Music & Musicians


  • Top 20 Concert Tours from Pollstar Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 7:19 AM ET

    1. Billy Joel; $1,813,571; $93.86. 2. Justin Timberlake; $1,781,797; $113.86. 5. Trans-Siberian Orchestra; $876,295; $55.34.

  • Music labels follow movie studios in suing Megaupload Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 9:57 PM ET

    NEW YORK, April 10- Four music labels filed a copyright infringement lawsuit on Thursday against the file-sharing website Megaupload and its founder Kim Dotcom, three days after several major movie studios did the same.

  • Deschanel talks fashion, Prince and 'New Girl' Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 9:05 AM ET

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif.— Zooey Deschanel is almost bubbling over with excitement: Her show "New Girl" is a hit, she just released a pop song with Prince, she's working on a movie with Bill Murray and Bruce Willis, and now she's sitting in a Tommy Hilfiger store filled with racks of dresses she helped design.

  • KISS Paul Stanley's 'key to success'     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 2:55 PM ET

    Rock legend Paul Stanley from KISS talks about his new book "A Life Exposed." Stanley also discusses music streaming saying "musicians and creative people aren't getting their due."

  • Pineda plans solo album, but not leaving Journey Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 1:05 AM ET

    MANILA, Philippines— American rock band Journey's lead vocalist Arnel Pineda said he's been putting together an album of his own compositions in his own voice which he plans to release this year. The song about donating money or time to those in need can be purchased in iTunes Store to benefit Typhoon Haiyan victims in the Philippines.

  • CBS dominant in ratings with music awards, finale Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 5:05 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A country music awards show, a series finale and the network's usually sturdy regular schedule led CBS to a dominant performance in the weekly television ratings competition. Fourteen of the 20 most-watched programs last week were on CBS, the Nielsen said Tuesday.

  • Swedish court orders Sony to pay $46,000 Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 6:21 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM— A Swedish district court has ordered Sony Mobile Communications to pay 300,000 Swedish kronor worth of royalties to Swedish musicians following a dispute over the classification of a mobile phone.

  • Time to believe in Zynga     Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    Discussing Zynga's performance, and the company's big bet on growth, with Michael Pachter, Wedbush Securities.

  • Three things to benefit Pandora     Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    Why investors can expect profits from Pandora, and what consumers will think of increased advertising, with Michael Pachter, Wedbush Securities.

  • Top 20 Concert Tours from Pollstar Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 7:20 AM ET

    2. Justin Timberlake; $1,731,454; $114.65. 3. George Strait; $1,585,363; $91.23. 6. Trans-Siberian Orchestra; $836,222; $55.24.

  • M.I.A., Janelle Monae perform hologram duet Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif.— Singers M.I.A. and Janelle Monae shared the stage during separate concerts on opposite coasts through the magic of holograms. M.I.A. performed in New York with a 3- D projection of Monae Thursday night while Monae sang on the West Coast with M.I.A.' s likeness.

  • Fine-tuning Pandora's business model     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    The market loves Pandora's growth story but it doesn't make money, says Dennis Berman Wall Street Journal business editor & columnist, weighing in on Pandora's market share, as consumer usage ticks up from a year ago. CNBC's Jon Fortt provides insight.

  • Should Apple buy Pandora?     Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 2:50 PM ET

    Rocco Pendola, TheStreet.com columnist, looks at reasons Apple would buy music-streaming service Pandora.

  • Dick Parsons was the former chairman of Citigroup and the former chairman and CEO of Time Warner. He currently is the co-owner of Minton's jazz club in Harlem and shares his story.

  • Hold the viola jokes! Rare Strad could bring $45M Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 8:54 AM ET
    This rare 1719 Stradivarius viola that is expected to sell for more than $45 million in a private sale by Sotheby's.

    Violas, which look like overgrown violins, are the butt of musician jokes, but hold the humor here.

  • Billboard, Twitter launch real-time music charts Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 10:15 AM ET
    Billboard web page

    The Internet changed the music industry forever, so it only makes sense that it would also change how listening habits are measured.

  • NEW YORK, March 26- The former chief executive of defunct online music storage firm MP3tunes was ordered to pay an estimated $41 million on Wednesday after being found liable for infringing copyrights owned by record companies and music publishers once part of EMI Group Ltd..

  • Ex-MP3tunes chief hit with $41 million copyright verdict Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 5:40 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 26- The former chief executive of defunct online music storage firm MP3tunes was ordered to pay an estimated $41 million on Wednesday after being found liable for infringing copyrights owned by record companies and music publishers once part of EMI Group Ltd..

  • Lone copy of Wu-Tang Clan album could fetch millions Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 4:32 PM ET
    Wu-Tang Clan plan to release only one copy of their next album to the highest bidder.

    Hip-hop group Wu-Tung Clan is doing something unprecedented in the music industry—it will sell only one copy of its double album.

  • Call it the Chinese Student Invasion Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 1:37 PM ET
    On March 22, 2014, the Taiwanese alternative rock group Mayday became the first Chinese-speaking band to perform at Madison Square Garden. From left to right: Masa (bassist), Monster (bandleader and guitarist), Guan You (drummer), Ashin (vocalist and song composer) and Stone (guitarist).

    The debut of Mayday, aka the Chinese Beatles in the U.S. was well received — but it's not quite a Chinese Invasion of pop culture just yet.

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