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Jimmy Iovine launched Interscope Records and Beats headphones before joining Apple Music Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine says streaming services are too similar – and need to diversify to survive. “The streaming services are all charging $9.99 and everyone has the same music,” he told the BBC. “And it’s really nice. You get whatever song […]

Rodgers has worked with everyone from Madonna and David Bowie to Daft Punk and Craig David Nile Rodgers is to take up a new role at Abbey Road Studios – home to some of the most revered albums of all time. The disco legend will be the studio’s chief creative advisor – nurturing new talent, […]

BBC Radio 6 Music is a digital station The BBC says it wants to keep FM radio for the foreseeable future rather than switch over entirely to digital. BBC director of radio and music Bob Shennan said that “audiences want choice”. “We need to do more in the UK before we consider a switchover and […]

Hip-hop legend Dr Dre made a rare on-stage appearance in London on Tuesday, alongside his protege, Anderson .Paak. The NWA founder sent the crowd wild, playing two of his biggest hits, Still D.R.E. and The Next Episode. It was his first UK performance since 2014, when he joined Eminem for his dates at Wembley Stadium. […]

Amazon’s Alexa director Daren Gill has called voice “the next great interface” For the last four weeks, I’ve been living in an Orwellian nightmare. One in which I have to watch every word I say because “they” are always listening. And by “they”, I mean Alexa, Siri and Google. It seemed like a good idea […]

  When you picture Stormzy in the studio, you probably don’t imagine his chief collaborator to be a 47-year-old dad from rural Buckinghamshire. But record producer Fraser T Smith is one of the star’s closest confidants, helping him create Gang Signs & Prayer in almost complete secrecy last year. It followed his work with acts […]

Dennis Edwards was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 Dennis Edwards, who performed as lead singer for the Motown group the Temptations, has died at aged 74. He died in Chicago, his family told CBS News. They did not disclose the cause of death. Edwards joined the Temptations in 1968 […]

Bruno Mars won six Grammys in total – including the top three prizes   Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar stole the show, and most of the awards, at the 2018 Grammys. Mars provided the night’s big upset, taking the album of the year trophy that most critics assumed would go to Lamar’s rap tour de […]

Mobile devices were locked away in special pouches on Chris Rock’s Total Blackout Tour   Comedian Chris Rock has divided opinion after banning mobile phones on his tour. Fans attending his Total Blackout tour had their devices locked away in special pouches – Rock is said to consider them “a major intrusion” on his performance. […]

The producer of La La Land was giving an acceptance speech, before the ACTUAL winner of the Best Picture award was announced   You may remember the famous moment at the Oscars last year, when the wrong film was announced as the winner of the biggest prize of the night. The presenters of the award […]


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