Jazz clarinettist Acker Bilk, the first musician to simultaneously top the charts in both the UK and US, has died at the age of 85.Read the full story ›
Scientists from Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry have published the results of a year-long study into what makes a catchy tuneRead the full story ›
A violinist gave doctors a private performance while she was undergoing brain surgery to suppress the tremor which ended her career.Read the full story ›
Irish rock band U2 surprised fans worldwide last night by giving away their first album for more than five years after performing at the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch launch.
The band gave Songs Of Innocence to around half a billion iTunes music store users as well as subscribers to their website.
The announcement was made at the Apple launch last night and is the latest collaboration between the band and technology firm
We wanted to make a very personal album. Let's try to figure out why we wanted to be in a band, the relationships around the band, our friendships, our lovers, our family.
The 11-track album will be given an official release on October 13 and is their fist record in five years after 2009's No Line On The Horizon.
Pharrell Williams has been named "King of the Downloads" with three tracks in the top 10 most downloaded songs - with Happy at the top spot.Read the full story ›
Lady Gaga has promised to adhere to the United Arab Emirates' more conservative dress code while she is there on her Artpop Ball tour.Read the full story ›
David Cameron has said online music videos could be given age ratings to help protect children from sexual or explicit content.
Unveiling a pilot scheme backed by YouTube and the British Board of Film Classification, the Prime Minister pledged to put strengthening families "at the heart" of everything the Government does.
Raunchy music videos for tracks such as Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines and Rihanna's Pour It Up have led to renewed calls to restrict what children can see on YouTube and other video sharing websites.
Hip-hop artist Scroobius Pip looks set to make good on a promise he made to his Twitter followers over a year ago - meet them for a drink.Read the full story ›
The Killers' hit Human has topped a poll of the weirdest song lyrics ever written.Read the full story ›
A one-handed pianist has reworked a classic First World War song in tribute to the veterans.Read the full story ›