Music legend Neil Young announces the launch of the "PonoMusic" high-quality digital music player and discusses how music has been negatively impacted by digitization and streaming services. Young says his player is the alternative. Mad Money host Jim Cramer provides insight.» Read More
Amazon hopes the service would lure people to Amazon Prime, which is facing a price increase. The WSJ reports.
Dion also said in a "Squawk Box" interview that aired Wednesday the music business is not what it used to be. She also contended that live performances are still the best way to experience her music.
Singer Celine Dion sits down with CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin to discuss the business of performing in Las Vegas. I love to come here because I can sing a whole show, I don't have to sing a whole album, says Dion.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Apple is asking record labels for exclusive iTunes releases. The "Fast Money" traders take their positions.
There are reports Apple is asking record companies for more exclusive releases. Arik Hesseldahl, Re/code senior editor, discusses the tech giant's competition with Spotify.
There's no shortage of music streaming services these days, but Rdio's CEO Anthony Bay doesn't seem worried.
NEW YORK-- Justin Bieber has kicked off the music portion of South by Southwest before the real program begins. Audience member Ashley Gregg said Monday that Bieber performed two songs, dedicating "Boyfriend" to ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez, who was backstage. Cody Simpson, Dan+ Shay, Tori Kelly and Rixton, who are among Braun's clients, also performed.
2. Justin Timberlake; $1,782,618; $115.87. 3. George Strait; $1,553,278; $90.89. 8. Trans-Siberian Orchestra; $715,752; $54.20.
NEW YORK-- Adam Lambert has never paid attention to the haters, and he won't start now as the lead singer for the rock band Queen on their upcoming summer tour. That's not why we do this, "Lambert told The Associated Press.
NEW YORK-- His throne continues to build: Jay Z's Roc Nation will now manage Kanye West. The management company and West's label announced Monday that Roc Nation will work alongside West's production house, DONDA, on managing the Grammy-winning superstar's music endeavors. West officially launched DONDA in 2011, and it is named after his late mother, Donda West.
LONDON-- The story of a band of female workers who fight the powers at their Ford factory is heading to London's stage. The musical is written by Richard Bean _ the playwright behind trans-Atlantic hit "One Man, Two Guvnors" _ with music by David Arnold and lyrics by Richard Thomas. Directed by Rupert Goold, the show opens at London's Adelphi Theatre on Nov. 5.
Amazon may be considering a move into the streaming music business. Mark Mahaney, RBC Capital Markets managing director, discusses the competition in the music streaming space.
Amazon gives away movies and TV shows to people who join its Amazon Prime subscription service. Will it start giving away music, too?
2. Justin Timberlake; $1,688,569; $114.36. 5. Kanye West; $1,060,913; $88.69. 8. Trans-Siberian Orchestra; $715,752; $54.20.
PARIS-- She may sing "Please Don't Stop The Music," but the music at the Balmain show had well and truly stopped when seven-time Grammy Award-winner Rihanna sneaked in the back door, after everyone had left.
New York-based auction house Guernsey's will auction off some of the world's rarest guitars. CNBC's Steve Liesman jams out on a 1934 D'Angelico Excel, which Eric Clapton owned. Arlan Ettinger, Guernsey's President, provides insight.
Rich Riley, Shazam CEO, tells CNBC about the company's partnerships with music-industry players and how it is looking to television to make the app more engaging.
Jon Steinberg, BuzzFeed president & COO, discusses the possibility of Spotify going public and weighs in on the Netflix "juggernaut."
A Spotify job posting adds to speculation that the Swedish start-up is preparing for a share listing.
Online music streaming service Spotify is recruiting a U.S. financial reporting specialist, adding to speculation that it's preparing to go public.