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If there had been a spot for stand-up in the London 2012 closing ceremonies, it would surely have gone to Michael McIntyre.
Only Dizzee Rascal can save us from this mess
Predicting a No 1 song used to be a mug's game. But today a team of data experts and computer geeks will generate a scientific model which promises to help EMI's star acts craft the perfect hit.
Fans claim glowing wristbands given out at concerts are keeping them awake at night
To some they're just the stars of the 'New Boring' but Adele, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay took the major awards last night
Legal action against illegal file-sharers has helped to bring an 8 per cent rise in global digital-music revenues, but an industry report claims stars should stop boycotting streaming services such as Spotify.
Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran heads the field for this year's Brit Awards with four nominations.
This year's best-selling singer, Adele, is absent from HMV album of the year list
On the eve of a fifth album, two writers clash horns over the band
Lady Gaga, Coldplay and The Black Eyed Peas have signed up to appear at the iHeartRadio Music Festival.
Amidst the Sunday mudbathing, the novelty of an almost completely redesigned site and some thrilling headline performances, this year's T in the Park was memorable for two very different sets that nailed the spirit of their times. One, although not quite up there with Glastonbury '95, was the latest instalment of Pulp's reunion tour on the Sunday evening, a poignant reminder of just how few contemporary pop artists write from the position of taking a close look at the world around them.
Beyoncé brings sex, hair and Hollywood to Somerset
Coldplay have been approaching new songs "as though they are a metal band".
Chris Martin is devastated over his parents' divorce.
Tired of penning consoling-arm-around-your-shoulders Coldplay-esque anthems with Snow Patrol (and hearing "Chasing Cars" on US TV shows, perhaps), Gary Lightbody sought a new "country" direction that reflected his love of Wilco, Smog, Calexico etc. M Ward, Zooey Deschanel and REM's Peter Buck all chip in.
It is one of the more unlikely cultural synergies of recent times: Glee and Coldplay, together at last. After months of denial, lead singer Chris Martin has finally given in to allowing the hit US show access to the band's back catalogue.