Music industry http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23091/all en CORRECTED-Taylor Swift's 'Red' holds down top spot on Billboard chart http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/corrected-taylor-swifts-red-holds-down-top-spot-billboard-chart <p>(Corrects Swift's total number of albums to four from three in 3rd paragraph) LOS ANGELES, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Country-pop star Taylor Swift's "Red" finished 2012 atop the Billboard 200 album chart on Thursday, claiming the No. 1 spot for the fourth consecutive week. It was the album's seventh non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the chart as post-holiday digital sales accounted for more than half of its 241,000 units sold, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/corrected-taylor-swifts-red-holds-down-top-spot-billboard-chart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 1 Billboard 200 Billboard charts Christmas Mass media Music Music industry Nielsen SoundScan Person Attributes Person Career Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 04:15:10 +0000 5731090 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Entertainment News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/reuters-entertainment-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Following is a summary of current entertainment news<br /> briefs.</p> <p>'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Silver Linings' get box-office boost</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/reuters-entertainment-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Calvin Harris CDATA EMI Employment Relation Entertainment Family Relation Michael Haneke Music Music industry Parlophone Person Attributes Person Career Person Relation Popular music Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:09:21 +0000 5731336 at http://www.globalpost.com Britney Spears says quitting "X Factor" to focus on own music http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/britney-spears-says-quitting-x-factor-focus-own-music <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Pop star Britney Spears confirmed on Friday she was leaving "The X Factor" talent show after just one year as a celebrity judge, saying it was time to get back to making music.</p> <p>Calling it a "very difficult decision," Spears said in a statement: "I had an incredible time doing the show and I love the other judges and I am so proud of my teens but it's time for me to get back in the studio.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/britney-spears-says-quitting-x-factor-focus-own-music" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Britney Spears Entertainment Human Interest Music Music industry Technology The X Factor Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 22:00:42 +0000 5733426 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Britney Spears calls off engagement, quits 'X Factor' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-britney-spears-calls-engagement-quits-x-factor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds break-up, statement)</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Pop star Britney Spears on Friday called it quits with both fiance Jason Trawick and as a celebrity judge on "The X Factor" talent show.</p> <p>Spears, 31, and Trawick, 41 - her former agent - got engaged in December 2011.</p> <p>"Jason and I have decided to call off our engagement," Spears said in a statement. "I'll always adore him and we will remain great friends."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-britney-spears-calls-engagement-quits-x-factor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Britney Spears Entertainment Human Interest Music industry Religion Sony Music Entertainment Technology The X Factor Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 02:00:04 +0000 5733481 at http://www.globalpost.com Adele to perform Bond theme song "Skyfall" live at Oscars http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/adele-perform-bond-theme-song-skyfall-live-at-oscars <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - British singer Adele will return to the stage next month after a year absence to perform her Oscar-nominated song "Skyfall" at the 85th Academy Awards, the show's producers said on Wednesday.</p> <p>The theme tune to the latest James Bond movie was written by Adele and Paul Epworth. It is the first Bond theme to be nominated for the original song award at the Oscars since "For Your Eyes Only" in 1981.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/adele-perform-bond-theme-song-skyfall-live-at-oscars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adele Epworth British people English singers Music industry Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 18:30:57 +0000 5738427 at http://www.globalpost.com Justin Bieber becomes youngest artist with five No. 1 albums http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/justin-bieber-becomes-youngest-artist-five-no-1-albums <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Piya Sinha-Roy</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Canadian pop star Justin Bieber became the youngest artist to land five chart-topping albums in the United States on Wednesday when his latest record, "Believe Acoustic," debuted atop the Billboard 200 album chart.</p> <p>"Believe Acoustic," which features stripped down versions of Bieber's songs from his fourth No. 1 album, "Believe," released last June, as well as three new songs, sold 211,000 copies in its first week according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/justin-bieber-becomes-youngest-artist-five-no-1-albums" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Justin Bieber Justin Bieber songs Music industry Religion Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 19:00:22 +0000 5747970 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Entertainment News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.</p> <p>Justin Bieber becomes youngest artist with five No. 1 albums</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Josh Groban Music Music industry Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:16:03 +0000 5748133 at http://www.globalpost.com Warner buys Vivendi's Parlophone label http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/warner-buys-vivendis-parlophone-label <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Warner Music Group signed a definitive agreement to purchase the Parlophone Label Group from Universal Music Group, a subsidiary of Vivendi, for about $765 million, the companies announced Thursday.</p> <p>The deal implements a requirement by European Commission antitrust regulators that directed Vivendi to divest significant assets following its $1.9 billion acquisition of EMI Music, a major music label. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/warner-buys-vivendis-parlophone-label" target="_blank">read more</a></p> EMI Entertainment Music Music industry Technology AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 18:00:44 +0000 5749177 at http://www.globalpost.com Vivendi sells Parlophone to Warner Music http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/vivendi-sells-parlophone-warner-music <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French group Vivendi and its Universal Music unit said Thursday they would sell the Parlophone label that handles acts such as Coldplay, Kylie Minogue and Pink Floyd to Warner Music thus gaining EU approval for Universal's landmark purchase of music company EMI Recorded Music.</p> <p>The cash sale of Parlophone, worth £487 million (about 570 million euros or $765 million), "represents the main part of the application of the regulatory undertakings to the European Commission agreed on September 21, 2012, within the conditions it set forth," a statement said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/vivendi-sells-parlophone-warner-music" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music industry NBC Universal Recording Industry Association of America AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 19:16:08 +0000 5749279 at http://www.globalpost.com Australian singer Kylie Minogue joins Jay-z's music label http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/australian-singer-kylie-minogue-joins-jay-zs-music-label <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Australian Grammy-award winning singer Kylie Minogue, whose hits include "Come Into My World," moved to rapper Jay-Z's Roc Nation music label, the company said on its website.</p> <p>Minogue left British label EMI, which had been taken over by Universal, last year and parted with her longtime manager, Terry Blamey, last month after 25 years together.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/australian-singer-kylie-minogue-joins-jay-zs-music-label" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kylie Minogue Music Music industry Technology The X Factor Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:15:27 +0000 5749388 at http://www.globalpost.com Universal Music chairman tops Billboard industry power list http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/universal-music-chairman-tops-billboard-industry-power-list <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Lucian Grainge, chairman of Universal Music Group, beat out "X Factor" host Simon Cowell and the manager for teen pop sensation Justin Bieber as the most powerful person in the music industry, according to a list released by Billboard magazine on Friday.</p> <p>The second annual list left off music stars such as rapper-mogul Jay-Z, his wife and singer, Beyonce, and Irish rock group U2, all of which placed on the Power 100 list last year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/universal-music-chairman-tops-billboard-industry-power-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Human Interest Music Music industry Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 22:45:22 +0000 5750643 at http://www.globalpost.com Global music sales rise for first time since 1999 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/global-music-sales-rise-first-time-1999 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The music industry announced Tuesday the first lift in global sales since 1999, suggesting that the long-awaited fightback against the digital revolution has begun.</p> <p>Sales rose 0.3 percent to $16.5 billion in 2012, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), which represents some 1,400 record companies worldwide.</p> <p>The growth may be modest, but for an industry that appeared to be in terminal decline as it also battled against rampant Internet piracy, it was almost cause to break into song.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/global-music-sales-rise-first-time-1999" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Federation of the Phonographic Industry Music industry Software Technology AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 18:31:33 +0000 5767579 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. singer Anastacia diagnosed with breast cancer again http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/us-singer-anastacia-diagnosed-breast-cancer-again <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 28 (Reuters) - U.S. singer Anastacia has been diagnosed with breast cancer having successfully battled the disease in 2003, she said in a statement posted on her Facebook page.</p> <p>The 44-year-old, who had major success outside the United States with hits like the 2000 dance favourite "I'm Outta Love", has been forced to cancel plans to tour Europe starting in London on April 6.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/us-singer-anastacia-diagnosed-breast-cancer-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anastacia Music Music industry Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 12:30:38 +0000 5769628 at http://www.globalpost.com US singer Anastacia cancels Europe tour due to cancer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/us-singer-anastacia-cancels-europe-tour-due-cancer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US pop singer Anastacia has announced she is cancelling her "It's A Man's World" European tour after being diagnosed for the second time with breast cancer. </p> <p>"Anastacia has sadly been diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time after having successfully survived her 2003 battle with the disease," a statement on the singer's Facebook page said Thursday. </p> <p>"Consequently she has been forced to cancel all performances, tours and any travel from now until further notice."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/us-singer-anastacia-cancels-europe-tour-due-cancer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anastacia Anastacia Music industry AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 13:46:02 +0000 5769717 at http://www.globalpost.com David Bowie releases first album in decade http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/david-bowie-releases-first-album-decade <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British rock icon David Bowie released his first album in a decade Thursday, streaming the comeback record exclusively on iTunes.</p> <p>The highly anticipated surprise release -- coming more than a week before its commercial launch on March 12 -- will be streamed on Apple's media player until the album is formally made available in stores.</p> <p>On his official Facebook page, Bowie said that fans would have a chance in the coming days to win signed "deluxe" copies of the album if they indicate their favorite tracks.</p> <p>"Spread the word children," he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/david-bowie-releases-first-album-decade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Bowie Music Music industry Rock music Technology AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:56:51 +0000 5770502 at http://www.globalpost.com