EMI sells music unit to Universal

UK music firm EMI has said it will sell its recorded music unit for US $1.9 billion to Universal Music. Reports have suggested that the other half of EMI’s business – the lucrative music publishing unit – will go to a Sony-led consortium for more than US $3 billion. EMI, with a history dating back … [Read the full story]

Farmer tells Rihanna she’s acting ‘inappropriate’

For many men, having a  world-famous pop beauty undress on their doorstep would be a cause for celebration. But not for farmer Alan Graham, 61, as Rihanna found out when she posed topless on his land for a racy video shoot. The 23-year-old singer was forced to beat a hasty retreat from Mr Graham’s muddy … [Read the full story]