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  • Garth Brooks 'crushed' as he cancels Ireland shows Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 5:18 AM ET
    Musician Garth Brooks performs onstage during the 51st annual ASCAP Country Music awards

    U.S. country singer Garth Brooks has confirmed that he is cancelling all of his five Irish shows after a row with Dublin City Council over licensing.

  • July 15- The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating possible pricing coordination among music publishing companies as it reviews the decades-old rules that govern the cost of licensing songs, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • The hot new selfie: Buffett, McCartney and some kid Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 12:12 PM ET

    A young man's "selfie" photograph with Warren Buffett and Paul McCartney sitting on a bench is getting a lot of attention on the Internet today.

  • ROKMobile kicks off     Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    John Paul Dejoria, co-founder of Paul Mitchell, Patron Spirits and now ROKMobile, explains his next venture in the music industry. Noel Lee is one partner on the project who invented the technology for Beats' headphones.

  • Did Taylor Swift’s op-ed hit a flat note? Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | 12:03 PM ET
    Taylor Swift performs at Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 9, 2014 in Singapore.

    The 24-year-old stood up for the future of music in her op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal, saying he believes there's still value in albums

  • Brooks' music coming to digital via his own site Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 9:29 AM 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.

  • Queen Latifah, Beyonce and Jay Z heading to HBO Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 7:16 AM ET

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.— Beyonce and Jay Z will co-star in an HBO concert special, and Queen Latifah will play legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in a movie for the network. Starring Queen Latifah, "Bessie" is written and directed by filmmaker Dee Rees.

  • Top 20 Concert Tours from Pollstar Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 7:14 AM ET

    1. Bruce Springsteen& The E Street Band; $1,478,686; $97.32. 4. Dave Matthews Band; $1,081,476; $54.60. 7. Cirque du Soleil- " Michael Jackson: The Immortal"; $686,820; $87.03.

  • July 10- Online music sharing service SoundCloud Ltd is close to a deal with Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and Warner Music Group for licenses to continue playing their songs and avoid potential legal disputes, Bloomberg reported citing people with knowledge of the matter.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • $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.