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Adele and One Direction amongst artists to be involved with Band Aid 30

Adele will be involved with Band Aid 30. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure have confirmed some of the artists that will be involved in the Band Aid 30 track.

  • Adele
  • Bastille
  • Bono
  • Chris Martin
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Emeli Sande
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Ollie Murs
  • Sam Smith
  • One Direction


YouTube could block Arctic Monkeys and Adele

YouTube said it will block videos from indie artists such as Arctic Monkeys and Adele, unless they sign up to agreements surrounding its new ad-free streaming music service.

Arctic Monkeys could see their music videos cut from YouTube. Credit: PA Images

Google, which owns YouTube, has been renegotiating contracts as it prepares to launch the music subscription service and has signed deals with the major labels.

But the internet giant is threatening to block independent artists from using the entire YouTube platform — free or paid — if they do not agree to the terms of the new streaming service.

Adele could also see her music videos disappear, unless she signs up to YouTube's new streaming service. Credit: PA Images

Robert Kyncl, YouTube's head of content and business operations, told the Financial Times that videos from independents could be blocked "in a matter of days," if new licenses were not negotiated.

YouTube's entry into the music subscription market comes after Amazon launched a similar service for its Prime members, and Apple bought online music service Beats Music.


Adele awarded MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours

Skyfall singer Adele has been awarded an MBE in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours. Credit: Press Association

Adele has been awarded an MBE in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours.

The 25-year-old singer adds MBE to a host of recent accolades: from Brit Awards to Grammys, and most recently an Oscar for her James Bond song.

Rich list: One Direction made £5m each last year

The five members of One Direction have racked up a £5 million fortune each in the last year, according to the Sunday Times Young Music Rich List.

The boy band, who were put together on the X Factor, have achieved international success and stormed the United States in 2012 with their debut album Up All Night.

One Direction pick up the Global Success Awards at the Brits. Credit: Press Association
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