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Sports Direct's Ashley in talks for music retailer HMV: Sky

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LONDON Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley is in talks to rescue music retailer HMV from administration, Sky News reported on Sunday, saying he had held talks with music and industry suppliers to the business.

Sony's RCA parts ways with R. Kelly after abuse uproar: media reports

LOS ANGELES R. Kelly has parted ways with his Sony Music-owned RCA record label, Billboard magazine, Variety and the New York Times reported on Friday, and he no longer appears on the roster of artists on RCA's website. | Video

18 Jan 2019

Singer Mariah Carey sues former executive assistant

NEW YORK Singer Mariah Carey on Wednesday sued her former assistant for breaking a nondisclosure agreement, negligence and theft, according to court documents. | Video

People, 16 Jan 2019

Global blockchain unicorn Bitfury launches music business

NEW YORK Global blockchain company The Bitfury Group, valued recently at $1 billion, announced on Wednesday the launch of a music and entertainment division that will create an open-source music platform secured by the bitcoin blockchain.

16 Jan 2019

Spike Lee joins The Killers for protest video over Trump's planned wall

LONDON Rockers The Killers have teamed up with film director Spike Lee to make the music video for their latest song, "Land Of The Free", a protest against President Donald Trump's planned wall on the U.S.-Mexican border. | Video

15 Jan 2019

Verizon deepens ties with Apple, offers free Apple Music to some U.S. customers

Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it will include free Apple Music subscriptions in some of its top-tier U.S. data plans, deepening its ties with the iPhone maker.

Tech, 16 Jan 2019

Norway police probe Jay-Z's Tidal over listening numbers

OSLO Reuters) - Norwegian police said on Monday they were investigating allegations that some listening numbers at Tidal Music, owned by Jay-Z, Beyonce and other stars, were artificially inflated.

14 Jan 2019

Maroon 5 to play Super Bowl halftime show

Pop band Maroon 5 will provide the halftime entertainment at next month's Super Bowl in Atlanta in a show that will also feature rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi, the National Football League said on Sunday.

13 Jan 2019

Anne-Marie, Dua Lipa and George Ezra among BRIT Awards nominees

LONDON Singers Anne-Marie, Dua Lipa, Jess Glynne and George Ezra are among the nominees for next month's BRIT Awards, Britain's annual pop music honors, in a list dominated by young talent. | Video

12 Jan 2019

Lady Gaga says won't work again with singer R.Kelly

LOS ANGELES Lady Gaga has vowed to remove a duet she recorded with R&B singer R.Kelly from streaming services and never collaborate with him again. | Video

People, 10 Jan 2019