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The value of music catalogues and book backlists is overtaking an obsession with new bestsellers
She does, because she can.
Singer denounces purchase by Shamrock Capital from Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings
The willingness of a huge star to make an abrupt left turn is winning
The game-changing politicians, influential businesspeople, record-breaking sports stars and brave activists who make up the FT’s list
What Taylor Swift’s dispute tells us about investing in today’s music industry
In backing purchase of albums, Carlyle Group has become embroiled in personal squabble
The pop star creates a new risk for financialised music royalties.
Superstar’s fury at $300m sale of former record label revives fight for artists’ rights
Recorded music is enjoying a renaissance, but stars remain a tricky production input
Big Machine Label Group $300m sale provokes the popstar's ire.
Singer’s first new contract since age 14 is coup for Vivendi-owned label
Dynamic pricing looks to have paid off but question remains whether other acts will follow
The singer playfully assumed a bad-girl persona to face down critics and reconnect with fans
Every label rejected the song, but a teenage music studio receptionist heard its potential
The company is critical to the revival in the music industry but, with its brutal business model, can it make money?
Control of discovery gives music streamer a formidable purchase on content providers
US singer-songwriter’s latest release sells more than 2m copies in first week
The ‘old Taylor’ is dead, the singer declares on an album that is a riposte to her detractors
The public persona we present to the world grows ever more significant
Powerful artist reignites industry battle with access by Spotify likely to be delayed
There’s hope for prominent women like Cyrus — and maybe the first daughter, too
Carly Simon’s 1972 hit has had a long and intriguing afterlife