American singer Prince has signed a new deal with Kobalt Music Group to market and distribute his future work without giving up control over his rights, the company said on Monday.
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Thursday 23 August 2012
Nineties punk band Green Day have confirmed they will play their breakthrough album Dookie in full at Reading Festival this weekend.
Tuesday 07 August 2012
Marvin Hamlisch, who composed the scores for dozens of movies including "The Sting" and won a Tony for "A Chorus Line," has died in Los Angeles aged 68.
Monday 21 May 2012
Adele picked up a dozen gongs at the Billboard Music Awards less than a week after her triumph at the Ivor Novellos.
Thursday 03 May 2012
Adele has sent more records tumbling after her album 21 outsold Michael Jackson's Thriller, becoming the fifth biggest-selling album of all time in the UK.
Monday 09 April 2012
If you want proof of the extent to which ‘early music’ is now enshrined in our culture, look no further than the packed Wigmore Hall on Easter Sunday, where the a cappella group Stile Antico were singing Renaissance motets which not so long ago would have drawn a small cohort of sandalled beardies and flower-maidens.
Monday 02 April 2012
The success of British musicians abroad and the rise of digital services including iTunes and Spotify has seen the amount of royalties paid to UK songwriters increase.
Friday 23 March 2012
Whitney Houston died as a result of accidental drowning, but cocaine use and heart disease were contributing factors, a coroner said.
Thursday 22 March 2012
When Apple used her quirky 1234 in an ad, Feist's popularity soared. Now she's ready to go deeper, she tells James McNair
Thursday 22 March 2012
When Apple used her quirky 1234 for an ad campaign, Feist's popularity soared. But now she’s ready to go a little deeper, she tells James McNair
Thursday 15 March 2012
The soulful, gravelly voiced tenor Jimmy Ellis was the frontman of the Trammps, the Philadelphia-based group best remembered for the 1970s hits "Hold Back the Night" and "Disco Inferno". His emphatic delivery of the lyrical hook "Burn, Baby, Burn" and his gruff, gospel-tinged ad-libs helped turn "Disco Inferno", written by the Trammps' keyboard-player Ron "Have Mercy" Kersey and Leroy Green, into one of the most memorable and successful dancefloor fillers of any era.
Friday 09 March 2012
When Adele's producer stepped into the limelight at the Grammys, a Svengali was unmasked, says Elisa Bray
Saturday 03 March 2012
British Engelbert Humperdinck fans reacted with delight yesterday to the news their hero is to represent the UK at this year's Eurovision Song contest, expressing their hope that the assignment might finally earn the 75-year-old King of Romance his rightful recognition in his home country.
Wednesday 22 February 2012
The world music star, Youssou N'dour, defied a police ban to lead a protest yesterday against Senegal's president whom he accuses of being a “dictator” for seeking a third term in office.
Tuesday 14 February 2012
Whitney Houston's body arrived in her home state of New Jersey today as her family discussed plans for a funeral at one of America's busiest entertainment venues.
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