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Ennio Morricone wins Golden Globe for The Hateful Eight score
Ennio Morricone

Italian composer Ennio Morricone has won the Golden Globe for best original score for his work on “The Hateful Eight”.

Top South Korean music streaming service sells for $1.6 billion

Instant messaging app owner Kakao Corp has bought control of South Korea’s top music streaming service in a $1.6 billion (£1.1bn) deal.

European Border Breakers chart launched
European Border Breakers Chart

The European Border Breakers Chart is a new set of charts is being launched to monitor emerging European artists’ radio airplay outside of their home country.

Spotify Hit With Second Lawsuit Over Copyright Infringement

Spotify has been hit with a second class action suit seeking $200 million in damages over alleged systemic and willful copyright infringement.

David Bowie dies at 69
David Bowie

David Bowie passed away yesterday following an 18 month battle with cancer. He released his latest album ‘Blackstar’ last week (January 8) on his 69th birthday.

Lemmy, Motorhead Singer and Heavy Metal Legend, Dies at 70

Lemmy Kilmister, the lead singer and bassist of Motörhead and a heavy metal icon for six decades, passed away Monday after a battle with cancer. Kilmister turned 70 on Christmas Eve.

“Atrocity Exhibition”: A symposium on Joy Division
Atrocity Exhibition - Joy Division Symposium

“Atrocity Exhibition” was a two-day symposium on Joy Division held at the University of Limerick on November 25th and 26th 2015. Following on from previous successful international symposia, the research cluster ‘Popular Music and Popular Culture’, at the University of Limerick convened the symposium to examine the significant contribution of Joy Division to popular music and culture.

The Damned bassist Bryn Merrick dies after battle with cancer
Bryn Merrick

The Damned bassist Bryn Merrick has died at Llandough Hospital near Cardiff after a battle with cancer.

Museum of British pop to open in Liverpool
British Music Experience museum

Years after Mancunian Tony Wilson came up with the idea of a grand museum of rock and pop music on the banks of the Mersey, his vision is set to become reality.

Courtney Love : Cease & Desist Against Cobain Movie
Soaked In Bleach

The legal team representing Courtney Love has issued a cease-and-desist order against theaters showing the controversial Benjamin Statler-directed docudrama “Soaked in Bleach”, a look at the death of Kurt Cobain that was ruled a suicide in 1994.

Download Festival debuts new surveillance technologies
Download Festival

Attendees of the Download Festival will be subjected to a new police facial recognition system, and surveillance of their onsite location and expenditure via the debut of RFID wristbands.

Punk rock brand: Sex Pistols to feature on credit card range
Sex Pistols credit card

Shoppers may soon be using credit cards featuring the word ‘bollocks’, as Virgin Money harnesses the Sex Pistols’ artwork for new credit card range.

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