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Entertainment Music & Musicians


  • How Rockers Make Money Now That Records Don't Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 1:52 PM ET
    Nikki Sixx from Motley Crue performs at Le Zenith on June 18, 2012 in Paris, France.

    In a time when musicians made an average of about $34,000 off their music before deducting  touring and recording expenses, rock stars have begun expanding their brands.

  • Janitors to Dimon: 'Call Me, Jamie' Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 12:26 PM ET
    Dimon said the bank will probably seek to claw back pay from executives responsible for $2 billion in trading losses.

    Carly Rae Jepsen's song "Call Me, Maybe?" is now being used by a union representing janitors to mock JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon.

  • CBS Benefits From New Digital Revenue Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 11:26 AM ET

    CBS announced a record earnings of 65 cents, six cents better than expected.

  • What Should Facebook Do Now? Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 10:48 AM ET
    Facebook sign at their main campus in Menlo Park, California.

    Investors are disappointed by the company's slowing growth, and left its earnings call hungry for guidance on what Facebook’s is aiming for with its growing investments, and when it will return to accelerating growth.

  • Does Facebook Have a 'Bot' Problem? Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 3:32 PM ET

    Facebook’s advertising model is under attack — facing allegations that ad clicks on the site aren’t real, but are more likely from “bots,” (web robots) than from people.

  • Apple TV–Hulu Plus Deal Speaks to Future of Apple TV Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 2:26 PM ET
    Hulu Plus for Apple TV.

    The launch of subscription service Hulu Plus on Apple TV is more than just another incremental video distribution deal. It should be a win-win for both companies, and most importantly — it gives us a glimpse of what Apple has planned for its Apple TV service.

  • Is Apple Losing Its Way? Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 4:14 PM ET
    Is Apple Losing Its Way?

    James Brehm, Compass Intelligence, and David Pearl, Epoch Investment Partners, weigh in on rumors of Apple's iPad mini, and whether the company is adhering to Steve Jobs' vision.

  • Facebook Earnings Meet but Stock Stumbles Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    In its first earnings report as a public company Facebook’s results were right on target with non-GAAP earnings per share of 12 cents.

  • Foursquare Launches Ads With Big-Name Partners Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 9:46 AM ET

    After three years of building up its user base, Foursquare is finally starting to make money — a big step for the service with over 20 million users and over 2 billion “check-ins” to businesses.

  • Jeffrey Katzenberg On the Aurora Shooting Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 3:55 PM ET
    James Holmes, makes first appearance in court.

    As theater chains beef up security, Hollywood has taken measures to be sensitive to the  Aurora killings—Warner Bros. and the other studios refrained from reporting box office tallies over the weekend.

  • Theaters Ramp Up Security in Response to Shooting Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 12:08 PM ET
    The Century 16 movie theatre is seen where a gunmen attacked movie goers during an early morning screening of the new Batman movie, 'The Dark Knight Rises' July 20, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado.

    Theaters, security teams, and police departments are trying to respond to help Americans feel safe in the theaters where they’ve always been able to go for a respite from reality.

  • A Quest for Six-Packs, Inspired by Bollywood Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 3:37 AM ET

    For his starring role in the recent action movie “Ishaqzaade,” the young actor Arjun Kapoor did the prep work expected of an aspiring leading man in Bollywood. He took acting classes. He worked on his dancing. And he spent months transforming his flabby stomach into a gym-hardened washboard of six-pack abs. The NYT reports.

  • Zynga Exploring 'Real Money Gaming': CEO Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 2:24 PM ET

    Perhaps the biggest news out of the interview was the fact that Zynga spacer is "actively exploring real money gaming" — i.e. gambling. This could be a massive new source of revenue for Zynga, which has a hugely popular online Poker game.

  • Movie Studios: Have They Gone the Way of Dinosaurs? Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 9:29 AM ET

    Several factors have fundamentally disrupted the economic and power dynamic of the traditionally studio dominated entertainment industry.

  • Marc Andreessen Talks Facebook, Romney and Yahoo Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 9:50 AM ET
    Marc Andreessen

    Investor Marc Andreessen goes on the record about Facbook's IPO, who he wants to win the presidential race and also discusses Yahoo's new CEO.

  • Korea's Latest Export? Bubble Gum 'K-Pop' Sound Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 2:40 PM ET

    K-pop groups are creating a frenzy worldwide selling out concerts within minutes, and breaking through billboard music charts.

  • Music IPOs Lose Their Beat Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 1:55 PM ET

    The legendary Fender name is the latest rock star now appearing on the IPO calendar. Fender’s biggest problem is its biggest customer, retailer Guitar Center. How will Fender fair when it goes public?

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    This week Aereo won a victory — a federal judge ruled in favor of the startup, refusing to block the controversial antenna-based subscription service that takes free over-the-air TV broadcasts and streams them to any Internet-enabled device.

  • Game Over For Consoles, While Mobile Wins Big Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 3:52 PM ET
    Video game on tablet

    Another month, another slew of bad numbers for the traditional videogame industry as consumers shift to mobile and social games. 

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    Wednesday afternoon Viacom and DirecTV started negotiating again, after a stand-off between the two companies over fees resulted in the biggest cable blackout yet.