Adele: will she show up at the iTunes festival?

Electric Picnic has come and gone, but it not’s quite all over yet for the year’s music festivals: iTunes is currently staging its month-long extravag(...)

‘Do you want to keep the music with you in the shower or climbing Kilimanjaro?” asks Spotify man. He wants me to upgrade from the free tablet version (...)

The Amazon warehouse in Peterborough, England. ‘Music and print media are among the industries most fundamentally changed by digitisation. When Amazon likens the change to the arrival of the paperback, it makes a grave underestimation – the invention of printing is a better analogy.’ Photograph: Reuters/Phil Noble

A group of leading authors, including Donna Tartt, Stephen King and Malcolm Gladwell, has attempted to intervene in the dispute between publisher H(...)

One to watch. Vodafone is on the acquisitions warpath. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA

With its massive acquisitions war chest and growing interest in content partnerships, the question “what will Vodafone do?” should be hovering above t(...)

Twitter has considered buying online music services including Soundcloud and Spotify in recent months – a move that suggests it is willing to attempt (...)

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek. The streaming music company said its systems had been compromised, but only one user’s data had been accessed. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Streaming music service Spotify has become the latest company to be hit by a security breach as it admitted that it had uncovered “unauthorised acc(...)

Apple wants to help you name that tune. The company is planning to unveil a song-discovery feature in an update of its iOS mobile software that(...)

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek announces that the online streaming music service will expand to 20 new markets around the world and that it has worked out a deal with Led Zeppelin. photograph: spencer platt/getty images

When Spotify, the digital music company of the moment, announced this week an exclusive deal with Led Zeppelin and free access on mobile devices, it a(...)

Who needs a hit album when you have other stuff to flog? Madonna is the biggest earning musician of 2013

MDNA, Madonna’s current album, is the worst selling release in the star’s 30-year career. This despite Madge digging deep into her bag of shock-horror(...)

Chris Bevington, director of global strategic partnerships for Spotify and Marcel de Groot, consumer director with Vodafone Ireland. Vodafone Ireland and Spotify have announced an exclusive partnership in the Irish market. Photograph: Naoise Culhane.

Vodafone Ireland has teamed up with music streaming company Spotify to bring the service to its mobile customers. The new offering will see Spotify’s (...)