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The world's largest ticketing giant, Ticketmaster, and concert promoter, Live Nation just tackled a huge barrier to their planned merger. The two companies have reached agreements with the Department of Justice so the new "Live Nation Entertainment" is just around the corner.
I have watched "American Idol" from Season 1, Day 1. Part of what makes the show so wonderful is hearing the stories behind the contestants. Americans of every shape, size, color, creed, sexual orientation, political party, and talent quotient walk into auditions with big dreams, and we see our own aspirations in their faces. However.....
It was weird enough when former Apple Inc. whiz kid Jon Rubinstein jumped ship from Apple and joined Elevation Partners, along with former Apple chief financial officer Fred Anderson, which was the money behind budding Apple competitor Palm. Ultimately, Rubinstein would ascend to Palm's C-suite, and Anderson remained at Elevation, pulling the money strings. Today, another defection, and this one is significant.
Complaining is an age-old pastime, but here's a modern twist: Singing about it. Complaint choirs are popping up all over the globe and they're issuing grievances on everything from lost jobs to beer, unwanted hair — even the iPhone.
You may not hear much about Liberty Global in the news because all of its $11.3 billion annual revenue comes from outside the US. But if you're interested in cable operators, particularly those with potential for significant growth, it's a company worth paying attention to. Plus, with legendary cable mogul John Malone as company's chairman, it is good reason to find out what the company has in store for investors going forward.
The Consumer Electronics Show isn't just about tech geeks and giant 3-D TVs. None other than pop star Lady Gaga is here, replete with a woven fishnet-esque dress and giant platinum hairpiece that looks like a hat worthy of the Kentucky Derby.
Today three top music labels are teaming up to launch Vevo, a new music video destination site hosted on YouTube, in an attempt to create a new revenue stream for a struggling industry.
Yesterday, when the NFL and CBS announced that "The Who" would be the halftime act for Super Bowl XLIV on Feb. 7 in Miami, a news story describing the announcement referred the group as an "ancient band."
You may have first of heard of Snoop Doggy Dogg when he first broke into the music biz with Dr. Dre in ‘Nuthin’ But a G Thang’ back in 1993. Since then, Snoop has become one of the most recognizable names among rap artists not just for his music sense but business sense.
You'd be hard pressed to find an industry harder hit the last decade than the record biz. Like mothers warning their daughters for centuries, people stopped buying the cow when they could get the milk for free. As free music became the norm, many wondered who would survive.
Alternative rock band Weezer, known for its hipster coolness, is using perhaps one of the uncoolest things on the planet to promote its new album: A blanket with sleeves. How ironic — yet apropos for this economy.
I was invited to attend the premiere of "This Is It" Tuesday night at the Nokia Theater, where I was joined by a few thousand of my closest friends like Will Smith, Paula Abdul, four of Michael Jackson's brothers, and J-Lo (heard she was there, didn't see her).
Google will launch music search pages next week that will come with the ability to purchase songs for download.
Far and wide people are expressing their opinions on the financial crisis. In the UK, popular rapper Dizzee Rascal tackled the credit crunch in his recently released music video.
Broken trust, men misbehaving, women trying to recover — these sound like themes pulled from a Carly Simon song. Maybe from all of Carly Simon’s songs. But this time Ms. Simon was telling a story about her most recent record, a 2008 Brazilian-tinged album called “This Kind of Love.”
Why would a prostitute turn down a $1 million offer? How did the auto industry actually save the environment (for a while)? And what does your birthday have to do with your dreams of playing in the MLB? It's time for Super Freakonomics.
YouTube and Warner Music Group have been stuck in a stand-off since December, when Warner pulled all of its artists' clips - both professional music videos and user-generated content using its songs - from the site.
The music industry would be in a lot less hurt if it had embraced the inevitability of digital technology instead of trying to fight it, R & B singer Usher Raymond told CNBC at the Clinton Global Initiative Thursday.
For the music industry, the soundtrack for last year's vampire romance movie Twilight" was practically a miracle. So like vampires drawn to the scent of blood, record labels, publishers and artist managers have spent much of the last year aggressively pursuing “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” which opens on Nov. 20.
Russell Simmons, hip-hop mogul and founder of the Def Jam music label, has teamed up with discount retailer Wal-Mart to use hip-hop culture to teach minority communities about financial success.