HIGHLIGHTED MUSIC NEWS OF THE WEEK

September 27th, 2021

Dionne Warwick plans to "approach" Taylor Swift for a collaboration.

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Sophia, a robot designed by Hong Kong-based company Hanson Robotics who holds Saudi Arabian citizenship (no, really), shocked the usually unshockable art world last week by selling an NFT for 8,888.

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"Did You Know That" columnist Curt Eriksmoen continues the story of the singer-songwriter and Minnesota native who spent a summer trying to play music in Fargo. He eventually, of course, ended up in New York City and found mainstream success through his records.

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On Sunday March 28, Swedish group Roxette celebrate the 30th anniversary of their third album “Joyride” – the much anticipated follow-up to the band’s spectacular 1989 global break-through “Look Sharp!”.

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"Saylists" are being launched on Apple Music to help young people with speech-sound disorders.

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Tina Turner discussed the years of horrific abuse she endured during her marriage to Ike Turner as she bade farewell to her legions of fans in a new documentary.

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The soul music icon says she is legally entitled to her master recordings, referencing Prince in her tweets

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A study of “800 top songs from 2012-2019” finds that less than 23 percent of artists and less than 2 percent of producers were women

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Ottens, who also had a hand in developing the CD, helped revolutionize music consumption in the early 1960s

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On Tuesday, the country singer Dolly Parton received “a dose of her own medicine,” a shot of the Moderna vaccine

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When Barry "Bazza" Morris took up music lessons at 84, he wasn't searching for fame. But the now 88-year-old, who is blind and deaf, has amassed a cult following since uploading an original song and film clip to YouTube called Barry's Isolation Blues.

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"Every genre that is born from America has Black roots," says music journalist and podcast host Sidney Madden.

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Apple Music is set to introduce a lyric sharing feature in the Australian autumn.

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Barry Gibb, the last remaining Bee Gee, has admitted that he feels ‘survivor’s guilt’ at outliving his younger brothers. The 74-year-old said: ‘I’m the eldest, so it should have been me first. I guess it’s a form of guilt. Survivor’s guilt.’

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On the fourth anniversary of the death of George Michael, it takes top spot after being streamed 9.2 million times in a week.

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The songs are familiar; the arrangements are new. For his latest album, "Greenfields," Barry Gibb has taken the Bee Gees' catalogue to Music City. "I was bitten by Nashville," he said, "because Nashville is about music. It's about real songs."

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Paul McCartney has reflected on the death of his Beatles bandmate John Lennon, 40 years on from his killing.

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The Recording Academy knows when to hold ’em, where it’s fun to stay and that there’s a choice we’re making. Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler,” Village People’s “Y.M.C.A.” and USA for Africa’s benefit single “We Are the World” are among the 29 songs and albums added to the Grammy Hall of Fame today.

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The real stories behind the King of Pop’s spooky mini-movie

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The songwriters behind some of the UK's biggest hit singles "are driving Ubers" to make ends meet, MPs have been told. Fiona Bevan, who has written songs for One Direction, Steps and Lewis Capaldi, said many writers were struggling because of the way streaming services pay royalties.

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Universal Music purchased his entire songwriting catalog of more than 600 songs in what may be the biggest acquisition ever of a single act’s publishing rights.

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