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Musicians Jagger, Stipe and others sign letter demanding campaign song consent

Several top musicians, including Mick Jagger and Sheryl Crow, have signed a letter demanding that politicians get their consent before playing their songs at election campaign rallies.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/29 16:13:41

Berlin club Berghain reopens doors

The coronavirus is keeping Berlin's legendary clubs closed but techno mecca Berghain has found a way to throw its doors back open, luring visitors with an unusual sound exhibition.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/27 18:38:40

Beijing Performance & Arts Group returns to stage for live concert

The Beijing Performance & Arts Group staged a concert in Beijing on Friday night, its first live performance since the COVID-19 outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/26 16:48:40

Return of hit Chinese music show 'The Big Band' receives warm welcome from Chinese netizens

The second season of Chinese music variety show The Big Band returned to video platform iQIYI on Saturday. The musical competition show has been hailed by Chinese netizens as providing Chinese bands with a great platform for development.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/26 14:58:41

Pop music show 'Mr Radio' returns with new model

The updated version of music talk show Mr Radio made a return on Wednesday on Chinese music platform QQ Music with a new model that combines livecasting and click on demand.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/22 15:58:42

US rapper Nicki Minaj announces pregnancy on Instagram

US rap queen Nicki Minaj delighted fans on Monday when she announced she was pregnant.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/21 17:08:40

Doubts run rampant about US rapper Kanye West's chaotic presidential bid

US rapper Kanye West's chaotic launch of his unlikely campaign to oust Donald Trump in November's presidential election has sparked anger, concern for his mental health and questions about whether he is seriously running.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/21 16:48:40

The Chicks, minus 'Dixie,' return with fiery new album

Nearly two decades after country music shunned them for famously repudiating George W Bush, the trio formerly known as The Dixie Chicks have soared back with a new album, new name and renewed fearlessness.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/20 15:58:41

Namibian, Chinese artists collaborate for song on reducing gender-based violence

A Chinese artist collaborated with three artists from Namibia on a song aimed at helping decrease gender-based violence worldwide.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/19 17:18:40

New York's Met Opera to host virtual concert series amid pandemic

Several of opera's biggest stars beamed in from around the world on Saturday to announce the Metropolitan Opera's latest virtual initiative amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/12 17:48:41

Ringo marks 80th at online gig with fellow Beatle McCartney

With a little help from his friends, Beatles drummer Ringo Starr was set to hold an online 80th birthday bash Tuesday featuring former bandmate Paul McCartney, in aid of charities including Black Lives Matter.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/9 17:53:40

Rock Hall of Fame to replace 2020 ceremony with broadcast special

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame said Wednesday it will replace its annual live performance induction ceremony for 2020's nominees with a broadcast special in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The program - whose honorees include rapper The Notorious B.I.G. and pop icon Whitney Houston - will air on HBO on November 7, replacing the ceremony originally scheduled for May 2, which was postponed over the fast-spreading virus.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/9 17:33:41

Chinese singer Zhang Yixing's new released song 'Boom' takes social media by storm

Chinese singer and K-pop EXO member Zhang Yixing, better known by his stage name Lay Zhang, released his new single "Boom," part of the second half of his fourth album Lit on Thursday. The song quickly climbed the trending ranks on both Twitter and China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 13:48:40

Xi'an Symphony Orchestra heads to the great outdoors for livesteaming concert

Heading out of the traditional music hall, the Xi'an Symphony Orchestra on Saturday overcame transportation and weather difficulties to hold an livestreaming concert on the peak of one of the Five Great Mountains of China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 21:04:19

Kanye West announces 2020 presidential run

Kanye West, the entertainment mogul who urges listeners in one song to "reach for the stars, so if you fall, you land on a cloud," claimed Saturday he is challenging Donald Trump for the US presidency in 2020.
Source: Global Times - AFP | 2020/7/6 18:03:40

Sheeran, McCartney, Stones back urgent call to aid UK live music

Some 1,500 acts including Ed Sheeran, Paul McCartney and The Rolling Stones urged the British government Thursday to save the country's live music industry from collapsing because of the coronavirus.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/2 15:28:41

Is J-pop being engulfed by K-pop? South Korean entertainment company launches an all-Japanese girl band

An all-Japanese girl band NiziU has been formed by a South Korean entertainment company and a Japanese record company. Weighing in on the new band, many Chinese netizens commented that it looks more like a South Korean band than a Japanese one.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/1 17:23:42

The curtain falls

New York's iconic Broadway theater district will stay closed through the end of the year, its trade association said Monday, due to the unpredictability of the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/30 17:48:43