At the MTV Eurpean Music Awards, Taylor Swift and Justin dominate with three trophies apiece, while PSY and Lana Del Rey both score big nods. The big surprise of the night: Top nominee (six) Rihanna failed to win a single award.
Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber dominated the 2012 MTV European Music Awards, winning three trophies each, with Swift ruling over her first-ever appearance at the EMAs, taking the honors for best female, best live act and best look. Bieber continued his reign over the international pop scene with wins in the best male, best pop and best worldwide stage act categories.
Bertelsmann has completed a legal change that could have a major impact on the German media giant, which controls European broadcaster RTL Group, production powerhouse FremantleMedia, maker of "American Idol" and "The X Factor." The company also co-owns BMG Rights Management with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
A massive 32 percent jump in revenue from downloading music online made up for the continuing decline in the physical sale of music albums and singles in Germany, according to data released Tuesday by the German Music Industry Association, the BVMI.
Bars, clubs and discoteques across Germany shut down in protest shortly before midnight Saturday to demonstrate their opposition to plans by the country's music rights collection agency to change the way they calculate fees for music use.