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Swift leads winners but West, Cyrus rule MTV Video Music Awards

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LOS ANGELES - Taylor Swift may have won the most Moonmans on Sunday but it was her reunion with rapper Kanye West on the MTV Video Music Awards stage that stole the show, as West declared he will run for the U.S. presidency in 2020.

Want to buy Pink Floyd's flying pig Algie? Too late

LONDON - As one of the most iconic images of rock, Algie, the inflatable pig which famously flew over London's Battersea power station for Pink Floyd's "Animals" album cover, was set to be a star lot at an upcoming auction. | Video

28 Aug 2015

UK songwriter society sues SoundCloud over copyright: FT

- Britain's largest music copyright collective PRS for Music has sued SoundCloud for copyright infringement, saying the online audio-streaming firm did not agree on a licensing deal, the Financial Times reported.

Tech, 27 Aug 2015

Bob Dylan's 'Hard Rain' lyrics a-gonna be auctioned in London

- A draft of the lyrics for Bob Dylan's protest song "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" is going up for auction in London next month and is expected to fetch up to 200,000 pounds ($314,000), Sotheby's auction house said on Tuesday.

25 Aug 2015

One Direction's Horan says band to take break, not splitting

LONDON/LOS ANGELES - One Direction member Niall Horan said Monday that the hugely successful British boy band will take a "well earned break" next year, but are not splitting up. | Video

People, 24 Aug 2015

Punk sopranos wow crowds in Estonia

RAKVERE, Estonia - Estonia hosted a punk music festival with a difference at the weekend, where altos and mezzo-sopranos with mohawks belted out famous hits re-arranged for choral performance. | Video

25 Aug 2015

Luke Bryan holds onto Billboard top spot for second week

LOS ANGELES - Country singer Luke Bryan held onto the top spot of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, holding off Ed Sheeran and Dr Dre.

24 Aug 2015

DJ Calvin Harris outdoes Jennifer Lawrence with $66 million earnings

NEW YORK - Scotland's Calvin Harris on Monday topped a Forbes list of the world's highest paid DJs, earning an estimated $66 million in an annual payday that surpassed "Hunger Games" actress Jennifer Lawrence and reflected the explosion of electronic dance music (EDM).

People, 24 Aug 2015

Apple defends Dr Dre after he apologizes to 'women I've hurt'

LOS ANGELES - Apple Inc. came to the defense of rapper and Beats co-founder Dr Dre on Friday following his apology "to the women I've hurt" as reports of his past altercations with women resurfaced around the release of N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton."

People, 21 Aug 2015

Spanish reggae festival changes tack, reinvites Jewish musician

MADRID - A Spanish reggae festival, bowing to an international outcry, on Wednesday reversed its decision to cancel an invitation to an American Jewish musician because he had failed to spell out his views on Palestinian statehood.

19 Aug 2015

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