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David Bowie is best-selling vinyl artist of the 21st Century

Photo: David Bowie performs live in 2002. CREDIT: Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect David Bowie has been revealed as the 21st Century’s best-selling vinyl artist. The late musician’s vinyl sales for the 2000s of 582,704 (calculated up until January 6) place him ahead of the only other act to top half a million units on the format – The Beatles (535,596 sales). As revealed by Music Week’s chart analyst Alan Jones, in the […]

todayJanuary 17, 2022


How Japan created its own jazz

Featured photo: Pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi in 1958. She is still active today at the age of 92. Photograph: Everett Collection Historical/Alamy Postwar Japan embraced the music of its former enemy – and, powered by anti-establishment feeling, remade it. As they find a new global audience, the country’s jazz innovators explain what drove them The story of Japanese jazz is about music and a movement, but also a nation’s state of mind […]

todayJanuary 12, 2022


Grammy Awards Officially Postponed

 As expected, the Grammy Awards have been postponed due to coronavirus-related concerns, an Academy spokesperson has confirmed to Variety. No new date has been confirmed as of yet. While the 2022 show had been moving full speed ahead to take place on Jan. 31 before a full audience at its traditional venue, the Arena (formerly known as the Staples Center) in downtown Los Angeles, the recent Covid-19 surge has caused […]

todayJanuary 5, 2022


The Best Classic Film Music Albums of 2021

Soundtrack labels continued to thrive in 2021, discovering old film scores worth preserving and expanding classics to meet the seemingly insatiable thirst for music written for screens large and small. Limited-edition runs continue to be the primary marketing plan for most – with pressings of anywhere from 1,000 to 5,000 copies – and fan favorites like John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Bernard Herrmann and Ennio Morricone top the list of best-selling, and best-packaged, classic film music released […]

todayJanuary 3, 2022


Bruce Springsteen sells his entire music catalogue for $500m

Bruce Springsteen has sold the master recordings and publishing rights for his life's work to Sony for a reported $500m (£376m). The deal gives Sony ownership of his 20 studio albums, including classics like Born To Run, The River and Born In The USA, according to multiple US reports. A 20-time Grammy winner, Springsteen's music generated about $15m in revenue last year. His deal follows similar sales by Bob Dylan, […]

todayDecember 16, 2021


Ed Sheeran and Elton John Share Music Video for ‘Merry Christmas’ The silly video pays homage to classic Christmas music videos, like Wham!'s "Last Christmas" Ed Sheeran and Elton John are paying homage to the classic Christmas music videos of old with a silly, feel-good video for their new holiday collaboration "Merry Christmas." The British singers released the charity single on Friday after months of teasing it, and also shared a festive music video made of all things merry and bright. The clip, […]

todayDecember 3, 2021


BTS gets candid on Grammys ‘Is this a dream?’

 After two years, BTS is finally taking the stage in concert again — and it's not just their legion of devoted fans, known as the ARMY, who are emotional about it. Just before soundcheck for the second night of their four-show concert Permission to Dance On Stage - LA, BTS members RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook opened up about their complicated feelings on returning to the stage after COVID-19 derailed their 2020 world tour during a press conference conducted with an interpreter.  "Yesterday […]

todayNovember 29, 2021


Grammy Awards Nominations 2022: The Complete List

The Grammy Awards have launched a different procedure for selecting their nominees this year — going with a popular vote and eliminating the controversial “secret committees” that had curated the final lists in recent decades — and although many of the top nominees were expected, the top one definitely was not. Jon Batiste — veteran jazz keyboardist, musical director of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” and a member of one […]

todayNovember 23, 2021


Watch Genesis perform ‘Misunderstanding’ for the first time in 37 years

Genesis performed ‘Misunderstanding’ for the first time in 37 years earlier this week – you can check out the footage below. Phil Collins and co. dusted off the 1980 single – which appears on the group’s 10th studio album, ‘Duke’ – during a concert at Chicago’s United Center on Monday (November 15). It was the first show on the ‘Last Domino?’ tour’s US leg. As Rolling Stone notes, Genesis hadn’t played the track since […]

todayNovember 18, 2021

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