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Sony Music Warns AI Developers Not to Use Its Content for Training

Sony Music Group is sending out warnings to what sources say are around 700 AI developers and music streaming services, warning them not to use its content to train AI. These so-called...

Mary J. Blige Joined by 50 Cent, Jill Scott and More at Mothers’ Day-Themed ‘Strength of a Woman’ Show in Brooklyn: Concert Review

Mary J. Blige has been a superstar for more than 30 years not just because of her unforgettable voice, hit records and Oscar-nominated acting — it’s also because of the deep...

Kendrick Lamar Drops Yet Another Drake Diss Track, ‘Not Like Us’

Kendrick Lamar continued to ramp up his increasingly personal musical battle with Drake by releasing “Not Like Us,” his third song in 36 hours, early Saturday evening. The song is posted...

Richard Tandy, ELO’s Longtime Keyboardist and the Voice of ‘Mr. Blue Sky,’ Dies at 76

Richard Tandy, the keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist whose tenure with the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) spanned more than 50 years, has died, according to a statement from Jeff Lynne, the group’s frontman...

Oneohtrix Point Never Lights up Brooklyn With Visually Dazzling Show: Concert Review

One of the challenges for electronic-music artists who aren’t making dance music is how to put on a compelling live show. The answer, of course, is to serve up not just...

Hipgnosis Drama Continues: Blackstone Bids $1.5 Billion for Troubled Music Fund, Topping Concord

The already-complicated battle over control of Hipgnosis Songs Fund grew even more so on Saturday, as the private equity firm Blackstone bid $1.5 billion to the troubled fund — which includes the...

Coachella Weekend 2 Livestream: An Opinionated Guide on What to Watch

For more than a dozen years, YouTube’s Coachella livestream has been contemporary music’s greatest showcase: a proving ground for superstars, rising and returning artists — all of whom know they need...

Will Smith Joins J. Balvin at Coachella for ‘Men in Black’ Performance

Will Smith made a surprise appearance onstage with J Balvin on Sunday night, dressed in his full “Men in Black” suit and sunglasses and performing the title track of the 1997...

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