Neil Young filed for divorce from Pegi Young, his wife of 36 years and frequent musical collaborator.
Sony Music Nashville announced it was relocating its headquarters from Music Row to the Gulch tower.
Pioneering singer-guitarist Peret, the king of the Catalan rumba, died in Barcelona. He was 79.
Global rights agency Merlin appointed Ryan McWhinnie director of legal and business affairs.
Wale parted ways with Roc Nation, choosing 77 North Management as his new representation.
Shakira and longtime boyfriend Gerard Pique announced they are expecting their second child together.
Original Jethro Tull bassist Glenn Cornick died of congestive heart failure at home in Hawaii. He was 67.
SB Projects founder Scooter Braun and wife Yael Cohen Braun, founder-CEO of FCancer, announced they are expecting their first child.
Former Sony/ATV Music Publishing vp communications and project management Jimmy Asci wed boyfriend Josh Schulteis in a surprise ceremony in New York.
I Love Makonnen signed to Drake’s October’s Very Own (OVO) label. He debuted a new Drake-assisted remix of “Tuesday” on Instagram.
Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross were married in a private ceremony at the home of the groom’s mother, Diana Ross, in Greenwich, Conn.
Jimi Jamison, lead singer of 1980s rock bands Cobra and Survivor, died of a heart attack. He was 63.
Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher announced on Instagram that they are expecting their first child.
Record producer and music industry veteran David Anderle, who served as an A&R executive for Frank Zappa, The Beach Boys and Aaron Neville, died after a battle with cancer at his Los Angeles home. He was 77.
Seminal British band New Order inked a global record deal with U.K. label Mute. New material is coming in 2015.
BMG Chrysalis U.K. acquired British indie label Infectious Music for an undisclosed sum, moving the operations into BMG’s central London offices.
New Orleans bounce artist Nicky Da B, who rose to international fame with a feature on Diplo’s dance classic “Express Yourself” in 2012, died of unknown causes. He was 24.
Disney filed formal papers opposing EDM artist Deadmau5’s attempted registration of a mark consisting of a caricature of a mouse head with black ears, black face, white eyes and white mouth. The DJ’s attorney Dina LaPolt says her client has trademarks for his signature caricature – the Deadmau5 mau5head – in 30 countries.
Mexican heartthrob Diego Boneta, whose acting roles have included appearances in Rock of Ages and Pretty Little Liars, secured an exclusive recording deal with Sony Music U.S. Latin. An EP is due in 2015.
Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris has signed a joint-venture artistic development deal with The Chainsmokers’ manager Adam Alpert that has formed Disruptor Management. Artists will be signed to its Disruptor Records imprint, which will take a long-term stance using direct artist/fan communication channels and also take advantage of traditional record-label marketing capabilities.