Kevin Lee, Sol Republic CEO, discusses the next wave in music services and the launch of their new campaign with Olympian Michael Phelps called "Music Made Me Do It."
Lew Dickey, Cumulus Media chairman & CEO, Anthony Bay, Rdio CEO, discuss Rdio's free music model and competition in the music streaming space.
Marie-Alicia Chang, co-founder of Semetric, discusses the music industry and how live events such as festivals drive online streaming and downloading.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin speaks to Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino, about the summer concert season and growth in the industry. Rapino says it's been a record year for stadium concerts.
CD sales and digital music sales are on the decline, so concerts—with sky-high ticket prices—are a gold mine for the industry.
Violinist Charlie Siem discusses the financial investment required to become a professional musician.
If use a Windows phone, you can finally get access to free Spotify.
50 Cent nominated rival Floyd Mayweather to an Ice Bucket Challenge that didn't involve a bucket of ice water or the ALS Foundation.
Medium is preparing its next foray into Web publishing: A digital magazine dedicated to stories about music, Re/code reports.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports music app Shazam has grown 34 percent in the past year to over 100 million active users, a bigger mobile base than Pinterest or Snapchat.
Shazam CEO Rich Riley, breaks down the company's 3 part business model and discusses their partnership with U.S. movie theaters. Riley says Shazam is trying to provide the best way for people to engage with music, TV and live events.
The NFL has asked potential halftime show performers to pay to play, receiving less than enthused responses.
CNBC's Jon Fortt speaks to SMS Audio CEO, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, about his new headphone line and venture into technology.
Mike Herring, Pandora CFO, discusses Pandora Internet radio's music genome project and competition with Apple.
NudeAudio CEO Tom Dudderidge discusses what makes for a successful Kickstarter campaign.
A musician says he has a right to play his guitar in public areas—with an open case. The Christian Science Monitor reports.
Apple on Friday commemorated completing its purchase of Beats Electronics, posting a blurb on its website welcoming Beats.
Aaron Kessler, Raymond James senior analyst, and David Meyers, Common Investor founder, debate whether Pandora makes a solid investment.
Bose on Friday sued Beats for infringing on patents for its noise-canceling headphones, claiming it has marketed similar products.
CNBC's Josh Lipton reports Bose is suing Apple's Beat's Electronics over noise-cancelling headphone patents.