Entertainment Music & Musicians

  • *Hits from Ariana Grande buoy UMG's sales. PARIS, April 15- France's Vivendi said on Monday it was forging ahead with the planned sale of up to 50 percent of its Universal Music Group, as the iconic division boosted the media conglomerate's quarterly revenue. UMG is the world's biggest music labels ahead of Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music, and its soaring...

  • *Hits from Ariana Grande help to buoy UMG's sales. PARIS, April 15- French media conglomerate Vivendi posted higher first-quarter revenue on Monday, and said it was forging ahead with the planned sale of up to 50 percent of its UMG music arm. UMG's revenues rose 22.9 percent from last year to 1.5 billion euros, helped by chart-topping songs from U.S. pop star Ariana...

  • *Hits from Ariana Grande help to buoy UMG's sales. PARIS, April 15- French media conglomerate Vivendi posted higher first-quarter revenue on Monday, and said it was forging ahead with the planned sale of up to 50 percent of its UMG music arm. UMG's revenues rose 22.9 percent from last year to 1.5 billion euros, helped by chart-topping songs from U.S. pop singer Ariana...

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    President Donald Trump's latest 2020 campaign video has been removed from his Twitter page after Warner Bros. announced it would take legal action over the unauthorized use of music in the clip.

  • Singer/songwriter Taylor Swift attends the 2018 Billboard Music Awards 2018 at the MGM Grand Resort International on May 20, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Music superstar Taylor Swift says the efforts of a Tennessee LGBTQ advocacy group to fight a handful of contentious bills moving inside the state's Republican-controlled General Assembly inspired her to make a sizeable donation.

  • BERLIN, April 4- Adidas has teamed up with singer Beyonce and will relaunch her Ivy Park brand, as it aims to attract more female consumers after rival Puma's deal with Rihanna helped boost sales. Adidas, which also has a partnership with Kanye West, said on Thursday it will work with Beyonce on creating performance and lifestyle products, including signature...

  • Peloton to remove classes with songs identified in copyright suit

    CNBC's Diana Olick discusses breaking news from Peloton's CEO that the company will remove classes that feature songs identified in a copyright lawsuit by music publishers.

  • The logos of QQ Music, Kugou and Kuwo are seen on the screen of an iPhone on June 12, 2018 in Paris, France. QQ Music, Kugou and Kuwo are the three streaming Chinese music services owned by Tencent. 

    Chinese streaming firm Tencent Music delivered its first earnings report as a public company, meeting market expectations but exposing soaring licence and content production costs.

  • The man behind the Peloton lawsuit explains

    David Israelite, National Music Publisher's Association CEO and the man behind the Peloton lawsuit, joins 'Closing Bell' to discuss why music publishers are suing the bike equipment company.

  • Lady Gaga won 3 awards at the 61st Annual Grammys

    Music publishers are suing Peloton after the maker of video-streaming exercise bikes allegedly used more than 1,000 musical works without permission.

  • Seungri, formerly a member of South Korean boy band Big Bang, is seen arriving at a Seoul police station on March 14, 2019.

    Two sex scandals that rocked the South Korean music world have crushed the country's entertainment stocks as police investigate the involvement of celebrities in sexual harassment allegations.

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at the Anti-Defamation League's "Never is Now" summit in New York City, December 3, 2018

    Apple said Spotify is seeking all the benefits of a free app, without being free.

  • A trading post sports the Spotify logo on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

    Spotify has filed a complaint with EU antitrust regulators against Apple, saying the iPhone maker unfairly limits rivals to its own Apple Music streaming service.

  • Michael Jackson performing in 2002.

    Radio stations in Canada, New Zealand and Australia are removing Michael Jackson songs from their playlists after two men alleged in a new documentary that the late singer abused them.

  • Feb 27- Spotify, the world's most popular paid music streaming service, launched in India on Tuesday, stepping into a price-sensitive market crowded by well-funded local players like JioSaavn and Apple Music. The same plans in the United States start at $9.99, $11.37 in France and $13.30 in the United Kingdom. About 96 percent of consumers in India and China...

  • MILAN, Feb 21- Italian luxury label Prada added a touch of romance to Milan Fashion Week on Thursday with a winter collection looking at both sides of a love story. Designer Miuccia Prada, considered a fashion trailblazer in the industry, looked at fear and fairy tale in romance, contrasting both in her looks, in her use of materials as well as in the music chosen for...

  • Jussie Smollett attends the Thurgood Marshall College Fund gala on Oct. 23, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Smollett is charged with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false report with the Chicago Police Department on Jan. 29.

  • Michael Stipe and Mike Mills attend the 25th anniversary of REM's album 'Out Of Time' album at Borderline on November 18, 2016 in London, England.

    The clip, which was first posted by another Twitter user and runs more than two minutes in length, plays audio from R.E.M.'s early-'90s hit single "Everybody Hurts" over excerpts from Trump's Feb. 5 State of the Union address.

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    Richard Branson is organizing a concert to raise funds for a humanitarian aid effort for crisis-stricken Venezuela to be held in the Colombian border city of Cucuta next week, the British billionaire said in a video on social media.

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 11- The U.S. television audience for Sunday's Grammy Awards show on CBS rose slightly to 19.9 million viewers, Nielsen ratings data showed on Monday. That was ahead of the 19.8 million television viewers who tuned in last year for the highest honors in the U.S. music industry. Sunday's 3-1/ 2- hour show saw country singer Kacey Musgraves take home the...