Entertainment Music & Musicians

  • Managing the 'Dead'

    Former Grateful Dead manager Richard Loren, discusses his book "High Notes," which chronicles his two decades and the current "corporatization" of the entertain world.

  • Jaunt's 360-degree Paul McCartney concert

    Jaunt CEO Jens Christensen, discusses the release of Paul McCartney's 360-degree concert, and where the virtual reality industry is going.

  • All iPhones to get Beats

    Cyrus Mewawalla, managing director at CM Research, thinks Apple's latest move to include music-streaming service Beats on all iPhones is a good move as it will surpass iTunes "old-fashioned" downloading service.

  • Billboard and Twitter making plans to join forces and track music in real time.

    Billboard's weekly compilation of top-selling albums will incorporate streaming music and digital sales, the music tracker said.

  • SiriusXM CEO: Benefits of streaming revolution

    CNBC's David Faber speaks to Jim Meyer, SiriusXM CEO, about the strength of its music streaming offering and competition in the satellite radio space.

  • BMW connects with Spotify

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau and Ian Robertson, BMW Group, discuss the integration of Spotify into BMW cars and how the automaker is incorporating more technology into its new automobiles.

  • The 'Shazam Effect'

    Derek Thompson, The Atlantic Senior Editor, discusses how big data is impacting the music industry in his new column called "The Shazam Effect."

  • Spotify hits the road ... via Uber

    Discussing the partnership between Uber and Spotify, Mike Isaac of The New York Times, provides technical insight to the functionality of the flow of music inside the car.

  • Uber & Spotify personalize your ride

    Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North America CEO, and the "Squawk Alley" team discuss the potential of the partnership between Uber and Spotify.

  • Bono participates at the 2014 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Bono, lead singer of the band U2, will undergo surgery after he injured his arm in a cycling accident in New York's Central Park, the band said.

  • Songwriters 'screwed' by Spotify: NMPA CEO

    David Israelite, National Music Publishers Association president & CEO, explains how songwriters are getting taken advantage of by streaming services like Spotify and Pandora. Israelite says Spotify can't succeed if it keeps screwing songwriters and music publishers.

  • Power of Taylor Swift

    Sam Jacobs, Time Magazine, and Chris Farley, WSJ senior editor, weigh in on how 24-year old music mogul Taylor Swift is changing the way musicians are paid for streaming.

  • Swift, Spotify & download death

    Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North America CEO, shares his thoughts on Taylor Swift's decision to pull her music from Spotify

  • The YouTube Music Key beta as shown on a smartphone.

    YouTube has finally announced its long anticipated music subscription service called "YouTube Music Key."

  • YouTube launches new music service

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on YouTube's new music service for $8 per month.

  • Taylor Swift's problem with Spotify

    Spotify CEO Daniel Ek defended free streaming in a blog post. The "Squawk Alley," team discusses Taylor Swift's concerns that Spotify devalues music.

  • Garth Brooks takes byte of Apple

    Randy Bernard, GhostTunes CEO, provides insight into Garth Brook's vision for GhostTunes as an alternative for artists who want to price and package their music the way they want.

  • Garth Brooks performs on stage at Allstate Arena on September 5, 2014 in Rosemont, United States. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Redferns via Getty Images)

    Apple's iTunes will face a new rival on Tuesday with the debut of GhostTunes, musician Garth Brooks' new digital music download store.

  • Taylor Swift performs at Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 9, 2014 in Singapore.

    Taylor Swift's newest album "1989" is the first album to go platinum in 2014.

  • Spotify technology apps

    Some musicians are finding Spotify more profitable than Apple's iTunes.