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  • NEW YORK— The company behind the Electric Zoo and Tomorrowland music festivals has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. New York- based SFX Entertainment Inc. says, however, that its festivals and events will continue as planned. In the past year, SFX's chairman and CEO Robert Sillerman tried unsuccessfully to buy the company and take it private.

  • WILMINGTON, Del, Feb 1- SFX Entertainment Inc, a promoter of electronic dance music festivals, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday to cut $300 million of debt and seek fresh funding to pay artists and other key vendors. The company has pursued a global roll-up strategy, scooping up promoters and festivals such as Dayglow Productions, known for its paint...

  • Former One Direction singer releases debut single Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 8:48 AM ET
    Zayn Malik of One Direction.

    Zayn Malik, former member of British pop band One Direction, has released his first single as a solo artist.

  • Martin Shkreli goes after rapper Ghostface Killah in vulgar video

    The former drug executive threatens a member of the Wu-Tang Clan in an online video.

  • LONDON, Jan 29- The last classic Land Rover Defender, the 4 x4 known the world over and with famous owners including Queen Elizabeth, rolled off the production line on Friday, 68 years since first being built. Designed originally for farming and agricultural use, the offroader became an iconic British vehicle, popular with celebrities including Beatles singer...

  • A decade of indie music's finest Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 10:54 PM ET
    A decade of indie music's finest

    Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Laneway music festival will be having back-to-back shows from Singapore to Sydney says Matthew Lazarus-Hall, CEO of Chugg Entertainment.

  • This metronome not only lets you hear a rhythm but also feel it

    The Soundbrenner Pulse lets users create, wear, and feel their own rhythms, according to Florian Simmendinger. CEO and co-founder of Soundbrenner,

  • Martin Shkreli slaps down rapper in vulgar video Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 3:31 PM ET
    Martin Shkreli and Rapper Ghostface Killah of the Wu-Tang Clan.

    The rap-fueled beef with Ghostface Killah was recorded while the pharma exec Martin Shkreli is free on $5 million bond.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 21- IHeartRadio, the digital music service for a network of traditional radio stations, announced on Thursday it had more than 80 million registered users in the intensifying fight to court listeners online. While many traditional media companies have seen their businesses upended by the Internet, radio still has vast reach, with more than 90...

  • Sales of Bowie music increase 5,000 percent Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 3:12 PM ET
    A man leaves flowers at a mural of David Bowie in Brixton on Jan. 11, 2016 in London.

    Sales of the late David Bowie's music have increased exponentially since his death on Jan. 10.

  • These headphones blew my mind: Ex-NFL star Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 2:44 PM ET
    Muzik Convertible Headphones

    Money manager and former NFL safety Jack Brewer thinks he just found Twitter's "Trojan Horse" into the hardware sector.

  • LONDON, Jan 20- French music streaming service Deezer said on Wednesday it had raised 100 million euros from shareholders such as French telecoms group Orange and Access Industries, the holding of tycoon Len Blavatnik. Deezer, which competes against Sweden's Spotify and Apple Music, shelved plans in October for a initial public offering that could have...

  • Adele to perform at 2016 Grammys Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 10:55 AM ET

    But she will be among performers taking the stage at the awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Feb. 15, the Recording Academy said in a statement. Adele, who won six Grammys for her 2011 hit album "21," broke opening week sales records in the United States when she returned to recording after a four-year absence with "25." The album has sold more than 7.4 million copies in the...

  • Spotify rival Deezer secures $109M funding Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 10:00 AM ET
    Deezer’s music catalogue

    The French music streaming service plans to intensify its customer acquisition efforts worldwide.

  • Spotify rival, Deezer raises $109M in funding round Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 6:01 AM ET

    Music streaming service Deezer has raised 100 million euros in its latest round of funding, with participation from mobile network operator, Orange.

  • Most marketable musicians Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 5:55 AM ET
    Most marketable musicians

    A new report on live music sponsorship shows Taylor Swift is the most marketable artist among young Americans.

  • AI is an important industry: will.i.am Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 4:50 AM ET
    AI is an important industry: will.i.am

    Musician, will.i.am discusses Davos’ theme of the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”, his view on U.S. politics, and education’s relationship with technology.

  • Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey has died at 67 Tuesday, 19 Jan 2016 | 7:00 AM ET
    Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey has died at 67

    The guitarist's passing was announced by the band's website on Monday night.

  • Eagles co-founder has died at 67 Monday, 18 Jan 2016 | 5:40 PM ET
    Musician Glenn Frey of the Eagles.

    Frey co-founded the Eagles and enjoyed a career at the top of the rock charts with hit songs such as "Hotel California" and "Take It Easy."

  • SoundCloud inks licensing deal with Universal Music Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 11:05 AM ET

    Jan 11- Universal Music Group, a unit of French media conglomerate Vivendi SA and SoundCloud signed a deal on Wednesday that will allow the popular audio-streaming firm to continue playing music owned by the record label. As part of the deal, Universal Music will gain access to Berlin- based SoundCloud's promotional tools, analysis and data to help its recording...