The world’s largest toymaker increased revenues by 13 per cent to DKr43.7 billion (€5.9 billion). Photograph: Bloomberg

Lego recorded its strongest growth rates in five years as sets that blend physical bricks with digital Super Mario games propelled the Danish toy comp(...)

BTS: the Korean seven-piece are the first non-western act to top the global pop chart and the first act who don’t sing predominantly in English

It’s official: K-pop is now the world’s most lucrative music, and if you’re young, talented and from South Korea you have as much chance as any wester(...)

Lego has teamed up with Universal Music to provide the soundtracks for the music videos

Lego Vidiyo From: Free If you want to see my children move at speed, open a box of Lego in their hearing. Well, Lego or a bar of chocolate. They su(...)

 Colombian singer Shakira performs during the  Super Bowl  halftime show in February  2020. Photograph: Rob Carr/Getty Images

Colombian pop superstar Shakira has become the latest artist to sell the rights to her catalogue of 145 songs to London-listed Hipgnosis Songs Fund, t(...)

There is a wonderful moment near the end of the fascinating new documentary The Bee Gees – How Can You Mend a Broken Heart (Sky Documentaries) that sp(...)

Neil Young performs at Madison Square Garden in 2008 in New York.

Neil Young has sold half of the rights to his song catalogue to Hipgnosis, in the same week the publishing house has acquired catalogues by former Fle(...)

Pandemic aside, the year was good to some, and not so good to others Good year: Jacinda Ardern New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ard(...)

Baccarat crystal and silver bowl €200- €300

Whyte’s Christmas timed online auction – currently open for bidding and ending on December 16th – offers those in search festive gifts an array of unu(...)

No drama: William ‘Bill’ Shakespeare (81) receives the Covid-19 vaccine at University Hospital in Coventry. Photograph: Jacob King/PA Wire/Bloomberg

Image of the week: All’s Well Ireland’s own Margaret Keenan may have become the first person to receive the Covid-19 vaccine outside of a drug trial,(...)

An iconic catalogue such as Bob  Dylan’s generates revenue for decades as his songs continue to be streamed, played on the radio, or used in films and advertisements.

Universal Music has acquired Bob Dylan’s entire publishing catalogue in a nine-figure deal, the latest marker of the soaring valuation of music rights(...)

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