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  • Brooks' music coming to digital via his own site Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 12:53 PM ET

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Garth Brooks is finally embracing digital music, but he's doing it his own way. The 52- year-old country star remains one of music's top-selling artists, with 134 million albums sold, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. The first city on his tour will be announced on July 15, according to Sony.

  • Bieber's got egg on his face after vandalism Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 12:51 PM ET
    Singer Justin Bieber performs at the Empire Polo Club on April 13, 2014 in Indio, Calif.

    Justin Bieber will be charged in Los Angeles in connection with an egg-throwing incident in January that damaged a neighbor's home.

  • Key music business tips from Taylor Swift Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 11:50 AM ET
    Taylor Swift performs at Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 9, 2014 in Singapore.

    In an op-ed on the future of the music industry in The Wall Street Journal, Taylor Swift gives advice on building a successful music business.

  • 'Cats' is back...with a hip-hop twist Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 11:03 AM ET
    Cast Members pose during a photocall for 'Cats' at the London Palladium on July 7, 2014 in London.

    Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical returns to London's West End in December, and he has revamped the popular production with a hip-hop flavor.

  • Why Google's streaming music service could win Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 1:10 PM ET

    Google could end up dominating other streaming music services if it becomes the default option on Android mobile devices.

  • Google's bet on music     Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 11:07 AM ET

    The "Squawk Alley" team discuss Google's purchase of Pandora rival Songza and how it could be a money making tool for the tech giant.

  • Google adds more musical chops with Songza deal Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 5:24 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Google is fine-tuning its digital music strategy with the acquisition of Songza, a service that creates soundtracks tailored for people's changing moods. That means the price is considered to be too small to affect Google Inc., which ended March with $59 billion in cash.

  • $45 million for a viola? It's a Strad, but... Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 11:59 AM ET
    David Aaron Carpenter, the virtuoso violist, holds "The Macdonald" at Sotheby's New York on March 27, 2014.

    An extremely rare Stradivarius viola failed to get the asking price of $45 million, Sotheby's said.

  • YouTube's music stars to air on Sirius XM radio show Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    June 26- YouTube is venturing onto radio with a weekly show on satellite radio service Sirius XM that will feature the online video website's most popular and emerging artists, the companies said on Thursday. It is the first time YouTube, owned by Google Inc, has partnered with another platform on a show about music.

  • Bob Dylan lyrics break record in $2M sale Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 1:46 PM ET
    Bob Dylan in 1965.

    Bob Dylan's original handwritten lyrics to "Like a Rolling Stone" were just sold at a Sotheby's auction for $2.05 million.

  • Sting's big money burn     Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 2:59 PM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports a new study reveals one of the top fears of people worth $10 million or more is their children will lack the drive and ambition to get ahead.

  • The 'holy grail' of rock lyrics could fetch $2M Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 10:43 AM ET
    Bob Dylan in 1965, the year Like A Rolling Stone was released.

    Bob Dylan's original handwritten lyrics to "Like a Rolling Stone" are coming up for auction.

  • New album breaks modern record—for vinyl? Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 10:12 AM ET
    Jack White performs during the performs during the 2014 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 14, 2014 in Manchester, Tennessee.

    Jack White's new album broke the record for first-week vinyl sales since NielsenSoundScan began tracking sales, the Fiscal Times reports.

  • T-Mobile 'unleashing music'     Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 6:20 AM ET

    John Legere, T-Mobile CEO talks about his company's free streaming music offer.

  • SEATTLE, June 18- Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos unveiled a "Fire" smartphone on Wednesday equipped with a 3 D-capable screen and the ability to recognize objects, music and TV shows, hoping to stand out in a crowded field dominated by Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics.

  • A company Beats can thank for Apple's $3 billion Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Daniel Ek, CEO of Spotify.

    Spotify wants to make sure you never again hear a great song on the radio and then run down to the local record shop, or onto iTunes, to buy it.

  • Over 15,000 channels to choose from, no cable bill Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    George Strompolos, founder and CEO of Fullscreen

    Old-guard media conglomerates are consolidating, but the hottest acquisitions targets are the multichannel networks like Fullscreen.

  • Bon Olstein, Olstein Capital Management chairman & CIO, discusses Amazon's "Prime Music" service and where he sees opportunity in M&A. He also says Amazon is too focused on taking over the world.

  • What Amazon 'Prime Music' is all about     Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Amazon officially unveiled "Prime Music." Henry Blodget, Business Insider CEO & editor-in-chief, discuss how the free streaming service stacks up against Spotify. CNBC's Jon Fortt provides insight.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 12- Amazon.com Inc launched a streaming music service on Thursday that comes free with its $99- a-year Prime membership program, but offers a smaller selection of recent hits than rivals Spotify and Apple Inc's Beats Music.