Michael Kagan's oil painting was judged the most creative
After the rush of Christmas albums and deluxe repackagings, it remains a thin time for music. But that's all set to swerve in a more exciting direction. First up are albums by Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks and Ed Harcourt, both out on Monday. As a new year's gift to the fans, Malkmus's sixth studio collaboration with the Jicks, Wig Out at Jagbags, is being streamed in full on Amazon. Pepping up a weak month for gigs, they start their UK tour on 13 January, reaching London's Forum on 16 January.
The number of songs listened to on streaming services in the UK doubled last year
The rapper forced X Factor winner Sam Bailey into second place on Sunday
Music streaming service has received criticism from musicians, but boasts that is has paid out more than $1bn in royalties since its 2008 launch
The X Factor pop group kept current judge Gary Barlow from number one
The video is the latest attempt to push the album, which has sold less in its first week than Gaga's 2011 record Born This Way
This Sunday's chart-topper will be named the UK's 1000th number one album. Lady Gaga, Robbie Williams, Jake Bugg and JLS are all in the running
BBC Breakfast presenter Susanna Reid has elicited a verbal commitment from Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner to take part in Strictly Come Dancing 2014.
The Sheffield band's new album AM has sold 97,000 copies so far
Music veteran David Bowie has crowned his comeback this year by topping the nominations for the Q Awards.
The US talk show host vented his frustration by treating viewers to a start-studded dance video
It seems like an inspired bit of joined-up PR thinking – an invitation from Daft Punk to “Get Lucky” but not also pregnant, or infected with something nasty. The French duo responsible for the horribly catchy single of the summer had apparently jumped into bed with Durex to create condoms with packaging inspired by the cover of their album, Random Access Memories.
In a product placement deal that was waiting to happen, Daft Punk have created a range of ‘Get Lucky’ condoms with Durex.
'I used to fly to Paris for lunch – insane'
Digital fans are set to make 2013 the biggest year for singles sales in UK history, according to the Official Charts Company.