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Cheap oil and the music industry's digital revolution

In this edition of Business Line we look in depth at the major oil producers attempts to stop prices falling and why they failed, plus the good news for the music industry from the digital revolution.

In this edition of Business Line we look in depth at the major oil producers attempts to stop prices falling and why they failed, plus the good news for the music industry from the digital revolution.

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Prog rock legend Keith Emerson dies, aged 71

Acclaimed keyboardist and leader in the progressive rock movement, Keith Emerson has died, aged 71. The Yorkshire-born musician was perhaps best

Acclaimed keyboardist and leader in the progressive rock movement, Keith Emerson has died, aged 71. The Yorkshire-born musician was perhaps best

Culture

Adele leads Brit Awards nominations

Adele leads the 2016 Brit Awards nominations with four nods including the coveted Album of the Year for her multi-million selling album ‘25’. She is

Adele leads the 2016 Brit Awards nominations with four nods including the coveted Album of the Year for her multi-million selling album ‘25’. She is

Culture

Nicholas Hoult stars in Britpop cult novel adaptation

‘Kill Your Friends’ is a dark comedy-thriller that takes a satirical look at the hedonism within the British music industry during the Britpop craze

‘Kill Your Friends’ is a dark comedy-thriller that takes a satirical look at the hedonism within the British music industry during the Britpop craze

Culture

WOMEX sets the pace for world music

This year the Hungarian capital Budapest became the centre of world music as it hosted the World Music Expo. Bands from all over the world made

This year the Hungarian capital Budapest became the centre of world music as it hosted the World Music Expo. Bands from all over the world made

Culture

Wondaland artists use 'sound as a weapon' for Black Lives Matters

Grammy award winning artist Janelle Monáe is making waves in the music industry with her sonic movement Wondaland. The collective are on a major

Grammy award winning artist Janelle Monáe is making waves in the music industry with her sonic movement Wondaland. The collective are on a major

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50 Cent files for bankruptcy

Rapper 50 Cent has filed for bankruptcy in New York reporting debts and assets in the range of  $10 million to $50 million. It comes two months

Rapper 50 Cent has filed for bankruptcy in New York reporting debts and assets in the range of  $10 million to $50 million. It comes two months

Culture

Global deal to distribute new music each and every Friday

Friday July 10, 2015, signals another sea change in music. From now on, singles and albums will be released before the weekend, harmonising when

Friday July 10, 2015, signals another sea change in music. From now on, singles and albums will be released before the weekend, harmonising when

Culture

Culture Club off on tour as Rolling Stones wrap up theirs

Iconic British band Culture Club have been back on stage at London's legendary Heaven club, 32 years after their first gig there. Boy George and

Iconic British band Culture Club have been back on stage at London's legendary Heaven club, 32 years after their first gig there. Boy George and

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The 'Midnight Mover,' soul man Bobby Womack dies aged 70

Soul singer, musician and songwriter Bobby Womack has died at the age of 70. The cause of his demise has not been revealed, but he suffered from

Soul singer, musician and songwriter Bobby Womack has died at the age of 70. The cause of his demise has not been revealed, but he suffered from

Business

Apple reportedly about to get with the Beats

Apple is said to be negotiating to buy Beats Electronics, the headphone maker that also recently started a subscription music streaming

Apple is said to be negotiating to buy Beats Electronics, the headphone maker that also recently started a subscription music streaming

Culture

Transgender punk singer on tour

‘Transgender Dysphoria Blues’ is the sixth studio album by punk band Against Me!. The album deals with gender dysphoria following the coming out of

‘Transgender Dysphoria Blues’ is the sixth studio album by punk band Against Me!. The album deals with gender dysphoria following the coming out of

Culture

K-pop goes global

It’s hot. It’s hip. And it’s worth billions of dollars. Thanks to the international breakthrough of Psy’s “Gangnam Style” in 2012, K-pop or South

It’s hot. It’s hip. And it’s worth billions of dollars. Thanks to the international breakthrough of Psy’s “Gangnam Style” in 2012, K-pop or South

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French metro turns into a lunch-time disco

A Paris metro station turned into a discotheque on Thursday and office-goers were able to shake a leg while eating their mid-day sandwich. Paris

A Paris metro station turned into a discotheque on Thursday and office-goers were able to shake a leg while eating their mid-day sandwich. Paris

Culture

Miley Cyrus' antics the talk of the MTV Video Music Awards

The much anticipated MTV Video Music Awards were held on Sunday night in Brooklyn and crowds of screaming fans were not left disappointed, with

The much anticipated MTV Video Music Awards were held on Sunday night in Brooklyn and crowds of screaming fans were not left disappointed, with

Culture

Skylar Grey steps into the spotlight

She wrote the hook to the hit ‘Love the Way You Lie’ by Eminem and Rihanna, and for years has worked with big-name US pop musicians behind the

She wrote the hook to the hit ‘Love the Way You Lie’ by Eminem and Rihanna, and for years has worked with big-name US pop musicians behind the

Culture

Backstreet Boys Performing Live

It has been 20 years since Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson burst onto the music scene. World tours

It has been 20 years since Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson burst onto the music scene. World tours

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Five albums to see you through the summer

Jay-Z – Magna Carta Holy Grail (July 4) Oddly, Shawn Knowles-Carter’s twelfth studio album won’t be preceded by any singles, but we have heard its

Jay-Z – Magna Carta Holy Grail (July 4) Oddly, Shawn Knowles-Carter’s twelfth studio album won’t be preceded by any singles, but we have heard its

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Back in the Day: the birth of the LP

June 21, 1948: Columbia Records introduces the long-playing record album in a public demonstration in New York. Otherwise known as the LP, it played

June 21, 1948: Columbia Records introduces the long-playing record album in a public demonstration in New York. Otherwise known as the LP, it played

Culture

Black Sabbath hire the man with the midas touch

After a 35-year break, heavy metal vets, Black Sabbath, are back with a new album and a reinvigorated Ozzy Osbourne returned to the helm. Equally

After a 35-year break, heavy metal vets, Black Sabbath, are back with a new album and a reinvigorated Ozzy Osbourne returned to the helm. Equally

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Napster coming back in 14 European countries

Rhapsody International, the provider of the first subscription digital music service, has announced the expansion of digital music brand Napster to

Rhapsody International, the provider of the first subscription digital music service, has announced the expansion of digital music brand Napster to

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Hundreds attend the funeral of Georges Moustaki

Several hundred members of the public turned out in Paris for the funeral of actor-composer Georges Moustaki, who has died at the age of 79. Born

Several hundred members of the public turned out in Paris for the funeral of actor-composer Georges Moustaki, who has died at the age of 79. Born

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Georges Moustaki dies

French singer-songwriter Georges Moustaki has died at the age of 79. Born in Greece, he was brought up in Egypt before arriving in France in

French singer-songwriter Georges Moustaki has died at the age of 79. Born in Greece, he was brought up in Egypt before arriving in France in

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From behind bars to heavy metal - Ai Wei Wei sings

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei has made his first foray into the world of music with the release of the first single from his debut album called

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei has made his first foray into the world of music with the release of the first single from his debut album called

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Doors' keyboard player dies

Ray Manzarek, a founding member and keyboard player of the iconic 60s rock group The Doors has died. The 74-year-old passed away at a clinic in

Ray Manzarek, a founding member and keyboard player of the iconic 60s rock group The Doors has died. The 74-year-old passed away at a clinic in

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Second annual International Jazz Day

Jazz lovers and performers worldwide can now point to their very own day. April thirtieth is the second annual International Jazz Day.

Jazz lovers and performers worldwide can now point to their very own day. April thirtieth is the second annual International Jazz Day.