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  • Here's where celebrities stand in the Brexit debate

    Celebrities voice their own opinions, showing support for either side of the Brexit debate.

  • Michael Caine, Keira Knightley, David Beckham, Elizabeth Hurley, John Oliver and J.K. Rowling

    In the run-up to June 23, a whole host of celebrities have given us their opinion on the U.K.'s EU membership. CNBC takes a look.

  • LOS ANGELES— Led Zeppelin did not steal a riff from an obscure 1960 s instrumental tune to use for the introduction of its classic rock anthem "Stairway to Heaven," a federal court jury decided Thursday. The verdict in Los Angeles settles a point that music fans have debated for decades but didn't find its way to court until two years ago, when the trustee for the late...

  • LOS ANGELES— Rock' n' roll history played out Tuesday in a Los Angeles courtroom as original recordings of Led Zeppelin working through the song that became the epic "Stairway to Heaven" were played for jurors and the songwriters discussed failures and successes in the making of the hit. Jimmy Page testified about his ambitions to write a song that would...

  • NEW YORK— A Russian ringleader of a group that fraudulently bought some of the hottest tickets in music, sports and theater by sneaking into StubHub users' accounts pleaded guilty Monday in a scheme involving over $1 million worth of tickets. His "global network of hackers, identity thieves and money launderers" trafficked in tickets to Broadway shows, concerts...

  • Pandora's 'one stop shop' for music

    Pandora co-founder and CEO Tim Westergren, discusses developing ad partners and the best user experiences for the music streaming service.

  • CNBC Meets speaks to music megastar Dolly Parton, who takes the time to discuss her humble beginnings, business acumen and success as a music icon.

  • In part two, megastar Dolly Parton talks to CNBC about her business acumen with Dollywood, her film career, and the success of her "Imagination Library".

  • Vimeo Awards are displayed at the TIFF Awards Brunch during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, Sept. 14, 2014.

    Vimeo cannot be held liable for copyright infringement for unknowingly hosting older music uploaded by its users.

  • Led Zeppelin's bassist said he was unfamiliar with the band Spirit as he testified in support of his bandmates in a copyright infringement trial in Los Angeles. The estate for Spirit's late guitarist Randy Wolfe claims Led Zeppelin lifted a passage from his instrumental "Taurus" and incorporated it in "Stairway to Heaven." Jones, who is no longer a defendant in the...

  • Secret behind app

    Louis Yang, co-founder and CEO of, discusses the popularity of his app, and innovation in China's mobile world.

  • Meat Loaf collapses on stage during concert

    The 68-year-old singer fell to the ground while performing at a concert, and was rushed to the hospital.

  • The streaming music service has hired Wall Street veteran Paul Vogel.

  • NEW YORK, June 16- Video-sharing website Vimeo LLC cannot be held liable for copyright infringement for unknowingly hosting older music uploaded by its users, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Thursday, dealing a blow to record labels seeking broader protections. In a victory for internet service providers, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York also held...

  • Two witnesses told jurors Thursday in Los Angeles federal court that the intro to "Stairway" had several common musical elements with Spirit's instrumental "Taurus." The estate of Spirit's founder, the late Randy Wolfe, claims Led Zeppelin violated the song's copyright. Page testified Thursday in federal court in Los Angeles that he couldn't identify the...

  • Cirque du Soleil at the Lyric Theatre in downtown New York City

    Cirque du Soleil, which has been in business for 32 years, seeks to expand its brand beyond its famed acrobatic pageants with "Paramour."

  • LOS ANGELES— In days of Led Zeppelin's youth, the band didn't have many original works and relied heavily on cover songs, including a medley that borrowed a riff from the California band Spirit. "We played it from day one," Led Zeppelin founder Jimmy Page testified Wednesday. The estate of Spirit's late guitarist, Randy Wolfe, also known as Randy California, contends...

  • LOS ANGELES— The Latest on a copyright lawsuit over Led Zeppelin's song "Stairway to Heaven":. Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has taken the stand in a copyright infringement lawsuit in Los Angeles. Mark Andes took the stand Wednesday in Los Angeles federal court.

  • Daniel Ek, chief executive officer of Spotify

    The music streaming app Spotify and dating app Bumble are partnering to create a new way to find a match.

  • Twitter invests $70M in SoundCloud

    Twitter has invested $70 million in SoundCloud. What's the trade on the social media stock?