Drake ends Sheeran's Billboard 200 reign, smashes streaming record


NEW YORK Drake ended Ed Sheeran's two week reign atop the Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, selling a monster 505,000 copies of his new album "More Life," according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.

Music on the metro - Moscow commuters enjoy live performances

MOSCOW Moscow commuters are getting a taste of live music on their metro journeys as performers turn stations into their stages under an entertainment project in the Russian capital.

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Kanye West settles with Hungarian singer over alleged song theft

Kanye West has settled a lawsuit by a Hungarian rock singer who accused the hip-hop star of sampling one of his best-known works without permission for the 2013 song "New Slaves."

24 Mar 2017

U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear Vimeo music copyright dispute

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a bid by major record labels to revive copyright infringement claims against video-sharing website Vimeo LLC for hosting content that included songs by famed bands such as the Beatles, the Jackson 5 and the Beach Boys without permission.

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Bob Dylan says 'not yearning' for old days in latest cover album

NEW YORK Bob Dylan's new album "Triplicate" explores American standards from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, but the veteran singer-songwriter says that does not mean he is yearning for the past.

24 Mar 2017

Music streaming firm SoundCloud raises $70 million in debt

Music-streaming service SoundCloud Ltd said on Thursday it had raised $70 million in debt from Ares Capital, Kreos Capital and Davidson Technology.

24 Mar 2017

Spice Girl Mel B files for divorce from husband of nearly ten years

LOS ANGELES Spice Girl Melanie 'Mel B' Brown filed for divorce from her husband after nearly 10 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. | Video

22 Mar 2017

Ukraine bars Russia's entry for 2017 Eurovision Song Contest

KIEV Ukraine said on Wednesday it had barred Russia's entry for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest from entering the country, prompting a swift rebuke from Moscow, which called the decision a "cynical and inhuman act".

22 Mar 2017

Singer Jason Derulo discusses acting ambitions at 'Swalla' launch

LOS ANGELES Hip hop artist Jason Derulo has big ambitions to break into movies and television but when it comes to auditions, the singer said they are not his thing. | Video

22 Mar 2017

Swedish singer Zara Larsson seeks to build U.S. fan base

NEW YORK Swedish pop star Zara Larsson may have racked up more than 1 billion streams on music service Spotify within a few days of her new album's release, but the 19-year-old knows she still has some work to do in the United States. | Video

21 Mar 2017

Arun Jaitley paves way for landmark tax reforms

NEW DELHI India's finance minister Arun Jaitley paved the way for landmark tax reforms on Monday, introducing four bills on the goods and services tax (GST) in the lower house of parliament.