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Britain's NME music magazine goes free

Monday, July 6, 2015 5:50am

NME magazineNME magazine, for decades Britain's authoritative voice on guitar music, announced Monday that it will be free of charge from September after circulation dropped below 15,000. Launched in 1952 as the New Musical Express, the £2.50 (3.5-euro, $3.9) weekly said it would be printing 300,000 copies to distribute in stations, universities and shops. Editor Mike Williams said he "couldn't be more excited" about the "next phase of our evolution".


Will Smith has music in the works with Drake

Sunday, July 5, 2015 11:45pm

US actor Will Smith (R) and his son Jaden Smith (L).Will Smith appeared on his son Jaden's Beats 1 radio show that's new on Apple Music and revealed that he is at work on new tunes with the rapper Drake.


Benedict XVI is honored for keen devotion to church music

Saturday, July 4, 2015 7:02am

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Benedict XVI, emeritus pope and theologian, reflected on Saturday on classical music as an "encounter with the divine," saying listening to Mozart helps him experience "very deeply the Lord's presence."

Hot dogs, hot music usher in July 4 weekend

Friday, July 3, 2015 7:58pm

Fom left to right, spectators Mary Ann Rollings, Gloria Kelley, Linda Stacey and Eileen Bitter pose for a photo before rehearsal for the annual Boston Pops orchestra Fourth of July concert on the Esplanade in Boston, Friday, July 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)As the nation gears up to celebrate America's birthday, here are some Fourth of July highlights from around the country:


Streams, led by 'Uptown Funk,' driving music market in US and UK

Friday, July 3, 2015 7:29am

Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk" featuring Bruno Mars is a trans-Atlantic hit.The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) revealed in its mid-year report that streams are up 80 percent -- a trend it expects will be bolstered further with Apple Music's entry into the market. Leading streams was Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk!," which has been played 45 million times via audio streaming this year. Both audio and video streaming showed considerable growth: 2015 has seen 12.5 billion video streams, for a year-on-year increase of 98 percent.


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