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January 25, 2020

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Five things to watch for at the Grammys

Five things to watch for at the Grammys

Music's glitterati will sparkle on the red carpet at this Sunday's Grammy awards, which honors the top hits and artists of the year.Scandal at the Recording Academy, which puts on the show, has overwhelmed the lead-up to the glam event, but there are still p

TikTok inks music deal as it sets up shop in California

TikTok inks music deal as it sets up shop in California

TikTok on Thursday licensed a catalogue of independent music as it worked to build on the momentum of the social networking app specializing in video snippets.The deal between TikTok and Merlin, a digital rights agency for independent music labels, is designed

Former Grammy head flatly denies rape allegation

Former Grammy head flatly denies rape allegation

The former CEO of the embattled Recording Academy, the institution behind the Grammys, on Wednesday rejected as "ludicrous and untrue" his ousted successor's allegations that he raped an unnamed foreign female musician.Neil Portnow's denial comes one day a

Amazon music service tops 55 million subscribers

Amazon music service tops 55 million subscribers

Amazon on Wednesday said that its streaming music service has won more than 55 million subscribers, closing in on Apple Music.Amazon Music, however, still has a long way to go to catch up to Spotify, which boasts 248 million users, including 113 million paid s

Driver musical chairs makes 2020 rally season hard to call

Driver musical chairs makes 2020 rally season hard to call

Ott Tanak begins the defence of his world rally title in Monte Carlo this week promising a clean fight with arch rival Thierry Neuville, his new teammate at Hyundai.Four days after clinching the 2019 crown, Tanak sprang a surprise by quitting Toyota to join Ne

'Crazy' Cuban jazz musician Fonseca putting home fans first

'Crazy' Cuban jazz musician Fonseca putting home fans first

Roberto Fonseca has been enchanting jazz fans in Havana since he was 15. As the prodigious pianist once again heads a list of stars at the 35th edition of the Havana Jazz Festival, he spoke to AFP about his new -- and ninth -- album."Music is like water: it'