Some of the world's biggest music artists, including Kylie Minogue, Coldplay and David Bowie are set to leave EMI after Universal's £1.2 billion takeover was given the go-ahead. The European Commission said the company may otherwise become too powerful.
Universal must sell several of EMI's labels including Parlophone, home to Lily Allen and Pink Floyd along with its 50% stake in the Now! That's What I Call Music compilations.
The on-stage reunion of Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan could be resurrected in time for Christmas.
Pop producer Pete Waterman had planned to reunite the pair at his outdoor Hit Factory concert, but it was cancelled earlier this month because of safety fears due to heavy rainfall and mud in London's Hyde Park.
Waterman said today: "We are going to do it again at Christmas. We are going to do two nights at the 02 or at least one night, we've just got to confirm one artist who is due to go home for Christmas, I'll give you a clue there."
He added: "I just have to convince that artist to stay here until at least Christmas Eve and we can do it all the way we want to."
Organisers have cancelled an outdoor concert starring Kylie Minogue celebrating the music of Pete Waterman as a result of ongoing poor weather just hours before it was due to take place.
The Hit Factory concert, also starring Jason Donovan and Steps, was due to be staged in London's Hyde Park on Wednesday.
David Munns, chairman of music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins, explained why Kylie was being honoured.
Kylie Minogue is a legend and also an international treasure.
Her success across the music industry has been meteoric from the start and she is the obvious choice for our unique 25th Anniversary O2 Silver Clef Award.
Kylie Minogue is to pick up a special prize at the O2 Silver Clef Awards next week.
The pop princess is celebrating 25 years since her first single.
The event, in aid of music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins, is being staged at the London Hilton next Friday.
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A new report by MPs has heard that more than half the British public suffers from a negative body image.
Kylie Minogue was asked her thoughts on its findings at the Glamour Awards on Tuesday night as she picked up an 'Outstanding Contribution' award.
The singer was "not surprised" by the results and said "I could be one of those [people] on a certain day".
She also had a positive message for people struggling with their own image.
Kylie Minogue has paid tribute to her mother and grandmother after picking up an Outstanding Contribution gong at the Glamour Women Of The Year Awards.
Minogue, said of her award: "I don't know how I ended up here when I started out in dungarees (in Neighbours) pretending I could fix a car. I nearly blew up my first car as I didn't realise it had water and oil and all that stuff."
She added that she "hoped to become a better woman. Like my grandma. She's really my icon. I'd like to dedicate this to my grandma and mother".
Kylie Minogue has celebrated her birthday and 25th year in the music industry by receiving an Outstanding Contribution award.
The star, who turned 44 on Monday, was presented with the title by Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears at the Glamour Women Of The Year Awards.