The High Court has ordered the country’s second largest internet service provider to take measures to stop illegal downloading of music.Mr Justice Bri(...)

Video upload service Youtube celebrates its tenth anniversary today. File photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Valentine’s Day, ten whole meme-littered years ago. Can you remember what you were doing? Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim do. They were invent(...)

Sony Music, Warner Music and Universal Music want court injunctions requiring UPC to apply rules to combat illegal downloading which have already been agreed. File Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Three music companies claim UPC Communications, the country’s second largest internet service provider (ISP), must be forced by court order to move ag(...)

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ANNIE MAC BBC Radio 1 DJ LAPSLEY Eighteen, Scouse, sassy, self-taught: there is nothing not to love about Holly Fletcher. She stayed(...)

Kokepiyo, a girl group, at an in-store event at a Tower Records in Tokyo, one of the chain’s 85 locations in Japan. Photograph: Hiroyuki Ito/The New York Times

Around the world, the music business has shifted toward downloads and streaming. But in Japan, the compact disc is still king.On a drizzly Sunday afte(...)

Alex Turner of The Arctic Monkeys on the main stage at Electric Picnic Festival Stradbally, Co Laois.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons /Irish Times

YouTube is about to begin a mass cull of music videos by artists including Adele and the Arctic Monkeys, after a number of independent record labels r(...)

Beyonce on stage. Excluding Japan, global recording industry revenues fell by 0.1 per cent last year.

Top executives of the global recorded music industry said on Tuesday they were optimistic about growth despite figures for 2013 showing an alm(...)

The pop star of 2013 is on the other end of the phone. A year ago, Ella Yelich-O’Connor was a veritable unknown. An articulate, sharp and well-read Ne(...)

Rudimental arriving for the MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam earlier this month. The Irish subsidiaries of Sony Music, Universal Music and Warner Music will ask the High Court on Monday to order five of the largest broadband providers to block access to file-sharing website Kickass Torrents. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Three of the world’s leading music companies will next week step up efforts to block access from Ireland to illegal file-sharing websites.The Irish su(...)

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More teenagers listen to music on YouTube than on any other source. They buy more music than anyone else. Billboard now counts YouTube hits when com(...)