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EZDrummer - Multi Layer Drum Sampler [November 9th, 2006]
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Metal news by Blabbermouth:
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Pop & Rock news by RollingStone:
Juan Gabriel, Mexican Music Giant, Dead at 66 - Juan Gabriel, Latin American music legend and Mexico's bestselling artist of all time, died of natural causes Sunday at the age of 66.Beyonce Brings 'Mothers of the Movement' to VMAs - Beyonce brought the Mothers of the Movement, four women who lost their sons to police or gun violence, to the MTV Video Music Awards. MTV VMAs 2016: The Complete Winners List - See the full winners list for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.On the Charts: Frank Ocean's 'Blonde' Soars to Number One - Frank Ocean's much-anticipated new album 'Blonde' soared to Number One in its debut thanks to the third biggest sales week of 2016.Rhymefest Films Mistreatment by Police While Reporting Robbery - Chicago rapper Rhymefest tweeted about being robbed at gunpoint Saturday and later documented with cellphone video his mistreatment by police.
General music news by Yahoo:
2016 MTV Video Music Awards: Beyonce, Drake and Calvin Harris win big -
Beyonce cleaned up at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night, taking home a total of five trophies. The superstar won the categories of ?Best Female Video' for her single ?Hold Up', as well as ?Best Video of the Year' for her political hit ?Formation'. Other big winners at the ceremony, held at New York's Madison Square Garden, included Calvin Harris, who won the category of ?Best Male Video' for ?This Is What You Came For', featuring Rihanna, and Drake, who won ?Best Hip Hop Video' for ?Hotline Bling'.
Mexican music legend Juan Gabriel dead at 66 -
Legendary Mexican singer and producer Juan Gabriel died on Sunday after a heart attack in Santa Monica, California, the Televisa network reported in his home country. Alberto Aguilera Valadez, who used the stage name Juan Gabriel, "died at 11:30 local time of a heart attack," Televisa reported. With more than 1,000 gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums to his credit, Gabriel had the attack at his home in Santa Monica, Televisa said.
Beyonce storms Video Music Awards, Rihanna gets lifetime award -
By Jill Serjeant NEW YORK (Reuters) - Beyonce dominated the MTV Video Music awards on Sunday, prowling the stage with a 15 minute medley from her powerful "Lemonade" album and taking home eight statuettes, including the top prize - video of the year. On a night when women ruled, Britney Spears returned to the VMA stage for the first time in a decade, and Rihanna performed four times to mark her lifetime achievement award. Beyonce brought the house down at New York's Madison Square Garden, stringing together five of her "Lemonade" album tracks about betrayal, revenge and female empowerment in a song and dance routine that brought a long standing ovation.
Jeremy Lin Co-Stars In This Delightfully Wacky Taiwanese Music Video -
Jeremy Lin relishes any opportunity he gets to do something wild on camera. Lin has returned to the country for his latest viral video sensation, only this time in a totally bonkers music video featuring Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou. Some tripped out psychedelic stuff happens next, which is followed by Lin playing a classical music piece on piano.
Beyonce to Perform at 2016 MTV Video Music Awards - Beyonce is in for a big night: She?s nominated for 11 awards at this year's kudocast.
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[Updated on June, 2006/February, 2005]
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[Miscellaneous Music Industry News]
If you want to download and listen to songs in full length for free prelistening, check out the new electronic music store where you can listen to any song 3 times in full length. In addition to compressed OGG format, you can buy music also in lossless FLAC format there. You have to register to be able to download the prelistening versions (which are free), and to be able to buy songs/albums... It's at Mindawn.com. Please, use rc2f9f3k as a referral code, if you register there as an artist.