How Much Is A Smash Hit Song Really Worth To The Artists That Create It?

How Much Is A Smash Hit Song Really Worth To The Artists That Create It?

What’s the true financial value of a number one smash hit to the artists that create it? Well thanks to court proceedings lodged by the children of Marvin Gaye against Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I, we may have just found out the answer to that question.

Future Music Festival Asia 2015 In Doubt As Police Reject Application Over Drug Concerns

Future Music Festival Asia 2015 In Doubt As Police Reject Application Over Drug Concerns

The future of Future Music Festival Asia is up in the air as Livescape, the concert organizers for the festival, submit an appeal to the Minister for Home Affairs to hold the event after their application was rejected for a second time.

Watch The Evolution Of 20 Years Of K-Pop In 8 Minutes

Watch The Evolution Of 20 Years Of K-Pop In 8 Minutes

A group of university students from Wheaton College in Illinois have come together to perform at their annual campus-wide Lunar New Years Festival with an incredible homage to K-pop over the past 20 years.   The group came together to celebrate their Korean heritage and pay tribute to the growth of the Korean pop music genre over the past two […]

Why Won’t Taylor Swift Discuss Katy Perry?

Why Won’t Taylor Swift Discuss Katy Perry?

Although she gave previously hinted that her song Bad Blood was about fellow chart topper  Katy Perry, Taylor Swift has refused to confirm rumours of a celebrity feud saying Perry is one topic that she won’t be opening up about.

2NE1 And BIGBANG Named Winners In The ‘YouTube Music Awards’

2NE1 And BIGBANG Named Winners In The ‘YouTube Music Awards’

The latest results in the YouTube Music Awards 2015 have again shown the increasing global interest in K-pop music with Korean acts 2NE1 and BIGBANG snagging two of the illustrious awards.

Super Junior Set For Special Singapore Performance In May

Super Junior Set For Special Singapore Performance In May

Fans of boy band Super Junior will be delighted to hear that they’ve just announced a special performance to take place in Singapore on 1 May. Organized by ONE Production, the show is to take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.   Super Show 6 commenced in South Korea last year on September 19 before touring through several parts of […]

Pharrell Williams To Release ‘Happy’ Children’s Book

Pharrell Williams To Release ‘Happy’ Children’s Book

Creative force of nature Pharrell Williams is due to add another feather to his generally oversized hat later this year. The Grammy Award winning artist has just inked a deal with Putnam Books to release four children’s books due for release on September 22.

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by / on March 6, 2015 at 11:42 am / in Buzz, Videos

Ed Sheeran Gets ‘Dirrty’ With Christina Aguilera

Ed Sheeran has dropped by BBC Radio 1’s studios to a deliver an unlikely but brilliant cover of Christina Aguilera’s ‘Dirrty.’

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by / on February 19, 2015 at 1:59 pm / in Videos

Charli XCX Has Transformed ‘Shake It Off’ Into a Punk Track

BBC Radio 1 has a long standing tradition of having visiting pop artists perform a cover of one of their contemporaries and has led to some amazing results like when 30 Seconds to Mars covered Kanye West or Haim covered Beyonce. Sometimes…. well sometimes they don’t turn out so well.   This time around Charli XCX, has delivered, offering up […]

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by / on February 19, 2015 at 10:29 am / in Events

KaZantip Cancelled (Again) – But This Time It’s ACTUALLY Cancelled

Hundreds of revellers have been left disappointed Cambodian authorities to revoke the license for notoriously hedonistic festival KaZantip to operate just 24 hours before it was supposed to start.   Ticket holders arrived at the bridge to Koh Puos island ready to commence their festivities only to be met with disappointment as police had erected a 2 meter high metal barricade, preventing […]

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by / on February 18, 2015 at 4:17 pm / in News

Afroman Arrested For Punching Female Fan During Performance

Once upon a time, way back in 2001, there was a guy called Afroman who used to get high and managed to forge an entire career on the back of an anthem for stoners across the world. Following that fleeting 15 minutes of fame and 26 further albums that few people paid much attention to Afroman is finally back in […]

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by / on February 18, 2015 at 3:02 pm / in News

Maroon 5 Announce Exclusive Philippines And Singapore Shows

It didn’t take Maroon 5 long after the release of their fifth studio album V to announce their world tour (just a single day!) but they sure did take their sweet time in announcing their Asian tour dates.

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by / on February 18, 2015 at 1:39 pm / in Asian Pop Chart, Music Charts

Katy Perry Announces 2015 Manilla Performance

  American pop sensation Katy Perry is returning to Manilla on May 7 as part of her latest worldwide tour. The stop in Asia is in support of her latest album Prism which debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 100 before she takes off to Europe and South America.

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by / on February 18, 2015 at 1:17 pm / in Album Reviews, Releases

REVIEW: The Cambodian Space Project – I’m Unsatisfied

It’s always intriguing when you click on a band’s Facebook page and of their 10,000 odd followers, you have 4 friends from different countries of origin and with wildly divergent music tastes that all ‘like’ their music. So began my foray into Cambodian Space Project and ironically enough, the first single that I am to hear from the band is also […]

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by / on February 17, 2015 at 7:10 pm / in News

Did Ariana Grande Steal Idea For Her Latest Video From Australian Indie Band SAFIA?

Australian indie band SAFIA have claimed that the concept for Ariana Grande’s video for her single One Last Time was copied from their video.

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by / on February 17, 2015 at 2:52 pm / in News

Lady Gaga Announces Engagement To Taylor Kinney

Lady Gaga has just confirmed her engagement via Instagram to Chicago Fire actor Taylor Kinney after he proposed to her on Valentines Day. It’s pretty easy to see why Lady Gaga gave an emphatic yes to Kinney’s, 33, proposal after he presented her with a massive heart shaped diamond ring which she showed off earlier today. He gave me his […]

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by / on February 12, 2015 at 9:55 pm / in News

Cambodian Governor Reverses Decision, Allows Kazantip Festival To Go Ahead

Just days before cancelled notorious Eastern European festival Kazantip  was organized to begin, a last minute reversal of decision means that the festival can again take place on Sihanoukville’s Koh Puos island.   The announcement is in contradiction to a previous statement made by Provincial Governor Chhit Sokhom where he advised the festival, booked to begin on 18 February, would not be able to go ahead […]

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by / on February 12, 2015 at 8:28 pm / in News

Beck Gets Last Laugh As Album Sales Skyrocket After Kanye Diss

Do you remember that time when Kanye West crashed Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech for Best Female Video in 2009? You know, that time he grabbed the microphone out of the startled teen’s hands and aired his objections. “I’m sorry, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time!” Well it almost happened again but the result this time […]

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by / on February 12, 2015 at 10:15 am / in Music Business

Rhapsody Continues Growth And Climbs To Over 2.5 Million Subscribers

As more people begin to use music streaming services, the paid subscription service has reported a 60 percent growth in its user numbers. Rhapsody, the company which helped pioneer the subscriber pays model in the music streaming industry has reported an unprecedented jump in user numbers. In April last year, the service had 1.7 million users but now, despite operating in […]

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by / on February 10, 2015 at 1:06 pm / in Events, Lists

THE LIST: Who were the big winners at the 2015 Grammy awards?

Well another year of Grammys has wrapped up and unless you’ve been living under a rock you’d have heard all about Kanye West almost pulling another “imma let you finish” on Beck, Madonna still not realizing she’s older than your grandmother and Rhianna wearing what looked to everyone else to be a giant birthday cake as a dress. But despite […]

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by / on February 10, 2015 at 11:43 am / in News

Mandopop Singer Jay Chou Marries For The Second Time In Three Weeks

Just a few short weeks since their regal wedding ceremony in Selby Abbey, Yorkshire, singer Jay Chou and Hannah Quinlivan have just held a second wedding in the luxury hotel W Taipei.   The ceremony was reported to be for his elderly maternal grandmother, who was unable to take the flight to England for the couple’s ceremony last month. Aged in […]

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by / on February 4, 2015 at 7:25 pm / in Dance / Electro, Events, News

‘Sexy Activities’ Lead To Cancellation Of KaZantip Music Festival in Cambodia

The organizers of popular Eastern European music festival KaZantip just can’t seem to catch a break. The festival, which has already had to shift location twice in the past two years, was due to be held in Cambodia for the first time, but local tourism officials are pulling the plug before the event even begins due to the festivals corrupting influence on […]

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by / on February 3, 2015 at 1:44 pm / in News

Jimmy Fallon Assembles An All-star Cast For A Capella Rendition Of ‘We Are The Champions’

Jimmy Fallon has made his fair share of celebrity friends over his years hosting his late night TV show and the full strength of his star power was on full display last night when he assembled a crack squad of musicians to perform a special rendition of ‘We Are The Champions’. In order to commemorate the New England Patriots victory in the […]

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by / on February 3, 2015 at 1:06 pm / in Legal / Deals, News, Publishing / Licensing

Taylor Swift Moves To Trademark ‘This sick beat’ and other ‘1989’ lyrics

Taylor Swift’s latest album ‘1989’ was the best-selling album of 2014, and now she has taken action to prevent eager money-makers from profiting from her songs.

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by / on February 3, 2015 at 10:49 am / in Music Charts, News

Katy Perry Gets New Tattoo To Commemorate Her Superbowl Performance

Katy Perry’s half time show at the XLIX Superbowl had it all. From animatronic tigers, digital stage effects, dancing sharks and big name musical guests like Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliot, Katy Perry’s performance almost outshone the action on the field.

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by / on January 29, 2015 at 1:28 pm / in Artists / Bands, Releases, Releases

Mark Coles: KROM’s “Mama Blue” is classic blues for the modern age

Cambodian blues act KROM are making waves internationally with award winning BBC broadcaster Mark Coles playing their newest single Mama Blue” on his world music show, offering glowing praise of their latest offering.

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by / on January 18, 2015 at 3:27 pm / in Artists / Bands, Music Charts

Mandopop King Jay Chou Marries Model/Actress Hannah Quinlivan In Fairytale Wedding

Taiwanese media outlets have revealed that Chinese pop superstar Jay Chou has married long time girlfriend Hannah Quinlivan in England on the eve of his 36th birthday.

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