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CD-Loving Japan Resists Move to Digital Music - New York Times
New York TimesCD-Loving Japan Resists Move to Digital MusicNew York TimesTOKYO — Around the world, the music business has shifted toward downloads and streaming. But in Japan, the compact disc is still king. On a drizzly Sunday afternoon recently, Tower Records' nine-level flagship store here was...[read more]

Music Turns Me on: A Conversation With the Hot Band Dopapod - Huffington Post
Music Turns Me on: A Conversation With the Hot Band DopapodHuffington PostDopapod is a band that can make me dance even when I don't feel like dancing. They are exploding on the scene and their audience is growing by the second. Listening to music is one way I thrive in this world and Dopapod son...[read more]

12 colleges with fascinating music listening habits - USA TODAY
12 colleges with fascinating music listening habitsUSA TODAYUsing the universities whose students signed up for its student deal, Spotify ranked universities by the most songs students streamed to find America's most music-loving schools. Then, Spotify broke down the top 40 schools into custom li...[read more]

Value of U.K. Music Industry Grows to £3.8 Billion - Billboard
BillboardValue of U.K. Music Industry Grows to £3.8 BillionBillboardThe total economic value of the U.K. music industry in 2013 grew 9 percent year-on-year to £3.8 billion ($6.2 billion), up from £3.5 billion ($5.7 billion) the previous year, according to a comprehensive new report published by u...[read more]

Sonoma Academy music director dies in car crash - Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Sonoma Academy music director dies in car crashSanta Rosa Press DemocratThe private high school in Santa Rosa canceled all classes Monday so that students and staff could mourn the loss of the 52-year-old teacher, a Santa Rosa resident who created the music program when he arrived at Sonoma Acade...[read more]

Las Vegas fall music festival guide - USA TODAY
USA TODAYLas Vegas fall music festival guideUSA TODAYWhile the weather is finally cooling down, Las Vegas food and music festivals are heating up! We're revealing which upcoming concerts made our shortlist and how to navigate them like a boss. iHeartRadio Music Festival and Village, September 19-...[read more]

CBS announces new 'Thursday Night Football' music after Rihanna slam - Los Angeles Times
ESPNCBS announces new 'Thursday Night Football' music after Rihanna slamLos Angeles TimesPop superstar Rihanna is upset that her segment was removed from last week's "Thursday Night Football" broadcast in the aftermath of the Ray Rice scandal. Pop superstar Rihanna is upset that her segment was r...[read more]

Italian Film Music To Be Performed By New York Philharmonic In Live Webcast ... - Forbes
ForbesItalian Film Music To Be Performed By New York Philharmonic In Live Webcast ...Forbes“La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema” will feature introductory remarks by Martin Scorsese, the Oscar-winning director and film preservation proponent, as well as performances by singer and songwrite...[read more]

You can't patent movies or music. So why are there software patents? - Vox
You can't patent movies or music. So why are there software patents?VoxNotice also that patent law's ban on music and movie patents applies even if a patent's claims are framed as a machine that embodies a particular artistic innovation. You can't patent a CD with a verse-chorus-verse pop song on...[read more]

Megan Nicole Premieres '80s-Inspired Music Video for 'Electrified' - People Magazine
Megan Nicole Premieres '80s-Inspired Music Video for 'Electrified'People MagazineShe started with covers, but now Megan Nicole is releasing her own EP full of original songs. The YouTube sensation – she boasts 2.6 million subscribers – is premiering the '80s-fitness-inspired music video for her s...[read more]