Music & Musicians


  • 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.

  • Apple's WWDC all about OS X & iOS     Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Apple now has 9 million developers, reports CNBC's Carl Quintanilla. CNBC's Jon Fortt and Jim Cramer discuss news Apple's next operating system will be OS X Yosemite.

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook has taken the stage for his keynote speech at the company's 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. CNBC's Jim Cramer shares his expectations for Apple's senior vice president of retail and online stores Angela Ahrendts.

  • How Cramer finds music     Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 1:02 PM ET

    Apple is holding its 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco today. CNBC's Jim Cramer says the acquisition of Beats "makes sense."

  • Tim Cook's keynote ahead at WWDC     Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 12:51 PM ET

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports from Apple's 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco as CEO Tim Cook prepares to take the stage for his keynote speech.

  • Will.i.am on Beats deal: 'We got it right' Friday, 30 May 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    Will.i.am believes Apple's purchase of Beats will bring new development that fuses technology, music and culture, he told CNBC.

  • Will.I.Am's tech code     Friday, 30 May 2014 | 11:46 AM ET

    Will.I.Am of The Black Eyed Peas discusses his fascination with tech and the genesis of Beats Electronics.

  • The Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am, discusses the Apple-Beats deal and explains the relationship between culture and tech.

  • Will.i.am on Beats-Apple deal     Friday, 30 May 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Will.i.am, founding shareholder of Beats Electronics and frontman for The Black Eyed Peas, discusses the beginning of Beats Electronics and its collaborations with Apple.

  • Isaacson: Why Steve Jobs would've done Beats deal Friday, 30 May 2014 | 7:59 AM ET

    Tim Cook needs someone to "ride shotgun" at Apple on music, said Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson, who thinks Beats co-founder and Jimmy Iovine fits the bill.

  • Best tech is connected to culture: Will.i.am     Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Technology is increasingly integrated with culture, says Will.i.am, founding shareholder of Beats Electronics and frontman for pop supergroup The Black Eyed Peas. He say Apple is great at melding technology and culture.

  • Apple, the record label? Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 3:04 PM ET
    Beats headphones are sold along side iPods in an Apple store.

    Apple sells music. Jimmy Iovine makes music. So Apple Records makes sense, right?

  • Sonos CEO on future of music generation     Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    John MacFarlane, Sonos CEO, weighs in on the Apple-Beats deal, and discusses mobile music and the company's plans for growth.

  • Music the right battle for Apple?     Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 11:03 AM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt and Liz Gannes, Re/code senior editor, discuss what Jimmy Iovine brings to Apple and if music is really that important to the tech giant's future.

  • Why Apple bought Beats     Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 9:48 AM ET

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla and Re/code's Kara Swisher discuss Apple's decision to acquire Beats Electronics.

  • 'Ballsy' Beats deal a long shot for Apple: VC pro Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 8:28 AM ET
    Beats headphones

    Apple paid $3 billion for Beats Electronics in hopes of playing catch-up in the shift away from downloading music, said a leading venture capitalist.

  • Iovine on Apple, Beats deal     Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on Jimmy Iovine ditching the music biz for Silicon Valley.

  • Apple's Beats deal is about new models in music Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 12:09 AM ET

    Apple buying Beats is about new listening experiences at a time of wrenching and difficult change in the music industry, said a senior VP.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 28- Apple Inc will buy Beats for about $3 billion and bring recording mogul Jimmy Iovine into its ranks, in a bid to make headway in the fast-growing music-subscription market. Dre will join Apple as part of the acquisition. Pandora Media Inc and Spotify have raced ahead while Apple's eight-month-old iTunes Radio has not made much of an impact.

  • Apple buying Jimmy Iovine: Pro     Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 4:32 PM ET

    CNBC contributor Stephanie Link and CNBC's Mary Thompson share their opinions on Apple's $3 billion acquisition of Beats.