Music industry

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Barrett Strong, singer, songwriter and Motown’s first star, dies aged 81
Strong sang on the label’s first hit Money in 1960 and went on to co-write landmark songs including Heard It Through the Grapevine and War

Shaad D'Souza

30, Jan, 2023 @12:50 PM

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Are bands dead? How solo stars took over the charts
Pop was once all about four guys and their instruments. Now that gang mentality has been blown away by tech-savvy individuals

James Tapper

29, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Yung Gravy sued by Rick Astley for ‘theft of voice’
Rapper Yung Gravy’s hit Betty (Get Money) made authorised use of Never Gonna Give You Up’s melody, but lawsuit argues vocal ‘imitation’ was unacceptable

Shaad D'Souza

27, Jan, 2023 @4:52 PM

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Justin Bieber sells rights to his music in deal worth $200m
Singer, 28, sells rights to 291 songs he has released, or had interest in, up until end of 2021

Mark Sweney

24, Jan, 2023 @6:13 PM

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London’s MSG Sphere concert venue comes one step closer to reality
Planning committee to discuss fears project will blight area with light and noise pollution

Joanna Partridge

24, Jan, 2023 @5:34 PM

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Morrissey says Miley Cyrus album exit was nothing to do with his politics
American withdrew after recording guest vocals on the Mancunian’s yet-to-be-released new record

Danya Hajjaji

07, Jan, 2023 @12:25 AM

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Girl group Flo win BBC Sound of 2023
The London trio, who released their debut single Cardboard Box in 2022, beat Fred Again, Nia Archives and Gabriels to the top of the annual poll, which has a good record of predicting breakout success

Shaad D'Souza

05, Jan, 2023 @10:33 AM

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Antitrust target Ticketmaster spends big on lobbying amid woeful 2022
Ticketing debacles involving Taylor Swift and Bad Bunny have led to calls for parent company Live Nation’s stranglehold on live entertainment to be broken

Tom Perkins

03, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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From must-see gigs to VIP tickets: how live events are on course to defy UK cost of living crisis
Strong year predicted for industry amid premium seating boom and despite rise in prices

Mark Sweney

02, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Taylor Swift propels UK vinyl sales past CDs for first time in 35 years
Exclusive: Midnights LP purchases push UK record sales above 5.5m in 2022 in ‘watershed moment’ for vinyl revival

Mark Sweney

27, Dec, 2022 @12:00 PM

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A second woman files sexual assault lawsuit against Atlantic Records executives
Dorothy Carvello has launched a complaint against the label, its parent company Warner Music Group and former execs

Shaad D'Souza

13, Dec, 2022 @3:53 PM

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How a Hello Kitty guitar became the hottest Stratocaster
Novelty guitars emblazoned with the face of the cartoon cat are now changing hands for $1,000 thanks to ‘post-punk irony’

James Tapper

11, Dec, 2022 @11:00 AM

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