Glastonbury pays bands 'less than 10%' of what they'd earn elsewhere

Glastonbury pays bands 'less than 10%' of what they'd earn elsewhere

When Katy Perry, Radiohead and Ed Sheeran take to the Pyramid Stage next week, they’ll get paid “less than 10%” of what they’d earn at other festivals. “We’re not in a situation where we’re able to just give people enormous amounts of money,” organiser Emily Eavis told BBC 6 Music’s Matt Everitt. “So we’re really grateful for the bands that we get, because they’re basically doing it for the love of it.” Headliners at other…

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Rick Parfitt: Rock world pays tribute to Status Quo guitarist

Rick Parfitt: Rock world pays tribute to Status Quo guitarist

Queen guitarist Brian May has paid tribute to Status Quo star Rick Parfitt following his death aged 68, saying he had “truly joyfully rocked our world”. The Who also took to Twitter to offer their “condolences to the family and friends” of the British guitarist. Rock star Peter Frampton and Parfitt’s friend, the broadcaster Chris Tarrant, were among the others paying respects. Parfitt died in hospital in Spain, from a severe infection following complications to…

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Sony pays up to $8m over hacked data

Sony pays up to $8m over hacked data

Sony pays up to $ 8m over employees’ hacked data 21 October 2015 From the section Business Image copyright Getty Images Sony has agreed to pay up to $ 8m over employees’ personal data lost in the 2014 hacking scandal surrounding the release of The Interview. Hackers had broken into the company’s computers and released thousands of items of personal information in an attempt to derail the release of the North Korea-themed comedy. The employees…

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