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  • Ex-MP3tunes chief hit with $41 million copyright verdict Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 5:40 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 26- The former chief executive of defunct online music storage firm MP3tunes was ordered to pay an estimated $41 million on Wednesday after being found liable for infringing copyrights owned by record companies and music publishers once part of EMI Group Ltd..

  • Lone copy of Wu-Tang Clan album could fetch millions Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 4:32 PM ET
    Wu-Tang Clan plan to release only one copy of their next album to the highest bidder.

    Hip-hop group Wu-Tung Clan is doing something unprecedented in the music industry—it will sell only one copy of its double album.

  • Call it the Chinese Student Invasion Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 1:37 PM ET
    On March 22, 2014, the Taiwanese alternative rock group Mayday became the first Chinese-speaking band to perform at Madison Square Garden. From left to right: Masa (bassist), Monster (bandleader and guitarist), Guan You (drummer), Ashin (vocalist and song composer) and Stone (guitarist).

    The debut of Mayday, aka the Chinese Beatles in the U.S. was well received — but it's not quite a Chinese Invasion of pop culture just yet.

  • Mayday at MSG     Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    Taiwanese alternative rock band Mayday, also known as the "Chinese Beatles," made its debut at Madison Square Garden on March 22nd, drawing thousands of fans.

  • Apple in talks to build a streaming music service Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 9:37 AM ET
    Apple iTunes Radio

    Apple has begun talking with music labels about creating a streaming music service, according to a report in Billboard.

  • Ex-MP3tunes chief held liable in music copyright case Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 6:36 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 19- The former chief executive of bankrupt online music storage firm MP3tunes was found liable Wednesday for infringing copyrights for sound recordings, compositions and cover art owned by record companies and music publishers once part of EMI Group Ltd..

  • Here come the 'Chinese Beatles'! Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 2:34 PM ET
    Mayday's five members pose in a still from their recent music video "Step by Step." From left, Guan You (drummer), Masa (bassist), Monster (guitarist), Ashin (vocalist) and Stone(guitarist).

    A band known as the "Chinese Beatles" is about to hit U.S. shores. (Cue the screaming girls.) Is this the beginning of a "Chinese Invasion" of music?

  • Streaming music is now a billion-dollar business Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    Music subscription services have been around for a long time. Now they're finally a real business.

  • Beastie Boys, start-up settle 'Girls' song dispute Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 12:18 PM ET
    GoldieBlox

    Toymaker GoldieBlox, which was featured in a Super Bowl ad, has settled its lawsuit with the Beastie Boys.

  • Music legend Neil Young announces the launch of the "PonoMusic" high-quality digital music player and discusses how music has been negatively impacted by digitization and streaming services. Young says his player is the alternative. Mad Money host Jim Cramer provides insight.

  • Apple pushes iTunes exclusivity     Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    Brian White, Cantor Fitzgerald, provides perspective on Apple's aggressive move into the music business. This adds to the attractiveness of what Apple is doing, says While.

  • Celine Dion on tech's play in the music space     Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin talks with five-time Grammy winner Celine Dion, about the music industry's relationship with new technology and its impact on consumers' choices. The idea is to get opportunities to fans in as easy a way as possible, says Dion.

  • Amazon plans music streaming service Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 7:47 AM ET

    Amazon hopes the service would lure people to Amazon Prime, which is facing a price increase. The WSJ reports.

  • Real estate buying like 'Monopoly': Celine Dion Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 7:43 AM ET
    Singer Celine Dion performs at the Palais Omnisports de Bercy on December 5, 2013 in Paris.

    Dion also said in a "Squawk Box" interview that aired Wednesday the music business is not what it used to be. She also contended that live performances are still the best way to experience her music.

  • Singer Celine Dion sits down with CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin to discuss the business of performing in Las Vegas. I love to come here because I can sing a whole show, I don't have to sing a whole album, says Dion.

  • According to the Los Angeles Times, Apple is asking record labels for exclusive iTunes releases. The "Fast Money" traders take their positions.

  • Apple might consider subscription model: Pro     Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 2:16 PM ET

    There are reports Apple is asking record companies for more exclusive releases. Arik Hesseldahl, Re/code senior editor, discusses the tech giant's competition with Spotify.

  • Music service Rdio aims for global, and mobile Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 11:28 AM ET
    Anthony Bay, chief executive officer of Rdio Inc.

    There's no shortage of music streaming services these days, but Rdio's CEO Anthony Bay doesn't seem worried.

  • Amazon going for slice of Apple's music?     Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | 2:15 PM ET

    Amazon may be considering a move into the streaming music business. Mark Mahaney, RBC Capital Markets managing director, discusses the competition in the music streaming space.

  • Amazon talks to music labels about streaming Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | 9:40 AM ET
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

    Amazon gives away movies and TV shows to people who join its Amazon Prime subscription service. Will it start giving away music, too?

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