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China's Tencent Music seeks $2 billion in U.S. IPO: sources

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HONG KONG Tencent Music Entertainment Group, China's biggest music-streaming company, is seeking to raise about $2 billion in a U.S. listing, according to three people close to the deal, down from the up to $4 billion that had been touted earlier.

Telefonica Brasil accelerates content push with Tidal deal

SAO PAULO Telefonica Brasil SA has signed a partnership deal with music streaming app Tidal, Brazil's largest telecoms firm said on Wednesday as it continues to expand its content offerings.

Tech, 8:40am EDT

Spotify attracts eyes as well as ears with video ads

COLOGNE, Germany Spotify is increasingly attracting viewers as well as listeners to its free music streaming service and is finding new ways to target adverts and podcasts at customers, its head of global advertising sales told Reuters.

Tech, Sep 13 2018

Belgian court rules against extradition of Spanish rapper

GHENT, Belgium A Belgian court ruled on Monday against an extradition request from Spain for a rapper sentenced to prison for charges including insulting the monarchy, a spokesman for the public prosecutor in the city of Ghent said. | Video

World, Spain Sep 17 2018

Cardi B, Drake lead American Music nominations, Kanye West snubbed

LOS ANGELES Rappers Cardi B and Drake led nominations on Wednesday for the American Music Awards with eight apiece in a line-up that included Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran but snubbed Kanye West and made Beyonce, Ariana Grande and Rihanna also-rans.

Sep 12 2018

Turkey fines TV channel for Pink's video with dancing of 'homosexual nature'

ANKARA Turkey has fined a television channel for showing a music video by Pink that featured "erotic dance figures of a homosexual nature", a ruling made by its television watchdog showed.

Television, World, Turkey Sep 13 2018

Backstreet Boys' singer Nick Carter will not be charged in sex case

LOS ANGELES Los Angeles prosecutors said on Tuesday they would not charge Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter over a 2003 sexual assault accusation because it fell outside the California statute of limitations.

U.S., People Sep 11 2018

'Star is Born' actress Lady Gaga recalls time she 'couldn't get an audition'

TORONTO Lady Gaga, making her debut as a movie actress in "A Star is Born", said on Sunday she was humbled by the role, calling herself "just a girl from New York who couldn't get an audition." | Video

People Sep 10 2018

Elton John starts long goodbye with his Yellow Brick Road tour

Elton John took fans down memory lane as he launched his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" world tour that will bring his touring career to an end. | Video

People Sep 10 2018

Rapper Mac Miller dies in Los Angeles at age 26

LOS ANGELES Mac Miller, a rapper from Pittsburgh whose debut album topped the charts in 2011 after his upbeat style gained a following online and who previously dated singer Ariana Grande, died on Friday in Los Angeles at age 26, officials said. | Video

People Sep 08 2018
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British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video

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