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  • Taylor Swift.

    In Vanity Fair's September issue, the 25-year-old singer-songwriter dishes about taking on Apple and her bad blood with Spotify.

  • Irving Fields, America’s oldest working American musician, turns 100.

    Pianist Irving Fields turned 100 Tuesday, but he still plays several gigs a week regularly in New York City.

  • Meet America's oldest working musician

    Irving Fields turns 100 on August 4th and still woos crowds at some landmark NYC spots with his incredible piano playing. With Fields at the piano, CNBC's Dina Gusovsky spoke with him about the music industry, jobs, and his retirement plans ... or lack thereof.

  • Billy Joel to close out Nassau Coliseum

    Billy Joel helps Long Island say goodbye to the Nassau Coliseum.

  • BOSTON— The Boston Symphony Orchestra said Monday it was extending the contract of Andris Nelsons, who last year became the orchestra's youngest conductor in a century. The 36- year-old Latvian-born Nelsons served as music director of the Latvian National Opera and the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in England before taking the post with the Boston...

  • Gloves, gas and White Castle: The week that was Saturday, 1 Aug 2015 | 7:57 AM ET
    Michael Jackson

    It's impossible to keep up with all the world's headlines. Here are 10 things that may have slipped your radar this week.

  • Rising pop star's summer reading list Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 12:17 PM ET
    Christina Grimmie

    Singer/songwriter Christina Grimmie, a season six contestant on "The Voice," is reading Manga thrillers and tales about faith this summer.

  • Electronic music means big business Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 5:00 AM ET

    Tomorrowland is the largest electronic dance music festival in the world. CNBC's Phil Han reports on how DJs are pulling in massive crowds and becoming global superstars.

  • Apple Music hits 10 million subscribers: Report Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 9:19 AM ET
    Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue (R) greets Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) during the Apple WWDC on June 8, 2015 in San Francisco, California.

    It's not quite a month old, but Apple's music streaming service has already reached 10 million subscribers, a website reports.

  • Proposed SFX sale fails to draw competing offers Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 12:45 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Electronic dance music promoter SFX Entertainment Inc. said Monday that it hasn't received any formal competing offers, putting the $490 million sale of the company to its CEO one step closer to closing. SFX shares fell 54 cents, or 14 percent, to close at $3.32 on Monday. In May, SFX announced plans to sell itself to its Chairman and CEO Robert Sillerman for...

  • Prince Harvey's Apple Store Album Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Prince Harvey's Apple Store Album

    Today is the release date for rapper Prince Harvey's album stealthily recorded in an Apple store in Manhattan.

  • BOSTON— The black wool double-breasted suit jacket Ringo Starr wore in the 1965 Beatles movie "Help!" Boston- based RR Auction announced Friday that the jacket with soft gray vertical pinstripes, six black buttons, and the name "Ringo" sewn inside was part of the online Marvels of Modern Music auction that closed Thursday. Other items sold in the auction included a...

  • MANILA, Philippines— Grammy award-winning singer Chris Brown is finally on his way out of the Philippines after a three-day delay due to a fraud complaint against him for a canceled concert last New Year's Eve. The 26- year-old R&B artist has been stuck in Manila for a third day after running afoul of a corporation, run by an influential religious group's members,...

  • Santelli Exchange: Regulating the music industry Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 10:52 AM ET
    Santelli Exchange: Regulating the music industry

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the government's regulatory impact on the music industry, with Brian Majeski, "Music Trades" magazine.

  • CNBC Meets Dolly Parton Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Dolly Parton

    CNBC Meets speaks to legendary country musician Dolly Parton on her life, career and future business plans.

  • A family business since 1680, with strings attached Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 12:29 PM ET
    Jim D'Addario, CEO of D'Addario & Company.

    Inside the D’Addario family business that has been making strings for violins since 1680 in Italy, and makes products in New York.

  • All in the musical family Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 10:10 AM ET
    All in the guitar family

    The D'Addario family has been making strings for musical instruments dating back to the 1600s in Italy.

  • Nuns fight back against convent sale to Katy Perry Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 9:56 AM ET
    Sister Rita Callanan and Sister Catherine Rose Holzman at their order's hilltop convent in Los Angeles, July 3, 2015. Several of five surviving nuns in the Sisters of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary said in court papers that they were being bullied and betrayed by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles into supporting a sale of the convent to Katy Perry.

    A group of nuns that object to selling their convent to Katy Perry is taking legal action to voice their opinions, the NYT reports.

  • Silence! What CEOs can learn from maestros Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 2:25 PM ET
    Riccardo Muti

    CEOs shouldn't be ignorant, tyrannical maestros — that's not how you inspire brilliance in your people, says conductor and consultant Itay Talgam.

  • A stylish hearing aid pitched to millennials Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 1:49 PM ET
    Teen using earbuds

    Constant headphone usage has led to an increase in teen hearing loss, and one doctor is cashing in on hearing aids for millennials.