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  • Clear Channel CEO: We want to be everywhere Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 2:47 PM ET
    Clear Channel CEO: We want to be everywhere

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin speaks with Bob Pittman, Clear Channel Chairman and CEO, about the company's deal with auto makers, as well as Warner Music.

  • Clear Channel CEO: Radio not going through decline Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 2:45 PM ET
    Clear Channel CEO: Radio not going through decline

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin asks whether iHeart Radio eating iTunes' lunch? Bob Pittman, Clear Channel Chairman and CEO, discusses competition in digital music sales.

  • 50 Cent introduces new headphone line Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 12:40 PM ET
    50 Cent: Feel really good about new headphone line

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin speaks with Curtis Jackson a.k.a. 50 Cent about his new headphone line, as well as competition with Beats Electronics.

  • How Beyoncé could turn pirates against themselves Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 8:27 AM ET
    Singer Beyonce performs at the Staples Center on July 13, 2009 in Los   Angeles, California.

    After a string of court cases and the advent of new technology, the music industry appears to be winning the battle against illegal downloads.

  • How illegal downloads can help the music industry Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 4:40 AM ET
    How illegal downloads can help the music industry

    Gregory Mead, CEO of Semetric, explains how data from BitTorrent can help artists and predicts that illegal file-sharing will continue to decline.

  • Skullcandy CEO: Looking to innovate audio Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 4:15 PM ET
    Skullcandy CEO: Looking to innovate audio

    Skullcandy CEO Hoby Darling says the music industry has really caught fire with the youth, and the lack of innovation in the audio space of technology. "We want to excite our consumer around audio and entertainment," he says.

  • A Christmas gift from Beyoncé Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 11:54 AM ET
    A Christmas gift from Beyoncé

    Pop star Beyoncé visited a Massachusetts Wal-Mart to wish shoppers a Merry Christmas and gave everyone an early gift. CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports.

  • Beyonce album sells record 1 million in six days Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 5:06 PM ET
    Beyonce

    Beyonce's latest album surpassed 1 million copies sold worldwide in six days and set a record for iTunes, according to Apple and Columbia Records.

  • LeAnn Rimes: iPhone-made music video Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 11:42 AM ET
    LeAnn Rimes: iPhone-made music video

    Country music star LeAnn Rimes discusses her new tech-forward music video that was shot entirely on an iPhone. Rimes also weighs in on Beyonce's surprise album release on iTunes.

  • Did Beyoncé's album just prove marketing is dead? Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Entertainer Beyonce performs on stage during 'The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour' at the Staples Center on December 3, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

    Did Beyonce's surprise album release show that marketing as we know it is dead? This professional T-shirt wearer and marketing maverick weighs in.

  • Beyoncé's stealth albums shatters iTunes record Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 1:27 PM ET
    Beyoncé

    "Beyoncé," dropped in the dead of night Friday, sold more than 800,000 downloads in just three days, Apple announced Monday.

  • Beyonce, Mega Millions & bitcoin Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 2:56 PM ET
    Beyonce, Mega Millions & bitcoin

    Nancy Giles, Social Commentator, talks about Beyonce's surprise album release, the $400 million jackpot and where the money goes, and even weighs in on bitcoin.

  • Looking into Amazon's 'Pantry' Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 1:45 PM ET
    Looking into Amazon's 'Pantry'

    CNBC's Jon Fortt and Julia Boorstin discuss Amazon's new "Pantry" service, which is supposed to deliver bulk goods to consumers. Also, will Google develop its own chips?

  • Surprise! Beyonce shocks industry with new album Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 8:55 AM ET

    The unexpected release of a new Beyonce album, straight onto iTunes, demonstrates the evolution of the music industry.

  • Spotify gets exclusive rights for Led Zeppelin Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 11:24 AM ET
    Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin performs in 1983 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

    Spotify also announced a new function that enables nonpaying users to get more access to the music they want to hear.

  • Spotify's new 'freemium' business model Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 11:10 AM ET
    Spotify's new 'freemium' business model

    CNBC's Jon Fortt and Jeff Levick, Spotify chief revenue officer, discuss the addition of Led Zeppelin to Spotify's platform and the company's new mobile strategy. We are focused on innovation and international expansion, Levick says.

  • Spotify makes mobile move Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 10:27 AM ET
    Spotify makes mobile move

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports Spotify is making free service available to mobile users through playlist shuffle mode, and announces an exclusive deal for Led Zeppelin's music catalog.

  • That's Outrageous! Chuck Nice sees a 'ginger bubble'

    Williams-Sonoma is offering edible gingerbread estates, and 18.5 million viewers watched the "Sound of Music" Thursday. Pop culture commentator Chuck Nice, shares his opinions on these topics.

  • Learning from the BitTorrent backlash Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 5:51 PM ET
    Learning from the BitTorrent backlash

    James McQuivey, VP and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, says the music industry has stopped hemorrhaging and could learn from working with BitTorrent.

  • Shazam CEO: We're one of the 10 most populer apps in world

    Rich Riley, Shazam CEO, discusses the company's partnership with media agency Mindshare and securing a $40 million investment from billionaire Carlos Slim.