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British Gang Jailed for iTunes Scam

Gang members in England used stolen credit cards to purchase their own music on iTunes and Amazon as a scam to earn royalties the BBC reports Five gang members from Kent Derby Birmingham and Wolverhampton England have been jailed with one other...
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Jerry Lee Lewis Marries Cousin's Ex-Wife

Jerry Lee Lewis Marries Cousin's Ex-Wife | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Jerry Lee Lewis has married his cousin's ex-wife CNN reports This is the seventh marriage for the 76-year-old rocker who wed Judith Brown on March 9th in Natchez Mississippi Brown was once married to Lewis' cousin Rusty Brown Lewis is no stranger...
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George Benson re-ignites his hits at the Chicago Theatre - Chicago Tribune

George Benson re-ignites his hits at the Chicago Theatre - Chicago Tribune | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
George Benson re-ignites his hits at the Chicago TheatreChicago TribuneThough his 70th birthday arrives next year, singer-guitarist George Benson epitomized youth and exuberance Friday night at the Chicago Theatre, where he tore through his hits at...
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Madonna Embraced By Ultra Music Fest All-Stars - MTV.com

Madonna Embraced By Ultra Music Fest All-Stars - MTV.com | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
New York Daily NewsMadonna Embraced By Ultra Music Fest All-StarsMTV.comBy Jocelyn Vena (@jocelyn1212) , with reporting by Akshay Bhansali (@akshaytv) Madonna made a splash when she took the stage alongside Avicii at the Ultra Music Festival last ...
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Artist Series Guitar Announces Official Pennywise Guitar, The O.G.

Artist Series Guitar Announces Official Pennywise Guitar, The O.G. | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Artist Series Guitar has announced the release of a limited-edition guitar inspired by Southern California punk rockers Pennywise.
The guitar, dubbed The O.G., will be available April 17 in a limited production of 500 guitars worldwide.
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US Music Sales Flat, But Digital Music Sales Soar - PC Magazine

US Music Sales Flat, But Digital Music Sales Soar - PC Magazine | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
New York Times (blog)US Music Sales Flat, But Digital Music Sales SoarPC MagazineBy Mark Hachman Sales of digital music climbed sharply both internationally and especially within the United States, which is consuming more and more digital music...
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Tower of Power Sues Warner Music Group Corp. Over Digital Royalties - San Francisco Chronicle (press release)

Tower of Power Sues Warner Music Group Corp. Over Digital Royalties - San Francisco Chronicle (press release) | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Tower of Power Sues Warner Music Group Corp. Over Digital RoyaltiesSan Francisco Chronicle (press release)Popular music stars Emilio Castillo and Stephen Kupka,? ?collectively and professionally known as Tower of Power,?
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Robin Gibb Has More Surgery for Liver Cancer

Robin Gibb Has More Surgery for Liver Cancer | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Founding Bee Gees member Robin Gibb recently had further surgery for his ongoing bout with liver cancer Reuters reports The surgery led the 62 year-old singer to cancel all commitments prior to the April 10th premiere of his classical work "The...
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Social Music Gaming Provider, Guess Your Songs, Updates iOS App with ... - San Francisco Chronicle (press release)

Social Music Gaming Provider, Guess Your Songs, Updates iOS App with ... - San Francisco Chronicle (press release) | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Social Music Gaming Provider, Guess Your Songs, Updates iOS App with ...San Francisco Chronicle (press release)Guess Your Songs, LLC, today announces a new customizable music experience in Guess Your Songs (GYS), a multi-platform social music gaming...
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Giving back: Country star Brad Paisley endows scholarship at alma mater ... - Washington Post

Giving back: Country star Brad Paisley endows scholarship at alma mater ... - Washington Post | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Giving back: Country star Brad Paisley endows scholarship at alma mater ...Washington PostBrad Paisley's country music career started in earnest at Belmont University. He's taking steps to make sure someone else gets the same chance.
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'American Idol' Recap: Go Your Own Way

'American Idol' Recap: Go Your Own Way | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Welcome back to American Idol where they are still trying to make Tommy Hilfiger happen The designer gives the top nine contestants a few fashion tips that they promptly ignore because DID YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENED TO ERIKA VAN PELT?
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Spotify keeps the free music party going in the US - Fox News

Spotify keeps the free music party going in the US - Fox News | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Geeky gadgetsSpotify keeps the free music party going in the USFox NewsAP NEW YORK – Good news for American Spotify users who do not want to pay for their music -- the streaming service will continue to let them listen to anything they want,...
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EMI take-over bids by Universal and Sony are set to transform the music ... - EUobserver.com

EMI take-over bids by Universal and Sony are set to transform the music ... - EUobserver.com | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
New York TimesEMI take-over bids by Universal and Sony are set to transform the music ...EUobserver.comBy Benjamin Fox BRUSSELS - The battle for the future of the music publishing industry is set to run until the summer after the European Commission...
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Sony Music Unlimited - PC Magazine

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Sony Music UnlimitedPC MagazineSony Music Unlimited doesn't do anything special to distinguish itself from the Slackers and MOGs of the Internet, but its PlayStation support will satisfy music-loving gamers.
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Carrie Underwood finds "real things" to sing about - Reuters

Carrie Underwood finds "real things" to sing about - Reuters | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Terra.comCarrie Underwood finds "real things" to sing aboutReutersBy Vernell Hackett | NASHVILLE, Tenn (Reuters) - Carrie Underwood says she's glad she took some time off from country music following her marriage to hockey star Mike Fisher in 2010.
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Sony Files to Dismiss Toto Lawsuit

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Sony BMG has filed a motion to dismiss a suit brought by the band Toto who are seeking unpaid royalties from digital sales Billboard reports As noted in February the initial suit alleged that Sony failed to pay the band best known for their hit...
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Lindsey Buckingham Announces West Coast US Tour of One-Man Shows

Lindsey Buckingham Announces West Coast US Tour of One-Man Shows | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham -- whose latest solo album, Seeds We Sow, was released last September -- has announced a new round of solo tour dates beginning May 3 in Solana Beach, California, and concluding May 21 in Spokane,...
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Rock Stars: Guitar World Horoscopes, Week of March 26, 2012

Rock Stars: Guitar World Horoscopes, Week of March 26, 2012 | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Is this the right time to record the rock opera you've been putting off? Should you join that death metal bluegrass band? Check in every week with Margaret Santangelo's Rock Stars column.
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Sirius XM Files Suit To Bypass Music-Royalty Groups - Wall Street Journal

Sirius XM Files Suit To Bypass Music-Royalty Groups - Wall Street Journal | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Sirius XM Files Suit To Bypass Music-Royalty GroupsWall Street JournalSirius XM Radio Inc.
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How important is music education in schools? - Fox News

How important is music education in schools? - Fox News | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
How important is music education in schools?Fox News(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) Millions of children in schools enjoy music each day by singing a song during circle time, learning to play an instrument, or singing a part in a chorus.
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Deep Inside the Unreal World of Lady Gaga

Deep Inside the Unreal World of Lady Gaga | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
This story is from the June 9th 2011 issue of Rolling Stone In a dark airless studio control room on the third floor of a downtown-Manhattan office building Lady Gaga is clutching a toy unicorn and talking about Rocky IV She's eight hours away...
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Loopy HD, Live-Looping Musical Instrument and Best App Ever Awards Finalist ... - San Francisco Chronicle (press release)

Loopy HD, Live-Looping Musical Instrument and Best App Ever Awards Finalist ... - San Francisco Chronicle (press release) | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Loopy HD, Live-Looping Musical Instrument and Best App Ever Awards Finalist ...San Francisco Chronicle (press release)A Tasty Pixel's popular live-looping iPad music app Loopy HD is 50% off for the Easter period.
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Amy Winehouse's Parents Inherit Her Fortune

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Documents released yesterday reveal that Amy Winehouse's parents will inherit her fortune the Associated Press reports The singer's father Mitch Winehouse will be the administrator of her estate which amounts to $466 million after debts and taxes...
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'Game of Thrones': Season Two Cheat Sheet

'Game of Thrones': Season Two Cheat Sheet | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Game on! When the down-and-dirty epic fantasy Game of Thrones returns to HBO on April 1st it'll be riding high on the tide of record-setting DVD and Blu-Ray sales oodles of critical acclaim and award-show props (most notably Peter Dinklage's...
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Rare '70s Electronic Music Is Hidden in The Hunger Games - Wired News

Rare '70s Electronic Music Is Hidden in The Hunger Games - Wired News | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Wired NewsRare '70s Electronic Music Is Hidden in The Hunger GamesWired NewsBy Geeta Dayal Laurie Spiegel, who composed a piece featured in The Hunger Games, is shown in her New York apartment in the early 1970s, surrounded by musical equipment.
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