Taylor Swift says she plans to re-record her songs’ masters

  • Aug 22, 2019

NEW YORK— Taylor Swift plans to re-record her songs after her catalog was purchased by popular music manager Scooter Braun. “CBS Sunday Morning” previewed some of its pre-taped interview with Swift on Wednesday. The reporter asks Swift if she would consider re-recording her songs in order to own the new vers

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Brad Paisley out; Reba, Dolly, Carrie Underwood to host CMAs

  • Aug 20, 2019

Carrie Underwood, who has hosted the Country Music Association Awards since 2008 with Brad Paisley, is losing her partner-in-crime. But she won’t be on her own: The CMAs announced Monday that “special guest hosts” Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire will join Underwood during the Nov. 13 event. The organization s

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Chinese K-pop stars publicly back Beijing on Hong Kong

  • Aug 19, 2019

 At least eight K-pop stars from China and even one from Taiwan and one from Hong Kong are publicly stating their support for Beijing’s one-China policy, eliciting a mixture of disappointment and understanding from fans. Many of the statements came after protesters opposed to Beijing’s growing influence over

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Groovy: Woodstock fans flock to concert site for anniversary

  • Aug 15, 2019

BETHEL, N.Y.— Woodstock fans are expected to get back to the garden to mark the 50th anniversary of the generation-defining festival. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is hosting a series of events Thursday through Sunday at the bucolic 1969 concert site, 80 miles (130 kilometers) northwest of New York City.

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Fans recreate Beatles’ Abbey Road cover shot 50 years on

  • Aug 08, 2019

LONDON— It was 50 years ago today, that The Beatles caused a traffic delay. And hundreds of fans of the Fab Four gathered at a crosswalk in London’s St. John’s Wood neighborhood Thursday to recreate the “Abbey Road” cover shot, half a century after it was shot. Spectators snapped photos on cellphones

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China’s Tencent in talks to buy 10% of Universal Music Group

  • Aug 06, 2019

 Chinese tech giant Tencent is in talks with French media company Vivendi to buy 10% of Universal Music Group, whose artists include Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, U2 and the Rolling Stones. Vivendi said Tuesday it has started preliminary negotiations that value Universal Music at about 30 billion euros ($33.6 bi

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Mariah Carey records new song as theme for ABC’s ‘mixed-ish’

  • Aug 05, 2019

LOS ANGELES— Mariah Carey has recorded a new song that will debut as the theme of ABC’s “black-ish” spinoff. ABC announced Monday that Carey has co-written and sings the theme music to “mixed-ish.” Carey says in a statement that she loves the show’s pilot, which focuses on the 1980s upbringing of Tracee Elli

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Meek Mill launches new record label with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation

  • Jul 24, 2019

NEW YORK— Meek Mill is in a Jay-Z state of mind: The Philadelphia rapper-turned-entrepreneur is launching a new record label in a joint venture with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. The two hip-hop players celebrated the launch of Dream Chasers Records on Tuesday at the Roc Nation headquarters in New York City, signing c

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Lil Nas X ties Billboard record set by Mariah, ‘Despacito’

  • Jul 23, 2019

NEW YORK— Lil Nas X has taken his horse to the old town road and ridden it to the top of the Billboard charts for 16 weeks, tying a record set by Mariah Carey and Luis Fonsi. “Old Town Road” logs its 16th week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart this week, matching the success that Carey and Boyz II Men’s

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