Latin pop star Ricky Martin has announced that he is gay on his personal website, ending years of speculation. The 38 year-old Puerto Rican singer and father of twin sons by a surrogate mother, is currently writing his memoirs.
Music industry giant Sony has agreed to pay Michael Jackson's estate 250 million dollars to purchase exclusive distribution rights for forthcoming projects associated with the late pop idol through to 2017.
The London High Court ruled in favour of veteran rock band Pink Floyd on Thursday, barring their record company EMI from selling downloads of individual tracks from their albums, in order to "preserve the artistic integrity of the albums".
In this edition: a final goodbye to victims of Xynthia, the storm that battered France's west coast, as survivors take stock of what's left; we discover French reactions to Amflora, the genetically modified potato that's become an election campaign issue; and the best of Gallic pop - the artists who triumphed at this year's 'Victoire de la Musique' awards in Paris.
French DJ David Guetta (pictured) won the award for Best Remix at the 52nd annual Grammys, while French indy band Phoenix scored the Best Alternative Album prize. R&B queen Beyonce stole the show with six awards, including Song of the Year.
R&B star Beyonce (pictured) won Song of the Year at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" while Kings of Leon took Record of the Year and Taylor Swift won Best Country Album.
Argentine folk singer and activist Mercedes Sosa has died at the age of 74. Sosa was one of the lead exponents of the "Nueva Cancion", a musical style that with lyrics that often combined romantic themes with social issues.
After a summer of acrimonious debate, French lawmakers have approved an amended version of a controversial anti-piracy bill, known as 'Hadopi'. The legislation is intended to crack down on illegal downloading of copyrighted material.
After a summer of acrimonious debate, French parliamentarians are set to vote on an amended version of a controversial anti-piracy bill that cracks down on the illegal downloading of copyrighted material.
With the eagerly awaited simultaneous release of the Fab Four's re-mastered catalogue and the MTV video game The Beatles: Rock Band, The Beatles move closer to selling their music online, something fans have waited years for.