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  • Blankfein is Aqualung? Dimon Thick As A Brick? Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 | 7:59 AM ET

    Have the last few years left you looking like a cross-eyed Mary? Were your retirement plans bungled ... in the jungle? Maybe the financial collapse has left you feeling like a dead duck, spitting out pieces of your broken luck. Oh, Aqualung.

  • Bob Weir's New Music Ventures   Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 5:38 PM ET
    Bob Weir's New Music Ventures

    Founding Grateful Dead band member Bob Weir and his partner, Chris McCutcheon, TRI Studios, discuss how they plan to monetize their new studio, which was built for streaming live audio and video. With CNBC's Steve Liesman and the Fast Money traders.

  • 11 Celebrities Hit by the Taxman Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 4:51 PM ET
    It’s not tax time just yet, but it’s looming uncomfortably on the horizon. The conscientious among us have already filed their tax forms or are in the process of doing so. The rest of us hem, haw and put it off until the last minute.Apart from the punctual and the lackadaisical, another category of taxpayer exists: The taxpayer who, for one reason or another, has failed to accurately disclose all of his or her earnings. Sometimes this is a simple mistake. Sometimes it’s the accountant’s fault. S

    Some celebrities, including Lauryn Hill, fell out of good standing with the IRS, and paid dearly for it. Read ahead to see some of the celebrities who just didn’t get that return in on time.

  • Bill Gates' Company Starts GreenLight Music   Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 5:53 PM ET
    Bill Gates' Company Starts GreenLight Music

    Gary Shenk, Corbis CEO, discusses the launch of an online music service aimed at licensing songs for professional use, and which major companies will provide the music to customers.

  • Pandora trader wearing single symbol P on his jacket at the NYSE

    Kennedy pointed out that Pandora is still making three times as much money off desktop listening as it is off mobile listening, which means they’re well positioned to grow mobile monetization.

  • Using Social Media to Bring K-Pop to the West Sunday, 4 Mar 2012 | 10:46 PM ET
    South Korean girl group Nine Muses (9 Muses) performs on stage.

    Patricia Augustin, 19, of Indonesia says she scours the Internet every day for the latest updates on Korean pop music. Paula Lema Aguirre, a high school student from Peru, says she is happiest when she sings Korean songs, especially “It Hurts,” the group 2NE1’s single about teenage love, NYT reports.

  • Former Monkee Davy Jones Dies in Florida at 66 Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 3:22 PM ET
    Davy Jones of The Monkees

    Davy Jones, a former actor turned singer who helped propel the TV rock band The Monkees to the top of the pop charts and into rock `n' roll history, died Wednesday in Florida. He was 66

  • First Music, Now Films Caught in End of Obsolescence Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | 1:20 PM ET
    Box office

    It seems that the end of obsolescence is back for more blood. This time its unwary victim is the film industry.

  • Whitney Houston’s Music Sales Surge Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 4:54 PM ET
    Whitney Houston

    Whitney Houston may be gone, but she certainly isn’t forgotten. In fact, people are thinking about—and buying—her music now more than ever.

  • Adele Triumphs at Grammys With Six Wins Sunday, 12 Feb 2012 | 11:40 PM ET
    Singer Adele performs onstage at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

    Soul singer Adele triumphed in her return to music's stage on Sunday, scooping up six Grammys and winning every category in which she was nominated including album of the year for "21" and best record with "Rolling In the Deep."

  • Sony to Set Plans for Whitney Houston Catalog Sunday, 12 Feb 2012 | 10:42 PM ET
    Whitney Houston

    Sony Music executives will meet this week in New York to determine a strategy for marketing the nine albums, soundtracks and compilations that feature Whitney Houston, the pop singer who died on Saturday at age 48, according to two people familiar with the plans.

  • Pop Queen Whitney Houston Dies on Eve of Grammys Sunday, 12 Feb 2012 | 1:50 PM ET
    Whitney Houston

    A year ago, Clive Davis' glittery pre-Grammy showcase was winding down after electric performances from Mumford & Sons, Jennifer Hudson and others when the grandest name of all, Whitney Houston, walked on stage to close the evening with what promised to be a show-stopping tribute to her famous cousin, Dionne Warwick.

  • Whitney Houston, Superstar of Records, Films, Dies Saturday, 11 Feb 2012 | 9:55 PM ET
    Whitney Houston

    Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48.

  • Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac perform on stage.

    A generation of music lovers is getting ripped off. That's the feeling among audiophiles including Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac, who say that MP3 compression has ruined the music. In some cases, it’s ruining your ears.

  • Murdoch’s Trusted Outsider Takes a Larger Role Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 5:31 AM ET
    Chase Carey, Deputy Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of News Corporation.

    Last August, as News Corporation scrambled to contain a phone-hacking scandal at its British newspaper unit, Chase Carey, the company’s president and chief operating officer, proposed an idea to his boss, Rupert Murdoch: buy back $5 billion worth of stock, the New York Times reports.

  • Why Hollywood Wants SOPA Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 3:42 PM ET
    The Wikipedia website has shut down its English language service for 24 hours in protest over the US anti-piracy laws.

    There’s been a ton of attention today to the massive to the anti-piracy Stop Online Piracy Act  - But few have explained why EVERY SINGLE media giant supports the bill and why they’re desperate to fight piracy.

  • Music Sales: Rising from the Ashes? Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 4:29 PM ET
    Adele

    Reports of the death of the music industry have been greatly exaggerated. After years of decline, total album sales (both physical and digital) were up 1.3 percent last year.

  • Celebrity Insured Body Parts Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 12:05 PM ET
    Athletes and celebrities depend on their physical prowess and appearance to earn their livelihoods, and some will go to great lengths to secure it. Though it may seem outrageous to many, these stars have shelled out big money for insurance policies on the assets that have been the benchmarks of their success: their bodies themselves.Taking out a policy on a body part, although rare, has been around for decades. During the 1920s, silent-film clown Ben Turpin, who was known for his crossed eyes, t

    Who are some athletes and celebrities who have taken out insurance policies to cover their assets? FInd out!

  • The 12 Days Of Horrible Christmas Songs Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 11:51 AM ET
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    Not sick of holiday music yet? This will seal the deal. I've compiled a list of the worst songs of the holidays.

  • Divorced Couples Who Worked Together Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 2:57 PM ET
    When a couple divorces, it’s rarely as simple as one person packing a suitcase and sleeping on a friend’s couch. Lawyers are hired, assets are divided and child custody is negotiated. A painful process, to be sure, but those enduring it can sometimes escape at work, an oasis of distraction where personal problems can be ignored for eight hours a day.This is not an option when a divorced couple works together. As stressful as this situation likely is, some divorced couples roll up their sleeves,

    Divorced couples sometimes have to see each other at work. Some share ownership of a business but communicate only through lawyers and underlings. Others go on 300-day international stadium tours together.