Music & Musicians


  • Who is G.E.M.?   Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    Who is G.E.M.?

    Tang is known by her stage name G.E.M. She is a Hong Kong based pop artist who has a powerful voice and a diverse fan base. Her 80 concerts from 2013 to 2015 helped make her one of the top-grossing singers in Asia.

  • Hard knock life: Jay Z faces defeat in Aspiro bid Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 10:37 AM ET

    Jay Z has shown a growing interest in purchasing Swedish streaming service Aspiro, but, reports suggest shareholders may refuse his bid.

  • BEIJING, March 5- China will make a major breakthrough in interest rate liberalisation this year, but it will not be necessary for the country to widen its currency trading band in 2015, Chen Yulu, an advisor to the country's central bank told Reuters on Thursday. The performance of economies including Japan and European countries will also help dictate China's...

  • The surreptitious rise of the online scalper Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 11:17 AM ET
    Online shopping credit card

    Thanks in part to growing online resale marketplaces and new software, the $5 billion ticket scalping industry is stronger than ever.

  • Katy Perry is finally cashing in on #LeftShark Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 2:37 PM ET
    Recording artist Katy Perry performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.

    For under $130, you, too, can be the #LeftShark, Katy Perry says.

  • Google, Michael Dell just bet $60M on this Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 12:01 AM ET
    Musicians in recording studio

    Google Ventures' new London arm is making its first investment, and it's starting with Kobalt, a music rights management services firm.

  • Rdio: Not affected by new net neutrality rules   Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 5:43 PM ET
    Rdio: Not affected by new net neutrality rules

    Anthony Bay, CEO of Rdio, explains why the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's new net neutrality rules won't impact music streaming sites.

  • Madonna fell over and Twitter went crazy Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 8:02 AM ET

    Madonna was one of the most-hotly anticipated acts at this year's Brits. And she didn't disappoint.

  • Kansas... 40 years of miracles   Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:41 AM ET
    Miracles out of Nowhere

    Phil Ehart, "Kansas" drummer, and Rich Williams, "Kansas" guitarist, tell the story of the band's forty-year career and discuss the upcoming documentary, "Miracles Out of Nowhere."

  • Why Spotify says it can take on Apple in streaming Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 5:07 PM ET
    Spotify technology apps

    Why Spotify isn’t nervous about competition from Apple.

  • Grateful Dead's Bob Weir: 'I got lucky'   Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 8:45 AM ET
    Grateful Dead's Bob Weir: 'I got lucky'

    Steve Liesman sits down with Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir ahead of the band's 50th anniversary reunion.

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 22- Two veteran actors walked away with their first Oscars for supporting roles at the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday, while Poland won its first award in 10 nominations for best foreign-language film. J.K. Simmons, a long-time character actor in Hollywood, won the best supporting actor Oscar as a monstrous music teacher in the independent film "...

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 22- The 87th Academy Awards kicked off on Sunday with a humorous nod toward the lack of diversity among nominees for Hollywood's highest honors and the night's first recognition of a veteran actor. "Tonight we honor Hollywood's best and whitest, I mean brightest," Harris said before setting off on a song-filled journey through Oscar and motion...

  • Rapper Vanilla Ice charged with grand theft Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 4:49 PM ET
    Vanilla Ice performs at the third annual Streamy Awards in Los Angeles, Feb. 17, 2013.

    Robert Matthew VanWinkle, a rapper better known as 'Vanilla Ice,' was charged with alleged grand theft on Wednesday.

  • YouTube to launch Music Key subscription   Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 12:45 PM ET
    YouTube to launch Music Key subscription

    YouTube is aware some users do not want to see advertisements and will offer a subscription model for its music service in a few months, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • A-listers reimagine learning   Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 6:51 AM ET
    A-listers reimagine learning

    Celebrities are working to help transform learning for kids in U.S. public schools. Vanessa Kirsch, founder and CEO of venture philanthropy fund "New Profit," explains the focus of the fund.

  • Drop the mic! Apple just hired a radio DJ Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 11:31 AM ET

    Apple, the world’s most valuable brand worth more than $483 billion, has invested its time and money in a radio DJ: Zane Lowe.

  • Puma CEO: The 'fastest sports brand' worldwide?   Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    Puma CEO: The 'fastest sports brand' worldwide?

    Bjoern Gulden, CEO of Puma SE says "we want to be the fastest sports brand in the world," while discussing its 2015 marketing costs and hiring of superstar, Rihanna.

  • So Australia’s now in Europe, apparently... Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 9:40 AM ET

    The Eurovision Song Contest sees European countries sing their hearts out, however this year will welcome a surprising contender...

  • Target hits bull's-eye with $8M Grammy commercial Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 5:44 PM ET
    Imagine Dragons perform at the Grammy's.

    Target promoted its newest campaign, #moremusic, with a four-minute live commercial featuring Imagine Dragons.