Music industry

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Prince estate valued at $156.4m at end of long legal battle
Remaining heirs and publishing company Primary Wave settle case with US tax agency, with estate valued at twice original appraisal

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

17, Jan, 2022 @10:09 AM

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UK spends a record £9.7bn on home entertainment in 2021
Fuelled by continuing growth in streaming, 4.6% increase defies expectation of fall after bumper 2020

Mark Sweney

06, Jan, 2022 @6:01 AM

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Adele and Sheeran top sales charts but UK is buoyed in 2021 by Abba and Queen
BPI data shows ‘heritage acts’ Elton John and Fleetwood Mac also had top 10 albums

Rupert Jones

04, Jan, 2022 @12:01 AM

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David Bowie: publishing rights to song catalogue sold for $250m
Warner Music Group deal for songwriting adds to company’s recent acquisition of Bowie’s recorded music

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

03, Jan, 2022 @3:06 PM

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Sir Cliff Richard is still king of the music calendar charts
The 81-year-old singer beat Elvis, Harry Styles and Kylie Minogue but is no longer in the top 10 for overall sales

30, Dec, 2021 @1:10 PM

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Vinyl turns tables as UK sales take highest market share since 1990
BPI estimates more than 5m vinyl albums already sold in 2021, the 14th consecutive year of growth

Damien Gayle

29, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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‘It’s been annihilated’: businesses hard hit by plan B falloff in trade
From pubs to hair salons, calls for more financial support as owners blame mixed Covid messages

Rob Davies, Jessica Murray and Mark Brown

16, Dec, 2021 @6:30 PM

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Music industry unites to pledge net-zero emissions by 2050
Major labels Sony, Universal and Warner join independents signing up to climate schemes that guide companies toward cleaner futures

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

14, Dec, 2021 @7:01 AM

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Bands and DJs count the costs as UK fans fail to show up for gigs
Artists are having to bump up the guest list to fill venues as growing numbers of ticket-holders drop out

Tess Reidy

12, Dec, 2021 @11:11 AM

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The duo behind TV’s catchiest jingles: ‘Only a few people on Mumsnet know who we are – we like it that way!’
Banks and Wag went from playing stadiums to writing hit TV music, from Go Jetters to The X Factor. So what’s the secret to making a CBeebies earworm?

Deborah Linton

11, Dec, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Taylor Swift to face plagiarism trial over Shake It Off lyrics
Though the lawsuit was originally dismissed in 2018, a successful appeal by the plaintiffs means the pop star will face a jury trial

Laura Snapes

10, Dec, 2021 @2:24 PM

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Rockin’ around the Christmas streams: why festive music is bigger than ever
As they chase a wildly lucrative market with their new Christmas albums, Gary Barlow, Jamie Cullum, Leona Lewis and more explain the financial – and emotional – pull of a seasonal hit

Michael Hann

10, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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