Madonna interview on BBC Radio 2 tonight

Madonna has given an interview over the telephone to Jo Wiley on BBC Radio 2.

Madonna talks to Jo about her new album, family life and that fall at The Brit Awards! It is her first UK radio interview in a long time ahead of her tour in late summer.

The interview will be broadcast tonight (Tuesday 31 March) at 8.00pm, and will be available later on the BBC iplayer.

For more information visit: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes


Madonna's Instagram: TIDAL Launch

Madonna posted a series of messages and pictures about her involvement of the TIDAL music streaming launch yesterday:

'Here comes the Tidal Wave!!! Who Runs The World???????? ‪#‎rebelhearts‬'

Tidal_backstage1

'Bad Girls of Tidal!! ‪#‎Unapologeticbitches‬ #rebelhearts'

Tidal_backstage2

'Tidal is not about consumption and greed! Its about protecting an art-form that is beloved to all of us MUSIC! ‪#‎rebelhearts‬ stand together for what they believe in!'

Tidal_stage

'Everything will be explained and revealed in time! Have Faith! And remember nothing is for free! This is a universal LAW. Somewhere-Somehow-Someone has to pay. There is always an exchange. ‪#‎truth‬. ‪#‎tidal'

'If you refer to Tidal as Illuminati, you are paying us the highest of compliments. As I've stated before it is another name for "The Enlightened Ones" a group of scientists, philosophers and artists that emerged after the dark ages. They changed and shaped the world for the better! Do the research and find out for yourself! ‪#‎knowledge‬ is power ‪#‎rebelheart‬'


Madonna backs new streaming service

Madonna, Rihanna, Beyonce and Jay Z are among the A-list musicians who are co-owners of Tidal, a streaming service being billed as the first artist-owned platform for music and video.

The membership-based service - similar to subscription service Spotify - will provide music and video content that users can stream on computers, tablets and smartphones or listen to offline. It is being offered in two formats: standard sound quality, and 'lossless high fidelity sound quality'.

Kanye West, Daft Punk, Alicia Keys, Jack White and Nicki Minaj were among the artists who announced at last night's New York event that they are co-owners of the service that launched quietly in October. The celebrities, who also included Jason Aldean, Usher, members of Arcade Fire and deadmau5, stood in a line onstage as Keys spoke to the audience. Most of them wore black as a sign of solidarity. Keys called the event 'a graduation'.

She said the artists hope Tidal will 'forever change the course of music history' and ensure the viability of the industry.

Keys said: "So we come together before you on this day, March 30 2015, with one voice in unity in the hopes that today will be another one of those moments in time, a moment that will forever change the course of music history. For today we announce of Tidal, the first ever artist-owned, global music and entertainment platform.

'Our mission goes beyond commerce, it goes beyond technology. Our intent is to preserve music's importance in our lives. Music is the language of love, of laughter, of heartbreak, of mystery. It's the world's true, true, without question, universal language.'

Each of the owners signed documents at the event as the audience screamed when they walked to a table in the centre of the stage.

From Press Association Via Yahoo! News

Tidal_signing

Madonna's Instagram: iHeartRadio Awards

Madonna posted pictures and comments from her night at the iHeartRadio Awards that took place on Sunday night.

'My new favorite guitar player! Thank you Taylor! Just you and I in ‪#‎ghostown‬ ‪#‎rebelhearts'

Instagram_iheartradio1

'Bitch Im Wearing Alexander Wang! IRadio!!! ‪#‎rebelheart'

Instagram_iheartradio2

'Back stage moment! You may kiss my hand! Thank you Alexander Wang! And Lynn_Ban ‪#‎rebelheart'

Instagram_iheartradio3

'Even with no light we're gonna shine like GOLD! Thank you again TS. ‪#‎rebelhearts'

Instagram_iheartradio4

'Thanking my lucky stars for all i have been blessed with iHeartRadio Awards! ‪#‎rebelheart‬ 4 ever ‪#‎livingforlove‬'


Taylor Swift and Madonna Own the iHeartRadio Awards

In a night that belonged to Taylor Swift, she hit her highest note at Sunday's iHeartRadio Awards alongside new BFF Madonna. Swift made a surprise appearance to provide guitar accompaniment for Madonna's performance of 'Ghosttown,' the new single from Rebel Heart and the awards show's best performance.

The alluring, post-apocalyptic song could well shape up to be a hit for Madonna, and she and Swift shared the stage with the ease of kindred spirits. Later in the night, Madonna presented Swift with the song of the year award for 'Shake It Off,' and Swift thanked 'Madonna for being Madonna.'

From Billboard.com


Outtakes From Her 25 Things You Don't Know About Me

Nothing's better than more, more, more! Leave it to Madonna to exceed Us Weekly's request for 25 Things You Don't Me. Speaking with Us' Entertainment Director Ian Drew recently, the pop legend, 56, sounded off on everything from her goal to meet President Obama (and Drake!), her disdain for fur bikinis, escargot, and her home state of Michigan in the much talked-about, published version of '25 Things.'

But that's not all she had to say. In these outtakes from our exclusive chat with the legendary 'Ghosttown' singer, Madonna muses on her family, filming Evita, the pitfalls of fame and who she might owe an apology to, among other topics. Read on!

US WEEKLY: In the spirit of rebel hearts, what was your ultimate 'rebel' moment?
MADONNA: The ultimate moment where I most felt like a rebel was in St. Petersburg, Russia [in 2012 during the MDNA Tour] when I was told they were going to arrest anyone who was openly or obviously gay and they came to my shows and I spoke out against the government. Eighty-seven people were arrested and I was fined like $1 million. They dropped the lawsuit, though. When I stood up for Pussy Riot was around the same time, but there have been a lot of those moments. I also think about when I was in Toronto and they said if I simulated masturbation during one of my shows [during the Blonde Ambition Tour in 1990] they would have me arrested and I was like, ‘F--k you! I’m doing it anyway. So arrest me.’ They didn’t in the end. Lots of those. Then there’s the Vatican when they said they would have me...you know, whatever! It goes on and on....

Read the rest of the article here: www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-new

Fans in the UK will be pleased to know the issue is currently available to buy in selected newsagents now (issue date 30 March 2015)!

Usweekly_300315_inside_news
Usweekly_300315_cover_news