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  • Ed Sheeran leads Spotify's top young artists Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 8:03 AM ET

    NEW YORK— British singer Ed Sheeran topped Spotify's list of the top 25 most influential artists under the age of 25 as the company's most streamed artist of 2014.. In the list released Tuesday by the music streaming service, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith, Miley Cyrus and One Direction rounded out the top five young artists. Pop music dominated with artists like Demi...

  • MANILA, Philippines— Music hit maker David Foster said Monday he's always on the lookout for fresh talent, and Asia seems to have a lot of it. Foster is in Manila for the "HITMAN: David and Friends" Asia tour concert on Tuesday with Natalie Cole, Boyz II Men, Ruben Studdard, Filipino singer Charice Pempengco and new Filipino talent Mark Mabasa. "It's not that I'm...

  • MECHANIC FALLS, Maine— A concert at a Maine farm that was the scene of a hayride fatality last fall was cut short by a power outage. WCSH6 television reports that the event at Harvest Hill Farm in Mechanic Falls had been billed as a "healing event" from two tragedies. The featured band— Jack Russell's Great White— was onstage at a Rhode Island nightclub 12 years ago when a...

  • The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store Friday, 14 Aug 2015 | 3:56 PM ET

    4. Lean On, Major Lazer. 6. Fight Song, Rachel Platten. 9. Good for You, Selena Gomez.

  • SFX says deal to sell company to its chairman is off Friday, 14 Aug 2015 | 2:42 PM ET

    NEW YORK— SFX Entertainment said Friday that a deal to sell the music-festival promoter to its chairman and CEO is off, although it said Robert Sillerman is still interested in buying the company at a lower price and there is another potential buyer. Sillerman, who is also SFX's largest shareholder, had agreed to take the company private in late May in a deal that...

  • Obama releases music playlists on Spotify Friday, 14 Aug 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    CHILMARK, Mass.— By day, President Barack Obama enjoys the music of such artists as Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and the Bobs— Dylan and Marley. When the sun starts to set, his tastes shift to the mellifluous sounds of Al Green, Frank Sinatra, Beyonce, John Coltrane, Billie Holiday and others. Obama on Friday tweeted links to his daytime and evening...

  • What Obama's jamming out to this summer Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 4:07 PM ET
    President Barack Obama playlist

    Presidential playlists! Check out what President Obama is jamming out to — and reading — this summer on Martha's Vineyard.

  • Beckham backs live streaming, Myeye app Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    Beckham backs live streaming, Myeye app

    Paul Kavanagh, co-founder at Patronus Partners, explains why MyEye is geared towards star personalities and how it differs from other live streaming platforms.

  • Music boosts recovery from surgery, reduces pain Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    *Music lessens need for pain medication. LONDON, Aug 13- Listening to music before, during and after surgery reduces patients' pain, eases anxiety and lessens the need for painkillers, British scientists said on Thursday. "Music is a non-invasive, safe, cheap intervention that should be available to everyone undergoing surgery," said Catherine Meads from Brunel...

  • Who killed the music industry? Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Smoking Gun

    These three culprits are guilty of taking down the music industry as we know it, says author and music producer Kabir Sehgal.

  • The song is over for Columbia House Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    The song is over for Columbia House

    Parent of Columbia House files for bankruptcy protection.

  • A new way to order tickets for live music Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 3:45 AM ET
    A new way to order tickets for live music

    Phil Hutcheon, founder and CEO of DICE, explains how his company is attempting to innovate ticket booking.

  • District Judge Alvin Hellerstein in Manhattan, dismissing the copyright infringement case against Sony/ ATV Latin and Sony/ ATV Discos. The judge found the Sony units liable for distributing the infringing songs. New York- based Mayimba Music, which owns the rights to Arias' work, sued Sony in 2012..

  • District Judge Alvin Hellerstein in Manhattan, dismissing the copyright infringement case against Sony/ ATV Latin and Sony/ ATV Discos. New York- based Mayimba Music, which owns the rights to Arias' work, sued Sony in 2012.. Sony's attorney, Barry Slotnick, said, "We're very pleased and gratified on behalf of Sony and the real writers, El Cata and Shakira.

  • Get out your blue suede shoes! Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Get out your blue suede shoes!

    It's Elvis Week. Graceland and America commemorate the life and 38th anniversary of the death of "The King of Rock and Roll."

  • Taylor Swift logo stirs up controversy in China Friday, 7 Aug 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Taylor Swift logo stirs up controversy in China

    Taylor Swift's "TS 1989" logo could be misinterpreted as her merchandise goes on sale in China. The Tiananmen Square massacre took place on June 4, 1989.

  • Spare Times for Aug. 7-13 Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 | 7:12 PM ET

    American Museum of Natural History:‘ Countdown to Zero’ Smallpox is the only human disease to have been eradicated, but what about Guinea worm, polio, malaria and others? Brooklyn Historical Society:‘ Mapping Brooklyn’ This exhibition, presented with BRIC House, features artworks that incorporate themes of mapping and cartography from historical maps.

  • Apple Music: Do users like it? Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 | 1:58 PM ET
    Apple Music: Do users like it?

    Apple says there are 11 million trial members who have signed up for Apple Music. CNBC's Josh Lipton has the details.

  • Stolen Stradivarius is recovered after 35 years Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 | 9:12 AM ET
    This handout photo provided by the FBI New York shows The Ames Stradivarius which was recovered by the FBI in June.

    A Stradivarius violin stolen from renowned violinist Roman Totenberg after a performance in 1980 has been recovered.

  • Apple Music hooks 11M members; App Store at record Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 | 5:44 AM ET
    Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue (R) greets Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) during the Apple WWDC on June 8, 2015 in San Francisco, California.

    One month after unveiling its new streaming music service, Apple has locked in 11 million trial members, company executives tell USA TODAY.