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  • Sirius XM sued $100 million by non-profit Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 2:42 PM ET
    Sirius XM sued $100 million by non-profit

    Sirius XM was slapped with a hefty lawsuit today by a small non-profit group that collects music royalties. David Hirsch, Metamorphic Ventures, discusses the impact this may have on other Internet music services.

  • IRS vs. Jacko estate: A $434 million dispute Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 6:53 PM ET
    Michael Jackson at a press conference in New York in 1992.

    The Michael Jackson estate said the taxable value of the singer's image and likeness was $2,105, while the IRS says it's more like $434 million.

  • Pandora shares slide after weak outlook Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 4:48 PM ET

    Pandora shares clawed back some of their losses after-hours after falling as much as 13% following a disappointing outlook.

  • Celebs promoting capitalism? Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 7:25 PM ET
    Celebs promoting capitalism?

    Actor Ashton Kutcher expressed his thoughts on the benefits of hard work at the Teen Choice Awards, and U2 front man Bono spoke out on capitalism. Syndicated radio host and columnist Dennis Prager, shares his opinions.

  • LA Kiss to rock Arena football Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 11:42 AM ET
    LA KISS rocks arena football

    "It's in-your-face football," Kiss lead singer Gene Simmons says, discussing his involvement in a group returning the sport to Los Angeles after a five-year hiatus.

  • Bono on capitalism and poverty Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 7:25 PM ET
    Bono on capitalism & poverty

    "Entrepreneurial capitalism takes more people out of poverty than aid," says rock star and humanitarian Bono. Carol Roth, author of "The Entrepreneur Equation," and Andrew Busch of The Busch Update discuss.

  • Groupon CEO: Old CEO sings like Kermit the Frog Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 11:09 AM ET
    Andrew Mason, former CEO of Groupon Inc.

    New CEO and co-founder of Groupon Eric Lefkofsky listened to Mason's songs for the first time on "Squawk on the Street" and likened one of them to a song by a muppet.

  • On Jerry Garcia's birthday, Dead's Weir reflects Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 2:59 PM ET
    Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead

    The first of August is Jerry Garcia's birthday. He would have been 71. The Dead's rhythm guitarist Bob Weir talks to CNBC about his longtime bandmate.

  • Remembering Jerry Garcia on his birthday Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    Remembering Jerry Garcia on his birthday

    Bob Weir, rhythm guitarist and vocalist in The Grateful Dead, tells CNBC his memories of Garcia and reflects on why the Dead's music is still so popular today.

  • Florida boycott? Sunshine State has little to fear Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 2:58 PM ET
    Stevie Wonder

    For a variety of reasons, most economists take a dim view of how effective an entertainment boycott of Florida would be.

  • 'Painting it black' on Wall Street Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 4:57 PM ET
    'Painting it black' on Wall Street

    The Rolling Stones saxophone player Tim Ries joins "Summer on the Street" to talk about his career, Mick Jagger, and discuss the impact services like iTunes and Spotify have on the music industry.

  • Radiohead's Yorke leaves Spotify 'High and Dry' Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 2:49 PM ET
    Radiohead's Thom Yorke leaves Spotify 'High and Dry'

    Big trouble ahead for the likes of Spotify and Pandora? CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports Spotify defended itself, saying it is doing everything it can do support new musicians.

  • Prince: Like It's Still 1999 Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 1:42 PM ET
    Prince: Like It's Still 1999

    In an interview with "V Magazine," Prince says he doesn't own a cell phone, and the New York Times reports that Amazon is cutting back on book discounts. CNBC's Jon Fortt and Kayla Tausche discuss.

  • If Mark Carney Was A Beatle Star.... Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | 10:40 PM ET

    If incoming Bank of England governor Mark Carney was likened to one of the Beatles, which would he be? Analyst say that he's more of a Ringo Starr than Paul McCartney.

  • Hard Rock Music Festival at Olympic Park Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 5:20 AM ET

    Jim Allen, chairman at Hard Rock International, discusses the Hard Rock Calling Festival in London, which was moved to the Olympic Park and how it will allow them to expand the brand in other parts of the world.

  • Lowery on Pandora's Puny Payment Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 2:38 PM ET
    Lowery On Pandora's Puny Payment

    Cowen analyst John Blackledge discusses his upgrade of Pandora shares to outperform, while singer-songwriter David Lowery speaks out on the company's royalties policy.

  • Power Pitch: Rap Genius the Next Big Thing? Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 1:25 PM ET
    Power Pitch: Rap Genius the Next Big Thing?

    Ilan Zechory, Rap Genius founder, pitches his company to the "Power Pitch" crew. The website allows users to read interesting annotations on rap lyrics. Greg Selkoe, Karmaloop CEO, and CNBC's Julia Boorstin, discuss their thoughts on the business.

  • 'Happy Birthday to You' Copyright Suit Filed Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 2:33 PM ET

    Good Morning to You Productions is challenging Warner/Chappell Music's copyright to "Happy Birthday to You," saying it should be for public use.

  • Songza CEO: We Have a Native Advertising Solution Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 2:46 PM ET
    Songza CEO: We Have a Native Advertising Solution

    Songza provides users with a playlist based on an activity. Elias Roman, co-founder & CEO of Songza, discusses how his company plans to survive amid competition.

  • Women At the Top: Mona Scott-Young Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    Women At the Top: Mona Scott-Young

    Mona Scott-Young speaks to FM's Karen Finerman about whether she thinks of herself has a woman in business, or a person in business; her worst business move ever; and her newest venture with moscato.