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Netflix Greenlights Spotify Series

Netflix has ordered a new, scripted series from Sweden on the story of music streaming service Spotify.

Swedish Prosecutor Will Not Appeal A$AP Rocky Ruling

The Swedish prosecutor responsible for bringing an assault charge against Grammy-nominated rapper A$AP Rocky will not appeal the court's ruling, which found Rocky guilty but let him off without additional jail time.

A$AP Rocky Case Delayed Until July 25

A$AP Rocky will have to wait a bit longer for his day in court. Swedish authorities accepted a prosecutor's request to extend the pre-trial period until July 25 to give more time to carry out an investigation into the events of June 30 in Stockholm, Sweden which have landed A$AP in custody on allegations of assault.

A$AP Rocky European Tour in Danger After Arrest in Sweden

A$AP Rocky's manager says the rapper's European tour will be canceled if he is not soon released from jail in Sweden, where he is facing trial on alleged assault charges.

SiriusXM to Buy Pandora in $3.5 Billion All-Stock Deal

SiriusXM on Monday announced it will buy the music streaming service Pandora Media in an all-stock deal valued at about $3.5 billion that will create the world's largest audio entertainment company.

Rage Against the Machine Files Cease and Desist Order to Nigel Farage

The U.S. rock band demanded the pro-Brexit politician stop using their name in his podcast, 'Farage Against the Machine.'

Paul McCartney, James Blunt Back New European Copyright Law

The European Parliament votes Thursday on the law that would force platforms like Google and Facebook to introduce upload filters to block copyright-protected content from being illegally posted online.

Anti-Semitic Controversy Could Provoke Rule Change at German Music Awards

Winners at this year's Echos, Germany's top music awards, have returned their trophies to protest rappers Kollegah and Farid Bang for lyrics such as “I'm doing another Holocaust.”

U2’s Bono and The Edge Give Private Concert in Berlin Subway

The exclusive fan event, on Berlin's U2 subway line, was to promote the band's 'Songs of Experience' album.

Avicii Talks Illness, Fame and Retiring at Age 26

"I'm happier, more stress-free than I've been in a long time,” the Swedish DJ tells THR about his surprise decision to quit live performing at the end of his current, worldwide tour.

Adele’s Historic ’25’ Debut: By the Numbers

Nine key stats behind the singing star's new blockbuster release, which is setting records across all platforms.

James Last, King of Easy Listening, Dies at 86

The world's most successful bandleader, whose songs appeared on the 'American Gigolo' and 'Kill Bill' soundtracks, died in Florida.