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A sideways look at the world of music

Apple's shares were down on Monday

Apple shares tumble despite record sales

The firm sold a record 51 million iphones and 26 million iPads but profits from October to January - usually a bumper period - remained flat

Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z on stage together

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In rehearsal: the Don is sung in Kasper Holten's new production by the Polish baritone Mariusz Kwiecien

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EastEnders needs to review its take on Cockney life

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Prince is sueing fans who post links to recordings of his live performances online

Prince sues 'bootlegging' Facebook fans for $22 million in piracy lawsuit

The singer is targeting 22 individuals for 'massive infringement' of his work

Former radio presenter Dave Lee Travis arrives at court.

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The former BBC presenter told police he questioned why alleged victims "waited 20 years to come out" with claims

Premier Foods sells 51% controlling stake to US investment firm

Struggling Hovis is to get £200 million of investment under a deal that will hand a major slice of the operation to an American firm.

Is anybody out there? Justin Bieber's Believe is 14th at the US box office

Justin Bieber arrest: DUI and drag racing charges dropped in drastic U-turn

The documents, published on the Miami-Dade County Court Clerks website, detail that the singer now faces just one charge

Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons steal the show with MAAD City/Radioactive Grammys 2014 performance

Macklemore said Kendrick deserved best rap album

Beyonce and Jay-Z perform at the Grammys

Grammys 2014: Beyonce and Jay Z open bizarre awards featuring Taylor Swift head-banging

Awards ceremony saw 33 couples get married as Beatles reunited on stage

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Grammy Awards 2014: List of winners in full

Winners in selected categories at the 56th annual Grammy Awards announced Sunday during ceremonies at the Nokia Theatre and Staples Center were as follows:

Great Britain's four-man bobsleigh team

Winter Olympics 2014: GB bobsleigh team raises Sochi expectations with silver at European Championships

The four man team won silver at the European Championships

Daft Punk's electronic-funk grooves have won big at the Grammys

Grammy Awards 2014: Daft Punk get lucky and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis win big

The French electronic duo won Album of the Year and three other awards

Strings attached: Attendance is up but revenues are down

British orchestras are in danger of losing top billing despite rising ticket sales

Funding reductions mean our leading ensembles may have to cut back on the things that give them world status

Who would have thought the PM was a folkie?

It came as a shock last weekend to discover that among my fellow punters at a folk concert back in November 2012 was David Cameron. Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, the Prime Minister slyly hinted at the hipness of his musical tastes by revealing how he and Samantha snuck into a First Aid Kit gig as the Shepherd Bush Empire. Until then, I had flattered myself that I had a cool and recherché appreciation of music, and that hopefully I had avoided the pretentious music so often accompanied by the word “recherché”.

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