Spotify launched streaming service for 1.3bn people in India

Despite a court deferred judgement on Warner Music Group’s attempt to block the streaming service in the market of 1.3bn people, Spotify launched in India yesterday. One of the three big record labels, Warner Music went to High Court of Mumbai to seek an injunction to prevent Spotify from using its music in the country…

Brit Awards 2019

Brit awards 2019 at the O2 arena The 1975 took the album of the Year, George Ezra won best male and Jorja Smith grabbed best female. Littlemix won the best video, Drake won the best male international solo artist and Ariana Grande won the best female international solo artist, Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa –…

Sunrise records buys collapsed HMV

Canadian firm Sunrise Records has bought 100 stores, securing 1487 jobs, the collapsed music chain HMV, beating competition from Sport Direct owner Mike Ashley. But 27 stores will close, resulting in 455 redundancies. Sunrise Records CEO Doug Putman, said he was “ delighted to acquire the most iconic music and entertainment business in the UK”.…

Elvis and his mother Gladys

In Graceland, Bethan Roberts’s fictionalised recreation of the early life of Elvis Presley, and his close relationship with his mother Gladys.   At 22, 1957, Elvis already a huge star is called up for his military service, the novel looks into the performer’s chaotic   childhood with several chapters filled with grownup dilemas concerning show business,…

HMV files for administration, with 2000 job losses

This Christmas HMV has fallen victim slump in sales on the UK high street and customer changing habits including music streaming, and is filing for administration for the second time in six years, as shopper footfall dropped 3.1 per cent on Boxing Day compared with last year. His Master’s Voice, started trading in 1921, has…

Cheryl’s makes a comeback

Cheryl Cole took to the stage by making her big X Factor comeback on Sunday night and performed her new single Love Made Me Do It, which entered the official top 40 at 19. The 35-year-old Geordie star who  chalked up five solo No. 1s in the past, was a guest performer on The X…

Aretha Franklin: “Queen of Soul” has died aged 76

Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul” famous for hits like “Respect” and “Think”, has died in Detroit at the age of 76. The singer who won 18 Grammys and had 17 top ten US chart hits over a music career spanning 7 decades was diagnosed with cancer in 2010 and announced last year she was…

MADONNA IS SIXTY TODAY! – A MILESTONE BIRTHDAY! 16th August 2018

With initial songs starting with Holiday and closely followed by Like a Virgin, Madonna has been known to have said “Losing my virginity was a career move”. Brandishing as a sales weapon overt and unblushing sexuality and sassy outfits displaying a well-honed figure and with a face expertly made up by top makeup artists, Madonna…