Olly Murs performs live on stage at O2 Arena on March 30, 2017 in London.

Olly Murs Leads Latest Hot Tours Tally With Sold-Out Shows

English pop star Olly Murs heads up the list of top-grossing touring artists in the weekly ranking of Hot Tours (see list below) based on sold ticket revenue reported during the past week. The singer earned £11 million (U.S. $14 million) from the sold out first leg of his 2017 tour, which was attended by more than 250,000 fans at 24 shows.
Neil Young

Neil Young Announces Streaming Service Xstream

Three years ago, Neil Young started the long journey to launch Pono Music, his proprietary audio player and online storefront for high fidelity recordings.
Mitch Glazier, CEO of RIAA

RIAA Sues Grande Communications in New DMCA Case

The RIAA is suing the San Marcos, Texas-based ISP Grande Communications for copyright infringement, in a case that potentially could help define how Internet services must deal with consumers who repeatedly download music and other copyrighted works illegally.
Ed Sheeran photographed at Wembley Stadium on Nov. 10, 2014 in London.

Ed Sheeran Holds Kendrick Lamar Off U.K. Album Summit and Returns to Singles No. 1

Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' (Interscope/Universal) is held off the U.K. album chart summit by Ed Sheeran's '÷' (Asylum/Warner Music), but the American rap great not only gets a No. 2 start there, he places five tracks from the album in the singles top 40. Sheeran's “Shape Of You” returns to the top of that list for a 14th aggregate week.