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Taylor Swift face a jury trial over accusations that she plagiarised the lyrics for Shake It Off from another song from the band 3LW’s. In the 2001 hit Playas Gon’ Play, Swift is seen to copy the lines “players gonna play” and “haters gonna hate”. A US judge refused the pop superstar’s request to dismiss [...]
Adele announced this afternoon that all fans would need to be double jabbed and proof of a negative COVID-19 test before attending her upcoming Las Vegas shows.
The Weeknd is the most-viewed artist in the UK (94.3m views), followed by Little Mix (93.7m views), according to data released today by Vevo, the world’s leading music video network.
Rare interviews with The Beatles have been made into NFTs (non-fungible tokens) and are now up for online auction.
Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art, or so said Claude Debussy in his approach to composition. For Labour MP, Kevin Brennan, a love of music and rules for art is at the heart of his fight against streaming companies, which he claims don’t pay artists fairly. His private member’s [...]
Spotify has today unveiled its annual 2021 Wrapped campaign and personalised user experience for more than 381 million users worldwide, unveiling the top artists, albums, songs, playlists and podcasts. With more than 9.1 billion streams this year on Spotify, Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny is the most-streamed artist of 2021. The second most-streamed artist – and most streamed female artist of the year [...]
The Brit Awards has confirmed today that it will get rid of gender-specific categories in its annual celebration.
Independent and major labels trade association British Phonographic Industry (BPI) announces its latest round of Music Export Growth Scheme (MEGS) funding, which will support 20 independent UK artists as they look to grow their international profile.
Gary Barlow, Alesha Dixon, Dawn French and Craig David have been announced as the new judging panel for Simon Cowell’s new ITV musical game show, Walk The Line. Television presenter Maya Jama has also been confirmed as the host of the show, and it will see one music act win £500,000. It will be produced [...]
Social media giant Snap agrees new deal with Sony Music to allow artists' music to feature on its library of filters.
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