Entertainment Music & Musicians


  • Taylor Swift performing

    Taylor Swift's new album has sold 1.287 million copies in its first week.

  • Taylor Swift performing

    Taylor Swift has pulled her entire album catalog from Spotify.

  • Taylor Swift's Spotify pull 'bad decision': Analyst

    Taylor Swift has refused to put her new album on Spotify, and pulled her old albums from the music streaming service. Rich Greenfield, BTIG analyst, shares his opinions.

  • Setting the mood for shoppers

    Joel Beckerman, author of "The Sonic Boom," specializes in sonic branding for major companies. Beckerman also creates the music you hear on "Power Lunch" and CNBC.

  • Taylor Swift performs during her 1989 Secret Session with iHeartRadio in New York, Oct. 27, 2014.

    The music industry—in the form of album sales—may be dying a long slow death for everyone else, but not for Taylor Swift.

  • Can Taylor Swift save the music?

    Steve Knopper, Rolling Stone editor, discusses whether 24-year old pop sensation Taylor Swift has the voice to save the ailing recording industry.

  • Musician's creative money-making strategy

    Melissa Ethridge is so concerned about making money in the music business, she's experimenting with a mobile game. CNBC's Jane Wells spoke to Ethridge about her new video game.

  • Beats to merge with iTunes?

    In case you missed it, CNBC's Jon Fortt provides insight to Apple's strategy for Beats.

  • Melissa Etheridge

    Etheridge teamed with a mobile game start-up HyperJamz to create a game that's not only addictive, but streams her music at the same time.

  • Melissa Etheridge goes mobile

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports Melissa Etheridge is experimenting to see if mobile games can be a new way to distribute music.

  • Apple iTunes

    Sales for iTunes Store Music is down more than 13 percent, Dow Jones reports.

  • Nearly 30 years after their demise at the hands of CDs and downloads, 20th century music formats - vinyl LP and cassettes - are staging a comeback.

  • Shazam CEO: Beyond the music

    Monetizing mobile music, Rich Riley, Shazam CEO, wants to connect people to the world and music around them. Riley says Shazam will live in cinemas and the retail environment soon.

  • Tim Cook with U2 at the Apple event on Sept. 9, 2014.

    In a recent Facebook video U2 front-man Bono apologizes for pushing his latest album on iTunes to users without permission.

  • iTunes as a standalone?

    Carl Icahn said he would be sending an "interesting" open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook. Brian Blair, Rosenblatt Securities, thinks Icahn will suggest the company separate its iTunes unit.

  • Legendary Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, talks to CNBC's Kelly Evans, ahead of his national book tour for "Rocks: My Life in and out of Aerosmith."

  • Music downloads declining

    Discussing whether Apple could really be lowering the price of its streaming subscriptions, with Kara Swisher, Re/code co-executive editor.

  • Beats headphones are sold in an Apple store in New York.

    Why would Apple plan to shut down Beats Music, as a TechCrunch headline reports? Answer: It’s not.

  • Beats headphones are sold in an Apple store in New York.

    Apple is in the process of shutting down the Beats streaming music service that it bought in May for $3 billion, according to a report in TechCrunch.

  • Both Apple and Amazon are going to let their customers share stuff they've bought from their digital storefronts with family members.