Mathematics tracks the hip-hop 'revolution'

May 6, 2015

Mathematics tracks the hip-hop 'revolution'

Of all the music styles to emerge in the last 50 years, none took the world by storm quite like hip-hop, say researchers who have tracked pop’s evolution with hard stats. More than disco, funk or heavy metal, hip-hop and its spin-off rap appear ...

Blues legend B.B. King in hospice care at Las Vegas home

May 2, 2015

Blues legend B.B. King in hospice care at Las Vegas home

Blues legend B.B. King was in hospice care Friday at his home in Las Vegas, according to a longtime business associate with legal control over his affairs. The 89-year-old musician posted thanks on his official website to well-wishers after returning home from a brief ...

Portrait of Bach heading back to Leipzig

Apr 30, 2015

Portrait of Bach heading back to Leipzig

A portrait of Johann Sebastian Bach that was one of only two known to have been painted in Leipzig during his lifetime will return after more than 265 years to the German city where he worked and is buried. E.G. Haussmann’s 1748 portrait of ...

Apr 17, 2015

'Suge' Knight to stand trial for murder

Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight will stand trial for murder over the hit-and-run incident earlier this year that left one man dead and another seriously injured, a Los Angeles judge ruled Thursday. Knight is to face charges of murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run ...

Toddler becomes DJ in South Africa

Apr 12, 2015

Toddler becomes DJ in South Africa

At first it seems like the 2-year-old boy is just playing with the knobs and buttons of a sophisticated music system. Yet he is in control of the beat of the bass-heavy house music. He is South Africa’s youngest disc jockey: DJ AJ. At ...

Sony teams up with Spotify to stream music for PlayStation users

Mar 31, 2015

Sony teams up with Spotify to stream music for PlayStation users

Sony Network Entertainment International LLC has linked up with major European online music provider Spotify Ltd. to launch a music-streaming service through its PlayStation network in 41 countries, the company said Monday. The list does not yet include Japan. Sony Corp.’s network entertainment unit ...