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  • 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.

  • Japanese women's pop group AKB48.

    The music business has shifted toward downloads and streaming globally. But in Japan, the compact disc is still king. The New York Times reports.

  • After receiving numerous complaints, Apple has made it easier for users to delete the U2 album it had given to iTunes subscribers.

  • Idina Menzel at Cantor Charity Day

    CNBC's Mary Thompson speaks to Tony-award winning Idina Menzel, about raising money for Fred Gabler Helping Hand Camp Fund, Inc., to help commemorate the lives lost in the September 11, 2001, terror attack.

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

    Apple and U2 are teaming up to give away their new album. CNBC Julia Boorstin discusses their exclusive deal to give away 500 million albums to iTunes users.

  • Future of headphones & wireless audio

    Kevin Lee, Sol Republic CEO, discusses the next wave in music services and the launch of their new campaign with Olympian Michael Phelps called "Music Made Me Do It."

  • Rdio's free radio experience

    Lew Dickey, Cumulus Media chairman & CEO, Anthony Bay, Rdio CEO, discuss Rdio's free music model and competition in the music streaming space.

  • How festivals impact the music industry

    Marie-Alicia Chang, co-founder of Semetric, discusses the music industry and how live events such as festivals drive online streaming and downloading.

  • Live Nation CEO: Firing on multiple cylinders

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin speaks to Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino, about the summer concert season and growth in the industry. Rapino says it's been a record year for stadium concerts.

  • Tech N9ne In Concert in Indianapolis, IN.

    CD sales and digital music sales are on the decline, so concerts—with sky-high ticket prices—are a gold mine for the industry.

  • 'Exciting time for classical music': Violinist

    Violinist Charlie Siem discusses the financial investment required to become a professional musician.

  • Spotify technology apps

    If use a Windows phone, you can finally get access to free Spotify.

  • Rapper Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson with boxer Floyd Mayweather.

    50 Cent nominated rival Floyd Mayweather to an Ice Bucket Challenge that didn't involve a bucket of ice water or the ALS Foundation.