Rihanna is the world richest female musician with £471m fortune

According to Forbes’ annual Rich List, Rihanna is the richest female musician in the world with an estimated fortune of $600, ( £471m) with the majority of that coming from her Fenty Beauty range. She’s overtaken Madonna and Beyonce, who previously topped the list. The 31- year-old has been putting her efforts into her beauty,…

EMI laid bare in all its hubris and glory

  For decades record companies used people’s desire for a tune as licence to print money were facing catastrophe. In April the IFPI – the global body of the recording industry –released its latest annual Global Music Report. For the consecutive year, revenues were up to total of $19.1bn from a low of $14.3bn in…

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”.…

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…

Justin Bieber Number one

Justin Bieber tops the official singles chart in UK by seeing off all his rivals to spend a third non-consecutive week. The star’s latest track What Do You Mean is back at Number 1 after being dethroned by the Jackson 5- sampling track actually knocked Justin off Number 1 for one week before Bieber returned…