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YouTube driving global consumption of music

86% of us listen to music through on-demand streaming

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Period pianos evoke sounds of Chopin at new contest

Thirty pianists are taking part in the competition in Poland

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This Peshawar rabab music shop doesn’t like making a noise

It is shaped like the peacock with its slender neck, pegs and belly. But the rabab sounds nothing like the bird. Depending on the player, it can sound like the pain of centuries or the ecstasy of coming home.

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Eminem makes UK chart history with ‘Kamikaze’

Eminem surprised fans last week when he unexpectedly dropped the album, which saw combined chart sales of 55,000 units in the past week, the Official Charts company said.

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Rapper Mac Miller dead at 26 after long substance struggle

His family confirmed his death in a statement, calling the rapper born as Malcolm McCormick “a bright light in this world for his family, friends and fans.”

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Dementia patients may benefit from music therapy

Music therapy may improve depression and anxiety in dementia patients, a new analysis suggests

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Did you know: Atal Bihari Vajpayee was also a poet

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the former Indian PM who passed away in New Delhi on Thursday, was not only a politician but also a prolific poet. He wrote a number of songs for the Indian music industry and his ghazals were sung by Indian legends, including Jagjit Singh and Lata Mageshkar. Here are some of his…

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Seven Nazia Hassan songs that will take you back to yesteryear

Samaa Digital lists down seven most memorable Nazia Hasan songs

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Priyanka Chopra engaged to Nick Jonas – report

Indian film superstar Priyanka Chopra is engaged to young American singer Nick Jonas after a whirlwind two months of dating, a report said Friday.

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Rock the vote: Pakistani political music keeps the party going

As the crowd swells with anticipation for their leader Shahbaz Sharif’s arrival a DJ blares the anthem “Respect the vote”, while supporters chant slogans and sway to the synth-driven dance track.

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Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ shatters global records with one billion streams

Canadian rapper Drake shattered records with his new album “Scorpion,” which became the first to score one billion streams in its first week and also debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album charts. Drake’s record company, Republic Records, said the 31-year-old musician, who was the biggest seller in 2016, was the first artist…

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Don’t stop the music, says this Khyber Pakhtunkhwa mela

When a Khattak tells you that he can live without food and water but not Attan and music, you know it is a matter of life and death. Perhaps the Taliban knew this too. This is why Karak went into collective shock when the militants said it had to stop. “Music and dance is in…

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One dead, 3 injured as van hits pedestrians near Dutch music festival

A van slammed into pedestrians near a campsite at a major music festival in the Netherlands on Monday, killing one person and seriously injuring three others, police said. The driver fled following the incident at about 4:00 am (0200 GMT) by the Pinkpop Festival in the southern town of Landgraaf, near the German border. “The…

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Swedish DJ Avicii to have private funeral: publicist

Swedish DJ and music producer Avicii, who was found dead last month in Oman at the age of 28, will be given a private funeral, his publicist said on Tuesday. Avicii, whose real name was Tim Bergling, was one of the biggest stars in electronic dance music. “The Bergling family has now confirmed that the…

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Sony buys EMI Music Publishing in $1.9bn deal

Japanese entertainment giant Sony on Tuesday announced a deal to acquire the music publishing firm and record label EMI for a price of around $1.9 billion. Sony signed a deal with Abu Dhabi-based investment firm Mubadala to buy its 60 percent holding in EMI, giving the Japanese firm an indirect stake of approximately 90 percent,…

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Detroit street to be named after Michael Jackson

The king of pop will be honored in Motown with a street named Michael Jackson Avenue, officials announced on Thursday in Detroit.    The city, which has a rich history of nurturing American musical talent, will rename a portion of its Randolph Street in the downtown theater district in honor of the late entertainer. The…

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Emerging Pakistani singer’s fame crosses the border

Pakistan has produced great musicians throughout its history. Many musicians with the likes Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Nazia and Zohaib Hassan, Junoon and Atif Aslam have achieved tremendous fame outside the country with their talent. Haider Ali is one of the emerging singers who is winning the hearts of music fans from Pakistan and…

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Swedish legendary group ABBA make new music after 35 years

STOCKHOLM: “Mamma Mia! Here we go again”: Sweden’s legendary disco group ABBA announced on Friday that they have reunited to record two new songs, 35 years after their last single, sparking joy and surprise among fans. “We all four felt that, after some 35 years, it could be fun to join forces again and go…

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Qawwali music fights to be heard after Amjad Sabri’s death

KARACHI: Nearly two years after foremost qawwali singer Amjad Sabri was gunned down in Karachi, the devotional music of Islam’s Sufi mystical sect is struggling to survive. Thousands had poured into the streets near Sabri’s family home after his death for his funeral, a rare public display of affection in Karachi. “He was a rockstar of…

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Swedish electronic music DJ Avicii found dead at age 28

MUSCAT: Swedish DJ and record producer Avicii, known for his electronic music, was found dead on Friday in Muscat, Oman, his U.S. publicist said. Avicii, whose real name is Tim Bergling, was 28. “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii. He was found dead in…

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Kendrick Lamar becomes first rapper to win Pulitzer

California rapper Kendrick Lamar on Monday became the first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize for music, one of the most prestigious arts awards in the United States. Lamar, 30, won the Pulitzer for his 2017 album “DAMN.” and was also the first music winner in the 100-year history of the Pulitzers to come from…

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