ROCK legends Pink Floyd yesterday launched an action against EMI in a dispute over the calculation of online royalty payments and marketing of their music.
PEOPLE who share files illegally over the internet may have their connection suspended under Government proposals to tackle piracy, but only as a "last resort", Business Secretary Lord Mandelson said today.
IT is one of the most glamorous nights in the music industry calendar. The awarding of the Mercury Prize will tonight see the cream of the UK's music talent gathered together to celebrate the album of the year.
APRIL Fools' Day heralded the leak of an unfinished version of the film X-Men Origins: Wolverine a month before its UK and US release dates.
THE radio frequency vacated by Edinburgh station Talk 107 is set to stay silent for some time, it emerged today.
AROUND two-thirds of people in Edinburgh are risking their hearing by listening to their MP3 players at too high a volume, a deaf charity said today.
Fran Healy, singer in the Scottish rock group Travis, has said that he doesn't mind whether fans choose to illegally download his music for free.
SONGWRITERS made 15 per cent less money from CD sales in the first six months of the year as consumers choose to download music from the internet, latest figures reveal.
MUSIC labels will have to make it worth fans' while to download legally if they want to stop internet piracy, industry experts warned last night.
INTERNET users could face an annual charge of up to £30 to download music under plans to tackle illegal file-sharing, it emerged last night.
THE high street chain Woolworths yesterday announced it was to stop selling almost all CD singles, saying the format was in "terminal decline".
IT IS a money-making move that John Lennon could never have imagined.
HMV burst through the high street gloom yesterday with the best like-for-like sales figures since it floated on the stock market six years ago.
RADIOHEAD are on course to top the chart after finally releasing their latest album in the shops.
IT'S decision time. How much do you want to pay for the new Radiohead album? You could have it for 1p, or even for free, next week (by downloading it from the band's website, for whatever fee you think is appropriate) or wait until December and pay £40 (for the deluxe CD set, with extra tracks, also from the band's website). Take your time, no rush.
POP star Prince is taking on YouTube over unauthorised use of his performances.
EDWYN Collins has thanked MySpace for helping him make an amazing recovery from serious brain injuries.
APPLE launched its television show download service in the UK yesterday.