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  • 15 Failed Celebrity Businesses Friday, 9 Sep 2011 | 11:12 AM ET
    In recent years, multiple celebrities have attempted to extend their brand by venturing into the business world. Actor and comedian Will Ferrell found tremendous success with his website, FunnyorDie.com while Rapper Sean Combs (P Diddy) owns multiple businesses including a record label, a clothing line, a movie production company and more. However, despite all the successful celebrity ventures in the world, there are numerous examples of celebrity businesses that have gone bust. A celebrity name

    The following celebrities have learned the hard way that success in the business world doesn’t always come easily.

  • Rapper Redfoo Chats with Cramer  Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | 6:50 PM ET

    Rapper and entrepreneur Redfoo speaks to Mad Money host Jim Cramer about his favorite stocks.

  • A Village Person Tests the Copyright Law Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 11:13 AM ET
    The Village People perform on stage at the taping of the American Bandstand.

    The prefab, gaudily costumed 1970s group the Village People and its big hit “Y.M.C.A.” are enduring symbols of the disco era. But now this campy and eternally popular song has become the centerpiece of what could be a significant test of copyright law. The New York Times reports.

  • Business Lessons from the Beastie Boys Friday, 5 Aug 2011 | 11:20 AM ET
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    One author suggests a change in perspective might be more constructive than continuing to fight losing battles - his inspiration: Beastie Boys.

  • Early Bids for EMI Raise Hopes for Citigroup Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 2:06 AM ET
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    Bids for EMI suggest that the British music company could fetch more than $4 billion, allowing Citigroup to recoup about three-quarters of the money it lent to Guy Hands’ ill-fated private equity buy-out in 2007.

  • Online Music, Unshackled Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 12:12 PM ET

    Well, the recording executives may, in fact, be big, greedy dunderheads. But over the years, little by little, they’ve tried to make online music sales fairer and more convenient. CNBC Contributor David Pogue reports on technology.

  • 10 Country Songs About Jack Daniel's Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 2:28 PM ET
    Country music songs tend to explore a fixed list of topics such as heartbreak, incarceration and infidelity. However, just as often the mainstream country song turns to another topic, one that has held mankind in its sway since time immemorial —  drinking alcohol. Despite the grim subject matter, the country drinking song remains an American institution, as integral to the fabric of this nation as apple pie and as redolent with cultural significance as a thick wad of chawin’ terbacky.Country dri

    What are some of the classic country songs about Jack Daniel’s whiskey? Click to find out.

  • Singer Amy Winehouse Found Dead in Her London Home Saturday, 23 Jul 2011 | 1:19 PM ET
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    Amy Winehouse, the beehived soul-jazz diva whose self-destructive habits overshadowed a distinctive musical talent, was found dead Saturday in her London home, police said. She was 27.

  • Rebecca Black Is Back with New Song Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 1:18 PM ET
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    Rebecca Black proves you can't keep a good-girl-who-can't-really-sing-but-still-has-chutzpah down.

  • Can Ticketmaster’s Builder Now Unseat It? Sunday, 12 Jun 2011 | 10:39 AM ET
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    Fred Rosen, the godfather of the $18-billion-a-year tickets business, is on a new mission to change it, the New York Times reports.

  • In an international environment, many economists and companies think they can organize their companies as they did in the US. In reality, the international market consists of approximately 180 different countries and you have to think uniquely toward each of them. You can’t “export America” to them all.

  • Video Start-Ups Vie for Place Beside YouTube Monday, 6 Jun 2011 | 4:53 AM ET
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    For many Internet users, YouTube is synonymous with online video. But Mike Michaud and several friends who live in suburban Chicago are trying to change that, the New York Times reports.

  • A Force Behind the Gaga Effect Monday, 6 Jun 2011 | 4:42 AM ET
    Lady Gaga accepts award from Cher on stage at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.

    Soon after Apple started its music-centric social network Ping last year, Steven P. Jobs reached out to Lady Gaga and her business manager, Troy Carter, for feedback, the New York Times reports.

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    Amazon, Google and Apple are among the companies that will fight to dominate the consumer cloud technology space, primarily through music storage platforms.

  • Lady Gaga's House Wasn't Born This Way Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 12:32 PM ET
    Lady Gaga accepts award from Cher on stage at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.

    One superstar who may be in desperate need of an Extreme Makeover Home Edition is someone who indulges in extreme makeovers: Lady Gaga.

  • Gene Simmons: “Make Me a Benevolent Dictator” Friday, 20 May 2011 | 3:39 PM ET
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    Gene Simmons voted for Barack Obama, but thinks Donald Trump makes more sense. Better yet, the rocker/entrepreneur suggests we make him "benevolent dictator" for six months and he'd cut $7 trillion in debt. Unions, watch out.

  • Gene Simmons Rocks Social Media  Friday, 20 May 2011 | 12:55 PM ET

    Gene Simmons, "KISS" front man and entrepreneur discusses the launch of Ortsbo, a language translation product for social media, and new business venture, Cool Springs Life estate planning, with CNBC's Jane Wells.

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    Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley play rock music as a side job. Their real jobs are marketing the KISS brand, licensing their names across a myriad of products. And now across a myriad of languages.

  • Pharrell Williams

    Pharrell Williams is one of the most powerful forces in music — a Grammy winning musician, who's produced and scored dozens of hits from pop to rap. He even wrote the "Lovin' It" jingle for McDonalds that's inescapable if you turn on the TV.

  • Top 10 U.S. Cities for Young People Friday, 13 May 2011 | 3:14 PM ET
    What makes a city attractive to young people?Well, first and foremost, it’s that there will be other young people there.“You need other young people around to bounce ideas off of -- to get excited with. That’s No. 1 most important,” said Bert Sperling of .There has to be a strong indie culture – a lot of bands, artists and other creative types. To gauge that, Sperling checked in with , which helps artists sell their music and merchandise to fans, , a site that offers tools for musicians and shar

    Sperling took all those criteria and came up with a list of the top 10 cities for young people.