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U.S. music labels sue Pandora over royalties for golden oldies

Thursday, April 17, 2014 3:35pm

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several major U.S. music companies sued Pandora Media Inc on Thursday, accusing the online streaming service of cheating them out of royalties by playing thousands of pre-1972 recordings without paying royalties. The music in question, from musicians such as the Beatles, Louis Armstrong, Marvin Gaye and Fleetwood Mac, is "some of the most iconic music in the world," the lawsuit said. The plaintiffs include Vivendi SA's Capitol Records Inc and UMG Recordings Inc, Sony Corp's Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group Corp and ABKCO Music & Records Inc. Pandora did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Guitarists still making memorable music with Strat

Thursday, April 17, 2014 2:18pm

An original 1954 Fender Stratocaster head stock, left, is shown next to a 2014 model, Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at a studio in Scottsdale, Ariz. April 2014 marks the 60th anniversary of the very first Stratocaster ever sold. (AP Photo/Matt York)SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jimi Hendrix made it shriek. Buddy Holly made it swing. Stevie Ray Vaughn made it snarl.


Salsa music great José 'Cheo' Feliciano, 78, dies in car crash

Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:28am

File picture shows Puerto Rican salsa singer Jose "Cheo" Feliciano embracing Panamanian singer Ruben Blades in San JuanBy Ana Martinez-Santiago SAN JUAN (Reuters) - Puerto Rican singer José Luis "Cheo" Feliciano, who performed with some of salsa's top stars, was killed in a car crash in San Juan early Thursday morning, police said. Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla declared three days of mourning for the widely admired salsero. Feliciano died shortly after 4 a.m, according to Axel Valencia, a San Juan police spokesman. The El Nuevo Dia newspaper said his Jaguar hit an electricity pole.


Jay Z to bring Made in America music fest to LA

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 3:24pm

Jay-Z, also known as Shawn Carter, left and Mayor Eric Garcetti clasp hands as they announce the Made in America Festival from the steps of City Hall on April 16, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Budweiser Made in America music festival is coming to Los Angeles, but who is performing and how the city will manage the two-day concert are still mysteries.


Rapper Jay Z brings 'Made in America' music fest to Los Angeles

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 1:18pm

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti shakes hands with rapper Jay Z during a news conference after they announced that the "Made in America" two-day music festival will be held at Grand Park in front of City Hall over the Labor Day weekend in Los AngelesBy Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Jay Z joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday to announce that his music festival, "Budweiser Made in America," will be coming to downtown Los Angeles in August, giving the annual music bash a second venue. Grammy-winning Jay Z launched the "Made in America" festival in 2012 in Philadelphia with Anheuser-Busch's Budweiser beer brand and concert company Live Nation Entertainment in an effort to bring together diverse musical acts such as hip hop, pop, rock, country and others. "Putting together a music festival that blurred those lines of genres and all walks of life and all people can come, and it's in this city, it's not some far-off place that you can't get to," the 44-year-old rapper said. Garcetti touted the positive economic impact the inaugural festival, which featured performances by Pearl Jam, Drake, Rita Ora and Jay Z himself, had on Philadelphia, bringing in more than $10 million for the local economy and helping the hotel occupancy rate increase to more than 90 percent.


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