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  • Music industry moves to Friday global album release

    27 Feb 2015 : NEW YORK - The music industry has announced an agreement to release albums globally on Fridays, ending divergences among regions that have fueled piracy in an age of instant music.

  • CULTURENew star in the piano universe

    26 Feb 2015 : Caroline Fischer is a prodigious piano player. She has performed in more than 15 countries and in front of many notable dignitaries, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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  • Brit Awards crown Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift

    26 Feb 2015 : LONDON - Hit singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran was named best British male solo artist and United States superstar Taylor Swift won the international female solo artist award at Wednesday night's Brit Awards.

  • Eclectic and innovative indie sounds

    24 Feb 2015 : The first Hostess Club Bangkok event at GMM Live House enjoyed a warm welcome from indie music lovers here. The franchise, which started in Japan, is noted for its innovative bookings as well as incorporation of a wide range of sounds.

  • History, operatically 

    24 Feb 2015 : Somtow Sucharitkul realised what his next opera production should be when he was speaking with one of his students.

  • No Child’s Play

    22 Feb 2015 : American writer, comic, actor and rapper Donald Glover shows off his many layers of talent in a double-release as Childish Gambino.

  • Japan to sell Kiss-inspired spicy buns

    19 Feb 2015 : TOKYO - They may not sell as many records as in their heydey but glam rockers Kiss have inspired a Japanese convenience store to concoct a spicy steamed bun to commemorate the band's 40th anniversary.

  • Beauty, the Beast and Bangkok

    19 Feb 2015 : The Broadway musical production of Disney’s Beauty And The Beast, will be staged at Muangthai Rachadalai Theatre, from Tuesday until March 15.

  • Lady Gaga gets engaged

    17 Feb 2015 : NEW YORK - Pop diva Lady Gaga announced to the world that she is getting married -- to an actor she met making a video, in which she wore her mother's wedding dress.

  • Concert preview

    Dark, yet more romantic

    17 Feb 2015 : It's encore time for Clara-Jumi Kang. When the formidable Korean violinist appeared here last year, playing Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, critic James Keller praised her "truly authoritative and highly sensitive musical command". This coming Saturday, Kang has changed her violin, modified her feelings and changed her music from the very proper early 19th century Mendelssohn to a rare highly romantic surprise written 50 years later.


    Titbits from the Top 20

    17 Feb 2015 : This month's World Music Top 20 Chart of the year from the European Broadcast Union features some very interesting music, mainly from Africa, Europe (especially Spain) and Brazil. The February chart was taken from 45 radio DJs from 25 countries across Europe and the Top 20 was selected from 155 nominated recordings; there is no equivalent chart for Asia.

  • Doherty, sound off

    17 Feb 2015 : With two studio albums with The Libertines and three with Babyshambles, Pete Doherty has been heralded as a modern day poet and the epitome of a rock'n'roll bad boy. But his fame has been most related to his high-profile love life, legal troubles and heroin addiction.

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