Entertainment Music & Musicians


  • Andrew Mason, former CEO of Groupon Inc.

    New CEO and co-founder of Groupon Eric Lefkofsky listened to Mason's songs for the first time on "Squawk on the Street" and likened one of them to a song by a muppet.

  • Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead

    The first of August is Jerry Garcia's birthday. He would have been 71. The Dead's rhythm guitarist Bob Weir talks to CNBC about his longtime bandmate.

  • Remembering Jerry Garcia on his birthday

    Bob Weir, rhythm guitarist and vocalist in The Grateful Dead, tells CNBC his memories of Garcia and reflects on why the Dead's music is still so popular today.

  • Stevie Wonder

    For a variety of reasons, most economists take a dim view of how effective an entertainment boycott of Florida would be.

  • 'Painting it black' on Wall Street

    The Rolling Stones saxophone player Tim Ries joins "Summer on the Street" to talk about his career, Mick Jagger, and discuss the impact services like iTunes and Spotify have on the music industry.

  • Radiohead's Thom Yorke leaves Spotify 'High and Dry'

    Big trouble ahead for the likes of Spotify and Pandora? CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports Spotify defended itself, saying it is doing everything it can do support new musicians.

  • Prince: Like It's Still 1999

    In an interview with "V Magazine," Prince says he doesn't own a cell phone, and the New York Times reports that Amazon is cutting back on book discounts. CNBC's Jon Fortt and Kayla Tausche discuss.

  • If incoming Bank of England governor Mark Carney was likened to one of the Beatles, which would he be? Analyst say that he's more of a Ringo Starr than Paul McCartney.

  • Jim Allen, chairman at Hard Rock International, discusses the Hard Rock Calling Festival in London, which was moved to the Olympic Park and how it will allow them to expand the brand in other parts of the world.

  • Lowery On Pandora's Puny Payment

    Cowen analyst John Blackledge discusses his upgrade of Pandora shares to outperform, while singer-songwriter David Lowery speaks out on the company's royalties policy.

  • Power Pitch: Rap Genius the Next Big Thing?

    Ilan Zechory, Rap Genius founder, pitches his company to the "Power Pitch" crew. The website allows users to read interesting annotations on rap lyrics. Greg Selkoe, Karmaloop CEO, and CNBC's Julia Boorstin, discuss their thoughts on the business.

  • Good Morning to You Productions is challenging Warner/Chappell Music's copyright to "Happy Birthday to You," saying it should be for public use.

  • Songza CEO: We Have a Native Advertising Solution

    Songza provides users with a playlist based on an activity. Elias Roman, co-founder & CEO of Songza, discusses how his company plans to survive amid competition.

  • Women At the Top: Mona Scott-Young

    Mona Scott-Young speaks to FM's Karen Finerman about whether she thinks of herself has a woman in business, or a person in business; her worst business move ever; and her newest venture with moscato.

  • Is Apple Innovative Enough?

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports on Apple's big announcements at its WWDC today. David Garrity, GVA Research, and Nicholas Carlson, Business Insider, discuss whether they're impressed with Apple's announcements today.

  • Apple Introduces iTunes Radio

    CNBC's Scott Wapner reports Apple has introduced its iTunes Radio product. There will be no subscription.

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook

    Apple is expected to reveal a digital radio service and changes to the software behind iPhones and iPads on Monday as the company opens its annual conference.

  • Apple Will Announce iRadio Monday

    Pandora's stock has suffered from news of Apple's new iRadio, but today the stock soared, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin. The "Fast Money" traders discuss whether BlackBerry is a buy now.

  • Apple's iRadio vs. Pandora

    Apple's first ad-supported music venture iRadio poses a big threat to Pandora, with CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Though Sony is best known for consumer electronics and a few say it needs to revive that business, some analysts argue that it would just be throwing good money after bad.