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Entertainment Music & Musicians

  • NEW YORK, March 29- A U.S. judge dismissed a lawsuit claiming that the hit CBS comedy "The Big Bang Theory" borrowed lyrics without permission for "Soft Kitty," a song used on several episodes of the show. The lawsuit had been brought in December 2015 by the daughters of Edith Newlin, a New Hampshire nursery school teacher who had written the nearly identical poem "Warm...

  • WASHINGTON, March 27- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a bid by major record labels to revive copyright infringement claims against video-sharing website Vimeo LLC for hosting content that included songs by famed bands such as the Beatles, the Jackson 5 and the Beach Boys without permission. The high court's action was a blow to Vivendi SA's...

  • March 24- Kanye West has settled a lawsuit by a Hungarian rock singer who accused the hip-hop star of sampling one of his best-known works without permission for the 2013 song "New Slaves." A notice that they agreed to dismiss the case was made public on Thursday in Manhattan federal court. Presser had sought at least $2.5 million of damages for copyright...

  • Drake performing

    Drake's latest project More Life was streamed 89.9 million times on Apple Music, breaking the single-day album streams record for every music service.

  • Chuck Berry, vocal-guitar, performs at the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Hague, Netherlands on 14th July 1995.

    St. Charles County, Missouri, police say rock 'n' roll visionary Chuck Berry has died at age 90.

  • *Saudi Arabia says OPEC cuts could be extended. LONDON/ NEW YORK, March 17- Oil prices were largely steady on Friday, and looked set to finish the week with modest gains after losing almost 10 percent last week on concerns that an OPEC production cut was failing to reduce a global supply overhang. Crude traded in a narrow band this week, with Brent and West Texas...

  • *Saudi Arabia says OPEC cuts could be extended. LONDON/ NEW YORK, March 17- Oil prices were largely steady on Friday, and looked set to finish the week with modest gains after losing almost 10 percent last week on concerns that an OPEC production cut was failing to reduce a global supply overhang. Crude traded in a narrow band this week, with Brent and West Texas...

  • Erik Huggers, CEO, Vevo

    Vevo is launching a new co-viewing feature to get listeners on its own platform.

  • Ke$ha performs in London, England.

    The musician is in a high-profile lawsuit against her former producer, which has made her a target for trolls, she told an audience at SXSW

  • NEW YORK, March 14- Paul McCartney, who has waited decades to reclaim ownership of hundreds of the Beatles' songs, should wait a little longer rather than continue his U.S. lawsuit against Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, the defendant said. In a filing on Monday with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, a lawyer for Sony/ATV said the publisher has never challenged the...

  • The deal will help Deezer compete better both in France and abroad with bigger rivals such as Spotify and Apple Music, while it will help Fnac-Darty, which competes with online retail giant Amazon, to improve its offering of music and video streamed online. In January 2016, Deezer raised 100 million euros from shareholders such as French telecoms group Orange...

  • Pandora CEO: We benefit from connectivity tailwind

    Tim Westergren, Pandora CEO and founder, discusses the future for the music streaming service.

  • Pandora CEO: We're solving the ease of use problem of subscription services

    Tim Westergren, Pandora CEO and founder, discusses the launch of its premium streaming service.

  • Adele performs on stage in Cologne, Germany.

    Touts who bulk buy tickets online and resell them for inflated prices will be subject to “unlimited fines” under new plans laid out by U.K. Government.

  • This is the first smart ukulele in the world

    The company says it's like a "real life Guitar Hero" for the ukulele.

  • LONDON, March 7- Oil prices were little changed on Tuesday, trading in a tight range as rising U.S. shale output offset OPEC crude production cuts, with investors seeking clearer direction from upcoming inventory data and comments from senior oil officials. Oil prices have been entrenched in a $3 band since February, failing to take off after OPEC implemented, to a...

  • LONDON, March 7- Oil prices were little changed on Tuesday, trading in a tight range as rising U.S. shale output offset OPEC crude production cuts, with investors seeking clearer direction from upcoming inventory data and comments from senior oil officials. Oil prices have been entrenched in a $3 band since February, failing to take off after OPEC implemented, to a...

  • Gene Simmons shares some investment tips

    As a member of KISS, one of the most iconic rock bands in history, Gene Simmons has managed to invest his money wisely.

  • A Spotify Ltd. logo sits on display as employees work at desktop computers inside the music streaming company's offices in Berlin, Germany, on Friday, June 17, 2016.

    Spotify said on Thursday it has reached 50 million paid subscribers, growing 25 percent in less than six months.

  • March 2- Spotify said on Thursday it has reached 50 million paid subscribers, growing 25 percent in less than six months and extending the Swedish music streaming service's lead over its closest rival, Apple Music. The Stockholm based company announced a major expansion in New York in February. Spotify, one of Europe's most highly valued venture-backed...