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  • NEW YORK, Feb 9- The copyright to the world's most popular song, "Happy Birthday to You," has been in dispute for decades, but if an agreement by Warner/ Chappel Music to pay $14 million to end a lawsuit over the song is approved by a U.S. court, it will be free for all to use as they please. A group of artists and filmmakers filed a class action lawsuit in 2013 against...

  • LOS ANGELES— Music publisher Warner/ Chappell Music will return $14 million in fees to settle a lawsuit that challenges its claim to "Happy Birthday," one of the world's best-known songs. The Los Angeles Times cites court documents released Monday that outline terms of a settlement reached in December. Information from: Los Angeles Times,...

  • Red Lobster sales jump following a Beyoncé mention Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 6:55 AM ET
    Red Lobster sales jump following a Beyoncé mention

    Sales for the weekend went up by 33%.

  • Red Lobster feels the power of Beyonce Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 6:24 PM ET
    Beyonce performs during Super Bowl 50 between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on February 7, 2016.

    Beyonce's newest song "Formation" is doing more than racking up views on YouTube. It's increasing traffic at Red Lobster.

  • L.A. Reid at post 9 Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 5:11 PM ET
    L.A. Reid at post 9

    Antonio 'LA' Reid, Epic Records Chairman and CEO, joins Closing Bell to discuss his experiences as a producer in the era of music streaming.

  • Glu pops 26% on Taylor Swift game deal Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 4:47 PM ET
    Taylor Swift

    Glu revealed on Wednesday that it will produce a game featuring Taylor Swift, due out later this year, causing the stock to skyrocket.

  • Adele asks Trump to stop using her music Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 6:10 AM ET
    Adele asks Trump to stop using her music

    The British singer and songwriter doesn't want to get involved in American politics.

  • Adele to Trump: Please don't use my music Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 5:39 PM ET
    Adele performs on stage in Cologne, Germany.

    Adele is the latest musician to ask Donald Trump not to use her music during campaign rallies.

  • 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...