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  • Akon backs streaming radio for flip phone users

    Musician, businessman and investor Akon is backing a streaming radio service for flip phone users. CNBC's Dina Gusovsky reports.

  • April 14- The rapper Kendrick Lamar was sued on Thursday for allegedly copying the music from the 1975 Bill Withers song "Don't You Want To Stay" for his song "I Do This" without permission. According to a complaint filed in Los Angeles federal court, Lamar added his own lyrics to a "direct and complete copy" of Withers' music to create "I Do This," resulting in copyright...

  • Ringo Starr calls off North Carolina concert

    The former Beatles drummer cancels his show in protest after North Carolina passed a law many call anti-gay.

  • Ringo Starr

    The musician is the latest artist to cancel an event in the state in opposition to HB2, the LGBT discrimination bill.

  • Vevo CEO: It's all about the music

    Erik Huggers, Vevo CEO, discusses his streaming company's strategy and its new subscription service.

  • This Day in History, (DATE HERE)

    Among the events that happened on this day in history, NationsBank and Bank of America announced a $62.5 billion merger, and Metallica sued Napster.

  • An Apple Music screen

    British singers Adele and Ed Sheeran were the top selling recording artists of the year, followed by Taylor Swift, the Financial Times reports.

  • Lyor Cohen, CEO of Warner Music Group

    Here are some of the secrets that give longtime music label executive Lyor Cohen his edge.

  • Led Zeppelin's Plant, Page face trial

    Led Zeppelin's lead singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page face a copyright trial over 'Stairway to Heaven.'

  • Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page (pictured), along with lead singer Robert Plant, must face a U.S. jury trial over the opening chords for their hit song "Stairway to Heaven."

    Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant and Jimmy Page must face a U.S. jury trial over whether they stole opening chords for their classic "Stairway to Heaven."

  • Businessman with headphones

    Music streaming service Spotify asked U.S. lawmakers to share their playlists.

  • Businessman reading on tablet, happy

    Here are five inspiring quotes from some successful people to help you through the workweek!

  • Merle Haggard dies at 79

    The country music star leaves behind a legacy with hit songs including 'Okie from Muskogee' and 'Fightin' Side of Me.'

  • Steven Tyler (L) and Joe Perry of Aerosmith perform last July.

    Singer Steven Tyler told Rolling Stone this week that Aerosmith will "probably" go on a "farewell tour" next year.

  • Recording artist Rick Springfield performs onstage during the first ever iHeart80s Party at The Forum on February 20, 2016 in Inglewood, California.

    Rock star, writer and actor Rick Springfield shares his secret to decades of success in entertainment.

  • John Popper's tales from the road

    John Popper of "Blues Traveler," shares stories from his new book, "Suck and Blow: And other stories I'm Not Supposed to Tell" which shares candid stories of the music business.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 5- Pandora Media Inc hopes to go back to the future with the return of co-founder Tim Westergren as CEO and a renewed focus on its industry-leading data trove, built from the listening habits of more than 81 million people. Westergren, a former musician, had spearheaded Pandora's Music Genome Project, a pioneering music categorization system...

  • When music technology strikes the right note

    Yoni Bloch, Interlude CEO, talks about an interactive video that allows fans to not only choose an animated storyline but to play around with the orchestrations as well.

  • Music stars unite for changes to YouTube

    A group of top music stars including Christina Aguilera, Katy Perry, Billy Joel and Rod Stewart are speaking out to protect their songs against piracy.

  • Katy Perry performs during the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show in Glendale, Ariz., Feb. 1, 2015.

    Top rock and pop stars are banding together in a bid to make it harder to commit music piracy.