And the first big winner at this weekend’s Academy Awards is... Sacha Baron Cohen. The British comedian won’t be getting within a country mile of a golden statuette, of course, but that hasn’t prevented him from already managing to successfully hijack Sunday’s event for PR purposes.
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Monday 14 September 2009
Monday 14 September 2009
Kanye West apologised for yet another outburst at the MTV Video Music Awards, this time directed at country-pop sweetheart Taylor Swift. The disruption upstaged not just Swift's awards speech, but the entire evening, including an emotional tribute to Michael Jackson.
Wednesday 22 July 2009
Tuesday 21 July 2009
Warner Music Group, the world's third largest music company, is still in talks with video sharing site YouTube to license its artists' music videos even after all its major rivals have renewed their deals.
Monday 13 July 2009
Friday 10 July 2009
Thursday 16 April 2009
Wednesday 11 March 2009
Is YouTube about to kill the video star? Doubtful. But the video streaming site has begun the process of removing all "premium" music videos from its UK pages after a spat with PRS for Music, the British songwriters' rights organisation. During negotiations over new licence fees for artists, during which PRS demanded a greater royalties share of Google's (which owns YouTube) ever-increasing revenue, both sides must have thought they were holding a gun to the other's head. But they've probably just shot themselves in the feet.
Monday 26 January 2009
Monday 19 January 2009
Sunday 18 January 2009
Last Sunday’s Golden Globes saw our very own Kate Winslet steal the show with an acceptance speech of painfully histrionic proportions. Of course, she’s hardly the first star to expose herself to ridicule on the awards stage…
Tuesday 23 December 2008
Monday 22 December 2008
Music videos from Madonna, rapper TI and rock giants Red Hot Chili Peppers and Led Zeppelin are among those that have started to disappear from YouTube after a row between the website's owner, Google, and the record label Warner Music.
Sunday 21 December 2008
Music videos from Madonna, rapper TI and rock giants Red Hot Chili Peppers and Led Zeppelin are among those that have started to disappear from YouTube after a row between the website’s owner, Google, and the record label Warner Music.
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