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Harry Lauder records Trixie From Dixie, She's The Lass For Me, The Same As His Faither Was Before Him, The Kilty Lads and The Wee Hoose 'Mang The Heather, for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
The Shannon Quartet record Kentucky Babe for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
In his UK tv show On The Braden Beat, presenter Bernard Braden attacks the BBC's Black And White Minstrel Show for depicting black people in an offensive and patronising way.
At a total cost of $36, The Kingsmen record a new version of the Richard Berry composition Louie Louie, at Northwestern Recorders, in Portland, Oregon, USA.
Songwriter Phil Ochs writes a feature in Broadside magazine, defending the Bob Dylan song The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Caroll, which has been criticised for being "another one of those black and white songs."
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The Beatles video-tape a performance for UK tv show Top Of The Pops at Studio Two, Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London, UK.
The first full-length rock video cassette offered for sale to the public is Gary Numan’s The Touring Principle.
Five thousand fans mob Duran Duran during an appearance at a video store in New York City, USA.
Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson spend the last of four days of filming in Los Alamos, California, to make a promo video for their newly released single, Say, Say, Say.
Michael Jackson's Thriller video, which cost over $1m to make, is premiered at the Metro Theater [now the Majestic Crest Theatre], Westwood, California, USA.
Paul McCartney comes to the end of three days filming a video for his song Only Love Remains, at Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, UK.
Guns N'Roses complete shooting of their first video, Welcome To The Jungle, at Park Plaza And 450 South La Brea, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
American rock critic Chuck Eddy serves a $500,000 lawsuit on the Beastie Boys for 'commercial appropriation of his image'. They had thrown a bucket of water over him while he slept, then used the image in a video.
Guns N’Roses shoot a video for the song Patience, at The Ambassador hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Metallica earns a platinum award from the R.I.A.A. in the USA for sales of the hit video Two Of One.
Eric Clapton finishes shooting a video for his upcoming single Pretending, in Los Angeles, California.
Roger Waters releases a new video, The Wall - Live in Berlin, on Polygram Music Video in the UK.
Whitney Houston opens the Welcome Home Heroes concert at the Naval Air Station in Norfolk, Virginia, USA, by singing The Star Spangled Banner. The concert is filmed and will be released as Houston's first ever solo televised concert and DVD/video release.
Garth Brooks wins a record six trophies during the 26th annual Academy Of Country Music awards on NBC-tv in the USA. His haul includes Entertainer Of The Year and Top Male Vocalist; Album, for No Fences; Single Record for Friends In Low Places; and Song and Video, for The Dance.
The Michael Jackson/Janet Jackson hit single Scream wins the Best Dance Video award at the annual MTV Music Awards. During the same event, Bon Jovi perform live in Times Square, New York City, and R.E.M. perform in Radio City Music Hall, where they collect the lifetime achievement Video Vanguard award. Hip-hop trio TLC pick up a trio of prizes for their single Waterfalls.
New York District Court awards The Sugarhill Gang $165,000 in compensatory damages plus $2.8m in punitive damages in a case against the Snapple Beverage Corporation and Turner Broadcasting System Inc. Snapple had used a live video performance of the group's single Rapper's Delight without permission in a 1998 tv commercial for the Goodwill Games, an event produced by Turner Broadcasting.
Michael Jackson and his attorney fly by XtraJet from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, to Santa Barbara, California, where Jackson is arrested on child abuse charges, and then freed on $3m bail. He immediately returns to Las Vegas, where he is filming a video. An unauthorised videotape of Jackson speaking with his attorney on this flight will subsequently be offered for sale to the highest bidder.
Britney Spears injures her knee during a video shoot for the song Outrageous. As a result, the remainder of the dates on her Onyx Hotel tour will be cancelled.
Pop duo Every Little Thing releases a new DVD, Every Little Thing Commonplace Tour 2004 - 2005, in Japan, Asia.
Coldplay play at Reebok Stadium, Bolton, England, UK, supported by Doves. At the end of the show, Coldplay film a video for their next single, Fix You.
The video for All American Girl by Carrie Underwood gets its premiere on CMT in the USA.
Cursive play at the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
The music video for emo-punk band My Chemical Romance's new version of Bob Dylan's classic Desolation Row premieres on iTunes.
The Beastie Boys are presented with the Street Icon Award at the MTV Video Music Awards in Saitama, Japan.
U2, featuring guest Jay-Z, play at the MTV Europe Awards which are held at the Brandenburg Gate and in the O2 Arena, Berlin, Germany, Europe, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the destruction of the Berlin Wall. The tv broadcast of the event is available globally to around 2 billion viewers. Katy Perry acts as host, and other acts appearing include the Foo Fighters, Green Day, Jay-Z, Leona Lewis, Shakira, Tokio Hotel and Beyonce, who secures three awards - Best Female, Best Song [Halo] and Best Video [Single Ladies].
Reality Killed The Video Star by Robbie Williams is the world's best-selling album for the second week in a row.
K.T. Tunstall releases [Still A] Weirdo as the first single from her third album, Tiger Suit, in the UK.
Aretha Franklin films a special message for the Grammys at her home in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA.
Justin Bieber, Beyonce, Adele, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Selena Gomez and Katy Perry are among the artists attending the VMAs [Video Music Awards] in Los Angeles, California, USA.
LMFAO film a video for their single Sexy And I Know It, in Venice Beach, California, USA.
Example performs live at the British launch of the video game, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, at Old Billingsgate Market, London, UK.
Musical comedy artist Jesse Goldberg uploads to YouTube his recently-composed humourous song Mount Rushmore Rocks - complete with an animated video in which the stone heads sing the song.
In a written statement to the High Court, London, England, UK, Europe, Jonathan Coad, lawyer for pop vocalist Tulisa Contostavlos, states that Chris Herbert (known for managing The Spice Girls, Five and Hear'Say) 'played a pivotal role in commercial exploitation of' a six-minute-long sex video tape of the singer, and acted as a middleman.
Rihanna wins the Video Of The Year prize for We Found Love, at The MTV Video Music Awards in The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. Other winners include One Direction and Drake. Live performances are provided by Frank Ocean, Green Day, Pink, Alicia Keys and Taylor Swift.
Gangnam Style by Korean rapper Psy becomes the first K-pop single to reach No1 in the UK singles chart. On the same day, it is announced that the video for the single has now been viewed 325m times on YouTube.
Beyonce films parts of a music video on the Coney Island Cyclone rollecoaster ride in New York City, USA.
Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan shoot the video for This Is How We Roll in the desert near San Diego, California, USA.
Shazad Iqbal From Bradford, UK, launches an online petition to have Katy Perry's latest video, Dark Horse, removed from YouTube on the grounds that it includes blasphemy against Allah.
Alexandra Stan releases the official video for her song Give Me Your Everything, which is released as a digital download on the same day in the UK, USA and Romania.
SBTRKT, featuring Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend, releases a video for the song New Dorp, New York.
Ariana Grande is the musical guest when Saturday Night Live premieres its fortieth season during the 2014–15 television season on NBC.
Ariel Pink releases a new album, Pom Pom, on 4AD Records in the USA.
The 57th Grammy Awards event is held at The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. Sam Smith is the big winner on the night, collecting trophies for Best New Artist, Song of the Year (Stay with Me), Record of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album, ahead of Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry and Ed Sheeran. The full list of 57th Annual Grammy Awards Winners is as follows : Record of the Year: Stay with Me, Sam Smith Album of the Year: Morning Phase, Beck Song of the Year: Stay With Me (Darkchild Version), Sam Smith, James Napier, William Phillips, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty Best Country Album: Miranda Lambert, Platinum Best R'n'B Performance: Drunk in Love, Beyonce featuring Jay Z Best Rock Album: Beck, Morning Phase Best Pop Vocal Album: Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour Best Pop Solo Performance: Happy, Pharrell Williams Best New Artist: Sam Smith Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Max Martin for Bang Bang, Break Free, Dark Horse, Problem, Shake It Off, Unconditionally Best Folk Album: Old Crow Medicine Show, Remedy Best Americana Album: Rosanne Cash, The River and the Thread Best American Roots Song: A Feather's Not a Bird, Rosanne Cash And John Leventhal Best American Roots Performance: A Feather's Not a Bird, Rosanne Cash Best R'n'B Album: Toni Braxton And Babyface, Love Marriage Divorce Best Urban Contemporary Album: Pharrell Williams, G I R L Best R'n'B Song: Drunk in Love, Shawn Carter, Rasool Diaz, Noel Fisher, Jerome Harmon, Beyonce Knowles, Timothy Mosely, Andre Eric Proctor And Brian Soko, songwriters (Beyonce feat. Jay Z) Best Traditional R'n'B Performance: Jesus Children, Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Malcolm Jamal Warner And Lalah Hathaway Best Rap Album: Eminem, Marshall Mathers LP2 Best Rap Song: I, K. Duckworth And C. Smith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar) Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: The Monster, Eminem feat. Rihanna Best Rap Performance: I, Kendrick Lamar Best Comedy Album: Weird Al Yankovic, Mandatory Fun Best Spoken Word Album: Joan Rivers, Diary of a Mad Diva Best Blues Album: Johnny Winter, Step Back Best Alternative Music Album: St. Vincent, St. Vincent Best Rock Song: Ain't It Fun, Hayley Williams and Taylor York Best Metal Performance: Last in Line, Tenacious D Best Rock Performance: Lazaretto, Jack White Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer, Bass and Mandolin Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Cheek to Cheek Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Say Something, Great Big World And Christina Aguilera Best Bluegrass Album: The Earls of Leicester, The Earls of Leicester Best Country Song: I'm Not Going to Miss You, Glen Campbell And Julian Raymond, songwriters (Glen Campbell) Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Gentle on My Mind, The Band Perry Best Country Solo Performance: Something in the Water, Carrie Underwood Best Music Film: 20 Feet From Stardom, Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer And Judith Hill Best Music Video: Happy, Pharrell Williams Best Song Written for Visual Media: Let It Go, Kristen Anderson-Lopez And Robert Lopez, songwriters (Idina Menzel) Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: Grand Budapest Hotel, Alexandre Desplat, composer Best compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: Frozen, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Tom MacDougall And Chris Montan, compilation producers Best Musical Theater Album: Beautiful: the Carole King Musical, Jessie Mueller, principal soloist; Jason Howland, Steve Sidwell And Billy Jay Stein, producers (Carole King, composer/lyricist) Best Latin Jazz Album: Arturo O'Farrill And The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, The Offense of the Drum Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, Life in the Bubble Best Jazz Instrumental: Trilogy, Chick Corea Trio Best Jazz Vocal Album: Dianne Reeves, Beautiful Life Best Improvised Jazz Solo: Fingerprints, Chick Corea Best Dance/Electronic Album: Syro, Aphex Twin Best Dance Recording: Rather Be, Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne Best Tropical Latin Album: Carlos Vives, Mas And Corazon Profundo Best Regional Mexican Music Album: Vicente Fernandez, Mano a Mano Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative: Calle 13, Multiviral Best Latin Pop Album: Ruben Blades, Tangos Best Roots Gospel Album: Mike Farris, Shine For All the People Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: For King and Country, Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong Best Gospel Album: Erica Campbell, Help Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: Messengers, Lecrae featuring For King and Country Best Gospel Performance/Song: No Greater Love, Smokie Norful And Aaron W. Lindsey, songwriters (Smokie Norful) Best Contemporary Classical Composition: John Luther Adams, Adams, John Luther: Become Ocean (Ludovic Morlot And Seattle Symphony) Best Classical Compendium: Partch, Partch: Plectra And Percussion Dances Best Classical Solo Vocal Album Anne Sofie Von Otter, Douce France (Carl Bagge, Margareta Bengston, Mats Bergstrom, Per Ekdahl, Bengan Janson, Olle Linder And Antoine Tamestit) Best Classical Instrumental Solo: Jason Vieaux, Play Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: Hilary Hahn And Cory Smythe, In 27 Pieces - The Hilary Hahn Encores Best Choral Performance: Craig Hella Johnson, The Sacred Spirit of Russia (Conspirare) Best Opera Recording: Charpentier: La Descente D'Orphee Aux Enfers Best Orchestral Performance: John Adams (City Noir) Producer of the Year, Classical: Judith Sherman Best Surround Sound Album: Beyonce, Beyonce Best Remixed Recording Non-Classical: All of Me (Tiestos Birthday Treatment Remix, Tijs Michiel Verwest, remixer (John Legend) Best Engineered Album Non-Classical: Beck, Morning Phase Best Historical Album: Hank Williams, The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 Best Album Notes: John Coltrane, Offering: Live at Temple University Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: Jack White, Susan Archie And Dean Blackwood, The Rise And Fall of Paramount Records, Vol. One (1917-27) Best Recording Package: Pearl Jam, Lighting Bolt Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) : New York Tendaberry, Billy Childs feat. Renee Fleming And Yo-Yo Ma Best Arrangement, Instrumental or a Capella: Daft Punk, Pentatonix Best Instrumental Composition: The Book Thief, John Williams Best Children's Album: I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World Best World Music Album: Angelique Kidjo, Eve Best Reggae Album: Ziggy Marley, Fly Rasta Best Regional Music Album: Jo-El Sonnier, The Legacy Best New Age Album: Ricky Kej And Wouter Kellerman, Winds of Samsara
The BPI announces that, in 2015, UK artists achieved a record 17.1% global share, which means that around one in every six albums sold worldwide originated in the UK. In the same period, audio streaming increased by 82% to 27bn plays, delivering a 69% rise in UK artists' income to £146.1m. Regrettably, an 88% rise in video streaming generated only a meagre increase in revenue from pure ad-funded platforms (such as YouTube) of 0.4% to £24.4m.
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