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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.
The video game business needs "Help!" It's been "A Hard Day's Night" as game sales dropped 14 percent this year; sales of music video games, the biggest game category last year with nearly $2 billion in revenue, have fallen by nearly half. Now Viacom is hoping to "Get Back" with a little help from its friends, The Beatles.
Thanks to modern technology, the Fab Four are taking the world by storm once again – and while money still can't buy you love, it can buy you a piece of the companies who are reviving BeatleMania.
Media mogul Curtis Jackson — more commonly known as 50 Cent — wants investors to know they should approach the stock market with no fear, he told CNBC.
Some love Mickey--Mouse that is. Others worship Mickey-- as in Mantle. But to make a profit off of your passion, you have to know what you’re doing.
Oddly enough, perhaps, in an increasingly digital world, vinyl records have become a hot item. And the most valuable items only seem to be increasing in value.
It has been 48 days since Michael Jackson died, and while family members of the late pop star are still at war with the executors of his estate, the answer to another question—how much the singer is worth in death—is becoming clear.
I've been reading through the 600 pages of court filings submitted in the Michael Jackson estate case, and, I'm telling you, there's gotta be a better way. Contract legalese is painful.
A law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation into Michael Jackson's death says the pop star's personal doctor administered the powerful drug that authorities believe killed him.
Is it the Michael Jackson effect? A new joint venture between Bertelsmann and KKR plans to buy an 8,000 song catalog which may boost the floundering music business.
There was a time when most aspiring musicians had the same dream: to sign a deal with a major record label. Now, with the structure of the music business shifting radically, some industry iconoclasts are sidestepping the music giants and inventing new ways for artists to make and market their music — without ever signing a traditional recording contract.
I recently got my hands on Michael Jackson’s tax documents and a good ol’ fashioned assets vs. liabilities statement, courtesy of the folks at "EXTRA" who wanted me to assess his personal finances.
AEG Live is looking to recoup the $30 million-plus it spent producing Michael Jackson's unrealized concert tour, and now it's selling off the rights to the rehearsal footage. Sources tell me that Sony Pictures Entertainment has bid $50 million to acquire the distribution rights.
As the world sorts through the pieces of Michael Jackson’s life one month after his death, so, too, does Wall Street, says the New York Times.
The Food and Drug Administration today announced that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is voluntarily recalling two lots of the anesthetic Propofol because there are higher levels of potentially fatal endotoxins...Propofol is the same drug that was reportedly found in Michael Jackson’s house.
Twitter posts are pointless, ads don’t work and music should be free. These are some of the striking claims making waves among media executives and investors from the pen of a 15-year-old intern at Morgan Stanley.
Michael Jackson's official music website is selling CDs and singles online, and now the tour website has started selling the same sort of merchandise it probably hoped to market during Jackson's London concerts. On the website you can buy T-shirts, hats, belt buckles, tote bags, mugs, and even socks.