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    1. November 29, 2013

      Britney Spears: Britney Jean

      Britney Jean’s lead single “Work Bitch” – a preposterous banger produced by will.i.am in which Britney Spears commands...

    2. February 26, 2013

      Music sales hit first upbeat since 1999

      Global recorded music industry revenues rose last year for the first time since 1999, thanks to the rapid expansion of...

    1. February 22, 2013

      Jewel personalities

      Gowns are not the only highly lucrative product placement opportunities for brands during awards season; jewellery houses...

    2. March 23, 2012

      Madonna: MDNA

      Like the synthetic drug to which its title alludes, Madonna’s new album MDNA has been carefully constructed. This adds to...

    3. March 16, 2012

      Miike Snow: Happy to You

      Two of the trio in Miike Snow are a pair of Swedish producers who go by the name of Bloodshy & Avant, best known as...

    4. FT Tech Hub

      November 29, 2011

      RIM said to open up to rivals

      Tech news from around the web: Research In Motion, the company behind the BlackBerry smartphone, is rolling out a new system...

    5. November 4, 2011

      Are they not fragrant?

      When Justin Bieber’s Someday, the first fragrance from the teenage singing star, was released this autumn it broke all...

    6. October 30, 2011

      Britney Spears, O2 Arena, London

      There was a touching moment when Britney Spears picked up an acoustic guitar and sang her favourite Joni Mitchell song, her...

    7. September 21, 2011

      Case study: Making money from music

      The challenge: In 2007, Troy Carter signed Lady Gaga to his newly found talent agency Coalition Media. Although the global...

    8. August 4, 2011

      Remakes muscle into Hollywood

      The novelist and screenwriter William Goldman once said of Hollywood that “nobody knows anything”. Never has this maxim...

    9. July 29, 2011

      The new upper middle

      And so we come to the great reveal: no, not a further uncovering of rogue reporting shenanigans, but rather the fashion...

    10. July 14, 2011

      Spotify launches in the US

      Spotify plans to launch in more new territories before the end of 2011, its co-founder said as the European digital music...

    11. May 10, 2011

      US recorded music sees first growth for years

      The US recorded music business has seen modest growth since the start of the year, interrupting its long decline as strong...

    12. March 25, 2011

      Britney Spears: Femme Fatale

      Britney Spears Femme Fatale (Jive) Femme Fatale casts Britney Spears as the diva for a post-human world. Every note of her...

    13. March 16, 2011

      X marks the spot for Pepsi in Cowell tie-up

      PepsiCo is planning a US TV and digital campaign of record cost and scope around its sponsorship of X Factor , as it seeks...

    14. February 28, 2011

      The public image: Old Navy

      Client: Old Navy (Gap) Agency: Crispin Porter + Bogusky Territory: US Verdict: Old Navy clothes are aimed at a slightly...

    15. February 7, 2011

      Rock philosophers keep all rewards

      From Mr Francis Power. Sir, Peter Cook (Letters, January 24) suggests that the financial community should study the “rock...

    16. January 24, 2011

      Wise words from rock’s philosophers

      From Mr Peter Cook. Sir, Peter Patel rightly points out that the banks need to learn from philosophers more than discounted...

    17. December 7, 2010

      Top Sony executive defects to Universal

      One of Sony Music’s most senior executives has defected to Universal Music, its larger rival, setting the stage for the...

    18. November 5, 2010

      Rivals eye Chrysalis acquisition

      Private equity group Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and a Dutch pension fund are among the suitors circling Chrysalis, the music...

    19. October 1, 2010

      Can Hollywood stars bring Michelin stars?

      Michael Caine in 1981 with Langan’s co-owners Richard Shepherd and Peter Langan You’re a global superstar. Everything you...

    20. June 21, 2010

      Robyn

      For someone who, according to music industry received wisdom, is committing commercial suicide, Robyn looked remarkably...

    21. FT Tech Hub

      March 24, 2010

      Catch me if you can

      The hacker who hijacked the Twitter accounts of celebrities including Britney Spears and US President Barack Obama was...

    22. February 6, 2010

      Lower league advertisers seize their Super Bowl chance

      The underdogs are favoured to win the 44th Super Bowl this Sunday in advertising terms.The culmination of the US football...

    23. February 5, 2010

      Lower league advertisers seize on Super Bowl

      The underdogs are favoured to win the 44th Super Bowl this Sunday – in advertising terms, at least. The culmination of the...

    24. February 1, 2010

      Kesha: Animal

      Kesha Animal RCA A number one hit in Kesha’s native US, Animal portrays the LA party girl as a garish amalgam of Lady Gaga...

    25. February 1, 2010

      Social networks face rise in hacker attacks

      Users of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter have suffered a 70 per cent increase in spam and hacking...

    26. February 1, 2010

      Pepsi push harnesses Facebook potential

      For the first time in 23 years, there will not be an advertisement for Pepsi during Super Bowl next weekend. Instead,...

    27. January 31, 2010

      Pepsi push harnesses Facebook potential

      Tactical switch: in previous years, stars such as Britney Spears have featured in US Super Bowl advertising campaigns For...

    28. January 31, 2010

      Attacks on social networking sites up 70%

      Users of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter have suffered a 70 per cent increase in spam and hacking...

    29. FT Tech Hub

      November 17, 2009

      Stephen Fry and the new kings of Twitter

      Stephen Fry was crowned “King of Twitter” at this morning’s 140 Conference, a London seminar about the “state of now”...

    30. October 22, 2009

      Shakira: She Wolf

      Shakira She Wolf RCA ★★★★☆ Latin pop star Shakira announced herself to the English-speaking world in 2001 with her hit album...

    31. FT Alphaville

      September 3, 2009

      The yen, Greed & Fear and the 'Britney factor'

      The landslide electoral victory of Japan’s opposition DPJ on Sunday marked the end of 50 years of one-party hegemony by the...

    32. FT Alphaville

      September 3, 2009

      Pink picks

      Comment, analysis and other offerings from Thursday’s FT, Analysis: Mutual suspicion Call them mutuals, thrifts,...

    33. September 3, 2009

      Japan's mood of realism bodes well for the long term

      The landslide electoral victory of the Democratic party of Japan marks the end of 50 years of one-party hegemony by the...

    34. September 2, 2009

      Insight: Hope or hype in Japan?

      The landslide electoral victory of the Democratic Party of Japan marks the end of 50 years of one-party hegemony by the...

    35. June 4, 2009

      Britney Spears, O2 Arena, London

      Reading the early coverage, you’d think Britney Spears’s world tour was a comeback to rival that of Elvis in 1968. Both wear...

    36. May 28, 2009

      Yahoo and Microsoft ease off over tie-up

      Yahoo is no longer in serious talks with Microsoft over a deal to combine their search efforts, Carol Bartz, Yahoo’s chief...

    37. April 28, 2009

      Hollywood talent agencies merge

      Hollywood talent agencies William Morris and Endeavor agreed to merge on Monday in a deal that better positions them to...

    38. April 18, 2009

      Schoolboy traders

      Light relief from the serious state of affairs was provided this week by market-makers at Winterflood Securities at their...

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