Music

Taylor Swift performs at Wango Tango on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
June 14, 2019 - 3:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift's latest song has a new target: homophobes. Coinciding with the announcement of her seventh album, "Lover," the pop star on Thursday released a new tune called "You Need to Calm Down," where she addresses her own haters but also calls out those who attack the LGBTQ...
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Missy Elliott speaks at the 50th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame induction and awards ceremony at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel on Thursday, June 13, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP)
June 14, 2019 - 2:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott, the creative mastermind who has written hit songs for a number of female acts and created camaraderie among women in the music industry, felt the love back from her musical sisters as she was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. During a performance Thursday,...
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June 13, 2019 - 1:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Baby Shark Live" is set to launch a 100-city tour in North America this fall. It is inspired by the children's song whose dance video has generated nearly 3 billion views on YouTube. The song was produced in 2015 by the South Korean firm Pinkfong. Pinkfong and Round Room Live...
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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, file photo, singer Prince Royce poses for a portrait in New York. Royce says he’s looking forward to headlining the 2019 Major League Soccer All-Star Concert because he loves singing live. He also looks to gain some new fans. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP, File)
June 13, 2019 - 9:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Latin singer Prince Royce says he's looking forward to headlining the 2019 Major League Soccer All-Star Concert because he loves singing live. But another motive? To gain some new fans. The Dominican singer will perform at the free July 27 event in Orlando at Wall Street Plaza...
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FILE - In a Dec. 13, 2016 file photo, John Rich of the country music duo Big & Rich performs a song during a taping for Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Rise Telethon in Nashville, Tenn. Fox News host Greg Gutfeld can now add songwriter to his resume after a song he co-wrote with country singer John Rich and featuring his fellow co-hosts on the political talk show “The Five,” has debuted on the Billboard charts. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
June 11, 2019 - 11:31 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fox News host Greg Gutfeld can now add songwriter to his resume after a song he co-wrote with John Rich, which features his fellow co-hosts on the political talk show "The Five," has debuted on the Billboard charts. The ironically named song, "Shut Up About Politics," stands...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2019, file photo, John Legend performs "Preach" at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Legend says Hollywood should consider boycotting Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama and other states that pass restrictive abortion laws. The Grammy and Oscar-winning singer says he isn’t sure a boycott would lead to the states changing course, but he knows that “money talks.” (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
June 11, 2019 - 11:12 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Legend says Hollywood should consider boycotting Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama and other states that pass restrictive abortion laws. Legend admits he's not sure if a boycott would be successful, but says "it's a conversation that needs to be had. "Particularly when these...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2012 file photo, Thom Yorke, left, and Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead perform during the band's headlining set at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. Radiohead says a trove of unreleased music has been stolen and is being used for ransom, but instead of paying up, the band announced Tuesday June 11, 2019, they will release it in aid of environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion.(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
June 11, 2019 - 9:11 am
LONDON (AP) — Radiohead says a trove of unreleased music has been stolen for ransom. But instead of paying up, the band will release it in aid of environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion. Guitarist Jonny Greenwood tweeted that about 18 hours of material from around the time of Radiohead's...
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FILE - In a March 19, 2019 file photo, hip hop recording artist Common, left, and Woodstock co-producer and co-founder, Michael Lang, participate in the Woodstock 50 lineup announcement at Electric Lady Studios, in New York. The fate of the Woodstock 50 festival is further in doubt after Watkins Glen International announced Monday, June 10, 2019 that it’s not hosting the anniversary event. Watkins Glen issued a two-sentence statement Monday saying it had terminated the site license for the festival “pursuant to provisions of the contract.”(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
June 10, 2019 - 8:32 pm
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — The fate of the Woodstock 50 festival was unclear Monday when the host of the event pulled out, but organizers said they were in talks with another venue. The festival has faced a series of setbacks, and the latest came Monday afternoon, when Watkins Glen International...
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FILE - In this March 18, 2016, photo Bushwick Bill, right, joins Deftones' Chino Moreno onstage at the SPIN Party at Stubb's during the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas. A publicist for rapper Bushwick Bill says the founder of the iconic Houston rap group the Geto Boys has died. Bill’s publicist, Dawn P., told The Associated Press that the rapper died Sunday, June 9, 2019, at a Colorado hospital. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP, File)
June 10, 2019 - 2:30 am
Bushwick Bill, the diminutive, one-eyed rapper who with the Geto Boys helped put the South's stamp on rap with hits like "Mind Playing Tricks On Me" and "Six Feet Deep," died on Sunday at the age of 52, according to his publicist. Dawn P. told The Associated Press that the rapper died Sunday at 9:...
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The company of "Hadestown," accept the award for best musical at the 73rd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 9, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
June 10, 2019 - 12:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "Hadestown," the brooding musical about the underworld, had a heavenly night at the Tony Awards, winning eight trophies Sunday, including best new musical and handing a rare win for a female director of a musical. Playwright Jez Butterworth's "The Ferryman" was crowned best play. In...
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