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The unexpected release of a new Beyonce album, straight onto iTunes, demonstrates the evolution of the music industry.
LOS ANGELES-- While bass-heavy music pounds, an actor impersonating President Barack Obama dances, mugs for the camera and raps about the health care overhaul, "So tell a friend or a random guy, I've got a game-changer right here that saves lives."
NEW YORK Dec 11- Online music-streaming service Spotify on Wednesday launched a free music service for smart phones and tablets as it tries to hook a fast-growing group of users keen to stream tunes on their mobile devices.
Spotify also announced a new function that enables nonpaying users to get more access to the music they want to hear.
CNBC's Jon Fortt and Jeff Levick, Spotify chief revenue officer, discuss the addition of Led Zeppelin to Spotify's platform and the company's new mobile strategy. We are focused on innovation and international expansion, Levick says.
CNBC's Jon Fortt reports Spotify is making free service available to mobile users through playlist shuffle mode, and announces an exclusive deal for Led Zeppelin's music catalog.
NEW YORK-- While she's excited her ballad "Just Give Me a Reason" is nominated for the song of the year Grammy, Pink says she believes her husband deserves some credit for its success.
NEW YORK-- Thanks to her role on Fox's "Glee," Lea Michele is no stranger to recording music. On "Glee," Michele plays Rachel Berry, a college student in New York City who dreams of becoming a famous Broadway star. Fox is part of 21st Century Fox Inc..
NEW YORK-- The Berlin Philharmonic will open Carnegie Hall's 2014-15 season with four concerts in October and will give two performances of Bach's "St. Matthew Passion "directed by Peter Sellars at the Park Avenue Armory. The Carnegie season opens Oct. 1 with Berlin music director Simon Rattle conducting the orchestra and violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter.
Williams-Sonoma is offering edible gingerbread estates, and 18.5 million viewers watched the "Sound of Music" Thursday. Pop culture commentator Chuck Nice, shares his opinions on these topics.
NEW YORK-- Whew, that was nerve-wracking, right? But somehow the cast and crew of NBC's three-hour live telecast of "The Sound of Music" pulled it off Thursday night with only a trodden-on dress, some inconsistent sound levels and a flubbed few words.
NEWPORT, R.I.-- The Newport Jazz Festival is adding a third day of music to mark its 60th anniversary and will focus that day on new and emerging acts, part of a plan to ensure the event does not become a "museum piece," festival producer George Wein said Wednesday.
James McQuivey, VP and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, says the music industry has stopped hemorrhaging and could learn from working with BitTorrent.
Rich Riley, Shazam CEO, discusses the company's partnership with media agency Mindshare and securing a $40 million investment from billionaire Carlos Slim.
Pandora cannot work without a "lot more advertising," SiriusXM CEO Jim Meyer told CNBC. "The competition for me has always been free" radio, he continued.
Discussing Sirius' strategy to put its radio in more cars, with James Meyer, Sirius XM CEO. Liberty Media president, CEO & director Greg Maffei, asks Meyer how many Sirius-enabled cars are not currently active users.
James Meyer, Sirius XM CEO, discusses how his radio remains competitive against Pandora. Liberty Media president, CEO & director Greg Maffei, weighs in.
Florian Leonhard, founder of Florian Leonhard Fine Violins, talks about his restoration business and how investing in violins brings in double-digit returns per annum.
Violinist Aisha Syed fills the CNBC studio with music by playing her Stradivarius violin.
BuzzFeed president and COO and CNBC contributor Jon Steinberg says Pandora is a "little bit cheap, but the company needs innovation."