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  • Taylor Swift performs at Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 9, 2014 in Singapore.

    In an op-ed on the future of the music industry in The Wall Street Journal, Taylor Swift gives advice on building a successful music business.

  • Google could end up dominating other streaming music services if it becomes the default option on Android mobile devices.

  • Google's bet on music

    The "Squawk Alley" team discuss Google's purchase of Pandora rival Songza and how it could be a money making tool for the tech giant.

  • David Aaron Carpenter, the virtuoso violist, holds "The Macdonald" at Sotheby's New York on March 27, 2014.

    An extremely rare Stradivarius viola failed to get the asking price of $45 million, Sotheby's said.

  • Bob Dylan in 1965.

    Bob Dylan's original handwritten lyrics to "Like a Rolling Stone" were just sold at a Sotheby's auction for $2.05 million.

  • Sting's big money burn

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports a new study reveals one of the top fears of people worth $10 million or more is their children will lack the drive and ambition to get ahead.

  • Bob Dylan in 1965, the year Like A Rolling Stone was released.

    Bob Dylan's original handwritten lyrics to "Like a Rolling Stone" are coming up for auction.

  • T-Mobile 'unleashing music'

    John Legere, T-Mobile CEO talks about his company's free streaming music offer.

  • George Strompolos, founder and CEO of Fullscreen

    Old-guard media conglomerates are consolidating, but the hottest acquisitions targets are the multichannel networks like Fullscreen.

  • Daniel Ek, CEO of Spotify.

    Spotify wants to make sure you never again hear a great song on the radio and then run down to the local record shop, or onto iTunes, to buy it.

  • Olstein: Amazon has 'no business plan to make a profit'

    Bon Olstein, Olstein Capital Management chairman & CIO, discusses Amazon's "Prime Music" service and where he sees opportunity in M&A. He also says Amazon is too focused on taking over the world.

  • What Amazon 'Prime Music' is all about

    Amazon officially unveiled "Prime Music." Henry Blodget, Business Insider CEO & editor-in-chief, discuss how the free streaming service stacks up against Spotify. CNBC's Jon Fortt provides insight.

  • Kreutzer Stradivari

    One of the world's priciest violins, a Stradivari, was hidden away in a closet for decades. Now, it's back in the spotlight and up for auction.

  • The Twitter logo is displayed on the facade of the company's headquarters in San Francisco.

    Twitter has mulled deals worth billions of dollars as it seeks to add a music service to its offering, FT reported, citing sources.

  • Pandora under pressure

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports Pandora is increasingly facing more competition, as well as royalty costs.

  • You might not know this about Michael Jackson

    Author of "Michael Jackson, Inc." Zach Greenberg, provides insight to just how much money Michael Jackson's estate is still making five years after his death.

  • Threat for music streaming biz?

    The DOJ is mulling changing decades-old music licensing agreements which may lead to Pandora paying higher fees. The "Squawk on the Street" team discusses if this is a threat to the streaming music business.

  • McCormick loves Apple

    A close look at the action in Apple's stock compared to the entire tech sector, with Matt McCormick, Bahl & Gaynor principal and portfolio manager.

  • Apple's self-destructing messages

    Apple's Craig Federighi announced iMessage now has an optional self-destruct feature. CNBC's Josh Lipton has the update from WWDC.

  • Craig Federighi calls Dr. Dre

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports on updates from Apple's WWDC, and shares video of the call made by Craig Federighi to Dr. Dre.