What's Happening in the World of Music

Jay Z aims for digital dynasty with streaming music bid - USA TODAY

FanSidedJay Z aims for digital dynasty with streaming music bidUSA TODAYJay Z must be in a digital music empire state of mind. The hip-hop mogul has made a $56 million bid for Scandinavian company Aspiro, which operates streaming music company Tidal in the U.S. and elsewhere including Canada and the U.K., and the WiMP ...Jay Z looks to enter music streaming with bid on AspiroFanSidedCapital Gains: Jay-Z Buys a Music Streaming Service, Giphy Raises $17 Million ...Re/codeJay Z Enters Music Streaming Biz; Buys Aspiro for $56 MillionThe SourceTech2 -Latin Post -Mirror.co.ukall 24 news articles »

Jay Z wants to sell you high-quality music subscriptions - Quartz

QuartzJay Z wants to sell you high-quality music subscriptionsQuartzJay Z has been in an empire state of mind lately?last year, he acquired a champagne brand, and went to court to save the art of hip-hop sampling. Now, he has acquired his own competitor to popular music streaming sites like Spotify. The rapper has ...

10 Reasons Why 2015 Is Already a Better Year for Music Than 2014 - Vulture

Vulture10 Reasons Why 2015 Is Already a Better Year for Music Than 2014VultureOkay, we can finally admit it: 2014 was kind of a garbage year for music. In retrospect, it will probably go down as Year 1 A.B. (After Beyoncé) or ?the year that Bono apologized for giving away an album for free.? Though there were a few triumphs ...

Gaza music school shines in 'Arabs Got Talent' spotlight - Reuters

Gaza music school shines in 'Arabs Got Talent' spotlightReutersIn the Gaza Strip there was much weeping and celebration too, especially at the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music, where the group, made up of four boys and a girl aged between 12 and 16, learned to play their instruments. For the past three ...

Music review: A winning performance of Steve Reich's 'Drumming' - SFGate

SFGateMusic review: A winning performance of Steve Reich's 'Drumming'SFGateAny rendition of Steve Reich's early minimalist masterpiece ?Drumming? should be at once a gleaming, sleekly calibrated musical machine and a full-on immersive experience. Saturday's winning performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music ? a ...

A Former Child Soldier Finds Escape, Heaven Through His Music - NPR (blog)

NPR (blog)A Former Child Soldier Finds Escape, Heaven Through His MusicNPR (blog)Emmanuel Jal was only 8 when he was dragged into Sudan's long civil war. Like 12,000 other children, he was recruited as a soldier, fighting and killing alongside South Sudanese armed groups. Only a few, like Jal, have managed to escape. This week, the ...and more »

Jay Z Bids for a Swedish Streaming Company to Expand His Empire - New York Times

WiredJay Z Bids for a Swedish Streaming Company to Expand His EmpireNew York TimesJay Z, the rap star and entrepreneur, has made a $56 million offer for the Swedish company Aspiro, the owner of two digital music services, in a deal that would give him a foothold in the rapidly expanding world of streaming music and put him in ...Jay-Z Enters Streaming Music Industry, With Bid to Acquire Swedish CompanyWiredWhy Jay-Z's New Music Service Won't Beat SpotifyTIMEJay-Z to buy music streaming Aspiro for $56 millionCNNMoneyRollingStone.com -Wall Street Journal (blog) -Huffington Postall 289 news articles »

Music Industry Execs Sees Vinyl Rise as More 'Fad' Than 'Explosion' - RollingStone.com

RollingStone.comMusic Industry Execs Sees Vinyl Rise as More 'Fad' Than 'Explosion'RollingStone.comLast year's 52 percent jump in vinyl sales has been fantastic for record stores ? "and growing more important by the day," Carl Mello, senior buyer for New England music chain Newbury Comics tells Rolling Stone ? but the record industry isn't quite ...and more »

Rihanna Teases "FourFiveSeconds" Music Video With Kanye West, Paul ... - Us Magazine

PerezHilton.comRihanna Teases "FourFiveSeconds" Music Video With Kanye West, Paul ...Us MagazineHer vision is coming together! Rihanna gave a behind-the-scenes look of her new music video "FourFiveSeconds" off her upcoming album on Friday, Jan. 30. The new song, which features Kanye West and Paul McCartney, has sold over 53,000 downloads ...?Rihanna Shares A Music Video Teaser From FourFiveSeconds Featuring ...PerezHilton.comRihanna Teases 'FourFiveSeconds' Music Video - Watch Now!Just JaredRihanna Teases 'FourFiveSeconds' Music VideoEntertainment TonightRollingStone.comall 178 news articles »

Rihanna Teases 'FourFiveSeconds' Music Video With Paul McCartney, Kanye ... - Huffington Post

MiamiHerald.comRihanna Teases 'FourFiveSeconds' Music Video With Paul McCartney, Kanye ...Huffington PostThe first glimpse of Rihanna, Paul McCartney and Kanye West's music video for "FourFiveSeconds" is here, thanks to a teaser posted on Rihanna's YouTube account on Friday. The behind-the-scenes teaser shows Rihanna, McCartney and West performing ...Rihanna, Kanye West Perform Together at Pre-Super Bowl PartyRollingStone.comall 123 news articles »