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Albums Will Start Coming Out on Fridays Everywhere This Summer

After retailers, musicians' unions, labels and other groups met to discuss album releases and piracy, it's been decided that beginning this summer, albums will come out on the same day everywhere.

Instead of new music coming out on Tuesdays in the U.S., albums will be released on Fridays beginning this summer.

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Bryan Adams Announces Dates For ‘Reckless’ 30th Anniversary Tour [Video]

Bryan Adams is hitting the road in April to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his iconic rock album, Reckless.

The tour kicks off on April 11 in Houston and includes a July 23 performance at DTE Energy Theatre in Clarkston.

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2015 Grammys: How Wearing Shorts to An Awards Show Helps You Go Viral

I have to hand it to certain celebs. They know how to prime the social media pump.

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Greatest Hits 98.7 WFGR’s February 2015 Playlist of Top Songs

Fleetwood Mac's 'Say You Love Me'

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South Africa’s Bala Brothers Releasing Self-Titled Album, Starring in PBS Special [Video]

The Bala Brothers -- Loyiso, Zwai and Phelo Bala -- are a household name in South Africa because of their fusion of operatically-trained voices, rich harmonies and traditional South African melodies and rhythms.

The Bala Brothers are releasing a self-titled album March 3, with DVD and Blu-Ray releases March 24 for a taped concert program airing as a PBS-TV special starting Feb. 28.

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LL Cool J’s Hosting Grammy Awards for Fourth Straight Time [Video]

Grammy Award-winning singer, actor, entertainer and author LL Cool J has been named to host the 57th annual Grammy Awards next month, his fourth straight year as emcee for the music industry honors.

The Grammy Awards are being announced Feb. 8 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, with CBS broadcasting the festivities live from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. EST.

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Usher, Janelle Monae, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay’s Chris Martin and Willie Nelson Headline Stevie Wonder Grammy Salute [Audio/Video]

The first performers for the special "Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life — An All-Star Grammy Salute" concert next month have been announced.

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Greatest Hits 98.7 WFGR’s January 2015 Top Songs Playlist

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‘King of Pop’ Music Documentary ‘Michael Jackson: The Journey’ Premieres Thursday

Five years after his death, Michael Jackson continues to make headlines with posthumous album debuts and a 3D version of "The Thriller" music documentary in the works for a 2015 release.

Meanwhile, Jackson fans can also look forward to a new music documentary from MarVista Digital Entertainment, "Michael Jackson: The Journey," being released digitally and on demand starting Thursday.

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Where Do Millennials Still Mostly Shop? Well, the Mall, Of Course

We constantly hear about how online shopping is making things simpler for everyone, and how shopping local is almost passe.

For those uber shoppers -- young women -- that is definitely not so.

How do I know this? Well, I only need to ask the experts at Teen Vogue.

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Peter Tosh’s Estate Giving Share of ‘Equal Rights’ Income to Families of Eric Garner, Michael Brown [Video]

The families Eric Garner and Michael Brown, the victims of fatal police shootings, are getting a financial boost from a reggae icon's 1970s rallying song.

With thousands preparing to mass in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, for the National Action Network's Justice for All March, Grammy Award-winning musician Peter Tosh's estate today announced that, over the next year, 10 percent of all net income from streaming and downloads of Tosh's song "Equal Rights" will be donated to the families.

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Device Addiction Grows with Mobile Internet of Things [Video]

Well, this is interesting. Maybe not the reality of it, but its depth, breadth and reach.

According to a new Deloitte survey on mobile consumer trends, we -- as in us U.S. consumers -- are becoming more and more obsessed with our electronic devices. Just call it device addiction.

Some of the facts: Nearly 90 percent check their phones in the first hour of being awake and 23 percent look at their devices up to 50 times a day. Wow.

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