NEW YORK - The online streaming service Grooveshark suffered a legal defeat on Monday when a U.S. judge found its operators liable to nine record companies for having directed employees to upload thousands of copyrighted songs without permission.
LONDON - "Bang Bang", a collaboration between pop artists Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande, took the top spot in Britain's singles chart, selling nearly 100,000 copies in its first week, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday.
LOS ANGELES - Radiohead singer Thom Yorke on Friday released an album via BitTorrent, the British rocker said, marking the first time the online file transfer system often associated with piracy has been used to sell music.
UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on Thursday named fashion designer and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham a goodwill ambassador. | Video
- Singer-songwriter Yusuf, who was Cat Stevens until he converted to Islam, said he had canceled a show scheduled for New York City because scalpers had driven up prices.
LAS VEGAS - British rocker Rod Stewart is facing a lawsuit from a man who says he was injured when the musician kicked a soccer ball into the crowd at a Las Vegas concert, striking the man in the face and breaking his nose.
LOS ANGELES - Barbra Streisand made music history on Wednesday by becoming the only performer to have a No. 1 album in each of the past six decades, as her latest release "Partners" topped the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.
NEW YORK - Two Universal Music Group units sued Monster Beverage Corp on Wednesday for using music co-owned by the Beastie Boys in a promotional video, accusing the energy drink maker of copyright infringement.
LONDON - Pink Floyd, the British progressive rock group whose "Dark Side of the Moon" is one of the best selling records of all time, has announced its first new studio album in 20 years will be released on Nov 11.
AUSTIN Texas - A Houston jury cleared bodyguards of Grammy Award-winning singer Patti LaBelle in a lawsuit filed by a former West Point cadet who claimed they beat him so badly he had to drop out of the military academy.
NEW YORK - "Edge of Eternity," the conclusion of author Ken Follett's 20th-century trilogy, debuted at the top of the U.S. bestsellers list on Thursday.
"It's beautiful," Michelle Obama says of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's singing.