Spotify cuts 1,500 jobs
Spotify is reducing its workforce by 17% in the company's steepest cuts this year, part of an aggressive effort to shrink costs and drive profitability.
Taylor Swift announces streaming date for “Eras Tour" film
Taylor Swift's "Eras Tour" film will be available on streaming services starting on her birthday, December 13.
Sean 'Diddy' Combs faces second sexual assault suit
Hip hop giant Sean Combs, who is known as Diddy, faces the second sexual misconduct lawsuit in the past week. He is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a student in New York in 1991.
Senate committee subpoenas Live Nation, Ticketmaster
The U.S. Senate is demanding a major music promoter and ticket seller testify about its business practices. Live Nation, which owns Ticketmaster, is under scrutiny for its consumer practices specifically when it comes to ticket pricing, ...
Rapper A$AP Rocky ordered to stand trial in LA
Rapper A$AP Rocky, whose given name is Rakim Mayers, was ordered to stand trial in Los Angeles on two felony counts of assault with a semi-automatic weapon. Mayers is the romantic partner of Rihanna and father of her two sons.
Brazil grapples with extreme weather
A massive heatwave last week swept across large parts of Brazil, including major city Rio de Janeiro, where American singer Taylor Swift was forced to reschedule a show after the death of an audience member.
Shakira reaches deal to avoid $15 million tax fraud trial
Colombian pop star Shakira reached a settlement with prosecutors to avoid a trial in Barcelona over charges she failed to pay 14.5 million euros ($15.7 million) in Spanish income tax between 2012 and 2014.
Sunglasses, shoes tell tale of music festival attack
Survivors and relatives of those who fled or were taken from the music festival in the October 7 attack have been allowed to look for their belongings or those of their loved ones.
Taylor Swift postpones Brazil show after fan dies
Taylor Swift postponed her show in Rio de Janeiro due to scorching heat, a day after the death of a fan who fell ill in the sweltering concert venue.
Sean 'Diddy' Combs accused of sex trafficking, rape
R&B vocalist Cassandra Ventura sued Sean "Diddy" Combs in federal court on Thursday, accusing the rapper and hip-hop mogul she once dated and whose music label she signed with of subjecting her to serial physical abuse, sexual slavery an...
Rapper P. Diddy accused of sex trafficking, rape
Rapper and hip-hop mogul Sean Combs, better known as P. Diddy, was sued by his ex-girlfriend, R&B vocalist Cassandra Ventura, for alleged sexual and physical abuse, sexual slavery and rape.
Shania Twain's crew injured in bus crash
A bus carrying members of Shania Twain's crew has crashed while travelling from Manitoba to Saskatchewan. Twain was not on the bus, but police say 13 people were injured.
The Beatles release 'final' song with AI help
The Beatles released a new song 'Now and Then' thanks to artificial intelligence separating John Lennon's voice from piano playing on a demo track from the 1970s. Experts say it could expand the music industry allowing new songs to be re...
New AI Beatles single 'Now and Then' set for release
A new Beatles song produced with a little help from artificial intelligence and including the vocals of John Lennon will be released on Thursday, more than four decades after it was originally recorded as a demo.
Britney Spears says she aborted Justin Timberlake's baby
In "The Woman in Me," Britney Spears reveals a poignant moment in her relationship with Justin Timberlake, disclosing that despite her reluctance, they chose abortion at 19.
Taylor Swift, Beyonce bring concerts to theaters
Music's two reigning queens of pop are attempting to replicate their stadium-filling success with film versions of their tours in theatres. Taylor Swift's The Eras Tour arrives in theatres Friday, while Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé is ...
Taylor Swift ERAS film may break box-office records
Taylor Swift takes center stage in her highly anticipated tour documentary, ERAS Tour, set to break box office records with over $100 million in presale revenue so far.
Beyonce's Renaissance World Tour coming to theaters
Beyonce's Renaissance World Tour may have come to a close, but that doesn't mean fans missed their chance to see the pop sensation. A new documentary chronicling the tour is slated to premier in North American theaters on Dec. 1, AMC The...
Witness to Tupac Shakur's killing indicted for murder
A Nevada grand jury indicted Duane (Keefe D) Davis in the fatal drive-by shooting of rapper Tupac Shakur in 1996. Davis, who was a witness to the Las Vegas shooting, was arrested 27 years after the hip-hop icon was killed.
Suspect arrested over murder of rapper Tupac
A Nevada grand jury has indicted a former gang leader with the murder of hip-hop star Tupac Shakur three decades ago, a breakthrough in a case that was a defining moment in the history of rap.
Travis Kelce jersey sales spike amid Taylor Swift rumors
As Travis and Taylor spark romance rumors, and Taylor Swift cheers on Kelece in his most recent game, multiple sites report a spike in Kelce jersey sales.
Japan talent agency apologizes for abuse
The niece of Johnny Kitagawa, the late J-pop mogul, stepped down as the head of the talent agency her uncle founded amid a sexual abuse scandal. Julie K. Fujishima issued an apology at a press conference, acknowledging her uncle was resp...
Burning Man Festival: One dead, thousands trapped
A death is being investigated at a popular arts and music festival in the United States. Heavy rainfall has stranded tens of thousands of people at Burning Man, which takes place in the Nevada desert.
Thousands at Burning Man told to take shelter
Nevada authorities on Sunday said they were investigating one death after a severe rainstorm left tens of thousands of revellers attending the annual Burning Man festival stranded in mud, and asked that they shelter in place and conserve...
Music icon Jimmy Buffet dies, 76
Jimmy Buffett, the American singer-songwriter who went from Key West beach bum to billionaire behind the always-on-vacation "Margaritaville" commercial empire, has died at the age of 76.
Tory Lanez sentenced for shooting at Megan Thee Stallion
Rapper Tory Lanez was sentenced on Tuesday to 10 years in prison, more than seven months after he was convicted of shooting fellow musical artist Megan Thee Stallion during an argument in 2020.
Freddie Mercury's possessions go up for auction
Fans a getting rare glimpse at some of Freddie Mercury’s personal belongings in an exhibit leading up to an auction of 1,500 items at Sotheby’s in London. The auction is expected to fetch millions, but some think the memorabilia should b...
Lizzo denies sexual harassment claims by dancers
Grammy-winning singer Lizzo has responded to harassment allegations from three of her former dancers. She says she's hurt by the allegations and that the claims are false.
Ex-dancers sue Lizzo over alleged sexual harassment
Three former backup dancers for pop star Lizzo are suing her for sexual harassment and creating a hostile work environment.