The UK record industry has reached a new milestone with the one billionth download of a digital single.
Robbie Williams has launched a tirade against Britpop stars Suede as he took aim at the group's frontman Brett Anderson.
David Bowie has scored his first number one album in 20 years with a record that is also the fastest selling of the year so far.
Over the past year, dance music has become a regular fixture at the top of the UK Singles Chart with frequent hits from the likes of DJs/producers David Guetta and Calvin Harris.
Most recently, Duke Dumont hit the number one spot with "Need U" and the continued success is prompting some to ask, will 2013 be the year dance music takes over the commercial charts?
This is a topic that will up for discussion next week, when hundreds of music movers and shakers head to the Baleriacs for the International Music Summit in Ibiza from 22-24th May.
Titled Beyond The Boom Boom!, the event will look into the international expansion of electronic music and how the genre is crossing into mainstream culture.
Speakers at the event include co-founder BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong, Fatboy Slim, 80s dance pioneer Jean Michel Jarre, and Groove Armada.
Veteran electronic duo Daft Punk have scored their first-ever UK number one single with much-awaited funky comeback track Get Lucky.
After shooting to number three just 48 hours after the single went on sale last week, the Frenchmen's collaboration with Pharrell Williams and Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers managed to knock Rudimental's Waiting All Night Ft Ella Eyre off the top.
The pop duo, which formed in 1993, had previously only reached number two with club anthem One More Time in 2000.
Apple was today hailed for pioneering a "listening revolution" as it prepared to celebrate a decade of iTunes.
The music store, which started out more than a decade ago with 200,000 songs, reached its 25 billionth download earlier this year.
Since its launch on April 28 2003, iTunes has accrued a catalogue of more than 35 million songs and has around 435 million active account-holders across the world.
On average, more than 15,000 songs are downloaded every minute and according to the technology website Pocket-lint, it would take more than 140,000 years to listen to every single music download available through the famous store.
Gennaro Castaldo, of HMV, said the music store - along with the iPod - had "undoubtedly" played a major part in changing the way consumers discover and listen to music.
Long-running music festival All Tomorrow's Parties is to end its popular seaside events featuring an array of indie acts and curated by cult figures.
The events at Camber Sands in East Sussex will come to a close later this year after organisers decided it was time to "move on".
ATP will stage two events later this year before finally bowing out.
The holiday camp festivals - based at Pontin's - have been a popular draw as artists such as Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Simpsons creator Matt Groening have chosen line-ups over the years.
The finale will take place over on November 22-24 and November 29 to December 1.
Jazz trumpeter Kenny Ball became a well-known face on TV with his band featuring regularly on light entertainment shows.
They made numerous appearances on the Morecambe And Wise Show and went on to become the resident band on the popular BBC1 series Saturday Night At The Mill, which was broadcast from Birmingham's Pebble Mill studios.
He achieved his biggest hit with Midnight In Moscow - effectively his signature tune - but other top 10 hits in the early 1960s were March Of The Siamese Children, The Green Leaves Of Summer and Sukiyaki.
Jazz trumpeter Kenny Ball died in hospital this morning where he was being treated for pneumonia, his manager said.
Les Squires said the musician, who was in his early 80s, died in Basildon Hospital in Essex at 7.30am.
He said: "He had been in and out of hospital recently but sadly this time he did not come out, but he was playing to the end."
Mr Squires said Ball was survived by his partner and his son, Keith, who had joined his father on stage playing with his group The Jazzmen.
He said the musician had continued to perform, having left hospital to play a gig in Germany at the end of January, before being re-admitted.
Ball, who lived in Essex, found fame in the early 1960s with a string of trad jazz hits including Midnight In Moscow which got to number two in the charts on 1961.
The track, which was also a hit in the United States, sold more than one million copies around the world.
Jazz trumpeter Kenny Ball died in hospital this morning where he was being treated for pneumonia, his manager has said.