SAN FRANCISCO— You can expect to hear a lot more from Apple about the virtues of mobile apps and online services in coming months. As a result, Apple's overall revenue fell 15 percent to $42.4 billion for the three months ending June 30. But the biggest bright spot in the company's report was a 19 percent sales jump for the segment that includes iTunes, Apple Music, the... » Read More
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 has begun talking with music labels about creating a streaming music service, according to a report in Billboard.
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.
Toymaker GoldieBlox, which was featured in a Super Bowl ad, has settled its lawsuit with the Beastie Boys.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Apple is asking record labels for exclusive iTunes releases. The "Fast Money" traders take their positions.
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.
There's no shortage of music streaming services these days, but Rdio's CEO Anthony Bay doesn't seem worried.
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.
Amazon gives away movies and TV shows to people who join its Amazon Prime subscription service. Will it start giving away music, too?
New York-based auction house Guernsey's will auction off some of the world's rarest guitars. CNBC's Steve Liesman jams out on a 1934 D'Angelico Excel, which Eric Clapton owned. Arlan Ettinger, Guernsey's President, provides insight.
Rich Riley, Shazam CEO, tells CNBC about the company's partnerships with music-industry players and how it is looking to television to make the app more engaging.
Jon Steinberg, BuzzFeed president & COO, discusses the possibility of Spotify going public and weighs in on the Netflix "juggernaut."
A Spotify job posting adds to speculation that the Swedish start-up is preparing for a share listing.