Madonna prevails in key copyright case

Jun 3, 2016

Madonna prevails in key copyright case

Madonna on Thursday triumphed in a copyright case concerning her song “Vogue,” in a victory for artists seeking to use samples. The lawsuit concerns a brief horn riff that appears five times in the radio version of “Vogue,” a dance track that was a ...

Music may help babies learn language skills

May 21, 2016

Music may help babies learn language skills

Babies who engage in musical play may have an easier time picking up language skills, a recent study says. U.S. researchers compared 9-month-old babies who played with toys and trucks to those who practiced banging out a rhythm during a series of play sessions. ...

Apr 23, 2016

Control of Prince's music trove could come from grave

The late pop star Prince was known in life as an artist fiercely protective of his intellectual property, but how much others may profit from his legacy, including a large body of unreleased songs, hinges on how astute he was in arranging for control ...

Police find no signs of trauma or suicide in Prince's death

Apr 23, 2016

Police find no signs of trauma or suicide in Prince's death

There was no evidence of trauma on Prince’s body when he was found unresponsive in an elevator at his huge compound or any indication the music icon committed suicide, U.S. authorities said Friday. Stunned fans massed outside the superstar’s Paisley Park studio complex on ...

Apr 22, 2016

Prince and the King of Pop: 1980s rivals

Prince and Michael Jackson were two of the biggest names of the 1980s, musical superstars jostling for supremacy in a golden age of pop. Loyal fans around the world delighted in debating whether Jackson’s “Thriller” bested Prince’s “1999” and “Purple Rain,” and the media ...