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: […]
2020 – Bob Dylan has sold his entire catalog of songs, which encompasses more than 600 songs over 60 years, in a “landmark agreement” with Universal Music Publishing Group. The agreement between Dylan and the company was announced Monday. It’s a major shift for the singer and songwriter, who has controlled much of his own […]
Led Zepplin wins copyright on Stairway to Heaven
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 […]
2017 – Gregg Allman, whose hard-jamming, bluesy sextet the Allman Brothers Band was the pioneering unit in the Southern rock explosion of the ‘70s, died Saturday due to complications from liver cancer, his longtime manager, Michael Lehman, confirmed to Variety. He was 69.
2017 – Roger Waters approves of Trump pig protest on This Day in Rock History! Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are, You well heeled big wheel, ha ha, charade you are. — Pigs (Three Different Ones) by Roger Waters The opening words from the Pink Floyd track Pigs (Three Different Ones) could […]
2017 – Katy Perry denied claims her feud with Taylor Swift insisting the record doesn’t “call out any one person”.
2017 – Katy Perry denied claims her feud with Taylor Swift insisting the record doesn’t “call out any one person”. The Chained to the Rhythm star and Shake It Off singer have long been at the center of feuding rumors, with many fans assuming that Taylor’s track Bad Blood was written about Katy. It was […]
2016 – Robbie Williams will release his next album through Sony Music. Williams has sold over 70 million albums across his career. He has had nine number one albums out of 10 albums in the UK and can perform to stadium sized shows. In fact he holds the record for the most tickets sold by […]
2016 – Lady Gaga praised Kesha’s moving cover of her sexual abuse song, “Til it happens to you”. The Tik Tok singer, who has accused producer and former mentor Dr. Luke of emotional and physical abuse, fought back tears as she struggled through a powerful rendition of the Oscar-nominated track at The Humane Society of […]
2014 – Pink Floyd’s classic album, The Dark Side Of The Moon made a surprise return to the Billboard chart
2014 – Pink Floyd’s classic album, The Dark Side Of The Moon made a surprise return to the Billboard chart when it landed at No.13, thanks to ultra-cheap pricing in the Google Play store where the album was discounted to 99-cents. Although it held the No.1 spot in the US for only a week when […]
2014 – Polar Music named Chuck Berry as one of the 2014 Prize laureates. A spokesperson from the award committee said: “In the course of three minutes he conjures up an image of the everyday life and dreams of a teenager, often with the focus on cars. Chuck Berry, born in 1926, was the first […]