Until today, indie-folk singer Gabrielle Aplin’s fame has been limited to her army of YouTube fans. Now she is being tipped for the Christmas number one after her haunting version of The Power Of Love was chosen by John Lewis to soundtrack its blockbuster Christmas advertising campaign.
He's the svengali to the stars who sits in Andy Murray's VIP box, masterminded the Spice Girls and turned Pop Idol into a £15 billion global brand. Now Simon Fuller is plotting to outmanoeuvre his great rival, Simon Cowell, by buying EMI's assets, including the famous Parlophone music label, in an audacious £350 million deal.
Some of Britain's top-selling musicians may withhold future albums in protest against being treated as "assets" in the forced sale of their record label, i can disclose.
Artists threaten to withhold future releases if planned sell-off of Parlophone goes ahead. Adam Sherwin reports
Sir Bruce Forsyth has signed up to share a stage with Bob Dylan, Suede and Primal Scream at this year's Hop Farm Music Festival.
Exactly 50 years ago, Decca's Dick Rowe turned down the Fab Four, so heading an unenviable club of talent-spotters who passed up their biggest chance. But is it all an urban myth? A new book suggests so
Rebecca Peyton, 39, is an actress whose one-woman show, Sometimes I Laugh Like My Sister, is based on her experiences after her elder sister, Kate, a journalist and producer, was murdered in Somalia while posted there for the BBC in 2005.
French-owned Universal pays £1.2bn for UK's last remaining major record company
Blondie are the most reluctantly retro of bands, their leader a heritage heroine who hates being treated like a museum piece.
In the early 1990s, Franti was a rebel; firing out lyrics with a political intensity not many could match.
With another autumn came another flood of anticipation that The Beatles' back catalogue might be made officially available for download, which in turn offered another chance for music and technology hacks to sign off a speculative article with the phrase "Tomorrow Never Knows". But no longer. An annual tradition is over; you can finally buy The Beatles' tunes in disembodied digital format from Apple's iTunes store. What a relief.
Simon Rattle is a late-adopter when it comes to Tchaikovsky's ballets, and he tackles The Nutcracker as though persuading himself of its worth.
Terra Firma and Citigroup were locked in talks last night in a last-ditch bid to avert the start of a trial in New York, which will decide if the US bank misled Guy Hands' private equity firm over the buyout of EMI Music.
EMI, as part of their reissue programme of John Lennon's notoriously patchy solo oeuvre, have created this 4CD slipcase compilation that divides Lennon's material by the categories Roots (rock'n'roll influences), Woman (love songs), Working Class Hero (political songs) and Borrowed Time (something about "his eventual understanding of the fragility of all our lives").
Guy Hands' Terra Firma can proceed to trial against Citigroup in their dispute over Terra's 2007 acquisition of the music group EMI, a US federal judge ruled late on Tuesday night.
What Katy did next was sadly lacking a grain of substance