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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.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports Melissa Etheridge is experimenting to see if mobile games can be a new way to distribute music.
Sales for iTunes Store Music is down more than 13 percent, Dow Jones reports.
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.
Pandora reported a lower-than-expected increase in the number of people tuning into its Internet radio in the third quarter.
ALBANY, N.Y.— The state's highest court on Thursday sided with EMI in the music publisher's dispute with Duke Ellington's heirs, but acknowledged global industry consolidation has made contracts like his much more favorable to publishers. He signed the 1961 deal with Mills Music, predecessor of EMI, now part of global Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
NEW YORK— Breakthrough newcomers Sam Smith and 5 Seconds of Summer will take the stage at the 2014 American Music Awards. Dick Clark Productions announced Thursday that Mary J. Blige will join the British pop crooner and Australian boy band at the Nov. 23 event at Nokia Theatre L.A. John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams each have five nominations.
SAN FRANCISCO— Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet. Starting Tuesday, the $10- a-month All Access service will make music suggestions based on educated guesses about each subscriber's mood and...
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.
NEW YORK— At 69, Bob Seger says he's ready to hit the road again: He's scaled back smoking and bicycles 10 miles a day as part of a workout routine. The 25- city tour begins Nov. 19 in Saginaw, Michigan, and continues into next year. Seger— a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame— plans to play several songs off his new album on tour, plus a mix of...
In a recent Facebook video U2 front-man Bono apologizes for pushing his latest album on iTunes to users without permission.
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.
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."
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...
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.
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.
Why would Apple plan to shut down Beats Music, as a TechCrunch headline reports? Answer: It’s not.
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.
Both Apple and Amazon are going to let their customers share stuff they've bought from their digital storefronts with family members.