Music & Musicians


  • Sonos CEO on future of music generation     Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    John MacFarlane, Sonos CEO, weighs in on the Apple-Beats deal, and discusses mobile music and the company's plans for growth.

  • Music the right battle for Apple?     Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 11:03 AM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt and Liz Gannes, Re/code senior editor, discuss what Jimmy Iovine brings to Apple and if music is really that important to the tech giant's future.

  • Why Apple bought Beats     Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 9:48 AM ET

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla and Re/code's Kara Swisher discuss Apple's decision to acquire Beats Electronics.

  • 'Ballsy' Beats deal a long shot for Apple: VC pro Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 8:28 AM ET
    Beats headphones

    Apple paid $3 billion for Beats Electronics in hopes of playing catch-up in the shift away from downloading music, said a leading venture capitalist.

  • Iovine on Apple, Beats deal     Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on Jimmy Iovine ditching the music biz for Silicon Valley.

  • Apple's Beats deal is about new models in music Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 12:09 AM ET

    Apple buying Beats is about new listening experiences at a time of wrenching and difficult change in the music industry, said a senior VP.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 28- Apple Inc will buy Beats for about $3 billion and bring recording mogul Jimmy Iovine into its ranks, in a bid to make headway in the fast-growing music-subscription market. Dre will join Apple as part of the acquisition. Pandora Media Inc and Spotify have raced ahead while Apple's eight-month-old iTunes Radio has not made much of an impact.

  • Apple buying Jimmy Iovine: Pro     Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 4:32 PM ET

    CNBC contributor Stephanie Link and CNBC's Mary Thompson share their opinions on Apple's $3 billion acquisition of Beats.

  • 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.