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Enrique Iglesias sues label over streaming revenue

Pop star Enrique Iglesias on Wednesday accused his former label Universal of short-changing artists while benefitting from the soaring growth of streaming as he filed a lawsuit for breach of contract.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/25 18:38:40

Thousands in Ireland honor late Cranberries singer O'Riordan

Thousands of people lined up in the Irish city of Limerick on Sunday to pay respects to Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan, who died suddenly in London on January 15, local media reported.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/22 18:53:39

Hip-hop's prospects in China seem dim after Chinese rappers removed from TV shows

The latest episode of Hunan TV's singing competition show Singer aired Friday night. While usually contestants are kicked off the program after they fall to the bottom of the ranks, Chinese rapper GAI was conspicuously absent that night even though he was ranked at No.3.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/21 17:38:40

Late Cranberries singer O'Riordan to be buried on Tuesday

The funeral of Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan, who died suddenly in London last week, will take place near Limerick, Ireland on Tuesday, the church where she will be buried said on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/21 16:18:39

Chinese rapper GAI removed from singing show 'Singer': reports

Chinese media is reporting that Chinese rapper GAI will not compete on the latest episode of Hunan TV's singing show Singer.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/18 19:42:12

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan was preparing new version of hit song 'Zombie'

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan, who died suddenly in London on Monday at the age of 46, was about to record a version of her hit "Zombie" with the hard rock band Bad Wolves, the group said on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/17 17:58:40

China mourns loss of The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan

Irish singer-songwriter Dolores O'Riordan, frontwoman of the multi-million selling rock band The Cranberries, died suddenly in London on Monday, aged 46, her publicist said.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2018/1/16 16:13:39

Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan dies in London

Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of The Cranberries, a world famous Irish rock band, was found dead at her hotel room in London on Monday morning, reported local media RTE.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/16 7:58:39

Sheeran, Dua Lipa lead Brit Award nominations

Ed Sheeran's latest best-selling album is up against four debut offerings at this year's Brit Awards, including one by breakthrough pop star Dua Lipa, who also dominated Saturday's nominations.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/14 16:23:39

'Coco' guitars all the rage in Mexico

Salvador Meza has been making guitars since he was a boy, but his leathery hands have never had to churn them out as fast as now – thanks to the hit movie Coco.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/14 16:18:40

Chinese music theater "Overload" staged in New York

Chinese music theater "Overload" was staged on Thursday at Asia Society in New York city.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/12 7:10:37

Saving UK music venues

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason and folk singer Billy Bragg were among artists and politicians campaigning outside Britain's parliament on Wednesday to save the country's live music venues.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/11 16:38:39

Once-marginalized hip-hop culture is becoming one of China's hottest trends

For decades in China, hip-hop from the US was only embraced by a small group of fans and many rappers were limited to performances in night clubs.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/9 17:58:39

French star singer France Gall dies aged 70

French singer France Gall, who shot to fame in the 1960s with a series of hits and a sexually suggestive song about lollipops written by Serge Gainsbourg, died on Sunday aged 70, her spokeswoman announced.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/8 16:58:39

DJs Diplo, Ronson to debut collaboration at New York festival

Diplo and Mark Ronson, two DJs who have achieved wide success as producers, will premiere a new collaboration at New York's Governors Ball music festival, promoters announced on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/4 17:48:40

Famed fiddler Rick Hall, unlikely producer of soul sound in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, passes away at age 85

Rick Hall, the white fiddler who became an unlikely force in soul music and made the small town of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, an international destination, has died at age 85, his family said on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/4 17:48:40

Justin Timberlake gets 'personal'

Pop superstar Justin Timberlake on Tuesday announced his first album in nearly five years, promising more "personal" songwriting inspired by his home and family.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/3 18:08:39

Greek rebetiko music rises from margins to UNESCO's list

Over a century since it was first played at cafes and tavernas of the poor on the Greek mainland and the Greek-speaking parts of the Ottoman Empire, rebetiko, dubbed the Greek blues, has now been inscribed on UNESCO's 2017 list of intangible cultural heritage.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/29 8:10:15