Daft Punk and Beyonce at the Tidal music service announcement in. Jay Z unveiled his plans for Tidal, a subscription streaming service that he said will be majority-owned by artists themselves. Photographs:New York Times.

Some of the world’s biggest names in music including Beyonce, Cold Play’s Chris Martin, and Rihanna are backing Jay Z’s new global streaming music se(...)

Mark Ronson has been on kissing terms with the cultural zeitgeist before. He worked with Amy Winehouse on Back to Black to produce an album that be(...)

ONE DIRECTION Steal My Girl Syco ** To judge from some recent comments by Simon Cowell, as well as applying Louis Walsh’s dictum about bo(...)

Italian Sr Cristina Scuccia smiles with  her prize after winning the Italian State RAI TV programme final  of The Voice of Italy in Milan, Italy, last night. Photograph: Matteo Bazzi/EPA

Did the Sicilian “singing nun”, Suor Cristina, win a TV talent contest because of the quality of her singing voice or the novelty effect of her Ursuli(...)

At the beginning of 2013, Canadian Blackberry maker RIM was being crushed by competition from the iPhone and Android, and was crying out for a change (...)

tUnE-yArDs: Nikki Nack
  • Music
  • May 9, 2014, 00:00

Merrill Garbus begins her third album by relating an imagined conversation with a stranger: “I tried to tell him all the reasons that I had to neve(...)

A true if unlikely tale: Young woman enrolls at a drama school sponsored by nuns, where the artistic director is a former Italian erotic film actress(...)

Counsel for the defence, an Irish courtroom, sometime in the future: “I submit to you, your honour, that the ‘work’ you see before you is a parody,(...)

Muscle Shoals

Since the 1960s, the largest city in Colbert County, Alabama, has been celebrated as the home of the Muscle Shoals Sound. That sound, a fusion of coun(...)