Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' is first to sell 30 million in U.S.

Dec 17, 2015

Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' is first to sell 30 million in U.S.

Michael Jackson’s album “Thriller” is still breaking barriers more than 30 years after its release and six years after the pop superstar’s death, becoming the first album in history to cross the 30 million mark in U.S. sales, record industry officials said on Wednesday. ...

Dec 10, 2015

Settlement reached in 'Happy Birthday' copyright case

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit over whether “Happy Birthday” — one of the world’s best-known songs — is owned by a music publisher who’s earned millions by enforcing its copyright. A federal judge in Los Angeles ruled in September that Warner/Chappell ...

Nov 25, 2015

Boy band Kat-tun loses third member

A member of boy band Kat-tun surprised fans live on TV on Tuesday night by announcing his intention to quit the group. The departure of Junnosuke Taguchi in spring 2016 means that Kat-tun, which debuted in 2006 as a six-member band, will be only half ...

Who's 'so vain'? Warren Beatty, says Carly Simon

Nov 19, 2015

Who's 'so vain'? Warren Beatty, says Carly Simon

For more than 40 years, fans have speculated just who was “so vain” in the famous song by Carly Simon. Now she has revealed the answer — Warren Beatty. But not entirely. Simon, who had a string of well-known lovers, said that the actor ...

Nov 18, 2015

Amazon starts music distribution service in Japan

Amazon.com Inc. said Wednesday it has launched a music-streaming service for customers in Japan who pay membership fees for its online shopping site. In the Prime Music service, Amazon.com’s Prime customers, who pay an annual fee of ¥3,900, will have access to more than ...

U.S. teens spend an average of nine hours a day with media

Nov 4, 2015

U.S. teens spend an average of nine hours a day with media

U.S. teenagers spend nearly nine hours a day absorbing media and despite all the new options, music and television remain the favorites. Common Sense Media released an exhaustive survey Tuesday outlining how young people spend screen time. One concern: the number of youngsters who ...