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Janelle Monae performs during 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 19, 2019 in Indio, California.

Warner Music Group files for an IPO as streaming services boost labels

The offering is Warner's second, as a slew of private-equity firms took the company public in 2005 after buying it from Time Warner the previous year.

Here’s what you need to know about Grimes, the Canadian singer dating Elon Musk who hinted she’s pregnant in Instagram post

Grimes recently shared a photo on Instagram that appeared to show her pregnant. The internet is now speculating whether Elon Musk is the father.

A Tencent-led consortium buys 10% of Universal Music, valuing the world’s biggest music firm at $34 billion

The investing group holds an option to boost its stake to as much as 20% at the same valuation, according to a Tuesday statement.
Rising K-pop band Great Guys perform at the Korea Drama Festival in Jinju, South Korea, in October 2019.

Grueling gym routines, restrictive diets, and no dating: K-pop stars tell us about the dark side of their industry

K-pop stars seem to have it all, with millions of fans around the world. But not enough people talk about how hard it is to be — and stay — a star.

The Walkman just turned 40 — here’s how listening to music has changed over the years

The nearly 150-year-old history of recorded music has taken us from the phonograph to the Walkman to the iPod and beyond.

When a fire destroyed a vault of song recordings 11 years ago, Universal Music Group went into crisis mode and downplayed what amounted to ‘the ...

Recordings from hundreds-of-thousands of artists — from Nirvana to Billie Holiday — were lost in a fire in 2008. Here's how UMG downplayed it.
Travis Scott is a modern rock star, according to one music executive.

A music executive at one of the world’s biggest talent agencies says hip hop is the new rock and roll, and Travis Scott is the new rock star

Brian Ahern, co-head of music at WME, told Business Insider the concept of a "rock star" has changed.
Dutch DJ Nick van de Wall is better known by his stage name Afrojack.

Grammy-winning DJ Afrojack says 10 years of working with celebrities like Pitbull and Nicki Minaj has taught him the most important trait for anyone i...

DJ Afrojack said that at even the highest levels of show business, everyone notices the celebrities who look down on people.
Dutch DJ Nick van de Wall is better known by his stage name Afrojack.

Grammy-winning DJ Afrojack explains how declining a credit on a song that went multiplatinum taught him the most important lesson of his career

Afrojack has become one of the world's most popular DJs. Now he's doubling down on his role as mentor to a new generation of talent.
Troy Carter.

Music industry mogul Troy Carter has managed Lady Gaga, held a top job at Spotify, and appeared on ‘Shark Tank’ — learn about his la...

He's one of the most fascinating names in music. Hear more about Troy Carter and his career and predictions for the music industry at IGNITION 2018.