July 27- Apple Inc said Thursday that it will discontinue the iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano, the last two music players in the company's lineup that cannot play songs from Apple Music, its streaming service that competes with Spotify and Pandora Media Inc.. The two devices are the direct descendants of the original iPod introduced by then-CEO Steve Jobs in 2001,...
Spotify is hoping to agree to a new licensing deal with Warner Music soon, ahead of an anticipated IPO listing.
The Los Angeles County coroner says Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday.
Bennington is survived by his wife and six children
SANTA FE, N.M.— It's 2007, and Steve Jobs has just finished launching the first iPhone before an enraptured audience when he nearly collapses, exhausted by the illness that will kill him four years later. At this moment in Mason Bates' opera "The (R) evolution of Steve Jobs," a harrowing sound emerges from the orchestra pit, a crushing downward progression that's...
An impending auction of Madonna’s items, including a love letter from Tupac Shakur and a pair of previously worn panties was halted by a judge.
“Despacito” has become the most streamed track of all time with more than 4.6 billion plays across streaming platforms.
LONDON, July 18- Ed Sheeran's Twitter page has vanished, prompting speculation that the music star has quit the social media platform after voicing discomfort with abuse directed at him on it. The British singer, whose "Divide" album topped the charts in the United States earlier in July, has been vocal about his dislike for Twitter, telling Britain's Sun newspaper...
London's O2 Arena is set to bolster its reputation as a must-visit venue as it works on plans to unveil a giant fashion outlet in 2018.
DMX was accused of concealing millions of dollars of income to avoid paying $1.7 million in taxes.
Meet Emin Agalarov, the pop singer who uprooted the Trump family by promising incriminating information on Hillary Clinton.
South Korean artist Psy's viral hit video 'Gangnam Style' that got the entire world dancing to its tunes, is no longer the most-watched video on YouTube.
Charlie Pride, country music star, talks about the three basic ingredients it takes to make American music; his more than 50 years in the music industry, and being honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
*Leaders from world's top 20 economies meeting in Hamburg. HAMBURG, July 7- Fires burned across downtown Hamburg on Friday evening for the second day of clashes between anti-capitalist protesters and police while leaders of the world's 20 most powerful countries listened to Beethoven' s 9th Symphony and dined in style. Protesters torched cars and lorries,...
SAN FRANCISCO, July 6- Fender Musical Instruments Corp, whose electric guitars have powered music from Jimi Hendrix to Nirvana, is getting into the software business with an app for guitar lessons. The Scottsdale, Arizona company is launching "Fender Play," an online system for learning guitar that Chief Executive Officer Andy Mooney, a veteran of Nike and Disney,...
Kanye West departed from Jay-Z’s streaming service Tidal due to a financial dispute, according to TMZ.
NEW YORK, June 30- Paul McCartney has reached a confidential settlement of his lawsuit against Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC in which he sought to reclaim copyrights to songs by the Beatles. The accord disclosed on Thursday in filings with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan ends the 75- year-old McCartney's pre-emptive effort to ensure that the copyrights,...
Sony Music is moving the needle on the way it produces music as demand for vinyl records continues to grow in Asia.
Zach Fuller, media analyst at MIDiA, discusses why hip hop megastar Jay Z has chosen to release his new album 4:44 exclusively on his streaming platform Tidal.
CNBC's Arjun Kharpal and Zach Fuller, media analyst at MIDiA, discuss whether exclusivity is a relevant business strategy in the music streaming industry.