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  • Prince to release new album in September Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 9:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Prince is releasing a new album on Sept. 30. The pop icon announced Monday that he would release "Art Official Age" on Warner Bros. Prince will also release the album "PlectrumElectrum" with his all-female band 3 RDEYEGIRL on Sept. 30.

  • G Unit surprises fans, digitally releases 6 songs Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 12:11 AM ET

    The 50 Cent- led group disbanded over the years and last released "T.O.S: Terminate on Sight" in 2008.. "The artists are more developed than they were in the very beginning," he said, adding that member Tony Yayo wrote two hooks on the album, a job usually reserved for 50 Cent.

  • 50 Cent puts frosty spin on Ice Bucket Challenge Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 12:42 PM ET
    Rapper Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson with boxer Floyd Mayweather.

    50 Cent nominated rival Floyd Mayweather to an Ice Bucket Challenge that didn't involve a bucket of ice water or the ALS Foundation.

  • Music site SoundCloud to start paying artists Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    BERLIN— SoundCloud said Thursday that it will start paying artists and record companies whose music is played on the popular streaming site, a move that will bring it in line with competitors such as YouTube and Spotify. "This is something we've been wanting to get to ever since we started the company," SoundCloud founder Alexander Ljung told The Associated Press.

  • Next up on Medium’s list: A music magazine Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 2:05 PM ET
    Jonathan Shecter

    Medium is preparing its next foray into Web publishing: A digital magazine dedicated to stories about music, Re/code reports.

  • Making the world Shazamable     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 11:32 AM ET

    Shazam CEO Rich Riley, breaks down the company's 3 part business model and discusses their partnership with U.S. movie theaters. Riley says Shazam is trying to provide the best way for people to engage with music, TV and live events.

  • Shazam hits 100 million users     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 11:32 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports music app Shazam has grown 34 percent in the past year to over 100 million active users, a bigger mobile base than Pinterest or Snapchat.

  • Super Bowl halftime show: You have to pay to play Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 2:04 PM ET
    Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

    The NFL has asked potential halftime show performers to pay to play, receiving less than enthused responses.

  • 50 Cent bets on wearable tech     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 11:34 AM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt speaks to SMS Audio CEO, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, about his new headphone line and venture into technology.

  • Top 20 Concert Tours from Pollstar Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    1. Katy Perry; $1,805,254; $119.16. 5. Zac Brown Band; $1,061,892; $47.67. 6. Dave Matthews Band; $1,059,266; $54.34.

  • Pandora's 'music genome' approach     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Mike Herring, Pandora CFO, discusses Pandora Internet radio's music genome project and competition with Apple.

  • NudeAudio CEO Tom Dudderidge discusses what makes for a successful Kickstarter campaign.

  • 'Starving' guitarist sues for tips in DC Metro Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 10:34 AM ET

    A musician says he has a right to play his guitar in public areas—with an open case. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Aug 6- Pandora Media Inc has partnered with a global rights agency representing thousands of independent artists and bands, such as Arcade Fire, Wilco and Lenny Kravitz, the online streaming music service said on Wednesday.

  • Aug 6- Pandora Media Inc has partnered with a global rights agency representing thousands of independent artists and bands, such as Arcade Fire, Wilco and Lenny Kravitz, the online streaming music service said on Wednesday.

  • Apple welcomes Beats after deal's completion Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 11:23 AM ET
    Beats headphones are sold along side iPods in an Apple store.

    Apple on Friday commemorated completing its purchase of Beats Electronics, posting a blurb on its website welcoming Beats.

  • Pandora dips: Buy or sell?     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 2:43 PM ET

    Aaron Kessler, Raymond James senior analyst, and David Meyers, Common Investor founder, debate whether Pandora makes a solid investment.

  • Bose sues Beats over noise-canceling headphones Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 2:27 PM ET
    Bose QuietComfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones.

    Bose on Friday sued Beats for infringing on patents for its noise-canceling headphones, claiming it has marketed similar products.

  • Bose suing Apple's Beats     Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 1:44 PM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports Bose is suing Apple's Beat's Electronics over noise-cancelling headphone patents.

  • Bull vs. bear case for Pandora     Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 12:48 PM ET

    FMHR trader Josh Brown explains why he would prefer being long Pandora, instead of short. Stephen Weiss weighs in on the competition and costs facing the music streaming company.