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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
Was singer’s reversal a business decision or a dig at rival Katy Perry?
Paying subscribers would get first access to new albums in concession to major labels
How business sold the soul of sisterhood
Amid all the celebrity obituaries, the most significant loss this year has been the death of the ‘private person’
Berlin-based streaming service to launch paid-for subscription service for region this year
A shrewd deal for Sony’s music division risks being swamped by larger problems elsewhere
Japanese group to pay $750m for catalogue that includes hits by the Beatles and Taylor Swift