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  • Apple heads to trial over digital music claims Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    OAKLAND, Calif., Dec 2- Apple Inc will defend against allegations that it abused a monopoly position in the digital music player market as it heads to trial in a case that could cost the company about $1 billion if it loses. Apple says the software update contained genuine product improvements, and thus should not be found anticompetitive. The case is one of a handful...

  • YouTube's Auto-Tune celebs take on karaoke Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    Evan Gregory, of Auto-Tune the News fame, is blowing up on a Karaoke app by luring singers to perform duets with him.

  • Managing the 'Dead'  Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 4:50 PM ET

    Former Grateful Dead manager Richard Loren, discusses his book "High Notes," which chronicles his two decades and the current "corporatization" of the entertain world.

  • Jaunt's 360-degree Paul McCartney concert  Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    Jaunt CEO Jens Christensen, discusses the release of Paul McCartney's 360-degree concert, and where the virtual reality industry is going.

  • All iPhones to get Beats  Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Cyrus Mewawalla, managing director at CM Research, thinks Apple's latest move to include music-streaming service Beats on all iPhones is a good move as it will surpass iTunes "old-fashioned" downloading service.

  • Billboard to include music streams, digital sales Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 6:28 AM ET
    Billboard and Twitter making plans to join forces and track music in real time.

    Billboard's weekly compilation of top-selling albums will incorporate streaming music and digital sales, the music tracker said.

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 19- Billboard's weekly compilation of the 200 top-selling albums in the United States will incorporate streaming music and digital sales, the publication and music tracker said on Wednesday, in a move to reflect modern music consumption habits. Silvio Pietroluongo, vice president of charts at Billboard, said the streaming data will make the...

  • Apple plans to push Beats to every iPhone Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 1:24 PM ET
    The Beats Music app

    Apple is planning to include music subscription service Beats in the latest iOS update, the Financial Times reports.

  • SiriusXM CEO: Benefits of streaming revolution  Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber speaks to Jim Meyer, SiriusXM CEO, about the strength of its music streaming offering and competition in the satellite radio space.

  • BMW connects with Spotify  Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau and Ian Robertson, BMW Group, discuss the integration of Spotify into BMW cars and how the automaker is incorporating more technology into its new automobiles.

  • The 'Shazam Effect'  Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 2:39 PM ET

    Derek Thompson, The Atlantic Senior Editor, discusses how big data is impacting the music industry in his new column called "The Shazam Effect."

  • Spotify hits the road ... via Uber  Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Discussing the partnership between Uber and Spotify, Mike Isaac of The New York Times, provides technical insight to the functionality of the flow of music inside the car.

  • Uber & Spotify personalize your ride  Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:04 AM ET

    Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North America CEO, and the "Squawk Alley" team discuss the potential of the partnership between Uber and Spotify.

  • Check out Barry Diller's Fantasy Island Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 7:23 AM ET
    An artist’s rendering of the combined park-performance space that the billionaire Barry Diller and the Hudson River Park Trust envision along the Hudson River.

    Billionaire media mogul Barry Diller wants to build a $170 million, futuristic park and performance space off NYC's West Side.

  • U2's Bono faces surgery after cycling accident Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 7:04 AM ET
    Bono participates at the 2014 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Bono, lead singer of the band U2, will undergo surgery after he injured his arm in a cycling accident in New York's Central Park, the band said.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 14- A 1960 s rock band on Friday won a second victory against Sirius XM Holdings Inc in a closely watched copyright battle affecting digital media. She said that unless Sirius by Dec. 5 raises any factual issues requiring a trial, she will rule outright for the plaintiff, Flo& Eddie Inc, a company controlled by founding Turtles members Howard Kaylan and...

  • Warner Music signs deal with Alibaba rival Tencent Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 1:49 PM ET
    A microphone displays the Tencent Holdings logo during a news conference in Hong Kong.

    Warner Music has signed a distribution agreement with Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent, as the record firm tries to expand in China. FT reports.

  • Songwriters 'screwed' by Spotify: NMPA CEO  Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    David Israelite, National Music Publishers Association president & CEO, explains how songwriters are getting taken advantage of by streaming services like Spotify and Pandora. Israelite says Spotify can't succeed if it keeps screwing songwriters and music publishers.

  • Power of Taylor Swift  Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 6:51 AM ET

    Sam Jacobs, Time Magazine, and Chris Farley, WSJ senior editor, weigh in on how 24-year old music mogul Taylor Swift is changing the way musicians are paid for streaming.

  • Lincoln Center to rename Avery Fisher Hall Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 2:20 PM ET
    Philip Kirschner, Katherine G. Farley, chairwoman of the Lincoln Center, Jed Bernstein, its president, Nancy Fisher and Charles Avery Fisher stand outside Avery Fisher Hall, the longtime home of the New York Philharmonic, Nov. 12, 2014.

    Lincoln Center is essentially paying Avery Fisher's family $15 million for permission to drop his name from the NY Phil's home. The NYT reports.