NEW YORK Dec 11- Online music-streaming service Spotify on Wednesday launched a free music service for smart phones and tablets as it tries to hook a fast-growing group of users keen to stream tunes on their mobile devices.» Read More
Pandora names Brian McAndrews CEO effective immediately. CNBC's Seema Mody reports.
The Village People's original singer has regained control over songs written for the group 35 years later. CNBC's Jane Wells has the details and Victor Willis, original singer for the Village People, explains his battle for the copyrights.
Songza is a free streaming music app. Its CEO Elias Roman, discusses doing business with its competitor, Apple. "On Songza, we predict exactly what you're doing or feeling, and we serve an expertly curated playlist that makes it better," he says.
After years of legal wrangling, the Village People's Victor Willis wins a copyright claim to "YMCA."
Apple's iOS 7 will launch September 18th and ITunes Radio will be integrated within the software. CNBC's Julia Boorstin tracks the impact on Pandora stock. Shahid Khan, Mediamorph Chairman, and Spencer Ante, Wall Street Journal, weigh in.
In a CNBC.com editorial, banking legend Sandy Weill and his wife, Joan, say philanthropy is much more than just writing a check.
Apple must eliminate its guarantee that its e-book prices would match the lowest prices found online, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin. Molly Wood, CNET.com, discusses whether iTunes' radio will impact other music streaming.
SAN DIEGO, Sept 4- Qualcomm Inc introduced its "Toq" smartwatch on Wednesday, a wrist-worn device that can play music and handle phone calls and messages, marking the chipmaker's entry into the consumer electronics and wearable computing arenas.
Though some family businesses are epic success stories, other families fracture under the strain—with explosive results.
LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK- Concert film "One Direction: This is Us," a Sony Pictures/ TriStar release featuring red-hot British boy band One Direction, won the weekend box office race with ticket sales of $17 million, edging civil rights drama " Lee Daniels' The Butler," which had led for the past two weeks. Caterpillar plan illustrates risk of variable pay plans.
Sirius XM was slapped with a hefty lawsuit today by a small non-profit group that collects music royalties. David Hirsch, Metamorphic Ventures, discusses the impact this may have on other Internet music services.
The Michael Jackson estate said the taxable value of the singer's image and likeness was $2,105, while the IRS says it's more like $434 million.
Pandora shares clawed back some of their losses after-hours after falling as much as 13% following a disappointing outlook.
Actor Ashton Kutcher expressed his thoughts on the benefits of hard work at the Teen Choice Awards, and U2 front man Bono spoke out on capitalism. Syndicated radio host and columnist Dennis Prager, shares his opinions.
"It's in-your-face football," Kiss lead singer Gene Simmons says, discussing his involvement in a group returning the sport to Los Angeles after a five-year hiatus.
"Entrepreneurial capitalism takes more people out of poverty than aid," says rock star and humanitarian Bono. Carol Roth, author of "The Entrepreneur Equation," and Andrew Busch of The Busch Update discuss.
New CEO and co-founder of Groupon Eric Lefkofsky listened to Mason's songs for the first time on "Squawk on the Street" and likened one of them to a song by a muppet.
The first of August is Jerry Garcia's birthday. He would have been 71. The Dead's rhythm guitarist Bob Weir talks to CNBC about his longtime bandmate.
Bob Weir, rhythm guitarist and vocalist in The Grateful Dead, tells CNBC his memories of Garcia and reflects on why the Dead's music is still so popular today.
For a variety of reasons, most economists take a dim view of how effective an entertainment boycott of Florida would be.