Robbie Williams has shown off the first fruits of his return to working with Guy Chambers with an expletive-fuelled track in which he branded the Brit Awards "boring".
Boyband One Direction crashed in at the top of the singles charts with their cover of Blondie's "One Way Or Another".
Brit-nominated band Alt-J have been signed up to create the soundtrack for a forthcoming film about the perils facing young asylum seekers.
Jake Bugg will headline a festival in his hometown Nottingham this summer.
To some they're just the stars of the 'New Boring' but Adele, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay took the major awards last night
Tonight sees the biggest names in pop go head-to-head in one of the most anticipated nights of the British musical calendar.
He is the acoustic troubadour who began his career strumming in the empty back rooms of pubs then bedding down on friends' sofas.
Cameron's project inspires musical parody, writes Jonathan Brown
The Oscar-winning composer John Barry is to be honoured posthumously at the Classic Brit Awards next month for his outstanding contribution to music. It will be the first posthumous prize in the event's 11-year history.
Singer-songwriter Kate Nash plans to address the under-representation of female songwriters in British music by launching a series of "after-school music clubs" for British schoolgirls.
Elbow are living a "dream come true".
Build A Rocket Boys! – an expression of optimism and rising to challenges – is well named in a second sense too: the band who recorded it are voyaging to new frontiers.
Jessie J has brought the release date of her debut album, 'Who You Are', forward.
A South London rapper has led the way in this year's Brit Award nominations, which also saw veteran rocker Robert Plant nominated for the first time in the awards' 34-year history.
The Brit Awards – those bronze, helmeted female statuettes that have served as the Oscars of the British music industry for more than three decades – are to be given a makeover by the high priestess of punk, Vivienne Westwood.
Three years after winning a Classical Brit Award, Palmer remains the most distinctive violinist of her generation.