/15 18:28:40

Ambitious Tippet Rise music center plans premiere for second season

Tippet Rise, an ambitious music center in the rolling hills of Montana, on Tuesday announced a second season that will include a premiere by leading composer Aaron Jay Kernis.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/15 18:23:40

Adele sweeps 59th Grammy Awards to be big winner

British songstress Adele poses with trophies at the 59th Grammy Awards ceremony in downtown Los Angeles Staples Center on Feb. 12, 2017. (Source: Xinhua)
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/14 9:02:20

Adele wins big at Grammys; Yo-Yo Ma takes Best World Music Album

Adele on Sunday triumphed once again at the Grammys with five awards for her latest blockbuster album of ballads, while on the global front Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble's Sing Me Home, took home Best World Music Album.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2017/2/13 18:23:39

Prince classics return to main streaming sites

Prince's classic albums including Purple Rain on Sunday returned to major streaming services, bringing a new audience to the late pop legend who fought music industry convention.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/13 18:03:39

Polar Music Prize

British rock star Sting and US jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter were awarded the 2017 Swedish Polar Music Prize for their innovative contributions to music on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/8 17:48:39

Concert giant Live Nation expands to Israel

Concert giant Live Nation announced Tuesday an expansion to Israel as it forecast rising demand for international artists in the country, despite activist campaigns for a boycott.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/8 17:48:39

Fostered Idols like TFboys and SNH48 gain ground in China as teams localize their efforts

With the debut of Chinese all-female idol group SNH48 at this year's Central China Television Spring Festival Gala and the appearance of Wang Yuan, a member of China's hottest boy group TFboys, at a UN youth forum on January 31, 2016, China's so-called "Fostered Idols" are just beginning to show their influence at home and as well as around the globe.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/7 17:18:40

NFL: Lady Gaga lights up Super Bowl with inclusion message

Lady Gaga dazzled the Super Bowl with a high-tech, tightly choreographed celebration of US diversity and unity as she chose the power of show business over direct provocation.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/6 17:53:39

Nigerian music star cancels anti-government protests

Nigerian music star 2Face on Sunday called off a protest he had planned against the government and its handling of the country's economic crisis, citing security concerns.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/6 16:28:40