Beautiful cleverly uses the set up of the hit factory to give us a wider range of songs from the era. Photograph: Johan Persson/

In the Playhouse theatre in Edinburgh, the curtain lifts on the Carole King biographical musical Beautiful. We meet a triumphant King, played by Bront(...)

Following the success of If I Can Dream – Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, producers Nick Patrick and Don Reedman have decided to (...)

Adam Granduciel: Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

A number of things may have changed for Adam Granduciel and his band over the last few years, but chauffeur-driven limos still don’t factor into his d(...)

Dark times sometimes acts as an impetus for strong music. Phoenix’s sixth album comes tempered in some ways by the events of recent times in their nat(...)

Carlin Music was founded by Freddy Bienstock, a wartime US immigrant from Vienna. Photograph: iStock

Carlin Music, the publishing company built up by Elvis Presley’s record picker, has been put up for sale with a $250 million (€235 million) price tag.(...)

James Vincent McMorrow. His new album We Move is out on September 2nd

It might be coming to the end of the summer but Ken Allen hasn’t been slowing down to suit the season. If anything, he’s cranking it up. The label own(...)

Ed Sheeran accepts the award for song of the year for ‘Thinking Out Loud’ at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Ed Sheeran is being sued over claims that his hit track Thinking Out Loud sounds like a Marvin Gaye song. The family of the co-writer of Let’s Get It(...)

British singer Brian Johnson (left) and Scottish-born Australian guitarist Angus Young of AC/DC performing on stage in the Olympiastadion in Berlin last week as part of their Rock Or Bust World Tour. Photograph: Britta Pedersen/EPA

AC/DC are arguably the biggest band in the world with 200 million record sales, including Back in Black, the second highest selling album of all ti(...)

Tvvins guitarist Conor Adamson on the main stage at Electric Picnic  2014.  Photograph: DAVE MEEHAN

Opening the main stage at an event like this is a daunting task. There are not that many people in yet, the stage is pretty damn big and you’re a band(...)

Pay Close Attention

These are trying times for record labels, but some are bucking every trend in the book by going back to the future and concentrating on the music and (...)

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