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  • Showbiz Lobby Puts Capitol Hill Pressure on Google to Take Action on Piracy

    The showbiz lobby and a number of lawmakers on Wednesday singled out Google and other search engines for being a gateway to pirated online content, unveiling a study that showed the "critical role" that engines play in guiding users to infringing movies...
  • Cheap Trick to revisit 'At Budokan' at the El Rey on April 30

    Cheap Trick to revisit 'At Budokan' at the El Rey on April 30
    How best to celebrate the 35th anniversary of a beloved live album? By re-creating it onstage, of course. That's the approach being taken by Cheap Trick, which announced Thursday that it plans to play "Cheap Trick at Budokan," the power-pop veterans'...
  • CD players dying one car at a time

    CD players dying one car at a time
    CD players are going the way of the ashtray, roll-down windows and whitewall tires. Chevrolet is the latest to join the ranks of automakers like Ford who have ditched physical media players in favor of music streamed through onboard systems and...
  • RIAA adds gold, platinum awards for digital music streams

    RIAA adds gold, platinum awards for digital music streams
    Sales are no longer the only path to gold and platinum in the music business. The Recording Industry Assn. of America, the music business trade association that certifies and issues the storied gold and platinum awards, will now hand out precious metal...
  • Shinedown, Papa Roach tickets on sale Friday; Rhonda Vincent band to play bluegrass in Virginia Beach June 28

    Shinedown, Papa Roach tickets on sale Friday; Rhonda Vincent band to play bluegrass in Virginia Beach June 28
    Here are two nuggets of concert news. First, bluegrass star Rhonda Vincent will perform in Virginia Beach June 28. Secondly, tickets to see hard-rock acts Shinedown and Papa Roach in Virginia Beach Aug. 31 go on sale June 7. Here are news releases about...
  • Gaga, Bieber and Eminem streams boost RIAA song certifications

    Better late than never. Artists such as Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Eminem got a big boost in the eyes of the Recording Industry Assn. of America in May as the music business tracker began to count streams of songs online. The industry group said...
  • Jay-Z reveals 'Magna Carta' art next to the actual Magna Carta

    Jay-Z reveals 'Magna Carta' art next to the actual Magna Carta
    We're not sure where Kanye West and Jay-Z's duel of self-mythologizing will end up -- perhaps with a "Yeezus" sequel titled "I Am Cthulhu"?  But Jay-Z has escalated matters with his newest promotional gambit. His new album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," has...
  • Watch Atoms for Peace perform at a recent L.A. club gig

    One item not included in my recent Arts & Books article on Atoms for Peace was the fact that Thom Yorke wore a tank top during the band's semi-secret club show last month in Los Angeles. Big deal, you might be thinking. But given the bookish shut-in...
  • First impressions of Jay-Z's new album, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'

    First impressions of Jay-Z's new album, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'
    Jay-Z’s new album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” came out Wednesday night, and as the rapper predicts on one track from it, he did indeed crash the Internet. Not literally, of course, but the artist's 12th solo studio album, released early...
  • Grammy nominees' Lehigh Valley concerts shows level of talent has risen here

     
    If the Grammy Award nomination announcements Wednesday did anything, they showed how high the level of music coming through the general Lehigh Valley area really is. The top nominee -- indie pop-rockers fun., which got six nominations of its own,......
  • Grammy Awards finally get the 'younger' thing right with nominees. Will awards follow?

     
    Every year, the Grammy Awards makes noise about freshening itself for a younger audience. And every year, it seems, it doesn’t. Or if it does, its efforts are clumsy. Yes, Adele, then 23, won six Grammys in 2012 — the......