Entertainment Music & Musicians


  • Apple to Unveil Music Service, Mobile Software Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 6:23 AM ET
    Apple CEO Tim Cook

    Apple is expected to reveal a digital radio service and changes to the software behind iPhones and iPads on Monday as the company opens its annual conference.

  • Apple Will Announce iRadio Monday Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 5:15 PM ET
    Apple Will Announce iRadio Monday

    Pandora's stock has suffered from news of Apple's new iRadio, but today the stock soared, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin. The "Fast Money" traders discuss whether BlackBerry is a buy now.

  • Apple's iRadio vs. Pandora Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 2:38 PM ET
    Apple's iRadio vs. Pandora

    Apple's first ad-supported music venture iRadio poses a big threat to Pandora, with CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Sony’s Bread and Butter? It’s Not Electronics Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 2:27 PM ET

    Though Sony is best known for consumer electronics and a few say it needs to revive that business, some analysts argue that it would just be throwing good money after bad.

  • How Tech Has Transformed the Music Industry Friday, 17 May 2013 | 6:51 AM ET
    How Tech Has Transformed the Music Industry

    Bill Werde, Billboard Magazine editorial director, discusses how technology is changing the business of music.

  • Google to Launch Streaming Music Service Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 7:19 AM ET
    Google to Launch Streaming Music Service

    Although the tech giant won't comment, it's been in talk with music labels and is expected to compete with Spotify, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Google to Launch Subscription Music Streaming Service Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 5:35 AM ET
    Google to Launch Subscription Music Streaming Service

    Adam Leach, principal analyst at Ovum, talks to CNBC about Google's plans to launch a Spotify- like music streaming service.

  • Google Inks Deal for Streaming Music Service Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 7:11 PM ET

    Google has reportedly signed licensing deals with Universal Music and Sony Music to launch a subscription music service that would compete with fast-growing start-up Spotify.

  • Lauryn Hill Behind Bars Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 4:50 PM ET
    Lauryn Hill Behind Bars

    When singer-songwriter Lauryn Hill recorded her Grammy-winning album, she had no idea the money would ultimately put her behind bars, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • There's a potentially huge marketplace being born for second-hand digital content, but can it can survive the challenges to its existence.

  • Why Viagogo Is the Largest Global Ticket Seller Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 4:20 AM ET
    Why Viagogo Is the Largest Global Ticket Seller

    Steve Roest, head of business development Europe at Viagogo, explains how Viagogo, the largest ticket seller in the world, works.

  • Twitter Rolls Out New Music Service Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 10:45 AM ET
    Twitter Rolls Out New Music Service

    The social media company wants to change the way people discover music, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Twitter Launches Music-Discovery App, Finally Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 9:52 AM ET
    Twitter launches Twiiter Music.

    After months of reports and speculation, Twitter finally launched its music discovery app, Twitter Music, on Thursday.

  • Amazon's Growing Music Market Share Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 1:34 PM ET
    Amazon's Growing Music Market Share

    Amazon now has 22 percent of music download market share, reports CNBC's Seema Mody.

  • Jay-Z Steals Second Base, Snags Big Yankees Star Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 1:21 PM ET
    Robinson Cano #24 of the Dominican Republic celerbates after defeating Puerto Rico to win the Championship Round of the 2013 World Baseball Classic

    Rap mogul Jay-Z is launching a sports-management agency and in the process, lured Yankees' second baseman Robinson Cano away from super agent Scott Boras.

  • Beethoven in Beijing Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 3:40 AM ET

    Beethoven is celebrated as the best-loved Western composer in China, where his music occupies a special place. Caixin reports.

  • Singapore: Rock 'n' Roll's Newest Home Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 7:48 PM ET

    Singapore may be known for its rules and regulations, but the city-state is looking to transform itself into a rock and roll hub. CNBC's Deirdre-Wang Morris investigates.

  • Evolution of the Music Industry Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 9:40 PM ET
    Evolution of the Music Industry

    Kelvin Wu, Principal Partner at AID Partners Capital discusses the potentials in the music industry. He says there is still a huge market of CDs and DVDs despite a growing demand for online music programs.

  • And the Host to Replace Leno on 'Tonight Show' Is... Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 8:56 AM ET
    Jimmy Fallon appears on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno.

    NBC has settled on two new stars for "The Tonight Show": Jimmy Fallon and New York City. The New York Times reports.

  • A 'Golden Age' for Music Dawns Sunday, 17 Mar 2013 | 4:01 AM ET
    Spotify house SXSW

    Spotify founder Daniel Ek thinks we're entering a "Golden Age" for music and culture. Even better, a Nielsen report suggests music fans are willing pay to enjoy it.