Music News May 17

Music News in the Morning with Jacqueline Jax on A.V.A Live Radio

A.V.A Live Radio just announced our first ever Top 20 Song list featuring the best of our new artists music as voted by the fans. You can listen to songs and vote for your favorite new artist by following the links on avaliveradio.com or go to www.reverbnation.com/avaliveradio.

This weeks highlights for you:
This weeks Top 5: Orange Avenue, Ryan Stone, INSIGNIA, Underground Junction, & Erika Fatale. Come vote for your favorites today. The songs and videos with the most plays will top the charts. It’s all up to you guys so go support these amazing new artists.

Check out Femme Fatale by Erika Fatale. Isn’t she talented. Her song was voted yesterday’s Most Engaging Song by the fans. Help Erika rise to the top of the chart this week by playing and sharing her song. (song playing in background)
NEWS RELEASE
The Recording Academy® Statement Re: Donna Summer

Five-time GRAMMY® winner Donna Summer had a dynamic voice and unique musical style that helped define the dance music genre in the ‘70s. She also was an artist who crossed many musical genres, as evidenced by her GRAMMY wins in the R&B, rock, inspirational and dance categories. Her talent was a true gift to the music industry, and our thoughts and sympathies are with her family, friends and fans throughout the world during this difficult time.
Neil Portnow
President/CEO -The Recording Academy

X-factor may be singing oops I did it again after their new season airs….
Simon Cowell and Fox television are gambling on pop icon Britney Spears and teen singer Demi Lovato to revive “The X Factor”, but for many media watchers it could be a case of “Oops!…” did they do it again?
Spears, 30, and former Disney Channel star Lovato, 19, are expected to bring in bigger, and more importantly younger, audiences when the singing contest returns for its second season on U.S. television in September after a weaker-than-expected debut in 2011.
But whether viewers will tune in is less certain, and the huge check Fox and the producers wrote – Spears is reported to be getting $15 million for one season – may not pay off, pop culture and TV experts say. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Jill Serjeant

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The MTV Video Music Awards ceremony is getting some roomier new digs
MTV’s annual awards ceremony is moving to Los Angeles’ Staples Center this year, giving it a lot more elbow room than its previous location, the Nokia Theatre.
The Staples Center, home venue to the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Kings, has a seating capacity approaching 20,000 for concerts and special events, compared to the Nokia’s 7,100 capacity.
An MTV spokesperson told TheWrap that the move to the Staples Center will “provide us with an opportunity to execute our vision at a new size and scale while maintaining the intimacy of the musical performances that the VMAs have become legendary for.”
“Staples Center is incredibly excited to have the opportunity to host the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards,” Lee Zeidman, senior vice president & general manager of Staples Center, said of the move.
While the VMAs have been held at a variety of locations in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Las Vegas since its maiden ceremony in 1984, the Nokia had hosted the event for the past two years. The 2012 Video Music Awards will be broadcast live on MTV on September 6.
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) By Tim Kenneally

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Lady Gaga Gets Concert Permit Revoked
Pop star Lady Gaga has been refused a permit to perform in the Indonesian capital next month over security concerns, police said on Tuesday, after Islamic groups voiced strong objections to her “vulgar” style. Three Islamic groups have expressed their opposition to the concert on June 3, demanding it be stopped, national police spokesman Saud Usman Nasution said by telephone.
Indonesia, a secular state, has the world’s largest population of Muslims as well as significant minorities of Christians, Buddhists and Hindus. “She’s a vulgar singer who wears only panties and a bra when she sings and she stated she is the envoy of the devil’s child and that she will spread satanic teaching,” said Salim Alatas, the Jakarta head of hardline Islamic Defender Front (FPI). “This is dangerous.” More than 30,000 concert tickets from a total of 40,000 tickets had been sold, said the Jakarta Post newspaper. Tickets ranged in price from 465,000 rupiah ($50.35) to 2.25 million rupiah ($240). (Reporting by Olivia Rondonuwu; Editing by Matthew Bigg and Jeremy Laurence)

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Whitney Houston Honored
Whitney Houston will be honored with the Billboard Millennium Award in a tribute performed by Jordin Sparks and John Legend at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday (May 20), it was announced Tuesday.

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2012 Billboard Music Awards
Katy Perry is the latest addition to a growing list of superstar performers taking the stage at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, which airs live May 20 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET from the MGM Grand Arena. The pop star will be debuting her new song, “Wide Awake,” written for her upcoming film “Katy Perry: Part of Me,” live on the BBMA stage.

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Adele, LMFAO, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne lead the finalists for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, which will air live from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on May 20.

Adele takes the lead as a finalist in 18 award categories, including Top Artist, Top Female Artist and Top Billboard 200 Artist. “Rolling In The Deep,” the lead single from her blockbuster sophomore album “21,” places the U.K. singer as a contender in seven song categories.

Carrie Underwood, Justin Bieber, More to Perform at the Billboard Music Awards. Meanwhile, LMFAO is a finalist in 17 award categories, although the electro-pop duo actually scored 22 entries compared to Adele’s 20. LMFAO and Adele will square off in the Top Hot 100 Artist category, which also includes Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and Rihanna.

Here’s one of the songs topping our Top 20 Music Countdown. Erika Fatale “Femme Fatale” http://t.co/PkTwsvqz

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