Posts Tagged Music

Google’s streaming music service adds mood to mix

This product image provided by Google shows the mood music feature on the web version of Google Play. The new feature is being released Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in an update to Google Play’s music subscription service, “All Access,” which costs $10 per month.  (AP Photo/Google)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google’s music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners’ mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.

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Love, discipline fuel Neil Diamond’s latest album

In this Sept. 26, 2014 photo, singer-songwriter Neil Diamond poses for a portrait at his former high school, Erasmus Hall High School in the Brooklyn Borough of New York. Diamond, 73, who married for the third time in 2012, says happiness with his new bride fueled his work on “Melody Road,” out Tuesday, Oct. 21. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Neil Diamond wrote and recorded his first studio album of new material in six years floating in the heady glow of new love.

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Diddy, Nas set for Alicia Keys’ Black Ball

In this July 17, 2012 file photo, Sean "Diddy" Combs speaks on stage at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles. Diddy will host Alicia Keys’ annual charity event that raises awareness about HIV and AIDS. The piano-playing singer announced Tuesday that her husband, producer-rapper Swizz Beatz, will co-host the 11th annual Black Ball on Oct. 30 at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Diddy will host Alicia Keys’ annual charity event that raises awareness about HIV and AIDS.

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Review: Jessie Ware cruises on sophomore album

This CD cover image released by Interscope shows "Tough Love," by Jessie Ware. (AP Photo/Interscope)

Jessie Ware, “Tough Love” (Interscope)

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Review: ‘Fantasia’ not a harmonious composition

This photo provided by Disney/Harmonix shows a scene from the video game, "Fantasia: Music Evolved." (AP Photo/Disney/Harmonix)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before they fizzled out, my chief compliant about those tap-happy “Guitar Hero” and “Rock Band” franchises was that they didn’t really teach players anything about music. They were simply color-coded amusements. Now, here comes “Fantasia: Music Evolved” (Disney, for the Xbox One and Xbox 360, $59.99) to take rhythmic superfluousness to a new level.

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