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  For all the reports of trouble in their marriage, Beyonce and Jay-Z’s joint On The Run II tour, which opened in Cardiff on Wednesday, was a two-and-half hour display of affection. As they raced through more than 40 hits – from Crazy In Love to 99 Problems – the couple flirted, teased and held […]

Ali Campbell (left) with his UB40 bandmates Astro and Mickey Virtue “I’m a reggae anorak,” says Ali Campbell, vocalist and founder of UB40. “My whole life, I lived and grew around reggae music. I was devoted to it. I was a bit of a nutter, actually.” It’s an obsession that’s paid off: UB40 have sold […]

  Digital radio has become more popular than listening over FM and AM for the first time, according to new figures. Radio research body Rajar said 50.9% of all listening in the UK was digital in the first three months of the year. That’s up from 47.2% a year ago and marks the first time […]

Julie Adenuga: “I forgot that, because people discover music through me, my experience of discovering music still has to be exciting”   As one of the three main DJs on Apple’s radio station Beats 1, Julie Adenuga has become one of the most influential taste-makers in the UK. But the broadcaster says she’s stopped listening […]

  Lauryn Hill’s iconic debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, turns 20 this year, and to celebrate, the singer is heading out on tour. A 20-date run has been announced across the US with international dates expected to follow. The singer will perform the multi Grammy-winning record in its entirety at each of the […]

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 […]

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