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City pop revival helps Suchmos at just the right time

Feb 28, 2016

City pop revival helps Suchmos at just the right time

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Walk into a Tower Records store in Shibuya or Shinjuku and you’ll eventually come across the apparel section. The current fashion aesthetic here leans retro: Hoodies and T-shirts come emblazoned with text highlighting throwback music signifiers, from equipment (“cassette tape,” “analog”) to genres (“surf ...

Singer Kesha urges women to speak out amid abuse suit

Feb 26, 2016

Singer Kesha urges women to speak out amid abuse suit

Singer Kesha Sebert vowed Wednesday to help fellow women speak out about against abuse as she fights to be released from a contract with a producer she accuses of rape. Sebert last week lost one round in her battle as a New York judge ...

At 83, Yoko Ono says she did not break up the Beatles

Feb 25, 2016

At 83, Yoko Ono says she did not break up the Beatles

Yoko Ono has been a prominent artist for decades but at age 83 she is again answering a familiar question — no, she didn’t break up the Beatles. The Japanese-born singer, artist and widow of John Lennon defended her record in entertainment magazine Us ...

Why Sony Music can't easily cancel Kesha's contract

Feb 24, 2016

Why Sony Music can't easily cancel Kesha's contract

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After a New York judge refused to release pop star Kesha Sebert from a recording contract with producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, a quarter-million fans signed a petition calling for a boycott of Sony Music Entertainment Inc. And while the ruling last week was ...