In a case that could have wide-ranging implications for copyright law, a long-running legal battle between Germany's music rights association GEMA and Swiss-based file-sharing site RapidShare is heading to the German Supreme Court.
"American Idol" alum Adam Lambert spent several hours in a Finnish jail Thursday after being arrested outside a Helsinki gay bar following a brawl with his Finnish boyfriend, local reality star Sauli Koskinen.
Thomas Hesse, formerly of Sony Music, takes the spot on broadcasting giant RTL Group’s board left vacant by Hartmut Ostrowski, the outgoing CEO of RTL parent company Bertelsmann. Since 2004 Hesse was president of Global Digital Business at Sony Music but returned to Bertelsmann last month.
Pukkelpop, the Belgian music festival hit by tragedy this year when a sudden storm killed five people, will return in 2012. On the festival website organizers confirmed the 27th edition of the pop fest will be held August 16-18. To partially compensate festival goers who bought tickets for the 2011 fest, organizers said they would be offering food and drink vouchers for future events.