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New idol group The Margarines sing to pay off debts

Sep 27, 2014

New idol group The Margarines sing to pay off debts

by Kazuaki Nagata

Japan’s entertainment industry has become so filled with idol groups that some call this the age of the “idol war.” Finding commercial success amid this fierce competition can be tough, but an idol group that debuted last week is making no secret about its ...

Remaking the EDM experience for Japan

Sep 23, 2014

Remaking the EDM experience for Japan

by Patrick ST. Michel

Glitter showered the crowd at August’s all-night Sonicmania event as electronic artist Zedd cued up his hit song, “Stay the Night.” The crowd bobbed along at first, but as the track built and let loose in a whirlwind of bass and synthesizer the audience ...

Sep 16, 2014

Apple helps disgruntled iTunes users delete free U2 album

Apple on Monday began helping people boot U2 off their iTunes accounts after a cacophony of complaints about not wanting the automatically downloaded free album by the Irish rock band. U2 performed at the close of an Apple event last week marked by the ...

Review: Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds at Billboard Live

Sep 10, 2014

Review: Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds at Billboard Live

by Thomas Hall

The fact that Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds is playing at Billboard Live makes total sense, since his songwriting and production has dominated the Billboard charts for the past 25 years. With 10 Grammy Awards and a list of collaborators that reads like a who’s-who of ...