Award-winning xinyao lyricist Jo Heng, who wrote songs for singers like Eric Moo and Jacky Cheung, has died from cancer at the age of 59.
Hydeout Music Festival, which is scheduled to run across two weekends at The Meadow at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore on 10-11 April and 17-18 April 2020, has unveiled its third phase of artistes
Miley Cyrus and Jamaican composer Michael May, aka Flourgon, have come to an agreement that brings an end to a $300 million 2013 lawsuit in which he accused her of ripping off one of his songs from 25 years earlier.May had filed the suit in a federal court in New York in March 2018, saying that Cyrus’ 2013 song “We Can’t Stop” replicated a reggae song he wrote in 1988 called “We Run Things,” which became a No. 1 hit in Jamaica, and “was additionally met with great acclaim in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States of America.”May’s song contains the phrase “We run things. Things no run we.” Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop,” meanwhile, contains the chorus hook “We run things. Things don’t run we.”Also Read: Miley Cyrus Lawsuit: Listen to the Jamaican Song 'We Can't Stop' Is Accused of CopyingIn documents filed in a Southern District of New York court on Dec. 20, the two parties — along with Theron Thomas, Timothy Thomas, Michael Thomas, Michael Len Williams II aka Mike Will Made It / Mike Will and Larry Rudolph – have agreed that “this action shall be discontinued with prejudice…with each party to bear its or his own costs and attorneys’ fees.”“Discontinued with prejudice” is a final judgment that bars the plaintiff from bringing an action on the same claim.“We Can’t Stop” — which is about partying and recreational drug use — was released by RCA Records in June 2013 as the lead single on Cyrus’ fourth studio album, Bangerz. It peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.Read original story Lawsuit That Accused Miley Cyrus of Copyright Infringement Is Settled At TheWrap
Music boss Damon Dash has spoken out about R Kelly’s relationship with then-underage singer Aaliyah in clips from the forthcoming documentary Surviving R Kelly Part II: The Reckoning.The record executive and former manager of Jay-Z was interviewed for the follow-up to the 2019 documentary detailing sexual abuse allegations against R Kelly.
SINGAPORE – Oslo-based Norwegian singer-songwriter Anna of The North recently performed for fans at the Alex Blake Charlie Sessions last December 2019. She dropped by Yahoo Lifestyle SEA office to share with us the inspiration behind her new album, why she continues to dabble in graphic design and how she finds Singapore so far.
Yahoo Lifestyle SEA interviewed Charlie Lim and Joanna Dong to find out what attracted them to take on TGSR and what they are hoping to bring to the table.
Twenty-five years after the chanteuse released her first winter wonderland music video, she shared a brand new one with her fans.
Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” has finally risen to the top of the charts, 25 years after its release.Billboard announced on Monday that the holiday hit had officially become number one on its Hot 100 chart.
SINGAPORE — It’s always refreshing when a band keeps you guessing whether they’ll come back for an encore.
Women In Music, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and empowering women across the globe in the music industry, has launched a new diversity and inclusion council comprised of industry executives.The council, which was announced on Tuesday, includes Concord’s Chissy Nkemere, Atlantic Records’ Nikisha Bailey, Pandora’s Sonja Kim, Asylum Records’ Michael Adams Jr., and the Music Business Association’s Nick Maiale, as well as Nevarez PR’s Mayna Nevarez and Northwestern Mutual’s Jeff Hammer.“Our goal in creating the Diversity & Inclusion Council at Women In Music is to make sure we are being intentional in all of our work, and to meet the needs of underrepresented groups that too often go unaddressed under the larger gender equity umbrella,” Nicole Barsalona, president of Women In Music, said in a statement. “We want to open up the conversation in a real and impactful way — for women of color, for the LGBTQ community, for our male allies, and more — to create a safer, more inclusive and more equitable music industry for all.”Also Read: The Biggest Earners in Music in 2019, From Taylor Swift to Drake (Photos)Women In Music is also creating a series of educational events in eight different countries. As part of the organization’s 50/50 initiative, which aims for equal representation in the music industry, Women In Music will be inviting underrepresented speakers and performers to its conferences.“Since the start of my career, I’ve contributed my time and words to achieving collective social justice and equality — in and out of music,” Nkemere, who will chair the diversity and inclusion council, said in a statement to The Wrap. “As a young black woman and the daughter of immigrants, I am a walking expression of how diverse our business has yet to become. There is a full range of creativity in young talent that we have yet to foster and empower past entry-level through to executive leadership.”Read original story Women In Music Launches Diversity and Inclusion Council At TheWrap
It Must Have Been Love: Roxette's power ballad is a masterpiece of painBy following the Motown blueprint of blending ecstatic music with agonised lyrics, Roxette created the ultimate breakup song – and the late Marie Fredriksson delivered it perfectly * News: Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson dies aged 61
Marie Fredriksson, singer in the pop duo Roxette, died on Monday morning following a 17-year battle with cancer. She was 61.“Time goes by so quickly. It’s not that long ago we spent days and nights in my tiny apartment in Halmstad, listening to music we loved, sharing impossible dreams,” Fredriksson’s partner in Roxette, Per Gessle, said in a statement. “And what a dream we eventually got to share!“Thank you, Marie, thanks for everything,” Gessle continued. “You were an outstanding musician, a master of the voice, an amazing performer. Thanks for painting my black and white songs in the most beautiful colours. You were the most wonderful friend for over 40 years. I’m proud, honoured and happy to have been able to share so much of your time, talent, warmth, generosity and sense of humour. All my love goes out to you and your family. Things will never be the same.”Also Read: Juice WRLD, Rising Chicago Rapper, Dies at 21Fredriksson was born in 1958 in the south of Sweden. She and Gessle met in the ’80s, and after their individual careers gained traction locally the two formed Roxette in 1986. Soon, the world took notice.The duo’s crossover success came from hits like “It Must Have Been Love,” which was featured in the Richard Gere-Julia Roberts movie “Pretty Woman,” “Listen to Your Heart,” “The Look” and “Joyride.” Roxette sold more than 80 million records worldwide.Fredriksson was first diagnosed with a severe brain tumor in 2002. Aggressive treatment was successful enough to allow her to return to touring in 2009. In 2016, her doctors advised her to stop.Also Read: Caroll Spinney, Big Bird's Longtime Puppeteer, Dies at 85Fredriksson is survived by her husband Mikael Bolyos and two children Josefin and Oscar. Fredriksson’s management company, Dimberg Jernberg Management, said that services with “only Marie’s closest family present” will be held.Read more about Fredriksson’s life and career from her Dimberg Jernberg Management obituary here.Watch the official music video for Roxette’s “It Must Have Been Love” here:Read original story Marie Fredriksson, Roxette Singer, Dies at 61 At TheWrap
Yahoo Lifestyle had a chat with the singer when he was in Singapore ahead of his concerts here to hold a fan meeting.
SINGAPORE — U2’s first-ever concert in Singapore was certainly a night to remember; and not just for the impossibly long queues at the beer stands.
It's not the first time British electronic music duo Honne has set foot in our region; the band has been touring around Singapore, Malaysia, Jakarta and Bangkok, in support of their latest album Love Me/Love Me Not . Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore sat with James Hatcher and Andy Clutterbuck to find out what makes their music so universally appealing and if potential collaboration with K-pop acts are on the cards. Oh, and since they love our food so much, we test their pronunciation on the spot. READ MORE: INTERVIEW: Mumford & Sons' significant connection to Singapore and why reflecting back as a band is so important INTERVIEW: Ronny Chieng on Singaporean and Malaysian comedians, "they're amazing"
British electronic music duo Honne always receives warm reception when in Asia, that they’ve been touring around the region numerous times since 2017. As part of Neon Lights Festival 2019, Honne returned to Singapore, where they played on Saturday (24 November) for their adoring fans.
Making a pit stop in Singapore as part of Neon Lights Festival 2019, Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore reels in the members for a quick tête-à-tête.
Elfman revealed that Michael Jackson and George Michael were also in talks for the soundtrack.
SINGAPORE – Japan's favourite band Arashi was in town last Sunday (10 November) at Jewel Changi for a fan meet. Here's what went down. For more story: Over 1,000 fans gathered as Arashi “makes landfall” on Jewel Changi Airport