As a box-set of The Beatles' US albums is released, Andy Gill laments America's cavalier approach to the Fab Four's classics
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Friday 22 November 2013
The fundraising values Spotify at $4 billion as company announced expansion plans in the US and Japan
Friday 15 November 2013
The Saints have big-name fans. Bruce Springsteen covered their “Just Like Fire Would” every night of a recent tour, and Bob Geldof said only three bands changed rock in the Seventies – the Pistols, the Ramones and The Saints. Like the Pistols, the Saints were spat out by an uncomprehending EMI, but they kept going, and here they were promoting an excellent 14th album, King of the Sun.
Sunday 11 August 2013
You’ve read the book – now try the underwear.
Monday 22 July 2013
David Phelan explores the way mobile phones are sold in India and finds it a breathless, price-conscious market
Wednesday 03 July 2013
Stock market turmoil today claimed the scalp of one of Europe’s biggest IPOs in recent years, dashing hopes of a €1 billion (£850 million) comeback from private equity mogul Guy Hands.
Sunday 16 June 2013
Saturday 01 June 2013
A US appeals court has thrown out a 2010 ruling against a claim by Guy Hands that he had been tricked by Citigroup into overpaying for EMI, setting the stage for a fresh showdown between the private-equity mogul and the bank over the sale of the London-based music business.
Thursday 16 May 2013
Sun-seekers lift easyJet shares
Thursday 16 May 2013
Iglo Group, the owner of Birds Eye, has named Elio Leoni Sceti as its new chief executive. The 47-year-old Italian is best known for his shortlived role as chief executive of EMI Music, which he left after 18 months, just weeks after EMI's parent posted a £1.75bn annual pre-tax loss.
Wednesday 24 April 2013
Albums by the Spice Girls and the Now That's What I Call Music compilations are among unlikely releases which are being prized by collectors and could give a windfall to pop fans.
Monday 25 February 2013
Adele: Thank you so much. Thank you. This is amazing. I'd just like to thank Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson at Eon Productions. Sony Pictures, MGM, Paul Epworth, who, oh God, for believing in me all the time, and my man, I love you, baby.
Wednesday 20 February 2013
Emili Sandé is the most nominated artist up for four awards followed by Rita Ora, Mumford & Sons and Alt-J with three nominations each
Friday 15 February 2013
Music rights firm BMG today bought the back catalogue of Sanctuary Records, the label behind heavy metal giants Black Sabbath, Motörhead and Iron Maiden, for an estimated £40m.
Thursday 07 February 2013
The Russian billionaire Len Blavatnik will add Coldplay, Blur and Tinie Tempah to his empire after his Warner Music group emerged victorious in a bidding war to take over the historic Parlophone record label.
Tuesday 15 January 2013
HMV's flagship London store famously played its part in helping The Beatles land their record deal, setting them on the path to becoming the biggest band in the world.
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
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Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
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- 2 Tower Bridge glass walkway 'smashed' by night-time visitor dropping bottle of beer
- 3 Anti-gay hate preacher accidentally tweets 4,000 followers cartoon clip of him 'confessing' to be a 'homosexual sodomite'
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'