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  • Adele Triumphs at Grammys With Six Wins Sunday, 12 Feb 2012 | 11:40 PM ET
    Singer Adele performs onstage at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

    Soul singer Adele triumphed in her return to music's stage on Sunday, scooping up six Grammys and winning every category in which she was nominated including album of the year for "21" and best record with "Rolling In the Deep."

  • Sony to Set Plans for Whitney Houston Catalog Sunday, 12 Feb 2012 | 10:42 PM ET
    Whitney Houston

    Sony Music executives will meet this week in New York to determine a strategy for marketing the nine albums, soundtracks and compilations that feature Whitney Houston, the pop singer who died on Saturday at age 48, according to two people familiar with the plans.

  • Pop Queen Whitney Houston Dies on Eve of Grammys Sunday, 12 Feb 2012 | 1:50 PM ET
    Whitney Houston

    A year ago, Clive Davis' glittery pre-Grammy showcase was winding down after electric performances from Mumford & Sons, Jennifer Hudson and others when the grandest name of all, Whitney Houston, walked on stage to close the evening with what promised to be a show-stopping tribute to her famous cousin, Dionne Warwick.

  • Whitney Houston, Superstar of Records, Films, Dies Saturday, 11 Feb 2012 | 9:55 PM ET
    Whitney Houston

    Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48.

  • Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac perform on stage.

    A generation of music lovers is getting ripped off. That's the feeling among audiophiles including Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac, who say that MP3 compression has ruined the music. In some cases, it’s ruining your ears.

  • Murdoch’s Trusted Outsider Takes a Larger Role Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 5:31 AM ET
    Chase Carey, Deputy Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of News Corporation.

    Last August, as News Corporation scrambled to contain a phone-hacking scandal at its British newspaper unit, Chase Carey, the company’s president and chief operating officer, proposed an idea to his boss, Rupert Murdoch: buy back $5 billion worth of stock, the New York Times reports.

  • Why Hollywood Wants SOPA Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 3:42 PM ET
    The Wikipedia website has shut down its English language service for 24 hours in protest over the US anti-piracy laws.

    There’s been a ton of attention today to the massive to the anti-piracy Stop Online Piracy Act  - But few have explained why EVERY SINGLE media giant supports the bill and why they’re desperate to fight piracy.

  • Music Sales: Rising from the Ashes? Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 4:29 PM ET
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    Reports of the death of the music industry have been greatly exaggerated. After years of decline, total album sales (both physical and digital) were up 1.3 percent last year.

  • Celebrity Insured Body Parts Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 12:05 PM ET
    Athletes and celebrities depend on their physical prowess and appearance to earn their livelihoods, and some will go to great lengths to secure it. Though it may seem outrageous to many, these stars have shelled out big money for insurance policies on the assets that have been the benchmarks of their success: their bodies themselves.Taking out a policy on a body part, although rare, has been around for decades. During the 1920s, silent-film clown Ben Turpin, who was known for his crossed eyes, t

    Who are some athletes and celebrities who have taken out insurance policies to cover their assets? FInd out!

  • The 12 Days Of Horrible Christmas Songs Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 11:51 AM ET
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    Not sick of holiday music yet? This will seal the deal. I've compiled a list of the worst songs of the holidays.

  • Divorced Couples Who Worked Together Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 2:57 PM ET
    When a couple divorces, it’s rarely as simple as one person packing a suitcase and sleeping on a friend’s couch. Lawyers are hired, assets are divided and child custody is negotiated. A painful process, to be sure, but those enduring it can sometimes escape at work, an oasis of distraction where personal problems can be ignored for eight hours a day.This is not an option when a divorced couple works together. As stressful as this situation likely is, some divorced couples roll up their sleeves,

    Divorced couples sometimes have to see each other at work. Some share ownership of a business but communicate only through lawyers and underlings. Others go on 300-day international stadium tours together.

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    The euro slips on credit warnings, and Metallica rocks currencies — it's time for your FX Fix.

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    Selection to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame can be a boon for a musician’s career. But the lobbying for votes can become intense, the New York Times reports.

  • Spotify Wants to be The Platform for All Things Music Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011 | 2:52 PM ET
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    The service wants to be the destination for all things music, pitting it against Apple's iTunes, Google's new music store and Amazon's MP3 store.

  • Thanksgiving Weekend Bountiful for Auto Sales Friday, 25 Nov 2011 | 10:31 AM ET

    What happens when you combine mild weather with pent up auto demand and a decent inventory of 2011 models? A strong weekend for auto sales.

  • J-Lo's Fiat Flap Much Ado About Nothing Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 | 10:22 AM ET
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    In the world of car ads, the latest hub bub over the Fiat ads featuring J-Lo is perhaps the biggest non-story getting lots of attention.

  • May-December Celebrity Divorces Friday, 18 Nov 2011 | 4:12 PM ET
    On Nov. 17, 2011, after six years of marriage, celebrity couple Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher . The pair had made headlines when they first emerged as a couple, and very few of those headlines ran without pointing out the 16-year age difference between the two of them.The age gap between Moore and Kutcher made their union a classic May-December romance, and the list of celebrities who have engaged in such unions is long. Almost as long, however, is the list of such couples who couldn’t keep thei

    Divorce lawyers have full coffers thanks to the dissolution of celebrity unions. What are some notable May-December celebrity divorces?

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    On Wednesday afternoon Google will finally launch its long-awaited music store at an event in Los Angeles.

  • The Top 10 Smooth Jams of Silvio Berlusconi Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 3:48 PM ET
    Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi

    Don't worry about Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi — if this whole politics thing doesn't work out, he's always got a career as a singer to fall back on!

  • "Even though MTV made many strategic mistakes during the book’s span, from its 1981 launch through its first decade, they were still, at every turn, smarter than the record labels, whose relationship with MTV passed through four distinct phases, all of them unwise," writes the co-author of the new book, "I Want My MTV."