Sony Corp is considering a sale of its Sony/ATV Music Publishing unit, which owns the rights to most of the Beatles' songs, WSJ reports.» Read More
British singer Joe Cocker, known for soulful interpretations of popular songs, died on Monday from lung cancer. The NYT reports.
Taylor Swift's popular track "Welcome to New York" is part of a campaign to boost New York City tourism.
Many celebrities have charities tied to their fame and bankability. Does it work? Here are highs and lows in recent star-studded giving.
NEW YORK— Lennon& Maisy, the Canadian-born music and acting team, will soon be Lennon& Maisy the co-authors. HarperCollins Publishers announced Friday that the young Stella sisters, stars of the TV series " Nashville," are working on the picture book "In the Waves." The illustrations will be by Steve Bjorkman.
Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson has closed a $78 million deal with FRIGO Revolution Wear to promote men's underwear.
STANFORD, Calif.— Stanford University wants to unlock the secrets of the player piano, which brought recorded music into living rooms long before there were cassettes, compact discs or iPods. Stanford researchers have launched an ambitious effort to restore and study instruments known as reproducing pianos that recorded major composers performing their...
OAKLAND, Calif.— A federal jury decided Tuesday that Apple didn't compete unfairly when it sold music players and songs with copy-protection software that was incompatible with rival devices and music from competing online stores. The eight-member jury in U.S. District Court handed Apple a victory by rejecting a claim from attorneys for consumers and iPod...
OAKLAND, Dec 16- Apple Inc won an antitrust trial on Tuesday when a U.S. jury decided the company did not act improperly when it restricted music purchases for iPod users to Apple's iTunes digital store. An Apple lawyer referred questions to the company, which did not have an immediate comment. The plaintiffs, a group of individuals and businesses who purchased...
A jury cleared Apple of antitrust violations for iPod restrictions, capping a decade-long case that had no shortage of drama and confusion.
NEW YORK, Dec 16- Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, the late rocker Lou Reed, punk group Green Day and singer Bill Withers are among the 2015 inductees named on Tuesday to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, rockers Joan Jett& The Blackhearts, rhythm and blues band the "5" Royales and the late blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double...
RIO DE JANEIRO— The mascot for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro has been named Vinicius, and the Paralympics mascot will go by the name of Tom. The names honor Brazilian musicians and partners Vinicius de Moraes and Tom Jobim. Vinicius is a yellow cat-like creature that represents Brazil's fauna, and Tom is a bushy-headed figure reminiscent of the country's...
Taylor Swift may be known for her "long list of ex-lovers", but now she's made a name for herself as a multi-million dollar powerhouse.
On Throw Back Thursday the "Squawk Alley" crew look s back at the release of Dr. Dre's "The Chronic."
According to Forbes Dr. Dre is the highest paid musician in 2014 due the sale of Beats to Apple. CNBC's Jon Fortt provides insight.
Anthony Bay, Rdio CEO, discusses Rdio's "artist friendly" business model and explains how the company makes money and will add value in the long-term.
Apple is looking for a head of social media and content to be based in the same city as its Beats Electronics division, 9to5mac.com reported.
The antitrust lawsuit against Apple is on its last legs, after a federal judge dismissed the plantiffs' last remaining witness.
Apple's top executives are scheduled to take the stand Thursday in the ongoing iPod antitrust trial, with $1 billion in damages hanging in the balance.
Michael Dorf, City Winery CEO, discusses how he is able to attract wine enthusiasts around his growing business by placing live music on the menu.
Apple is fighting allegations that it violated antitrust laws, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton.