Ian Rogers, part of a team acquired last year, is leaving Apple to take a job at an unidentified company in Europe. Apple's $3 billion acquisition of Beats last year was driven in large part by the iPhone maker's desire to draw upon the musical chops of Rogers, longtime recording executive Jimmy Iovine and hip hop artist Dr. Apple Inc. says 11 million people have...» Read More
Soon after Apple started its music-centric social network Ping last year, Steven P. Jobs reached out to Lady Gaga and her business manager, Troy Carter, for feedback, the New York Times reports.
Amazon, Google and Apple are among the companies that will fight to dominate the consumer cloud technology space, primarily through music storage platforms.
One superstar who may be in desperate need of an Extreme Makeover Home Edition is someone who indulges in extreme makeovers: Lady Gaga.
Gene Simmons voted for Barack Obama, but thinks Donald Trump makes more sense. Better yet, the rocker/entrepreneur suggests we make him "benevolent dictator" for six months and he'd cut $7 trillion in debt. Unions, watch out.
Gene Simmons, "KISS" front man and entrepreneur discusses the launch of Ortsbo, a language translation product for social media, and new business venture, Cool Springs Life estate planning, with CNBC's Jane Wells.
Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley play rock music as a side job. Their real jobs are marketing the KISS brand, licensing their names across a myriad of products. And now across a myriad of languages.
Pharrell Williams is one of the most powerful forces in music — a Grammy winning musician, who's produced and scored dozens of hits from pop to rap. He even wrote the "Lovin' It" jingle for McDonalds that's inescapable if you turn on the TV.
Sperling took all those criteria and came up with a list of the top 10 cities for young people.
After three months of bidding, Warner Music was finally sold to Access Industries' Len Blavatnik for $3.3 billion. Blavatnik, a Russian billionaire with a taste for deal-making is paying a premium of about a third over WMG's average share price, which is certainly good for investors.
Access Industries leads bidding for Warner Music Group after prices were required to be submitted Monday.
Last week, we interviewed Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard right after the company's announcement of dynamic ticketing. Since tickets are such a big part of being a sports fan, we're continuing that series today — an interview with the CEO of StubHub, Chris Tsakalakis.
The most successful recording artist right now isn't Lady Gaga, Katy Perry or Justin Bieber. It's Adele, a twenty-two year-old British pop star with a deep bluesy voice. Her appeal stretches from teenagers to baby boomers, who find her soulful sound classic and timeless. And that wide demographic appeal is translating into huge chart-topping numbers.
What can you and your company learn from the Fab Four? Two authors set out to research "The Business Wisdom of the Beatles," and if it was possible for you to be, "Bigger than the Beatles."
As the three-month auction for Warner Music Group draws to a close, Yucaipa Companies is the frontrunner. Its $3 billion plus bid would beat a recent offer of $2.8 billion by BMG, a KKR and Bertelsmann joint venture. Both bids are for the whole company.
The auction of Warner Music Group, put on the auction block earlier this year, has edged into the second round, where a sale of the whole company is becoming an increasingly probable scenario.
With the surge of growth in SXSW, though, large companies have invaded the show, looking to capitalize on that same audience, to build awareness for their new products or try to woo some of those evangelists to sing their praises when they return home. Some, though, just want to cash in on the crowd.
The next frontier for digital music is not a tablet or a smartphone, but two items that have been part of everyday life for decades: the car and the television set. The New York Times reports.
There are second acts in American life—and when former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan's pancreas exploded from years of drug and alcohol abuse in the mid-nineties it seemed like a good time to find one.
A ruling by a federal district court of appeals earlier this week might have significantly affected the lawsuit brought about by former NCAA college football and basketball players against the NCAA, Collegiate Licensing and Electronic Arts for including their likenesses in EA games without being compensated.