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The Turtles

Pandora Cries 1st Amendment in Copyright Suit with The Turtles

Buzz Dec 2014 14:20PM EDT

Pandora is continuing its fight against The Turtles and all music artists recorded before 1972. Mark Volmer and Howard Kalen, aka Flo & Eddie, filed suit against the streaming music service in September after their successful lawsuit against SiriusXM. Members of The Turtles want compensation, but Pandora in a recent motion said the band is infringing on the service's First Amendment rights to play the group's music, "Billboard" reports. The issue is that the United States did not have a master recordings copyright law until 1972, so everything recorded before that year has been played on Pandora and SiriusXM without compensation for the artists. Volmer and Kalen decided to try the case at the state level, which worked after a judge in California ruled that the satellite radio provider had to pay up. That is the same judge hearing the Pandora case — the service is hoping to receive a change of venue. The pair also secured a win in November in a New York courtroom. Pandora is now crying First Amendment.READ MORE

Bruno Mars and Anthony Kiedis set a record.

Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Ed Sheeran and More: Music Records Broken during 2014

Buzz Dec 2014 14:59PM EDT

Music sales may be down as a whole, both in terms of albums and songs, but that doesn't mean there aren't records to be broken. The acts on this list all managed to set a mark during 2014, some more impressive than others.READ MORE

Emil Zrihan

Emil Zrihan Performs for the World Music Institute's 'Around the World, Around the City' Series

Genres Dec 2014 13:47PM EDT

Vocalist Emil Zrihan will perform for the World Music Institute's standout series Around the World, Around the City at the Peter Norton Symphony Space.READ MORE

ABBA

2015 GRAMMY Hall of Fame Inductees: Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Bonnie Raitt and More Make the Cut

Genres Dec 2014 15:19PM EDT

The GRAMMY Hall of Fame has announced its 2015 class of inductees. Today (Dec. 15), the body announced the 13 albums and 14 songs that will be honored in the new year, including cuts from ABBA, Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt and Leonard Cohen.READ MORE

Ariana Grande performs at Q102's Jingle Ball 2014

WATCH: Ariana Grande, Michael Buble Team Up for Christmas Duet "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" at Radio City Music Hall

Buzz Dec 2014 13:26PM EDT

With Christmas right around the corner, we all know that "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," and that's going to bring out the big stars for some unexpected yet welcome holiday duets. Last night (Dec. 18), NBC aired Michael Bublé's fourth annual Christmas special at Radio City Music Hall, fittingly titled Michael Bublé's Christmas in New York, and Ariana Grande joined him for a carol or two, including a jazzy rendition of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town."READ MORE

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Elim Chan First Female Winner in Annual Donatella Flick Conducting Competition History

Buzz Dec 2014 12:29PM EDT

For the first time in its 24-year history, the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition has named a female conductor, Elim Chan, its champion. The winner took the crown by conducting the London Symphony Orchestra through Beethoven's overture from Egmont, Stravinsky's Symphony in Three Movements and the Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade. The competition comes with a prize of £15,000.READ MORE

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett

Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett Perform 'Cheek to Cheek' Medley on 'The Tonight Show' [WATCH]

Buzz Dec 2014 10:55AM EDT

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett stopped by "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" to promote their new collaboration "Cheek to Cheek." The pair performed the title track and "It Don't Mean a Thing" for the show while Gaga went solo for a Web exclusive performance of "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye." The whole affair was jazzy, classy and sparkly — thanks to Gaga's outfit. Fallon pressed the duo prior to the performance about how the album came together. Gaga said she sang some standards for a charity event in New York that Bennett attended. "And then after the show was over, they said that Mr. Bennett would like to meet you and I said, 'Oh, I can't believe that Tony Bennett watched me sing a standard. What was I thinking!'" Mother Monster recalled. Bennett asked her after that performance if she would like to make the record that would eventually become "Cheek to Cheek."READ MORE

Renée Fleming

Renée Fleming Hosts 'American Voices' with Sara Bareilles, Josh Groban, Ben Folds, Alison Krauss and More

Genres Dec 2014 10:53AM EDT

Soprano sweetheart Renée Fleming will be hosting "American Voices," a performance documentary that celebrates the best in American signing, on Thirteen’s "Great Performances" series.READ MORE

Jason Vieaux

Jason Vieaux to Perform for Simone Dinnerstein's Neighborhood Classics Series

Genres Dec 2014 10:40AM EDT

Virtuoso guitarist Jason Vieaux will perform a concert for the Neighborhood Classics series featuring music ranging from Bach to Pat Metheny, including guitar favorites by Spanish composer Isaac Albéniz and 19th century Italian classical guitar master, Mauro Guiliani.READ MORE

Felix Mendelssohn

NY Choral Society Plays Rare 'St. Paul' by Felix Mendelssohn

Genres Dec 2014 10:33AM EDT

The New York Choral Society and Orchestra with Music Director David Hayes will present the rarely heard St. Paul by Felix Mendelssohn at Carnegie Hall.READ MORE

Star Wars House

Epic Christmas Lights Display Set to 'Star Wars' Themes Raises Money for Charity [WATCH]

Buzz Dec 2014 16:41PM EDT

'Star Wars' fans may faint when they watch this video. A house in San Francisco is now one of the frontrunners for best holiday lights display for its epic 'Star Wars' production. The display follows different themes and scores that John Williams composed for the beloved franchise. And to make things even better, the whole project raises money for charity. Now that's some Christmas spirit for you.READ MORE

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Presents 'Romeo and Juliet'

Genres Dec 2014 14:25PM EDT

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and music director Jacques Lacombe present of trio of works inspired by "Romeo and Juliet" from Tchaikovsky, Gounod and Prokofiev in Newark and New Brunswick. The program will open the 2015 Winter Festival: Sounds of Shakespeare, which will be the first year of a two-season Winter Festival cycle showcasing music inspired by William Shakespeare. Actors from The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will perform scenes from The Bard’s great tragedy while selections from Prokofiev’s "Romeo and Juliet" are performed.READ MORE

Beast of the Southern Wild

Benh Zeitlin's 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' Screened with Live Orchestra

Genres Dec 2014 14:11PM EDT

Director Behn Zeitlin’s acclaimed film "Beasts of the Southern Wild" will be screened with live accompaniment by the Wordless Music Orchestra and the Lost Bayou Ramblers under Ryan McAdams Jan. 23 and 24 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space in New York City.READ MORE

Elim Chan

Elim Chan Becomes 1st Female Winner of Conducting Competition

Genres Dec 2014 13:47PM EDT

The first female winner of the 2014 Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition was announced Monday, Dec 8, and Elim Chan has taken home the prestigious prize and made competition history.READ MORE

Cuba.

U.S. and Cuba on Verge of Monumental Diplomacy Shift: Get To Know These Great Cuban Musicians and Stay Ahead of The Curve

Buzz Dec 2014 12:45PM EDT

Things are looking up for relations between the United States and Cuba: Alan Gross, an American citizen who was imprisoned on the island for five years, returned home this morning. That was followed by a phone discussion between President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro, which marked the first official talks between leadership of the two countries since 1959. Big things could be on the horizon in terms of "normalizing" the diplomatic ties between the two nations. Music Times has prepared a brief look at some of Cuba's brightest modern stars so you can get comfortable with the country's bustling music scene before your (hopefully soon) trip to Havana.READ MORE

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