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  • John Lydon refreshes his 'Rotten' public image Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 7:31 AM ET
    John Lydon performs with band Public Image Ltd. at the Playstation Theater in Times Square.

    John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols, discusses his new album and his outlook on life as he nears 60.

  • Nothing but the truth from Johnny Rotten Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Nothing but the truth from Johnny Rotten

    John Lydon, also known as Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols, is back on tour promoting band Public Image Ltd.’s latest album. He spoke to CNBC about reflecting on his past and lessons learned during a lifetime of playing music.

  • To stream, or not to stream: Adele's strategy pays off Monday, 23 Nov 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    To stream, or not to stream: Adele's strategy pays off

    John Kellogg, Berklee College of Music Assistant Chair of Music Business, explains how Adele's decision to not allow streaming her album is already paying off.

  • Adele's streaming strategy paying off Monday, 23 Nov 2015 | 8:42 AM ET
    Adele's streaming strategy paying off

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin, reports singer Adele's new album "25" is on a record-breaking pace after the singer decided to hold back her album from streaming services.

  • Adele could break a new record Monday, 23 Nov 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Adele could break a new record

    The album '25' could top record breaking sales for the first week release.

  • New Adele album poised to shatter record: Report Sunday, 22 Nov 2015 | 10:07 AM ET

    Adele's eagerly awaited third album is poised to set a new one week Nielsen era album sales record, Billboard reports.

  • NEW YORK— Fans seeking to listen to Adele's new album won't be able to do so on Spotify or Apple Music. The streaming sites said Thursday that Adele's "25" will not be available for streaming when it is released on Friday. "Her soulful new single,' Hello,' is available to stream on Apple Music along with her entire catalog and her revealing interview with Zane Lowe on Beats...

  • Adele's new album not on Spotify: Source Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 1:31 PM ET
    Adele's new album not on Spotify: Source

    According to a source, Adele's new album "25" will not be available for streaming- only for purchase, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Hello? Adele's '25' reportedly skips Apple, Spotify Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 1:05 PM ET

    Adele will be following the steps of her fellow artist, Taylor Swift, and will not be streaming her music from her new album, '25'. The NY Treports.

  • Hello: Adele's '25' will give industry much-needed boom Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 12:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Hello, it's Adele, and she's going to give the music industry a much-needed boost this year with "25.". "So far the fourth quarter numbers have been pretty tough," said David Bakula, Nielsen Entertainment's senior vice president of industry insights. "We're down about 20 percent year-over-year because we are going up against that Taylor Swift record with...

  • Apple and Amazon investigated over audiobooks Monday, 16 Nov 2015 | 11:29 PM ET

    German antitrust authorities are investigating Amazon and Apple for an agreement about selling audiobooks, the FT reports.

  • OAKLAND, Calif.— Pandora says it is acquiring technology and intellectual property from Rdio and will add new features to its Internet music streaming service by late next year. The $75 million cash deal depends on Rdio seeking bankruptcy protection and gaining court approval for the deal. CEO Brian McAndrews said Monday that Pandora wants to redefine itself.

  • One Direction paid more UK tax than Facebook Friday, 13 Nov 2015 | 9:15 AM ET

    Financial reports filed by One Direction reveal the pop band paid more corporation tax in the U.K. than social media giant Facebook.

  • YouTube launches music app Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 | 12:34 PM ET
    YouTube launches music app

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on YouTube's new standalone music app.

  • YouTube bolsters new music app by adding video catalog Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 | 12:00 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 12- YouTube's new music-streaming service aims to use the site's massive video collection to bury the competition with content. Alphabet Inc launched the YouTube Music Mobile App on Wednesday, less than a month after rolling out YouTube Red, a $9.99 per month service that provides ads-free access to all YouTube services.

  • Bringing late night excitement to day time: Harry Connick, Jr.

    Actor and Singer Harry Connick, Jr. joins CNBC's Closing Bell on Veterans Day to discuss music streaming, his new album, and more.

  • DJ Steve Aoki: Streaming music a 'pension plan' Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 | 12:51 PM ET
    Steve Aoki performs at O2 Academy Brixton on February 7, 2015 in London, England.

    Steve Aoki, the DJ and producer, tells CNBC he doesn't expect to get rich anytime soon off streaming music services.

  • Steve Aoki... DJ and entrepreneur Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 | 8:39 AM ET
    Steve Aoki...  DJ and entrepreneur

    Steve Aoki, DJ and entrepreneur, discusses the convergence between tech talent and music innovation.

  • All companies not created equal: Troy Carter Tuesday, 10 Nov 2015 | 7:43 AM ET
    All companies not created equal: Troy Carter

    Troy Carter, Atom Company CEO & founder, discusses where he is seeing opportunities in startups.

  • Going for a song? Beatles guitar sells for $2.4m Monday, 9 Nov 2015 | 9:09 AM ET
    Group shot of the Beatles.

    An acoustic guitar which once belonged to John Lennon, has sold for a record $2.41 million this weekend, beating estimates.