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  1. Lifestyle - Technology

    Streaming services are becoming consumers' music delivery platform of choice

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:49am by Jamie Carter

    ... Jamie Carter life@scmp.com What happens next to music could shape the internet for decades to come, writes Jamie Carter Stream powered Ever since the invention of the MP3 file in 1993, the music industry has been in flux. From illegal file-sharing to YouTube, from downloads to streaming services, it continues to pioneer new ways to consume content, and new business models. What ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Is the music world ready for a gay superstar?

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 08:37pm by LAT

    ... Gerrick D. Kennedy When will the music world be ready to embrace a gay pop superstar, asks Gerrick D. Kennedy Over the rainbow Frank Ocean made a bold, career-defining decision ahead ... genres long riddled with unbridled homophobia. But nearly two years later, it's worth asking: have the music industry and audiences grown any more comfortable with gay culture? Although ...

  3. News - China Insider - CULTURE

    How a Chinese government decree could take the glimmer out of Vienna's Golden Music Hall

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 03:13pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com A Chinese concert has been cancelled at one of Europe’s most prestigious musical halls as China has vowed to crack down on the rampant  practice ... for July 29, according to its website. The Society of Friends of the Music in Vienna, which operates the venue, did not specify the reason for the cancellation on its website and has ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - THEATRE

    Producer Cameron Mackintosh backs musicals with new ideas, faith and money

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:10pm by GDN

    ... Michael Billington British impresario Cameron Mackintosh is breathing new life into old musicals, writes Michael Billington The original Peter Pan Even by his own dynamic standards, ... portfolio. When you consider that he has produced the three longest-running musicals of all time- Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera and Cats- and that he is worth an estimated US$1.1 billion, ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Singer Bobby Womack made his name among music's legends

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:09pm by LAT

    ... (made famous by the J. Geils Band) or Harry Hippie. There's so much more. Starting in the early 1960s, he learned to nail his guitar cues while on a multi-act tour with musical taskmaster ... a rift in the family when he announced his desire to abandon spiritual music, following his friend Cooke onto the R&B charts as his guitarist. It was a key moment in Womack's career, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Some Hongkongers choose flags, dancing and music to mark handover

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Don't rock the boat, C. Y. Leung says at reception as handover celebrations draw thousands Flags, dancing and music far from the madding crowd While hundreds of thousands took to the streets yesterday to express their opposition to the government, others attended handover celebrations, concerts and dance events. Some took advantage of discounts to go ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Led Zeppelin led the way to new world of rock music

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 12:18pm by LAT

    ... as well. In 1969 it was a powerful shot across the bow of pop music. It was the sound of a new world being born, and the louder sound of an old world being destroyed. These are, and always have ... to rediscover this band as they were: four absurdly gifted young people making music together, as opposed to the rock deities they'd forever after be imagined as. Led Zeppelin's legacy ...

  8. News - World - OBITUARY

    Tributes pour out for soul singer Bobby Womack, US music legend dead at 70

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 04:36pm by AFP

    ... and Britain in the second half of July and start of August. Womack was born in Cleveland, Ohio to a musical family, forming The Womack Brothers gospel group with his siblings, managed by their father. ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Hong Kong Players honour spirit of anti-war musical

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 12:17pm by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam The Hong Kong Players honour the spirit of a 1963 anti-war musical in its own, stark, production, writes Robin Lynam All's fair in war and play The centenary of the first ... extensively from a musical first produced more than half a century ago, and interest in that play has also been revived by the centenary. The original production of Oh, What a Lovely War! or OWALW ...

  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla faces music over graft charges

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Manila Former action hero tackles most challenging role of his life after turning himself in to Manila court over alleged role in pork barrel scandal Senator faces music over graft charges Philippine senator and former movie star Ramon "Bong" Revilla yesterday became the first politician detained over a corruption scandal that has rocked the nation, ...




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