Why would Apple plan to shut down Beats Music, as a TechCrunch headline reports? Answer: It’s not.
Apple is in the process of shutting down the Beats streaming music service that it bought in May for $3 billion, according to a report in TechCrunch.
Both Apple and Amazon are going to let their customers share stuff they've bought from their digital storefronts with family members.
The music business has shifted toward downloads and streaming globally. But in Japan, the compact disc is still king. The New York Times reports.
After receiving numerous complaints, Apple has made it easier for users to delete the U2 album it had given to iTunes subscribers.
CNBC's Mary Thompson speaks to Tony-award winning Idina Menzel, about raising money for Fred Gabler Helping Hand Camp Fund, Inc., to help commemorate the lives lost in the September 11, 2001, terror attack.
Apple and U2 are teaming up to give away their new album. CNBC Julia Boorstin discusses their exclusive deal to give away 500 million albums to iTunes users.
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.