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  • Executives After Hours: From CEO to jazz club owner

    Dick Parsons was the former chairman of Citigroup and the former chairman and CEO of Time Warner. He currently is the co-owner of Minton's jazz club in Harlem and shares his story.

  • This rare 1719 Stradivarius viola that is expected to sell for more than $45 million in a private sale by Sotheby's.

    Violas, which look like overgrown violins, are the butt of musician jokes, but hold the humor here.

  • Billboard web page

    The Internet changed the music industry forever, so it only makes sense that it would also change how listening habits are measured.

  • Wu-Tang Clan plan to release only one copy of their next album to the highest bidder.

    Hip-hop group Wu-Tung Clan is doing something unprecedented in the music industry—it will sell only one copy of its double album.

  • On March 22, 2014, the Taiwanese alternative rock group Mayday became the first Chinese-speaking band to perform at Madison Square Garden. From left to right: Masa (bassist), Monster (bandleader and guitarist), Guan You (drummer), Ashin (vocalist and song composer) and Stone (guitarist).

    The debut of Mayday, aka the Chinese Beatles in the U.S. was well received — but it's not quite a Chinese Invasion of pop culture just yet.

  • Mayday at MSG

    Taiwanese alternative rock band Mayday, also known as the "Chinese Beatles," made its debut at Madison Square Garden on March 22nd, drawing thousands of fans.

  • Apple iTunes Radio

    Apple has begun talking with music labels about creating a streaming music service, according to a report in Billboard.

  • Mayday's five members pose in a still from their recent music video "Step by Step." From left, Guan You (drummer), Masa (bassist), Monster (guitarist), Ashin (vocalist) and Stone(guitarist).

    A band known as the "Chinese Beatles" is about to hit U.S. shores. (Cue the screaming girls.) Is this the beginning of a "Chinese Invasion" of music?

  • Music subscription services have been around for a long time. Now they're finally a real business.

  • GoldieBlox

    Toymaker GoldieBlox, which was featured in a Super Bowl ad, has settled its lawsuit with the Beastie Boys.

  • Neil Young's new, high-resolution music player

    Music legend Neil Young announces the launch of the "PonoMusic" high-quality digital music player and discusses how music has been negatively impacted by digitization and streaming services. Young says his player is the alternative. Mad Money host Jim Cramer provides insight.

  • Apple pushes iTunes exclusivity

    Brian White, Cantor Fitzgerald, provides perspective on Apple's aggressive move into the music business. This adds to the attractiveness of what Apple is doing, says While.

  • Celine Dion on tech's play in the music space

    CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin talks with five-time Grammy winner Celine Dion, about the music industry's relationship with new technology and its impact on consumers' choices. The idea is to get opportunities to fans in as easy a way as possible, says Dion.

  • Amazon hopes the service would lure people to Amazon Prime, which is facing a price increase. The WSJ reports.

  • Singer Celine Dion performs at the Palais Omnisports de Bercy on December 5, 2013 in Paris.

    Dion also said in a "Squawk Box" interview that aired Wednesday the music business is not what it used to be. She also contended that live performances are still the best way to experience her music.

  • Celine Dion: Las Vegas is growing and 'thinking family'

    Singer Celine Dion sits down with CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin to discuss the business of performing in Las Vegas. I love to come here because I can sing a whole show, I don't have to sing a whole album, says Dion.

  • Apple requests exclusive iTunes releases: Report

    According to the Los Angeles Times, Apple is asking record labels for exclusive iTunes releases. The "Fast Money" traders take their positions.

  • Apple might consider subscription model: Pro

    There are reports Apple is asking record companies for more exclusive releases. Arik Hesseldahl, Re/code senior editor, discusses the tech giant's competition with Spotify.

  • Anthony Bay, chief executive officer of Rdio Inc.

    There's no shortage of music streaming services these days, but Rdio's CEO Anthony Bay doesn't seem worried.

  • Amazon going for slice of Apple's music?

    Amazon may be considering a move into the streaming music business. Mark Mahaney, RBC Capital Markets managing director, discusses the competition in the music streaming space.