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  • Tickets to see Michael McDonald and Toto at Ferguson go on sale Friday

    Tickets to see Michael McDonald and Toto at Ferguson go on sale Friday
    Michael McDonald, the soulful 62-year-old singer known for hits "I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near), "What A Fool Believes," and "Minute By Minute" is coming back to the Peninsula where, once upon a time, he discovered a young singer and piano...
  • Double shots of hard rock mayhem served in Virginia Beach: Nine Inch Nails-Soundgarden and Kiss-Def Leppard

    Double shots of hard rock mayhem served in Virginia Beach: Nine Inch Nails-Soundgarden and Kiss-Def Leppard
    Folks over at Farm Bureau Live amphitheater in Virginia Beach are having a metallic Monday. A pair of shows announced today both feature two legendarily loud acts. Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden will blast Aug. 5 while Kiss and Def Leppard will strut...
  • Music industry revenue in 2013 stayed flat at $7 billion, RIAA says

    Music industry revenue in 2013 stayed flat at $7 billion, RIAA says
    The good news for the music industry out of the Recording Industry Assn. of America’s just released report on sales and revenue for 2013? Things didn’t get any worse than they were during the previous three years. Overall revenue during 2013...
  • 'Frozen' soundtrack, first million-seller of 2014, returns to No. 1

    'Frozen' soundtrack, first million-seller of 2014, returns to No. 1
    "Frozen" is back at No. 1. After two weeks in which rap albums by first Schoolboy Q and then Rick Ross dominated the Billboard 200, the soundtrack to Disney's smash-hit animated feature returned to the top spot Wednesday, reflecting sales of 99,000...
  • Coldplay's Chris Martin joins 'The Voice' in format twist

    “The Voice” is getting yet another dose of pop star power. NBC’s hit singing competition show has recruited Coldplay's Chris Martin to serve as a mentor. Martin isn’t jumping into one of the plush, red spinning-chairs...
  • Justice Department to Review Music Royalties Decrees

    The Department of Justice will conduct a review of the 73-year-old consent decrees that govern how music rights organizations set rates for licensing songs. ASCAP and BMI have been pushing the DOJ to revise -- or even abolish -- the consent decree, first...
  • If Apple's purchase of Beats heralds a new era in music, who wins?

    Days after Spotify announced that it had more than 10 million subscribers to its online music service, Apple announced that it had struck a $3-billion deal to buy the company behind one of Spotify's newest, buzziest rivals: Beats. The challenge for both...
  • Big Beatles Business: Vinyl Mono Set, 'U.S. Albums' Fuel 2014 Releases

    At the height of Beatlemania, skeptical journalists often asked John, Paul, George and Ringo, "What are you going to do when this is over?" But for the Beatles, it's never been over. The band's legacy is more vibrant than ever, and the business of the...
  • Yellowcard interview: 10 years later, pop-punkers still finds inspiration in 'Ocean Avenue'

     
    Back in 2003, Yellowcard had been together more than five years and had released three albums when its pop-punk music suddenly caught a wave of popularity and the band was signed by Capitol Records. It went into the studio and......
  • Pandora competitor Rdio chases Spotify into Asian markets

    Pandora competitor Rdio chases Spotify into Asian markets
    Music streaming service Rdio, which competes with Spotify and Pandora, is launching in seven new territories, including Hong Kong and Malaysia.  This marks the first time Rdio (pronounced are-dee-oh) will be available to listeners in Asia, the company...
  • Vevo launches on Windows 8

    Vevo launches on Windows 8
    Vevo, an online streaming service for music videos, has launched on Windows 8, the company said Wednesday.  Users of the Microsoft operating system can access Vevo, which has 75,000 videos, through Vevo's app.  The New York-based company, which...