Music & Musicians


  • Chuck Leavell: 50 years of the Stones     Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 7:53 AM ET

    Chuck Leavell, former Rolling Stones keyboardist, discusses the band's upcoming world tour and the business of show biz.

  • Spotify drops listening-time limits     Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 2:48 PM ET

    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.

  • Clear Channel CEO: We want to be everywhere     Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 2:47 PM ET

    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.

  • 50 Cent introduces new headphone line     Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    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.

  • How Beyoncé could turn pirates against themselves Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 8:27 AM ET
    Singer Beyonce performs at the Staples Center on July 13, 2009 in Los   Angeles, California.

    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: Looking to innovate audio     Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 4:15 PM ET

    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.

  • A Christmas gift from Beyoncé     Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 11:54 AM ET

    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 album sells record 1 million in six days Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 5:06 PM ET
    Singer Beyonce performs on stage during a concert in the Rock in Rio Festival on September 13, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    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.

  • LeAnn Rimes: iPhone-made music video     Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    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 Beyoncé's album just prove marketing is dead? Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Entertainer Beyonce performs on stage during 'The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour' at the Staples Center on December 3, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

    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's stealth albums shatters iTunes record Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 1:27 PM ET

    "Beyoncé," dropped in the dead of night Friday, sold more than 800,000 downloads in just three days, Apple announced Monday.

  • Beyonce, Mega Millions & bitcoin     Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 2:56 PM ET

    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.

  • Looking into Amazon's 'Pantry'     Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 1:45 PM ET

    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?

  • Surprise! Beyonce shocks industry with new album Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 8:55 AM ET

    The unexpected release of a new Beyonce album, straight onto iTunes, demonstrates the evolution of the music industry.

  • Spotify rolls out free music service to mobile devices Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 12:28 PM ET

    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 gets exclusive rights for Led Zeppelin Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 11:24 AM ET
    Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin performs in 1983 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

    Spotify also announced a new function that enables nonpaying users to get more access to the music they want to hear.

  • Spotify's new 'freemium' business model     Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    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.

  • Spotify makes mobile move     Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 10:27 AM ET

    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.

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