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Tue May 14, 2013
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Robots In Ecstasy: Daft Punk's 'Memories' Embraces The Pleasure Principle

On May 21, Daft Punk will release Random Access Memories, the duo's first album since 2005.
David Black Courtesy of the artist

"Give life back to music," coo the robots on the first track of Daft Punk's new album, Random Access Memories, which showed up yesterday on iTunes after a long period of near-hysterical anticipation and advance marketing. Does the veteran Parisian dance music duo succeed in doing this on its first album in eight years?

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Mon May 13, 2013
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When The Right One Comes Along: How 'Nashville' Tells Stories In Song

Originally published on Sun May 19, 2013 7:28 am

Characters Scarlett O'Connor and Gunnar Scott are young, unknown artists in Nashville, just like the songwriters behind their song, "When the Right One Comes Along."
Katherine Bomboy-Thornton ABC

With Nashville's first season about to wrap up — and a second one just ordered — the prime-time TV drama has found a niche audience on Wednesdays. The soundtrack has also enjoyed pop chart success.

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Mon May 13, 2013
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Covering Pop Hits On YouTube Is Starting To Pay

Originally published on Mon September 16, 2013 12:32 pm

Tyler Ward says he was able to buy a car and a house with money he made posting videos of himself covering pop hits on YouTube.
Courtesy of the artist


Sun May 12, 2013


Mon May 6, 2013
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Harry Connick, 'Idol' And The Pop Charts: Can You Define 'Good' Singing?

Originally published on Mon May 6, 2013 3:47 pm

Harry Connick, Jr. (center) with the final four contestants on season 12 of American Idol. From left: Angie Miller, Amber Holcomb, Candice Glover and Kree Harrison.
Michael Becker FOX