Music & Musicians


  • Cheap Beats? Apple may pay less for deal: Report Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 9:18 AM ET
    Jimmy Lovine and Dr Dre, co-founders of Beats.

    A deal between Apple and Beats Electronics may come this week, but with a smaller price tag than originally thought, the New York Post says.

  • Summer's hot ticket prices     Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 7:44 AM ET

    Chris Tsakalakis, StubHub president, discusses the rising cost of tickets and what it indicates about the economy. And Tsakalakis talks about his company's "all-in pricing" deals and the top musical attractions.

  • Rap Genius co-founder fired over shooting comments Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 12:12 PM ET
    Mahbod Moghadam

    In now-removed annotations on the site, Mahbod Moghadam added a series of comments, including "beautifully written," Re/code reports.

  • Spotify investigating hack: Report     Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 10:58 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports music service Spotify is launching an investigation into unauthorized access to company systems data.

  • What might be on Google's shopping list: Pro Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 6:48 PM ET
    Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

    What Google may buy, if it goes on a global buying spree.

  • Facebook launches audio recognition feature Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 12:29 PM ET

    Facebook is rolling out a Shazam-like feature that will identify the music or TV you're enjoying, and let you share it with no typing required.

  • Deezer: Plan to enter US markets by year-end     Monday, 19 May 2014 | 9:45 PM ET

    Mathieu Molinero, Head of New Markets at music streaming website Deezer, describes the company's launch in the American market later this year.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ LOS ANGELES, May 18- More than a decade ago, the late Steve Jobs pulled one of his trademark reality distorting maneuvers, browbeating music label executives into selling songs on Apple Inc's then-nascent iTunes digital store for a mere 99 cents apiece.

  • Sony Music invests $3 mln in Shazam - source Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 4:10 PM ET

    May 14- Sony Music Entertainment, a unit of Sony Corp, has invested $3 million in music-recognition application maker Shazam Entertainment, a source familiar with the matter said.

  • Jimmy Iovine new Steve Jobs?     Monday, 12 May 2014 | 11:17 AM ET

    Beats inventor Noel Lee, Monster Inc. CEO, discusses the talents of Jimmy Iovine as a marketer and a producer. Lee says Iovine is very "Steve Jobs like."

  • How Beats inventor missed on Apple     Monday, 12 May 2014 | 11:17 AM ET

    Beats inventor and Monster Cable Products founder & CEO Noel Lee, weighs in on the potential deal between Apple and Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion. Lee says the prospects of a deal are an "inspiration."

  • Public-private Monument fix is a model: Rubenstein Monday, 12 May 2014 | 9:57 AM ET
    Washington Monument

    As the Washington Monument reopened, billionaire David Rubenstein—who paid for half the repairs—spoke to CNBC about the project's public-private partnership.

  • Beats go on for Rubenstein     Monday, 12 May 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    David Rubenstein, The Carlyle Group co-founder & Co-CEO, shares his thoughts on his investment in streaming music service Beats.

  • Max Wolff, Citizen V.C. chief economist; Yukari Kane, author of "Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs"; and David Nelson, Belpointe Asset Management.

  • Beats could be biggest Apple buy     Friday, 9 May 2014 | 3:26 PM ET

    A look at Apple's could-be deal with Beats Electronics, with CNBC's Morgan Brennan.

  • Hip hop millionaires     Friday, 9 May 2014 | 2:52 PM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports on the race to be hip hop's first billionaire.

  • Songza CEO says industry 'young'     Friday, 9 May 2014 | 2:48 PM ET

    Discussing competition in the music streaming space, and what a potential deal between Apple and Beats Electronics could mean for the industry, with Elias Roman, Songza co-founder & CEO.

  • Potential Apple-Beats deal     Friday, 9 May 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    CNBC has learned Apple is in talks to buy headphone maker Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion. CNBC contributor Natalie Morris, and Peter Kafka, Re/code senior editor, discuss.

  • What does Beats have that Apple wants?     Friday, 9 May 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan discusses what products and personnel are key to Apple having interest in purchasing the electronics company. CNBC's Jon Fort gives the bull and bear case for the deal.

  • Beatles memorabilia head to the auction block Friday, 9 May 2014 | 12:48 PM ET

    A guitar owned by George Harrison is heading to auction with other Beatles and rock memorabilia.