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  • 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.

  • T-Mobile 'unleashing music'     Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 6:20 AM ET

    John Legere, T-Mobile CEO talks about his company's free streaming music offer.

  • SEATTLE, June 18- Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos unveiled a "Fire" smartphone on Wednesday equipped with a 3 D-capable screen and the ability to recognize objects, music and TV shows, hoping to stand out in a crowded field dominated by Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics.

  • A company Beats can thank for Apple's $3 billion Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Daniel Ek, CEO of Spotify.

    Spotify wants to make sure you never again hear a great song on the radio and then run down to the local record shop, or onto iTunes, to buy it.

  • Over 15,000 channels to choose from, no cable bill Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    George Strompolos, founder and CEO of Fullscreen

    Old-guard media conglomerates are consolidating, but the hottest acquisitions targets are the multichannel networks like Fullscreen.

  • Bon Olstein, Olstein Capital Management chairman & CIO, discusses Amazon's "Prime Music" service and where he sees opportunity in M&A. He also says Amazon is too focused on taking over the world.

  • What Amazon 'Prime Music' is all about     Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Amazon officially unveiled "Prime Music." Henry Blodget, Business Insider CEO & editor-in-chief, discuss how the free streaming service stacks up against Spotify. CNBC's Jon Fortt provides insight.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 12- Amazon.com Inc launched a streaming music service on Thursday that comes free with its $99- a-year Prime membership program, but offers a smaller selection of recent hits than rivals Spotify and Apple Inc's Beats Music.

  • WASHINGTON, June 10- The U.S. Congress is working to update laws on who gets paid for recorded music, in a possible omnibus bill, as old CDs pile up at yard sales and music lovers increasingly shift to streaming services such as Pandora and Spotify. These include legends such as The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross and other Motown artists.

  • Heiress' rare Stradivari violin to fetch millions Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 12:17 PM ET
    Kreutzer Stradivari

    One of the world's priciest violins, a Stradivari, was hidden away in a closet for decades. Now, it's back in the spotlight and up for auction.

  • Twitter weighs online music acquisitions Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 6:07 PM ET
    The Twitter logo is displayed on the facade of the company's headquarters in San Francisco.

    Twitter has mulled deals worth billions of dollars as it seeks to add a music service to its offering, FT reported, citing sources.

  • Pandora under pressure     Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 1:40 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports Pandora is increasingly facing more competition, as well as royalty costs.

  • You might not know this about Michael Jackson     Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 12:58 PM ET

    Author of "Michael Jackson, Inc." Zach Greenberg, provides insight to just how much money Michael Jackson's estate is still making five years after his death.

  • Threat for music streaming biz?     Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 9:15 AM ET

    The DOJ is mulling changing decades-old music licensing agreements which may lead to Pandora paying higher fees. The "Squawk on the Street" team discusses if this is a threat to the streaming music business.

  • McCormick loves Apple     Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 2:33 PM ET

    A close look at the action in Apple's stock compared to the entire tech sector, with Matt McCormick, Bahl & Gaynor principal and portfolio manager.

  • Apple's self-destructing messages     Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 2:29 PM ET

    Apple's Craig Federighi announced iMessage now has an optional self-destruct feature. CNBC's Josh Lipton has the update from WWDC.

  • Craig Federighi calls Dr. Dre     Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 2:17 PM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports on updates from Apple's WWDC, and shares video of the call made by Craig Federighi to Dr. Dre.

  • Analyst's view of WWDC     Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 2:01 PM ET

    Discussing news out of Apple's WWDC, and how to view the stock now, with Colin Gillis, BGC Financial senior tech analyst, and Arik Hesseldahl, Re/code senior editor.

  • Apple unveils iOS 8     Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 1:52 PM ET

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla discusses the action at Apple's 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. Craig Federighi gave Dr. Dre a call.

  • Apple's next operating sytem     Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    Apple's Craig Federighi announces the company's next operating system Yosemite.