HARTFORD, Conn.— An Ovation guitar factory in the western Connecticut hills that produced instruments for music legends from Paul Simon to Cat Stevens to Glen Campbell will be closing in June after 47 years and production of the Ovation line in the United States will stop, the manufacturer's parent company told the shop's 46 workers this week.» Read More
Chuck Leavell, former Rolling Stones keyboardist, discusses the band's upcoming world tour and the business of show biz.
Spotify has done away with its listening caps on the Web for people who don't pay for the service. CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin speaks with Bob Pittman, Clear Channel Chairman and CEO, about the company's deal with auto makers, as well as Warner Music.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin asks whether iHeart Radio eating iTunes' lunch? Bob Pittman, Clear Channel Chairman and CEO, discusses competition in digital music sales.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin speaks with Curtis Jackson a.k.a. 50 Cent about his new headphone line, as well as competition with Beats Electronics.
After a string of court cases and the advent of new technology, the music industry appears to be winning the battle against illegal downloads.
Gregory Mead, CEO of Semetric, explains how data from BitTorrent can help artists and predicts that illegal file-sharing will continue to decline.
Skullcandy CEO Hoby Darling says the music industry has really caught fire with the youth, and the lack of innovation in the audio space of technology. "We want to excite our consumer around audio and entertainment," he says.
Pop star Beyoncé visited a Massachusetts Wal-Mart to wish shoppers a Merry Christmas and gave everyone an early gift. CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports.
Beyonce's latest album surpassed 1 million copies sold worldwide in six days and set a record for iTunes, according to Apple and Columbia Records.
Country music star LeAnn Rimes discusses her new tech-forward music video that was shot entirely on an iPhone. Rimes also weighs in on Beyonce's surprise album release on iTunes.
Did Beyonce's surprise album release show that marketing as we know it is dead? This professional T-shirt wearer and marketing maverick weighs in.
"Beyoncé," dropped in the dead of night Friday, sold more than 800,000 downloads in just three days, Apple announced Monday.
Nancy Giles, Social Commentator, talks about Beyonce's surprise album release, the $400 million jackpot and where the money goes, and even weighs in on bitcoin.
CNBC's Jon Fortt and Julia Boorstin discuss Amazon's new "Pantry" service, which is supposed to deliver bulk goods to consumers. Also, will Google develop its own chips?
The unexpected release of a new Beyonce album, straight onto iTunes, demonstrates the evolution of the music industry.
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.
Spotify also announced a new function that enables nonpaying users to get more access to the music they want to hear.
CNBC's Jon Fortt and Jeff Levick, Spotify chief revenue officer, discuss the addition of Led Zeppelin to Spotify's platform and the company's new mobile strategy. We are focused on innovation and international expansion, Levick says.
CNBC's Jon Fortt reports Spotify is making free service available to mobile users through playlist shuffle mode, and announces an exclusive deal for Led Zeppelin's music catalog.