Eighty-two-year-old DJ thrills crowds on Tokyo’s club scene

By Mayu Yoshida TOKYO, Apr 11 : By day, Sumiko Iwamuro runs a Chinese restaurant, where she has worked for six decades making “gyoza” dumplings, while by night, she spins records at Tokyo clubs under the moniker DJ Sumirock. But the juggling of long days and frenzied nights is not the most inspiring thing about […]

Politics pierces the nostalgia at Rock Hall of Fame induction

By Jill Serjeant NEW YORK, Apr 8 : Late rapper Tupac Shakur and 1960s protest singer Joan Baez were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday on a night where nostalgia was mixed with calls to political action. Former Journey frontman Steve Perry reunited on stage with his “Don’t Stop Believin’” […]

Filipino youth stage musical against Duterte’s deadly drugs war

By Ronn Bautista and Neil Jerome Morales MANILA, Apr 2 : A Philippine youth theatre club staged a musical at a Manila park today, challenging President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on drugs. The 20-minute show features a casket salesman whose funeral parlour is doing brisk business as corpses pile up. But the salesman and his […]

Sony Music seeks Nigeria streaming growth to build on ringback market

By Alexis Akwagyiram LAGOS, Jan 20 : Sony Music Entertainment sees big growth prospects for music streaming in Nigeria, thanks to falling internet data costs and a large, growing population, a senior executive told Reuters. Music streaming could help the company generate revenue beyond its dominant position in the country in ringback tones – the […]

Sony Music seeks Nigeria streaming growth to build on ringback market

By Alexis Akwagyiram LAGOS, Jan 20 : Sony Music Entertainment sees big growth prospects for music streaming in Nigeria, thanks to falling internet data costs and a large, growing population, a senior executive told Reuters. Music streaming could help the company generate revenue beyond its dominant position in the country in ringback tones – the […]

Green Day top Billboard album chart with ‘Revolution Radio’

By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES, Oct 17 : Rockers Green Day debuted at the top of the weekly US Billboard 200 album chart today, toppling Solange Knowles from No. 1 and edging out new entries from Norah Jones and One Republic. “Revolution Radio,” Green Day’s 12th studio album, sold 90,100 albums, 14,000 songs and was […]