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Pandora CEO Tim Westergren departs

Pandora, under intensifying pressure from music streaming rivals Spotify and Apple Music, said Tuesday that that Chief Executive Tim Westergren has stepped down from that role and is leaving the board. Westergren, who co-founded Pandora 17 years ago, had a two-year stint as CEO from 2002 to 2004...

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  • Who is Breadwoman? Experimental musician Anna Homler will resurrect her curious creation on Thursday

    Who is Breadwoman? Experimental musician Anna Homler will resurrect her curious creation on Thursday

    Last year, New York experimental record label RVNG Intl. reissued a curious album of 1980s compositions called “Breadwoman and Other Tales.” Created by Los Angeles musician and performance artist Anna Homler, Breadwoman sang in her own language, a mix of syllabic utterances that sounded like some...

  • Elvis Presley's complete 1953-1955 recordings coming July 28

    Elvis Presley's complete 1953-1955 recordings coming July 28

    The most comprehensive collection yet of Elvis Presley’s earliest recordings will be released July 28 in a three-CD and digital set comprising 85 tracks, representing everything Presley is known to have recorded from 1953 to 1955. “Elvis Presley — A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings”...

  • How Phoenix managed to stay joyful in troubled times

    How Phoenix managed to stay joyful in troubled times

    On the night of the terrorist attacks that roiled Paris in November 2015, the French rock band Phoenix’s guitarist, Christian Mazzalai, was recording in a studio. The facility went on lockdown after news broke that gunmen had stormed the Bataclan, a beloved neighborhood concert hall. By the end...

  • The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' hits No. 3 in Billboard 50 years later

    The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' hits No. 3 in Billboard 50 years later

    The Beatles are once again in the upper reaches of the Billboard 200 albums chart as the 50th anniversary edition of the group’s 1967 classic, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” jumped to No. 3 a week after the release of the new stereo remix. In terms of total equivalent sales factoring...

  • Ariana Grande's all-star Manchester benefit is a moving expression of resilience

    Ariana Grande's all-star Manchester benefit is a moving expression of resilience

    Success had a clear shape at One Love Manchester, the all-star benefit concert that Ariana Grande presented Sunday evening in that British city. Held less than two weeks after a suicide bombing killed 22 people as Grande finished a May 22 performance at the Manchester Arena, Sunday’s event needed...

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