Single Review: Madonna's 'Medellin'
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - While a song that begins with a cha-cha count-in and the lyric "I took a pill" sounds like it should be a dancefloor rager, it's actually the unexpectedly low-key return of Madonna, who today dropped "Medellin," the first single from her forthcoming album "Madame X."
Jailed Reuters reporters, U.S. border photographers win Pulitzer Prizes
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Reuters won two Pulitzer Prizes on Monday, one for revealing the massacre of 10 Muslim Rohingya men by Buddhist villagers and Myanmar security forces, and another for photographs of Central American migrants seeking refuge in the United States.
Madonna Reveals Release Date for New Single 'Medellin'
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Like many people watching the Coachella livestream from home over the weekend, Madonna was quite busy on social media, posting a series of cryptic teasers for her forthcoming 14 the studio album "Madame X."
Spotify shares fall on report Amazon in talks to launch ad-supported music offering
(Reuters) - Shares of Spotify Technology SA fell 4 percent on Monday after a report said Amazon.com Inc was in talks to launch a free ad-supported music service, which is expected to intensify competition for the music streaming leader.
UPDATE 4-Vivendi presses on with UMG stake sale as music arm drives revenue
PARIS, April 15 (Reuters) - France's Vivendi said on Monday it was forging ahead with the planned sale of up to 50 percent of its Universal Music Group (UMG), as the iconic division boosted the media conglomerate's quarterly revenue.
Album Review: BTS' 'Map of the Soul: Persona'
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - In 2013, BTS was just another Korean boy band signed to a small label that hardly anyone had heard of. Six years and a K-pop global explosion later, they are the most popular boy band in the world, which is why fans around the globe set their alarm clocks (or pulled all-nighters) to catch the global release of "Map of the Soul: Persona" at precisely 6 p.m. KST (2 a.m. PT/ 5 a.m. ET).
Obama, Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg pay tribute to rapper Nipsey Hussle
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Barack Obama sent a letter, Stevie Wonder sang, and Snoop Dogg called slain rapper Nipsey Hussle a "peace advocate" at a Los Angeles memorial on Thursday attended by family members, friends and thousands of fans.
Brazil music festival accused of using homeless as slaves
RIO DE JANEIRO, April 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - O rganizers of an international music festival in Sao Paulo were formally accused on Wednesday by a workers' union of using homeless people to build its stages and subjecting them to slavery-like conditions.
K-Pop Sensations Blackpink Set New YouTube Records, Topping Ariana Grande
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Blackpink, the four-member K-pop girl group that has taken the world by storm, has officially broken the YouTube record as the most-viewed music video debut with "Kill This Love."
'On Your Feet!' - Gloria and Emilio Estefan bring their story to London
LONDON (Reuters) - A musical depicting the love story between singer Gloria Estefan, the Cuban-American pop star, and her music producer husband Emilio, opens in London in June.
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