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Jay Z wins Roc-A-Fella logo court case
A judge in America dismisses a $7m court case against Jay Z and Damon Dash over the Roc-A-Fella logo.
Sheeran paid £6,200 for pig statue
A pig-shaped statue of Ed Sheeran was bought by the singer himself, it emerges.
Britney brings Vegas show to London
Pop star Britney Spears stages a stripped-down version of her Las Vegas show in her first UK concert since 2011.
The Vamps put 'new words' on new album
The Vamps tell Newsbeat they have "grown up and read a dictionary" for their new album.
Five questions for Izzy Bizu
Izzy Bizu talks open mic nights, getting star-struck and eating octopus.
Which Beatles lyric defines Labour Party?
Labour MP Michael Dugher talks about, and plays out, the Daily Politics with a Beatles track.
Cliff Richard case decision upheld
The decision not to prosecute Sir Cliff Richard over claims of historical sex offences is upheld by the Crown Prosecution Service.
Major labels sue YouTube ripping site
The world's biggest record labels launch legal action against a website that allows users to download the audio from YouTube videos.
Meet the Nirvana baby 25 years on
The famous baby on the front of Nirvana’s Nevermind album has recreated the photo a quarter of a century later.
Stars pay tribute at Sir Terry memorial
Stars including Chris Evans, Joanna Lumley and Peter Gabriel pay tribute at a celebratory memorial service for Sir Terry Wogan.
Morcheeba on making new music at home
Singers Skye Edwards and Ross Godfrey formerly of Morcheeba talk about their new music and why they have gone back to basics.
Five questions for Twin Atlantic
The band's singer talks about their change of direction, tattooed fans and flat pack furniture.
Terry Jones to attend Bafta Cymru awards
Bafta Cymru says Monty Python star Terry Jones will attend its awards ceremony on Sunday, just days after it was announced he had been diagnosed with dementia.
Sir Elton to co-host theatre awards
Sir Elton John is to break from the European leg of his latest tour to co-host this year's Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
Russell Brand donates cafe to charity
Russell Brand donates his cafe to a charity that helps former prisoners and those struggling with addiction.
Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith speech
Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith delivered a speech at the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Zoe Ball and Norman Cook to separate
TV presenter Zoe Ball and husband DJ Norman Cook - better known as Fatboy Slim - announce their separation after 18 years together.
In pictures: Porthcawl Elvis festival
A south Wales seaside town is a sea of quiffs and blue suede shoes as thousands of Elvis fans descend for an annual celebration of The King.
U2 at 40: Kitchen jam to stadium rock
Forty years on from their first jam in a Dublin kitchen, friends of U2 tell how the band rose to the top of the rock hierarchy.
Shrine to singer 'who made me a woman'
A Cardiff artist who underwent a gender reassignment operation describes the role Welsh musician John Cale played in her journey.
The angry quilter
Nedra Bonds explains what motivated her to turn the family tradition of quilting into a platform for political protest.
Playlists 'more popular than albums'
Playlists have surpassed albums as a listening format for music fans, according to a music industry study.
Gilbert and Sullivan score restored
The full orchestral score of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Yeomen of the Guard is published for the first time, 128 years after it was written.
Bastille: From Pompeii to the world
Pop group Bastille look back at their rise from a pub band to international pop stars in the space of just five years.
Five questions for Michael Kiwanuka
The singer on meeting Lenny Kravitz, "cheating" at his first gig and his new approach to music.
Iron Maiden go to war with ticket touts
Rock band Iron Maiden introduce a series of measures, including paperless tickets, in an effort to combat touts on their forthcoming UK tour.
Five questions for Mura Masa
The producer talks ASAP Rocky collaborations, tattooed fans and sold out first gigs.
Carl Cox's last 10 tunes at Space
Carl Cox has brought an end to his 15 year long residency at Space. Here are his final 10 tracks.
AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams retires
Cliff Williams announces he is to leave AC/DC as the band's world tour draws to a close.
Fabric and the Future of Clubbing
A look at the closure of London's Fabric, hearing from representatives of the club, DJs, council officials and the police, plus a live debate on the future of clubbing.
What next for clubbing after Fabric?
It comes after a discussion on Radio 1 and 1Xtra about the UK's club culture following the closure of Fabric.
Skepta sales surge after Mercury win
Sales of Skepta's album have surged 174% after the rapper's Mercury win last week, says the Official Charts Company.
Emeli Sande album inspired by Zambia
Pop star Emeli Sande says her new album was inspired by a "life-changing" trip to Zambia after her marriage dissolved.
What's up with The Weeknd's Instagram?
Fans reckon a new album is on the way after the singer wipes his Instagram.
Developers deny 'closing down' clubs
The British Property Federation says developers don't make decisions about closing nightclubs.
The night the clubs fell silent
Nightclubs around London observe a minute's silence to show support for the other venues which have been forced to close.

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