Music

Malkki at helm of Finnish orchestra cracks glass ceiling

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HELSINKI - Orchestra conductor Susanna Malkki is used to being asked what it is like working in a male-dominated world.

Hungarian scholar stumbles on original score of Mozart sonata

BUDAPEST - (This September 30 story was corrected to insert missing word 'not' in paragraph 16)

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Google searches for right note in online music business

SAN FRANCISCO - Google Inc is planning new and revamped streaming-music services in coming weeks, searching for a way to stand out in an increasingly crowded field of rivals from Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc to Spotify.

30 Sep 2014

Grooveshark infringed record labels' copyrights: U.S. judge

NEW YORK - The online streaming service Grooveshark suffered a legal defeat on Monday when a U.S. judge found its operators liable to nine record companies for having directed employees to upload thousands of copyrighted songs without permission.

30 Sep 2014

Pop supergroup hits British number one spot with 'Bang Bang'

LONDON - "Bang Bang", a collaboration between pop artists Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande, took the top spot in Britain's singles chart, selling nearly 100,000 copies in its first week, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday.

29 Sep 2014

Radiohead's Thom Yorke will use BitTorrent to sell new album

LOS ANGELES - Radiohead singer Thom Yorke on Friday released an album via BitTorrent, the British rocker said, marking the first time the online file transfer system often associated with piracy has been used to sell music.

27 Sep 2014

UNAIDS appoints Victoria Beckham goodwill ambassador

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on Thursday named fashion designer and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham a goodwill ambassador. | Video

26 Sep 2014

Yusuf/Cat Stevens cancels New York show over scalpers

- Singer-songwriter Yusuf, who was Cat Stevens until he converted to Islam, said he had canceled a show scheduled for New York City because scalpers had driven up prices.

25 Sep 2014

Rod Stewart sued over injuries caused by soccer ball at Las Vegas concert

LAS VEGAS - British rocker Rod Stewart is facing a lawsuit from a man who says he was injured when the musician kicked a soccer ball into the crowd at a Las Vegas concert, striking the man in the face and breaking his nose.

25 Sep 2014

Streisand makes music history with six decades of No. 1 albums

LOS ANGELES - Barbra Streisand made music history on Wednesday by becoming the only performer to have a No. 1 album in each of the past six decades, as her latest release "Partners" topped the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.

25 Sep 2014
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Exclusive - India set to run out of critical free drug for HIV/AIDS programme

NEW DELHI - India could run out of a critical medicine in its free HIV/AIDS drugs programme in three weeks due to bureaucratic bungling, a senior government official said, leaving more than 150,000 sufferers without life-saving drugs for about a month.