Montreux Jazz Festival celebrates 50th edition


MONTREUX, Switzerland The Montreux Jazz Festival kicked off its 50th birthday edition on Thursday night, marking its half-century with a nod to its origins.

Kanye West stirs up controversy with nude celebrities in 'Famous'

LOS ANGELES Rapper Kanye West set tongues wagging on Monday with his latest music video that features nude portrayals of high profile celebrities including pop singer Taylor Swift, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump and comedian Bill Cosby. | Video

28 Jun 2016

Cuban hip hop group Orishas reunite with ode to island

HAVANA Reuniting after a seven-year hiatus, Cuban emigre hip hop group Orishas are also returning to their roots with a new single celebrating their "Cuba Isla Bella" and say they hope to launch their fourth studio album within a year. | Video

29 Jun 2016

Isle of MTV celebrates a decade on Malta

VALETTA, Malta - - Wiz Khalifa, Steve Aoki, Jess Glynne and Clean Bandit took to the stage at an annual open air MTV show in Malta on Tuesday, drawing tens of thousands of music fans. | Video

29 Jun 2016

A very British, and muddy, Glastonbury wraps up for another year

GLASTONBURY, England As weary Glastonbury fans extricated their tents and cars from the ankle-deep mud on Monday morning, they could at least bathe in the glow of a “Best of British” music festival that did something to dispel their gloom at seeing fellow Britons vote to leave the EU.

28 Jun 2016

EU regulators to decide on Sony's Michael Jackson deal by Aug. 1

BRUSSELS - EU antitrust authorities will rule by Aug. 1 whether to allow Sony Corp to buy out the Michael Jackson estate's stake in its music publishing joint venture, a move which rivals such as Warner Music Group say gives Sony too much power.

27 Jun 2016

Drake's 'Views' holds on to Billboard top spot for eighth week

LOS ANGELES Streaming activity kept Canadian R&B singer Drake on top of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday for an eighth consecutive week, holding off the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

27 Jun 2016

Roster of top stars honor Prince at annual BET awards

Stars paid tribute to the late singer Prince at Sunday's Black Entertainment Television awards in a series of performances honoring the late singer, while veteran actor Samuel L. Jackson was honored for lifetime achievement.

27 Jun 2016

Chile ex-Army officer found liable in 1973 death of singer Victor Jara

An army lieutenant under late Chilean strongman Augusto Pinochet was found liable by a Florida jury on Monday for the 1973 torture and killing of popular folk singer Victor Jara and ordered to pay $28 million in damages, attorneys for the victim's family said.

28 Jun 2016

Muddy Glastonbury mourns Brexit but awaits British pride, Adele

GLASTONBURY, England Mud-covered revelers at Britain's Glastonbury festival were in high spirits as the second day of music got under way on Saturday, with British star Adele's performance keenly awaited though many were still mourning Britain's vote to leave the European Union. | Video

26 Jun 2016

India's $4 smartphone rings alarm bell on workers' conditions, campaigners say

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Indian makers of a $4 smartphone hope its low price will allow millions of the poorest people to own a mobile phone in a market with only 10 percent penetration.