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Ariana Grande Channels Madonna, Smacks Haters on Deceptively Cheerful New Single, ‘Yes, And?’

Ariana Grande’s first single under her own name in more than three years arrives with a feel-good, bouncy lilt in the melody and rhythm, and a clear inspiration from Madonna’s “Vogue”...

Prince’s Heirs Go to Court in Latest Round of Infighting Over Estate

Nearly eight years after Prince’s death, his heirs have gone to court with two former associates of the artist in the latest round of the long, expensive and complex battle over...

Tracy Hurley Martin, Co-Founder of Morbid Anatomy Museum and Former Publicist for Prince, George Michael and Depeche Mode, Dies at 53

Tracy Hurley Martin — co-founder and CEO of the Morbid Anatomy Museum, comedy booking agent, film producer and publicist for Prince, George Michael, Depeche Mode, the Cure and others — has died...

As Streaming Growth Levels Off, Warner Music Chief Robert Kyncl Lays Out Plans for Next 10 Years

As streaming has returned the music industry to health over the past decade, with year after year of growth, people have not wanted to admit that, since the pandemic, that growth...

Ariana Grande’s New Single, ‘Yes, And?,’ Arriving on Friday

Ariana Grande, who recently posted that she’s completed her long-awaited seventh studio album, announced on Sunday morning that the first single from it will arrive on Friday. The song is apparently...

Les McCann, Legendary Jazz Pianist Sampled by Notorious B.I.G. and Snoop Dogg, Dies at 88

Les McCann, the legendary jazz pianist who has been sampled countless times and is perhaps best known for the protest song “Compared to What,” died Friday at a Los Angeles area...

Brit Beat: The Top 10 British Music Stories of 2023

Perhaps the best thing that you can say about life in Britain over the last few years is that it’s rarely been boring. And, after a brief lull at the start...

Dead Kennedys’ Controversial Debut ‘Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables’ Certified Gold by the RIAA

A gold or platinum record doesn’t just happen: Even if an album, single or EP passed 500,000 (gold) or 1,000,000 (platinum) sales or their equivalent in the streaming age, it must...

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