March 30- Some of the world's biggest names in music including Beyonce, Cold Play's Chris Martin and Rihanna are backing Jay Z's new global streaming music service Tidal, which launched on Monday, and is billing itself as the first of its kind owned by artists. Co-owners Kanye West, Daft Punk, Alicia Keys, Madonna and other musicians were in New York on Monday to sign a...» Read More
NEW YORK— Spotify is coming to the PlayStation, replacing Sony's own Music Unlimited service, as the company continues to expand the game console into an entertainment hub beyond video games. Sony says partnering with Spotify expands its music service to 41 countries, rather than the 19 available with Music Unlimited, and offers better tools for playlists and...
Many musicians, writers and other creators are struggling to get paid for their efforts. Patreon wants to change that.
Madison Square Garden filed paperwork on Friday with the SEC to separate its live sports and entertainment businesses from its media businesses.
2. Fleetwood Mac; $1,799,908; $132.17. 6. Bob Seger& The Silver Bullet Band; $962,978; $87.55. 7. Trans-Siberian Orchestra; $793,663; $56.84.
Apple is pressing ahead with an overhaul of its digital music services to compete directly with Spotify, the NYT reports.
One Direction confirmed the departure of singer Zayn Malik on Wednesday via their Facebook page.
Taylor Swift may have ditched Spotify, but that doesn't mean she's dropped streaming. Swift's music is now streaming on Jay Z's service, Tidal.
Instead of free-for-all distribution supported solely by advertising, Vessel will charge $3 per month for exclusive early access to clips of musicians, sporting events, comedians and many other forms of entertainment not available on YouTube or any other digital video service for at least three days. CEO Jason Kilar, formerly head of Hulu Plus, believes...
The Financial Times is reporting Universal Music is putting pressure on Spotify to limit its free streaming service. Ed Lee, Re/code managing editor, and CNBC's Jon Fortt, discuss the economics of the music experience.
Ever the savvy businesswoman, Taylor Swift has gone and purchased the domain names TaylorSwift.porn and TaylorSwift.adult.
March 20- CBS Corp has been accused of copyright violations over its use of the "Hawaii Five-O" theme, one of the most recognizable TV show themes, in a lawsuit brought by the composer's children. In a complaint filed on Thursday, Lisa Stevens Brown and Mark Stevens said CBS has without permission incorporated their father Morton Stevens' up-tempo music in more than...
BOSTON— A Tony Award from the original Broadway production of "The Sound of Music" has fetched a lot of do-re-mi at auction. Mary Martin's Tony for her role as Maria von Trapp in the 1959-60 staging of the beloved musical sold for $43,750. Boston- based RR Auction says the prize for the late actress' starring role was auctioned off Thursday in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
2. Andrea Bocelli; $2,052,071; $177.62. 6. Bob Seger& The Silver Bullet Band; $903,568; $85.50. 7. Trans-Siberian Orchestra; $750,385; $56.45.
AUSTIN, Texas— Missing Iggy Azalea on social media? "Yeah, so nice not to be on social media so I'm kind of going to continue that until, maybe forever," she said in an interview with The Associated Press early Thursday. "I think it's disgusting," Azalea said backstage at the Samsung Milk Music Lounge during South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, where she was the headline act.
Streaming music services such as Spotify have eclipsed CD sales and are closing in on digital downloads as the largest source of revenue. The Financial Times reports.
LOS ANGELES— Marvin Gaye's family wants to put a stop to "Blurred Lines." Gaye's children filed an injunction in court Tuesday to prevent the copying, distributing and performing of the hit song featuring Pharrell, Robin Thicke and T.I. Gaye's family also sought Tuesday to amend the verdict to include rapper T.I., whose real name is Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., as well...
NEW YORK— The U.S. retail music business was essentially flat in 2014 as growth in streaming revenue helped offset further decline in sales of CDs, a report from the Recording Industry Association of America said Wednesday. Overall, retail revenue declined about half of a percent to $6.97 billion. Wholesale revenue for the recorded music industry, meanwhile,...
50 Cent regrets how he played Jimmy Iovine and Beats. But SMS Audio is where he wants to be—and how he wants to beat—headphone rivals.
Concert tickets are similar to an investment. As is the case with assets, there's homework to be done before jumping in.
Recording stars Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams will contest the $7.4 million jury verdict that found they plagiarized Motown soul great Marvin Gaye.