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  • Free music is worrysome: Huey Lewis

    CNBC's Becky Quick gets a chance to speak with musician Huey Lewis about his new record and the changing music business.

  • Martin Shkreli offers Kanye West $10M for new album Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 4:59 PM ET
    Kanye West and Martin Shkreli

    Martin Shkreli took to Twitter on Thursday to offer Kanye West $10 million in exchange for an exclusive of the rapper's newest album.

  • Pandora jumps more than 5% on reported sale talks Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 2:29 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange walk past the Pandora Media logo on its first day of trading as a public company, June 15, 2011.

    Internet radio company Pandora is reportedly working with Morgan Stanley to meet with potential buyers, according to The New York Times.

  • Rare Clapton, Elvis guitars coming to NYC auction Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 1:08 PM ET
    (L-R) Les Paul's 1954 black solid body custom guitar, 'Black Beauty,' and Chet Atkins's 1956 Gretsch black sealed top 6120 prototype, 'Dark Eyes,' seen at Guernsey's auction house in Manhattan, NY, on January 15, 2015. Over 300 guitars are up for auction here on Feb. 27th, 2016.

    About 300 guitars, including instruments associated with Eric Clapton, Elvis Presley and Eddie Van Halen, are heading to a New York City auction.

  • Ghostface Killah fires back at Martin Shkreli Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 6:10 AM ET
    Ghostface Killah fires back at Martin Shkreli

    A Wu-Tang Clan releases an online video in response to last month's post from pharma bad boy Martin Shkreli.

  • The future of music technology Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 3:35 AM ET

    Quentin Sannié, CEO of Devialet, discusses audio tech and says his company has signed a deal with Apple to sell its device in their stores.

  • How this struggling musician got his app together Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 2:06 PM ET
    Matt Urmy

    Matt Urmy pivoted his career from struggling musician to founder of a tech start-up. Here are his 5 tips for would-be entrepreneurs.

  • Ghostface Killah fires back at Martin Shkreli Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 12:23 PM ET
    Rapper Ghostface Killah of the Wu-Tang Clan

    The Wu-Tang Clan rapper has recorded a video smackdown of pharma bad boy Shkreli.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 9- The copyright to the world's most popular song, "Happy Birthday to You," has been in dispute for decades, but if an agreement by Warner/ Chappel Music to pay $14 million to end a lawsuit over the song is approved by a U.S. court, it will be free for all to use as they please. A group of artists and filmmakers filed a class action lawsuit in 2013 against...

  • LOS ANGELES— Music publisher Warner/ Chappell Music will return $14 million in fees to settle a lawsuit that challenges its claim to "Happy Birthday," one of the world's best-known songs. The Los Angeles Times cites court documents released Monday that outline terms of a settlement reached in December. Information from: Los Angeles Times,...

  • Red Lobster sales jump following a Beyoncé mention Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 6:55 AM ET
    Red Lobster sales jump following a Beyoncé mention

    Sales for the weekend went up by 33%.

  • Red Lobster feels the power of Beyonce Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 6:24 PM ET
    Beyonce performs during Super Bowl 50 between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on February 7, 2016.

    Beyonce's newest song "Formation" is doing more than racking up views on YouTube. It's increasing traffic at Red Lobster.

  • L.A. Reid at post 9 Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 5:11 PM ET
    L.A. Reid at post 9

    Antonio 'LA' Reid, Epic Records Chairman and CEO, joins Closing Bell to discuss his experiences as a producer in the era of music streaming.

  • Glu pops 26% on Taylor Swift game deal Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 4:47 PM ET
    Taylor Swift

    Glu revealed on Wednesday that it will produce a game featuring Taylor Swift, due out later this year, causing the stock to skyrocket.

  • Adele asks Trump to stop using her music Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 6:10 AM ET
    Adele asks Trump to stop using her music

    The British singer and songwriter doesn't want to get involved in American politics.

  • Adele to Trump: Please don't use my music Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 5:39 PM ET
    Adele performs on stage in Cologne, Germany.

    Adele is the latest musician to ask Donald Trump not to use her music during campaign rallies.

  • NEW YORK— The company behind the Electric Zoo and Tomorrowland music festivals has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. New York- based SFX Entertainment Inc. says, however, that its festivals and events will continue as planned. In the past year, SFX's chairman and CEO Robert Sillerman tried unsuccessfully to buy the company and take it private.

  • WILMINGTON, Del, Feb 1- SFX Entertainment Inc, a promoter of electronic dance music festivals, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday to cut $300 million of debt and seek fresh funding to pay artists and other key vendors. The company has pursued a global roll-up strategy, scooping up promoters and festivals such as Dayglow Productions, known for its paint...

  • Former One Direction singer releases debut single Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 8:48 AM ET
    Zayn Malik of One Direction.

    Zayn Malik, former member of British pop band One Direction, has released his first single as a solo artist.

  • Martin Shkreli goes after rapper Ghostface Killah in vulgar video

    The former drug executive threatens a member of the Wu-Tang Clan in an online video.