2021 – Paul Simon has sold his back catalogue to Sony Music Publishing. The label now owns the rights to the music legend’s hits, including ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Mrs. Robinson’ and ‘Still Crazy After All These Years’. The Grammy-winner’s Simon and Garfunkel songs are also included in the deal. Simon said in a statement: […]
2021 – Taylor Swift has tied with Michael Jackson for the fourth most weeks at number one on the U.S. albums chart after taking Evermore back to the top. The pop star’s surprise follow-up to last year’s bestselling release Folklore was released in December, and spent two weeks at the top of the Billboard 200 […]
2020 – Taylor Swift the first female artist in 21st Century to score five UK number one studio albums
2020 – Taylor Swift the first female artist in 21st Century to score five UK number one studio albums Taylor Swift has become the first and only female artist in the 21st Century to score five number one studio albums in the UK, after her new record ‘folklore’ topped the charts. The ‘cardigan’ hitmaker released […]
2020 – Rolling Stones , Aerosmith and other musicians demanding politicians seek approval for use of songs…
2020 – Rolling Stones stars Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Aerosmith rockers Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, and other musicians are demanding politicians seek approval from artists before playing their songs at campaign rallies. An open letter released by the artists demands major U.S. political party committees “establish clear policies requiring campaigns to seek the […]
2020 – Michael Jackson’s estate executives have officially ended their legal spat with the pop superstar’s ex-manager. Tohme R. Tohme has reportedly accepted a $3 million (£2.39 million) settlement after demanding a cut of the compensation the King of Pop received during the last year of his life. Tohme first sued the estate in 2012 […]
2020 – Miley Cyrus’ mother Tish has praised the singer’s dedication to her sobriety, calling her “the cleanest person” she knows. The 27-year-old singer has been open with her drink and drug experimentation over the years but, once things became too difficult to handle, she got clean. Miley even stopped smoking marijuana in 2017 and, […]
Led Zepplin wins copyright on Stairway to Heaven
2019 – Sir Elton John featured on a new set of Royal Mail stamps in the UK to celebrate his contribution to music
2019 – Sir Elton John featured on a new set of Royal Mail stamps in the UK to celebrate his contribution to music. The singer-songwriter became only the second individual music artist to be given such an honour, after David Bowie was featured on a set in 2017.
2019 – The guitar Duane Allman played on the classic Derek and the Dominos song ‘Layla’ sold for $1million (£820,000) at auction. The 1957 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop was Allman’s main guitar during the first two years of the Allman Brothers Band and was played on their 1969 self-titled debut album and 1970 follow-up Idlewild […]
2019 – Ed Sheeran spent £4million on new properties in a bid to stop his neighbours moaning about the noise. He bought two houses next door to his £19.8million mansion in London. The singer had also acquired a flat above his Notting Hill bar. Sheeran’s impressive portfolio of 22 properties had cost him almost £47million.
2019 – Ed Sheeran broke yet another streaming record. His latest collaborative album No. 6 Collaborations Project, racked up 69 million streams in a month on Spotify, which was the highest by any artist. This new record wasn’t the first that Sheeran has broken. His last album Divide set a new record of 56 million […]
2018 – Ed Sheeran’s wealth increased by $38 million Ed Sheeran’s wealth increased by $38 million (£28 million) in 2017, more than any other musician in the U.K. and Ireland, according to the Sunday Times Rich List. The 27-year-old singer now has an overall wealth of $108 million (£80 million), due to the success of […]