Music & Musicians


  • What Davos means to Will.i.am  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 10:30 AM ET

    Will.i.am, artist and entrepreneur, says that Davos is a great opportunity to meet people who can collaborate with other important people on their key ideas.

  • Face-to-Face: Branson & will.i.am  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 7:55 AM ET

    In CNBC's Face-to-Face video series, CNBC's Becky Quick asks Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, and William Adams, or will.i.am, some questions from fans.

  • We want to go out on top: Motley Crue Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 6:24 PM ET
    Nikki Sixx, left, and Vince Neil of the band Motley Crue perform onstage during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival, Sept. 19, 2014, in Las Vegas.

    Motley Crue is calling it quits on Dec. 31, and they want to be remembered for going out on their own terms, singer Vince Neil told CNBC.

  • DAVOS, Switzerland— Pharrell Williams says he'll have all of humanity singing together at a worldwide concert June 18 to fight global warming. The pop star is teaming up with Nobel Peace Prize-winner Al Gore and producer Kevin Wall to pull off a "Live Earth" concert on seven continents to build support for a U.N. climate pact in Paris among more than 190 nations in...

  • 'Phantom' star crosses over ... to outer space Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 2:50 PM ET
    British singer Sarah Brightman during a press conference at the Gagarin Cosmonauts' Training Centre in Star City, outside Moscow on January 19, 2015.

    Sarah Brightman has began preparation for a 10-day, $52 million trip to the International Space Station. NBC News reports.

  • Grateful dead reunion  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 7:54 AM ET

    Peter Shapiro, Dayglo Ventures founder, discusses the Grateful Dead's upcoming 50th anniversary shows this summer.

  • Grateful Dead truckin' to Chicago for final shows Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 11:15 AM ET
    Phil Lesh and Bob Weir to reunite with members of the Grateful Dead to perform three shows in Chicago this summer.

    The Grateful Dead announced Friday that surviving members of the band will perform three shows from July 3-5 at Soldier Field in Chicago.

  • Donny Osmond's advice: Reinvent yourself Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 6:20 PM ET
    Donny Osmond attends the National Television Awards at 02 Arena in London.

    Donny Osmond explains the key to his success after 50 years in the music business.

  • Donny Osmond out with 60th album  Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 4:55 PM ET

    Performer Donny Osmond, talks investing, Mitt Romney, and the secret to his 50-year career in show business, at the NYSE.

  • Spotify shakes off Taylor Swift spat as users hit 60M Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 8:44 AM ET
    Taylor Swift performing

    Spotify added 2.5 million paying subscribers and 10 million users in the last two months of 2014, despite a backlash from stars.

  • Wu-Tang's RZA wants to sell music—and speakers Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 4:46 PM ET

    Wu-Tang Clan's RZA is frustrated with the way the music industry has changed and now he's trying to revive the idea of ownership by selling music in a physical device.

  • Justin Timberlake at CES: Bringing audio back Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 4:40 PM ET
    Justin Timberlake

    Forget better picture, this tech company is all about better sound.

  • iHeart everywhere?  Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 2:13 PM ET

    What partnerships mean for the future of iHeartRadio, with iHeartMedia Chairman and CEO Bob Pittman.

  • 50 Cent: Blown away by Apple-Beats $3 billion deal  Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 12:53 PM ET
    Actor/rapper Curtis '50 Cents' Jackson visits the SMS Audio booth to promote his new line of wireless headphones and sign autographs at the 2012 International Consumers Electronics Show at Las Vegas Convention Center on January 10, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Rapper and entrepreneur Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson speaks with CNBC's Julia Boorstin about his SMS headphones; partnership with Intel and competition in the space.

  • Sony's 'Walkman' is back, and it's not cheap Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 12:35 PM ET
    Sony Walkman NW-ZX2

    All things old eventually become new again, and apparently obsolete consumer tech brands are no exception.

  • How digital revived Latin music's Motown Sunday, 4 Jan 2015 | 11:58 AM ET
    Celia Cruz at the Music Midtown Festival in Atlanta, Georgia on May 7th, 2000.

    Once the Motown of Latin music before falling off the map, Fania Records has come full circle thanks to the rise of digital music.

  • Elvis left the building, but his jets can be yours Saturday, 3 Jan 2015 | 9:28 AM ET
    The "Lisa Marie," a Convair 880 jet owned by entertainer Elvis Presley, is displayed at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, in this undated publicity photo.

    Elvis Presley's personal jets will go under the hammer in a sealed-bid auction for a piece of mile-high rock and roll memorabilia.

  • Downloads down, streaming up  Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 11:25 AM ET

    In case you missed it, CNBC's Jon Fortt shares Nielsen's music data for 2014.

  • Sony may sell unit that owns Beatles songs: DJ Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 6:36 PM ET

    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.

  • Dec 23- Sony Corp is considering a sale of its Sony/ATV Music Publishing unit, which owns the rights to most of the Beatles' songs, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing the company's leaked internal emails. The unit, which Sony owns jointly with deceased pop star Michael Jackson's estate, is estimated to be worth $1.5 billion- $2 billion, the Journal said.