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Rihanna turns down Super Bowl show, backs Kaepernick

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LOS ANGELES Pop superstar Rihanna declined an offer to perform at a Super Bowl halftime show because she supported former National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his protest against racial injustice, according to media reports.

Spotify takes minor stake in music distributor DistroKid

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO Music streaming service Spotify said on Wednesday it had taken a stake in DistroKid, a distribution service that allows recording artists to upload music across online stores and streaming platforms including Spotify's biggest rival, Apple Music.

Tech, Deals 17 Oct 2018

Singer Buble says life changed after son's cancer diagnosis

LOS ANGELES Singer Michael Buble, who releases his new album "Love" next month, has spoken about putting his career on hold after his son Noah was diagnosed with liver cancer. | Video

17 Oct 2018

'After The Screaming Stops' films reunion of 1980s band Bros

LONDON Last year, 1980s British pop band Bros took to the stage for the first time in more than 25 years, since singing twins Matt and Luke Goss went their separate ways. | Video

18 Oct 2018

Noel Gallagher scoops two prizes at music Q Awards

LONDON British rocker Noel Gallagher triumphed at the Q Awards in London on Wednesday, scooping two prizes at the annual ceremony hosted by UK music magazine Q. | Video

18 Oct 2018

EU regulators ask Sony's rivals and users how it might use power after EMI deal

BRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators reviewing Sony Corp's $2.3 billion bid for EMI are asking rivals and users whether they think the Japanese group would use its greater market power to win better terms in digital media deals.

Japan, Tech 16 Oct 2018

Apple buys music analytics company Asaii: Axios

Apple Inc has acquired music analytics start-up Asaii, Axios reported on Sunday, citing sources, in a bid to strengthen content recommendations to its music users.

Deals 15 Oct 2018

Lindsey Buckingham sues Fleetwood Mac after being axed from tour

LOS ANGELES Guitarist Lindsey Buckingham has sued his former Fleetwood Mac bandmates, accusing them of breach of contract for cutting him out of their North American tour and the millions of dollars he would have earned from it.

12 Oct 2018

Singer Amy Winehouse to return to the stage as a hologram

Fans of late British singer Amy Winehouse, whose untimely death in 2011 at age 27 shook the music world, will be able to see her on concert stages again in the form of a hologram, her father told Reuters. | Video

11 Oct 2018

Taylor Swift sets new American Music Award record, urges people to vote

LOS ANGELES Taylor Swift, straight off a controversial dive into U.S. politics, was the big winner at the American Music Awards on Tuesday where she used her platform to again urge her fans to get out and vote. | Video

12 Oct 2018