Entertainment Music & Musicians


  • Chris Daughtry joins Voice of McDonald's Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 10:47 AM ET
    Chris Daughtry joins Voice of McDonald's

    Multi-platinum recording artist Chris Daughtry, discusses joining McDonald's as a judge and mentor for its "Voice of McDonald's" global singing competition for employees.

  • KISS Paul Stanley's 'key to success' Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 2:55 PM ET
    KISS Paul Stanley's 'key to success'

    Rock legend Paul Stanley from KISS talks about his new book "A Life Exposed." Stanley also discusses music streaming saying "musicians and creative people aren't getting their due."

  • Time to believe in Zynga Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 12:18 PM ET
    Time to believe in Zynga

    Discussing Zynga's performance, and the company's big bet on growth, with Michael Pachter, Wedbush Securities.

  • Three things to benefit Pandora Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 12:15 PM ET
    Three things to benefit Pandora

    Why investors can expect profits from Pandora, and what consumers will think of increased advertising, with Michael Pachter, Wedbush Securities.

  • Fine-tuning Pandora's business model Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Fine-tuning Pandora's business model

    The market loves Pandora's growth story but it doesn't make money, says Dennis Berman Wall Street Journal business editor & columnist, weighing in on Pandora's market share, as consumer usage ticks up from a year ago. CNBC's Jon Fortt provides insight.

  • Should Apple buy Pandora? Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 2:50 PM ET
    Should Apple buy Pandora?

    Rocco Pendola, TheStreet.com columnist, looks at reasons Apple would buy music-streaming service Pandora.

  • Executives After Hours: From CEO to jazz club owner Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 1:54 PM ET
    Executives After Hours: From CEO to jazz club owner

    Dick Parsons was the former chairman of Citigroup and the former chairman and CEO of Time Warner. He currently is the co-owner of Minton's jazz club in Harlem and shares his story.

  • Hold the viola jokes! Rare Strad could bring $45M Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 8:54 AM ET
    This rare 1719 Stradivarius viola that is expected to sell for more than $45 million in a private sale by Sotheby's.

    Violas, which look like overgrown violins, are the butt of musician jokes, but hold the humor here.

  • Billboard, Twitter launch real-time music charts Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 10:15 AM ET
    Billboard web page

    The Internet changed the music industry forever, so it only makes sense that it would also change how listening habits are measured.

  • Lone copy of Wu-Tang Clan album could fetch millions Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 4:32 PM ET
    Wu-Tang Clan plan to release only one copy of their next album to the highest bidder.

    Hip-hop group Wu-Tung Clan is doing something unprecedented in the music industry—it will sell only one copy of its double album.

  • Call it the Chinese Student Invasion Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 1:37 PM ET
    On March 22, 2014, the Taiwanese alternative rock group Mayday became the first Chinese-speaking band to perform at Madison Square Garden. From left to right: Masa (bassist), Monster (bandleader and guitarist), Guan You (drummer), Ashin (vocalist and song composer) and Stone (guitarist).

    The debut of Mayday, aka the Chinese Beatles in the U.S. was well received — but it's not quite a Chinese Invasion of pop culture just yet.

  • Mayday at MSG Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Mayday at MSG

    Taiwanese alternative rock band Mayday, also known as the "Chinese Beatles," made its debut at Madison Square Garden on March 22nd, drawing thousands of fans.

  • Apple in talks to build a streaming music service Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 9:37 AM ET
    Apple iTunes Radio

    Apple has begun talking with music labels about creating a streaming music service, according to a report in Billboard.

  • Here come the 'Chinese Beatles'! Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 2:34 PM ET
    Mayday's five members pose in a still from their recent music video "Step by Step." From left, Guan You (drummer), Masa (bassist), Monster (guitarist), Ashin (vocalist) and Stone(guitarist).

    A band known as the "Chinese Beatles" is about to hit U.S. shores. (Cue the screaming girls.) Is this the beginning of a "Chinese Invasion" of music?

  • Streaming music is now a billion-dollar business Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    Music subscription services have been around for a long time. Now they're finally a real business.

  • Beastie Boys, start-up settle 'Girls' song dispute Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    Toymaker GoldieBlox, which was featured in a Super Bowl ad, has settled its lawsuit with the Beastie Boys.

  • Neil Young, no fan of MP3s, creates high-end player Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 4:42 PM ET
    Neil Young's new, high-resolution music player

    Music legend Neil Young announces the launch of the "PonoMusic" high-quality digital music player and discusses how music has been negatively impacted by digitization and streaming services. Young says his player is the alternative. Mad Money host Jim Cramer provides insight.

  • Apple pushes iTunes exclusivity Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 8:35 AM ET
    Apple pushes iTunes exclusivity

    Brian White, Cantor Fitzgerald, provides perspective on Apple's aggressive move into the music business. This adds to the attractiveness of what Apple is doing, says While.

  • Celine Dion on tech's play in the music space Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    Celine Dion on tech's play in the music space

    CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin talks with five-time Grammy winner Celine Dion, about the music industry's relationship with new technology and its impact on consumers' choices. The idea is to get opportunities to fans in as easy a way as possible, says Dion.

  • Amazon plans music streaming service Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 7:47 AM ET

    Amazon hopes the service would lure people to Amazon Prime, which is facing a price increase. The WSJ reports.