The Toyota Oakdale Theatre continues to be under a cease-and-desist order after Wallingford's Zoning Board of Appeals held a hearing Wednesday night amid complaints from neighbors that music from concerts at the theater could be heard in their homes. The Oakdale was built in 1954 and has been a stop for well-known rock and blues bands, plays and comedians for...» Read More
LOS ANGELES— A judge stopped short of ordering Marion "Suge" Knight forcibly removed from his jail cell Wednesday after the rap music mogul said he was sick and refused to go to court for a hearing in his robbery case. Los Angeles Superior Court Ronald S. Coen said Knight told deputies he was too ill to leave his downtown LA jail cell. But Coen said he would take a harder...
Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek explains why his company must compete with Instagram, not just Pandora and Apple's Beats Music.
Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek, discusses the music streaming service's move into video, and what the customers want.
INGLEWOOD, Calif.— U2's latest live show included a call to fight AIDS, condemnation of the 1974 car bombings in Ireland, the voice of Stephen Hawking, high-tech stage gimmicks and just over two hours of music, including most of its 2014 album, "Songs of Innocence." Performing together since 1976, front man Bono, guitarist the Edge, bassist Adam Clayton and drummer...
He ordered Sony and Mayimba Music, owner of the rights to the song "Loca con su Tiguere," composed by Ramon Arias Vasquez, to appear for a seven-day hearing in August on what Sony says is proof a cassette tape at the center of the copyright accusations was fabricated. Since several of Sony's new witnesses might have trouble obtaining visas to travel to the United...
NEW YORK— Electronic dance music promoter SFX Entertainment said Tuesday that it plans to go private, as Chairman and CEO Robert Sillerman will buy the company in a deal valuing SFX at around $490 million. Sillerman offered to buy the New York company for $4.75 per share, valuing SFX at about $390 million, in February. Shares of SFX Entertainment Inc. rose 88 cents,...
Music streaming service Spotify will start offering video content with partners that include Comedy Central and Vice News.
Amanda Pelman, chair of Australia's Eurovision Jury, discusses whether Australia's Guy Sebastian could win the annual competition. She adds that the Eurovision Song Contest is seeing more diverse and professional talents.
A new recommendation function, similar to what rival Pandora Media Inc offers, will let people pick channels based on lifestyle activities, like "songs to sing to in the shower," or "100 plus hits form the 1980 s," the Stockholm- based company said. In a splashy event in New York, Spotify founder and Chief Executive Daniel Ek highlighted the discovery nature of the...
After Spotify's announcement it will expand its content into video, Jeff Levick, chief business officer, discusses music royalties for artists, and the competition heating up in the music streaming space.
Matt Rennie, managing director at The Box Plus Network, explains why music channels are still a "healthy business" despite a shift towards streaming.
CNBC's Jon Fortt reports from Spotify's "We've got some news" event, where the music website is launching video content.
CNBC's Jon Fortt provides a preview of Spotify's "We've got some news" event held later this morning, as competition in the music space grows.
LOS ANGELES— Hans-Holger Albrecht entered a crowded music-streaming market when he became CEO of Paris- based Deezer in February. A month after taking the helm, Jay Z relaunched Tidal in the U.S. and a month from now, Albrecht faces the prospect of Apple Inc. relaunching Beats Music. Albrecht's job is to popularize Deezer globally, building off a base of 6 million...
As physical music sales wane, success in the industry boils down to live performance and social media, Emin Agalorov said.
The coffee chain's loyalty members will gain access to Starbucks music on Spotify and have input on in-store playlists.
INDIANOLA, Miss.— Outside Indianola, B.B. King was a blues superstar, a guitar legend who inspired Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and countless other musicians. He would stay there practically all day, "said Ruthie King, a 65- year-old who is not related to the bluesman. B.B. King, born as Riley B. King, died at 89 on Thursday at his home in Las Vegas.
CNBC's Seema Mody reports Spotify will roll out its new streaming service next week. This comes before Apple's unveil of its Beats music service.
Pandora said it would appeal a court ruling that could force it to pay more in royalties.
Slash, the former lead guitarist of Guns N' Roses, shares his secrets to success and how he is as a boss.