Sam Smith performs on stage during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London, February 25th, 2015. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Golden boys of British pop Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith have shared the honours on what was a muted night — literally in the case of Kanye West — at the B(...)

“If these figures suggest that these songs still matter to people, then we’re knocked out. That’s all any songwriter wants,” Bono said in response to a survey claiming U2’s songs were more popular on Apple iOS devices than material from any other musicians. File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

U2’s Bono has said he is “knocked out” by an independent survey claiming the band’s songs were more popular on Apple iOS devices than material from an(...)

Halpin hand: Katy Perry at Super Bowl XLIX. Photograph: Christopher Polk/Getty

February 1st was a good day for quite a few people who happened to find themselves in Arizona. It was a good day for fans of the New England Patriots,(...)

 Illinois  Republican congressman Aaron Schock: all-red office based on room in ‘Downton Abbey’. Photograph: Kris Connor/Getty Images

The corridors and coffee docks of Capitol Hill were abuzz this week with talk of excessive spending. No, it wasn’t the $4 trillion (€3.5 trillion) (...)

Taylor Swift does not allow her music to be streamed on Spotify as she feels the financial arrangements are too miserly

A serious rival to music streaming service Spotify has been launched in Ireland promising higher quality audio along with High Definition music videos(...)

There’s no doubting the fact that children can surprise you with the things they come out with – and my daughter is no exception to that rule. (...)

 Hozier has received a Brit nomination for International Solo Male. Photograph: PA

Bray singer-songwriter Hozier has recorded another milestone in his rapid rise to stardom, picking up a Brit nomination for International Solo Male.Th(...)

Losing Taylor Swift, above, from its catalogue doesn’t seem to have hurt Spotify too badly, with the streaming music service claiming an additional five million paying subscribers in the past eight months

Spotify, the streaming music service, has signed up 15 million subscribers, a sign of rapid growth for the company and an implicit rebuttal in an i(...)

‘Christmas: love it or loathe it, we pretty much know that if we have the wherewithal, it’s incumbent on us to step up to the mark and get on with it at the first tinkle of Jingle Bells.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

So, it’s happening. Christmas is about to crash down, like a sad drunk into a decorative bay tree. If we’re lucky and fate has left us off the (...)

Taylor Swift: “I’m not willing to contribute my life’s work to an experiment.”   Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

“Denis O’Brien is the major shareholder in INM. In theory, with 29 per cent of the shares, he does not control it. In practice, he does.”Outgoing Sund(...)