Newport Jazz Festival is celebrating the big 6-0 in a huge way. Not only is the event expanding to a third day as previously announced, but Newport is hitting the road for a 17-city U.S. tour. The outing, dubbed “Newport Jazz Festival: Now 60,” launches in February.
Music service Spotify has launched a new free streaming service for mobile devices. The Swedish-based company announced Wednesday that it will allow users to stream playlists for free as long as the songs are shuffled randomly.
Pretty soon we’ll be able to make some cheesy joke about how there’s practically no vacancy in the inn when it comes to Neutral Milk Hotel’s 2014 schedule. Get it? Vacancy? Hotel? Anyway. The indie rock band has announced even more U.S. dates.
Bar owner Chris Ferrell has been charged in the shooting death of country musician Jerald “Wayne” Mills after the two got into a conflict at the Pit and Barrel in Nashville Nov. 23. Ferrell told police he shot Mills in self-defense after getting into an argument about his smoking inside the venue.
After canceling a set of U.S. dates earlier this year because frontman Ville Valo was ailing, HIM is ready for another shot at a headline excursion through the States. The Finish rock band’s 2014 outing begins March 7 in West Hollywood.
Former Pixies bassist Kim Shattuck explains how she was fired … Kanye West isn’t pleased with the number of Grammy nominations he received … Cheap Trick becomes the fourth act to cancel its appearance at Orlando’s SeaWorld.
A lot is happening for Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino, the two artists who make up A Great Big World. The duo will support Maroon 5 at the end of this year and will embark on their own headlining tour beginning in January. Then there’s that Victoria’s Secret performance everybody is watching.
U2 has broken silence on the departure of manager Paul McGuinness and thanked him for “his extraordinary leadership, guidance and friendship over the last 35 years.” He is stepping down from his role as part of a deal that will see Live Nation buy the management teams of the U2 and Madonna.
The Flaming Lips, David Guetta and Ellie Goulding are just a few of the acts appearing at the 2014 BUKU Music + Art Project. Happening in New Orleans in March, the two-day festival will also welcome Kaskade, Zedd, Chromeo and others.
There’s no stopping The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour as Beyoncé announces a run through the U.K. along with stops in Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Spain and Portugal. Tickets go on sale this weekend.
Bosnia's most popular musician – a man whose international career has been built on music inspired by Balkan and Gypsy tunes – is searching for talented Roma children to help them get an education in music.
MTV’s college channel has gone in two wildly different directions in naming Pope Francis and pop singer Lorde as its man and woman of the year. MTVU said Tuesday that both figures challenged their followers with unexpected stands.
Jim Hall, one of the leading jazz guitarists of the modern era, whose subtle technique, lyrical sound and introspective approach strongly influenced younger proteges such as Pat Metheny and Bill Frisell, died early Tuesday at age 83, his wife said.
The fans of country music love Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line and they proved it again Tuesday during the American Country Awards. Bryan was named artist of the year and Florida Georgia Line was the top winner, with six trophies, including new artist and single of the year for the “Cruise” remix with Nelly.
Rapid City, S.D., has approved a new basketball arena for the University of South Dakota. The state’s Board of Regents recently greenlighted the construction of a 6,000-seat, $54 million arena, in addition to new soccer and track field and a new science and research building.