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Timberlake becomes co-owner of audio tech company

  NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake wants to make sure you have a 20/20 sound experience when you listen to music: He’s now a co-owner of the audio technology company AfterMaster Audio Labs, Inc. AfterMaster, a subsidiary of Studio One Media Inc., announced Wednesday that the Grammy-winning pop star will join the company, which [...]

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Spotify’s Top 10 most viral tracks

  The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Nov. 10 to Sunday, Nov. 16 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. UNITED STATES 1. Mark Ronson, “Uptown Funk” (RCA Records) 2. alt-J, “Left Hand [...]

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Solange Knowles weds video director

    NEW YORK (AP) — Solange Knowles is known for her fashion as much as her music, and her weekend wedding didn’t disappoint. Her publicist confirmed Sunday that the 28-year-old singer (and sister of Beyonce) wed 51-year-old video director Alan Ferguson over the weekend. The bride and groom both wore ivory, a color also worn [...]

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Lackluster tribute to Paul McCartney

  Various artists, “The Art of McCartney” (Arctic Poppy) This two-disc Paul McCartney tribute is a decade-in-the-making labor of love by one man, producer Ralph Sall. So it would be churlish to throw cold water on it, right? Sorry. Sall’s interest in chasing down marquee names, rather than marquee performances, makes this a gigantic missed [...]

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MTV’s ‘Rebel Music’ highlights Native Americans

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — When MTV’s “Rebel Music” debuted last year, the globe-trotting documentary series searched out passionate young artists driving change in hotspots including Egypt and Afghanistan. This time around, it stays close to home with Native American activists. There’s Frank Waln, a hip-hop artist seeking to protect the environment and his heritage, [...]

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Nick Mason shares insight on Pink Floyd legacy

  NEW YORK (AP) — While Pink Floyd’s first album in 20 years, “The Endless River,” represents an end to the band’s recording career, drummer Nick Mason shared some insight into the band’s legacy. ___ SHOULD I CALL UP A JOB RECRUITER? “I’ve never understood it,” 70-year-old Mason said of the band’s longevity. “I keep [...]

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Sam Smith, the sad singer? Not really

  NEW YORK (AP) — If you go to a Sam Smith concert, you’ll probably hear his stories of unrequited love and how he’s never been in a relationship. But he says that void has been slowly filled — partly thanks to meeting men and going on dates — but mainly because of his devoted [...]

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Paul Simon cooperating for planned biography

  NEW YORK (AP) — After decades of telling his story through music, Paul Simon is ready to rely on words alone. The celebrated singer-songwriter has agreed to cooperate with author and music critic Robert Hilburn for a planned biography. Simon & Schuster, winner of a recent six-publisher auction, announced the acquisition Tuesday and told [...]

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The Roots create foundation to help alma mater

  ATLANTA (AP) — The Roots are tapping into their resources to help raise funds for their alma mater in Philadelphia. The Grammy-winning hip-hop band created the CAPA Foundation after learning that $1.1 million had been cut from the budget of the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts. Budget cuts resulted in the loss of [...]

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Md. man punched by Chris Brown settles lawsuit

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The lawyer for a man who was punched by Chris Brown outside a Washington hotel says he has settled a lawsuit against the singer. The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/1nU8ebT ) that John C. Hayes, the attorney for Parker Adams, confirmed on Thursday that a settlement had been reached. He did not say [...]

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Exhibit on Paul Simon’s life to debut at Rock Hall

CLEVELAND (AP) — An exhibit chronicling Paul Simon’s career will debut at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. The Rock Hall announced Wednesday that “Paul Simon: Words & Music” will feature a first-person narrative from Simon. It’s a first for the museum. The exhibit in Cleveland will showcase more than 80 artifacts, [...]

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