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Estelle Launches Her Own Record Label

British singer/rapper Estelle is adding label boss to her resume after launching her own record company.The American Boy hitmaker, who now lives in the U.S., has teamed up with executives at Bmg to establish her...

Westlife Felt 'Unloved' By Cowell

Irish pop stars Westlife terminated their 13-year contract with Simon Cowell's record label because they felt "unloved" by the music mogul.Cowell signed the band up to Sony Bmg before they hit the big time in...

Simon Cowell's Earns 128k A Day

Simon Cowell is reportedly earning £128,000 a day.The TV and music mogul's company Simco - which produces reality shows 'The X Factor' and 'America's Got Talent' - made £32.4 million in nine months during 2009,...

Westlife Leave Cowell's Label

Irish boyband Westlife have decided to walk away from a 13-year relationship with mentor Simon Cowell by quitting his record label.The media mogul signed the group up to Sony Bmg before they hit the big...

Aguilera's Former Manager Dies At 48

The music manager who guided CHRISTINA AGUILERA to fame has died at the age of 48.Steve Kurtz passed away in New York on 27 December (10) after losing a long battle with metastatic kidney cancer....

Fascinating Fact 10425

British record label Chrysalis, which was home to artists including Blondie and David Bowie, has been sold to music giant BMG for $161 million (£107 million).

Coldplay Land Mega Deal With Universal

Rockers COLDPLAY have landed a money-spinning deal with Universal Music Publishing.British newspaper The Sun reports the new deal is worth millions to each member of the band. Paul Connolly, the president of Universal, tells the...

Leona Lewis Finds Comfort In Animals

Leona Lewis has thrown herself into animal charity work to get over her split from her boyfriend.The 'Bleeding Love' singer spent the weekend at a bear sanctuary in Romania for the World Society for the...

Leona Lewis' Costly Split

Leona Lewis' ex-boyfriend is reportedly demanding a £1.5 million payout for helping her get famous.The 'Bleeding Love' singer's childhood sweetheart Lou Al-Chamaa has asked for the huge sum of cash as he believes he has...

Record Labels Triumph In Piracy Case

Executives at major record labels including Atlantic, Sony BMG and Warner Brothers are celebrating after winning a key victory in the battle against music piracy - a judge in New York has ruled against bosses...

Record Label Bosses Appeal Men At Work Ruling

Bosses at record label EMI have lodged an appeal against a court decision which ruled Australian rockers MEN AT WORK illegally sampled a popular children's tune in their 1980s hit DOWN UNDER.Bosses at Larrikin music...

Men At Work Lose Plagiarism Case

Australian rockers MEN AT WORK are facing hefty legal bills after a judge ruled they illegally used a popular children's tune in their 1980s hit DOWN UNDER.Bosses at Larrikin music publishers in Sydney filed suit,...

Jay Sean Surprises Reality Tv Group

British R&B star JAY SEAN stunned contestants on U.S. TV talent show THE SING-OFF when he joined performers on stage for a rendition of his hit tune DOWN.Sextet Nota, from Puerto Rica, were crowned the...

Kay Slay Facing Copyright Lawsuit

Hip-hop DJ KAY SLAY has been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit over his 2004 collaboration with 50 CENT, ANGELS AROUND ME.Songwriters Raymond and Richard Grant claim the track, which also features G-Unit and appears...

Cowell's A Work Of Art

Christmas has come early for SIMON COWELL - bosses at his record company commissioned iconic British graffiti artist BANKSY to design a one-off piece in honour of the music mogul.The American Idol star is a...

Walsh Has Twice Fired Westlife

Irish boyband WESTLIFE have been fired by their current manager LOUIS WALSH twice - because the music mogul thought the bandmembers were turning into "arrogant little rock stars".The Flying Without Wings hitmakers were signed by...

Cowell Is The Richest Man On Tv

Music mogul SIMON COWELL is the richest man on U.S. TV - he has earned a massive $75 million (£46.9 million) in the last year.The American Idol judge, who helped created the hugely popular singing...

Media Tycoon Mohn Dies

German media tycoon REINHARD MOHN has died. He was 88.Mohn was the fifth generation to head Bertelsmann AG - turning the company his family founded in 1835 into one of the world's largest media conglomerates....

Faulkner Insures Wrist

Guitar strumming singer NEWTON FAULKNER has insured his wrist for $2.25 million (£1.5 million) after breaking his arm in a freak accident.The Dream Catch Me songwriter was terrified he would never be able to play...

Simon Cowell's 250k Birthday Bash

Simon Cowell is planning a lavish £250,000 party for his 50th birthday.The music mogul has invited 400 celebrity friends to help him celebrate reaching the landmark age with an exclusive black-tie bash at Hertfordshire's Wrotham...

Church Plans Music Comeback

British singer CHARLOTTE CHURCH is preparing for a chart comeback - despite having no record deal.The former classical star rose to fame as a 12 year old and later launched a pop career. She has...

Leona Lewis Song Leaked

Leona Lewis' new single has been leaked onto the internet.Music mogul Simon Cowell has alerted police after computers belonging to his record company Syco - part of Sony BMG - were hacked into, and an...

Cowell Calls Police Over Leaked Lewis Single

SIMON COWELL has called in the police after LEONA LEWIS's new collaboration with JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE was leaked on the internet.The music mogul was left fuming when he discovered his record company's computers had been targetted...

Men At Work Plagiarism Case Steps Up

Aussie rockers MEN AT WORK have lost the first round of a plagiarism case for the alleged illegal use of a popular children's tune in their smash hit DOWN UNDER.Bosses at Sydney-based music publishers Larrikin...

Men At Work Sued Over 'Girl Guide' Tune

Australian rockers MEN AT WORK are facing legal action from a publishing company in Sydney over allegations they incorporated a popular Girl Guide tune into their smash hit DOWN UNDER.Music publishing company Larrikin has filed...

Music Manager Lueftner Dies

The man who discovered WHITNEY HOUSTON, Austrian music manager MONTI LUEFTNER, has died in traffic accident in Munich at the age of 77. Lueftner died on Thursday (07May09) when he was hit by a truck while...

X Factor Winner Leon Dropped

Former X Factor winner Leon Jackson has been dropped by his record label after releasing only one album.The 20-year-old Scot, who won the reality show in 2007, was axed by Syco Music - an offshoot...

By on 21 March 2009

Wyclef Sued By Blazhay Blazhay

Hip-hop star WYCLEF JEAN has been hit with copyright infringement by 1990s rap duo BLAZHAY BLAZHAY. The pair claims the Hips Don't Lie hitmaker sampled their 1995 hit Danger in his 2007 song Welcome To The...

Diddy Settles Louis Vuitton Lawsuit

Rap mogul SEAN COMBS has settled a copyright infringement lawsuit with fashion house Louis Vuitton, ending a dispute over product placement in various DANITY KANE videos. The Bad Boy Records boss and heads at the label's...

German Record Label Gun Closes

A German record label credited with discovering BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE and HIM has closed. Great Unlimited Noises - also known as GUN - was launched in 1992 as a joint venture between music giant BMG...

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Tony Hawk And Dolph Lundgren Among Stars At This Year's Gumball 3000 [Photos]

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers Apologies To Fans After Being Pictured During "Minor Relapse"

Jonathan Rhys Meyers has broken his silence over the shocking pictures which...

Walking On Cars - Interview

Sorcha, Walking On Car's pianist, took some time to talk to us about song writing, reworking songs and organising five different musical styles into...

Slam Dunk - 2015 Live Review

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