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Instagram launches music channel @Music

Instagram has launched a dedicated music channel called @Music, where it will highlight the music community on the photo sharing social media platform. "Each week, we’ll take a look at the musical experience on Instagram," the first post on @music reads.

Live Nation buys controlling stake in Bonnaroo

NEW YORK (AP) — Concert promoter and ticket seller Live Nation says it bought a controlling stake in annual music festival Bonnaroo. The purchase will boost Live Nation's portfolio of music festivals, which attract hundreds of thousands of people paying hefty ticket prices.

Riot Fest Denver moves to National Western Complex

Riot Fest has announced it will move to National Western Complex when it returns to Denver on Aug. 28-30. This marks the third location for the music festival in as many years, after the Sports Authority Field at Mile High parking lot provided a last minute location for Riot Fest when it was forced out of its original home.

Singer Percy Sledge dies at 74

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic "When a Man Loves a Woman," died Tuesday in Louisiana.