As Spotify prepares to go public, Wixen Music Publishing, which administers work by Tom Petty, Neil Young, Stevie Nicks and others, has brought a lawsuit alleging the streaming giant uses tens of thousands of songs without a license and compensation.
American musician Prince achieved worldwide fame in the 1980s with '1999' and 'Purple Rain,' the latter album also serving as the soundtrack for the popular film of the same name. Later Prince albums included 'Sign 'O' the Times,' 'Diamonds and Pearls' and 'Musicology.'
Stevie Wonder is an American musician and a former child prodigy who became one of the most creative musical figures of the late 20th century. His multi-generational hit songs include "My Cherie Amour," "You Are the Sunshine of My Life," "Superstition," "Living in the City," "Boogie on Reggae Woman," "Sir Duke," "That Girl" and "Part-Time Lover."
After winning Entertainer of the Year at the 2017 Country Music Awards, Garth Brooks admitted to lip synching during his performance. "My voice just isn't going anywhere, and we wanted to represent country music the best we can," he explained.
For the fifth straight year, Michael Jackson tops Forbes’ list of highest-earning dead celebrities, earning $75 million, thanks to a new greatest hits album, a Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil show and a stake in the EMI music publishing catalog.