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So this is how 'Empire State of Mind' sounds (and looks) as a lullaby -- FIRST LOOK


Spoiler alert: It’s pretty soothing!

Call this the music box version of Jay Z and Alicia Keys’s rousing New York City anthem — complete with a charming video that shows snapshots from a teddy bear’s tour of the Big Apple. First he’s out in Brooklyn, then he’s down in TriBeCa…


Kindie bands swap songs for SiriusXM Kids Place Live radio program

SiriusXM has some family-friendly music to kick off your Memorial Day weekend. The satellite radio service’s channel 78, Kids Place Live, is airing a program tonight called Kindie Music Mashups! (“Kindie” being its own mashup of “kiddie” and “indie”) that features a jam session with 12 kindie bands.

In the program, which airs at 9 p.m. ET, each of the 12 bands are broken into six teams of two, performing the others’ biggest hit in their own style.

Among the participating bands are Grammy award-winners The Okee Dokee Brothers, who play The Pop Ups’ “Box of Crayons,” and Grammy-nominated Brady Rymer. Check out the full lineup below: READ FULL STORY

Kelly Osbourne to host 'Phineas and Ferb' musical clip show -- EXCLUSIVE

Music has been an integral part of Phineas and Ferb since its beginning, and now Disney Channel is gearing up to celebrate the show’s best songs in an upcoming special. EW can exclusively announce that next month Disney Channel will air Phineas and Ferb Musical Cliptastic Countdown, with the top songs selected by fans in voting that starts tomorrow.

Fashion Police‘s Kelly Osbourne will host the special, which airs Friday, June 28. Bracket-style voting begins tomorrow, Friday, May 24 on DisneyChannel.com. A list of 16 Phineas and Ferb music videos will be whittled down to top picks by June 17 before the final results are revealed in the Cliptastic Countdown.

The special also features a running story of the evil scientist Dr. Doofenschmirtz and Major Monogram trying to steal the hosting gig from Osbourne. Here is Disney Channel’s description of the show: READ FULL STORY

KindieFest 2013: Check out these bands!


This isn’t your typical music festival. Not only was KindieFest the first of its kind — a music festival designed for family entertainment — it has grown into a full fledged industry and entertainment conference. For its fifth year, KindieFest is partnering with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and expanding its programming to include two full days of panels on April 26 and 27, as well as the annual public festival on Sunday, April 28, boasting classic children’s entertainment acts like Dan Zanes, Elizabeth Mitchell, and Father Goose, all of whom are working on new studio albums. Sunday’s public festival will also include a performance by folk Americana band The David Wax Museum – trying their hand out a children’s music.

EW’s own Abby West will be moderating a panel on Saturday too, on the growth of the genre with panelists including Columbia University’s Tyler Bickford, Ralph Covert, Molly Ledford, Jeff Bogle. Check out some highlights from the schedule below and some of the bands we’re most excited about.


The Okee Dokee Brothers savor their Grammy win

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Grammy weekend was a grand time for two old friends whose road trip, er, river trip helped them take home music’s top honor for the Best Children’s Album of 2012. Even though the Okee Dokee Brothers‘ Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing’s folksy Can You Canoe? , born out of a 2011 trip the two took down the Mississippi river from Minneapolis to St. Louis, has had a fantastic reception, they were still surprised and delighted by their win on Sunday in the pre-telecast ceremony.

“We didn’t have any expectations. We were up against some really quality kids perfomers. The range really represented the genre and what’s going on in the industry,” Mailander told EW as he headed home to Minneapolis from L.A. Other contenders in the category were Elizabeth Mitchell’s Little Seed: Songs For Children By Woody Guthrie, The Pop Ups’ Radio Jungle, Bill Harley’s High Dive And Other Things That Could Have Happened…, and JumpinJazz Kids – A Swinging Jungle Tale – Featuring Al Jarreau, Hubert Laws And Dee Dee Bridgewater by James Murray & Various Artists. READ FULL STORY

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