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  • Can Taylor Swift save the music?  Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    Steve Knopper, Rolling Stone editor, discusses whether 24-year old pop sensation Taylor Swift has the voice to save the ailing recording industry.

  • Musician's creative money-making strategy  Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 11:47 AM ET

    Melissa Ethridge is so concerned about making money in the music business, she's experimenting with a mobile game. CNBC's Jane Wells spoke to Ethridge about her new video game.

  • Beats to merge with iTunes?  Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 11:46 AM ET

    In case you missed it, CNBC's Jon Fortt provides insight to Apple's strategy for Beats.

  • Melissa Etheridge releases her new...video game Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Melissa Etheridge

    Etheridge teamed with a mobile game start-up HyperJamz to create a game that's not only addictive, but streams her music at the same time.

  • Melissa Etheridge goes mobile  Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports Melissa Etheridge is experimenting to see if mobile games can be a new way to distribute music.

  • iTunes music sales down more than 13%: Report Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 12:49 PM ET

    Sales for iTunes Store Music is down more than 13 percent, Dow Jones reports.

  • Vinyl frontier: Old music formats make comeback Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 8:27 AM ET

    Nearly 30 years after their demise at the hands of CDs and downloads, 20th century music formats - vinyl LP and cassettes - are staging a comeback.

  • Shazam CEO: Beyond the music  Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Monetizing mobile music, Rich Riley, Shazam CEO, wants to connect people to the world and music around them. Riley says Shazam will live in cinemas and the retail environment soon.

  • Bono apologizes for pushing album on everyone Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:31 AM ET
    Tim Cook with U2 at the Apple event on Sept. 9, 2014.

    In a recent Facebook video U2 front-man Bono apologizes for pushing his latest album on iTunes to users without permission.

  • Is Icahn going to suggest Apple split in two?  Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    Carl Icahn said he would be sending an "interesting" open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook. Brian Blair, Rosenblatt Securities, thinks Icahn will suggest the company separate its iTunes unit.

  • Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry at NYSE  Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 4:54 PM ET

    Legendary Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, talks to CNBC's Kelly Evans, ahead of his national book tour for "Rocks: My Life in and out of Aerosmith."

  • Music downloads declining  Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 11:31 AM ET

    Discussing whether Apple could really be lowering the price of its streaming subscriptions, with Kara Swisher, Re/code co-executive editor.

  • Oct 1- Satellite radio provider Sirius XM Holdings Inc will appeal a California federal judge's decision finding it liable of copyright infringement for airing pre-1972 songs by the band, The Turtles, and failing to pay royalties. District Judge Philip Gutierrez found that California law gave the 1960 s band copyright protection for its music, including the...

  • Amazon's head of digital music, video to depart Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 7:59 PM ET

    Sept 24- Amazon.com Inc's head of digital music and video is departing the e-commerce company by the end of the year, a company spokeswoman said on Wednesday. It was not immediately clear whether Bill Carr, who is a vice president, is leaving Amazon to take another job.

  • Universal Music sues Monster over Beastie Boys music Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 2:38 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 24- Two Universal Music Group units sued Monster Beverage Corp on Wednesday for using music co-owned by the Beastie Boys in a promotional video, accusing the energy drink maker of copyright infringement.

  • Apple: We're not shutting down Beats Music service Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 5:32 AM ET
    Beats headphones are sold in an Apple store in New York.

    Why would Apple plan to shut down Beats Music, as a TechCrunch headline reports? Answer: It’s not.

  • Apple to shut down Beats Music: Report Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 5:57 PM ET
    Beats headphones are sold in an Apple store in New York.

    Apple is in the process of shutting down the Beats streaming music service that it bought in May for $3 billion, according to a report in TechCrunch.

  • Amazon, Apple offer 'family' digital media sharing Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 5:57 AM ET

    Both Apple and Amazon are going to let their customers share stuff they've bought from their digital storefronts with family members.

  • CD-loving Japan resists move to online music Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:51 AM ET
    Japanese women's pop group AKB48.

    The music business has shifted toward downloads and streaming globally. But in Japan, the compact disc is still king. The New York Times reports.

  • Apple lets users delete free U2 album Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 3:19 AM ET

    After receiving numerous complaints, Apple has made it easier for users to delete the U2 album it had given to iTunes subscribers.