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Entertainment Music & Musicians

  • France's Vivendi, the owner of Universal Music Group, the world's biggest music label, said on Tuesday it was mulling an IPO. Tencent Music Entertainment, which attracts three-quarters of China's booming music streaming market, has been reported by The Wall Street Journal to be eyeing a listing later in 2018. "We estimate that only half the worlds population...

  • France's Vivendi, the owner of Universal Music Group, the world's biggest music label, said on Tuesday it was mulling an IPO. Tencent Music Entertainment, which attracts three-quarters of China's booming music streaming market, has been reported by The Wall Street Journal to be eyeing a listing later in 2018. "We estimate that only half the worlds population...

  • *EU sets Sept. 4 deadline whether to clear or block deal. BRUSSELS, April 23- EU antitrust regulators opened an investigation on Monday into Apple's bid for British music discovery app Shazam, concerned the deal might give the iPhone maker an unfair advantage in poaching users from its rivals. The European Commission said it was concerned about Apple's access to...

  • Tim Cook, CEO, Apple

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports on the European Commission is opening an in-depth investigation into Apple's acquisition of Shazam.

  • BRUSSELS— The European Union is opening an investigation into Apple's acquisition of song-recognition app Shazam to make sure it doesn't limit consumer choice too much. Apple said in December it would buy the maker of the popular song-recognition app, which Apple's digital assistant Siri had been competing with. EU Antitrust Commissioner Margrethe...

  • Tim Cook

    "Our investigation aims to ensure that music fans will continue to enjoy attractive music streaming offers," Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said.

  • Composer Joel Beckerman

    The origin of music news themes can be traced all the way back to when film studios began incorporating music and sounds in newsreels.

  • Music news themes can be traced all the way back to the 1900s when film studios began incorporating music and sounds for newsreels.

  • "Because the movement happened to get its start with women only, in a way it furthers my loneliness as a past victim," said Chris Brown, a University of Minnesota music professor. He was among several men who in December accused renowned conductor James Levine of abusing them as teens several decades ago, leading to Levine's recent firing by the Metropolitan Opera...

  • NEW YORK— Hard Rock will open its Atlantic City casino resort on June 28. It is one of two shuttered Atlantic City casinos due to reopen this summer, along with the former Revel casino, newly named the Ocean Resort Casino. Among the musical acts that Allen said will play at the casino were Third Eye Blind, Florida Georgia Line, Rascal Flatts, Stone Temple Pilots and...

  • 2. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 12.78 million. 3. " Academy of Country Music Awards," CBS, 12.06 million. 4. " Young Sheldon," CBS, 11.7 million.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Netflix's video-streaming service has been thriving for so long that other companies are striving to duplicate its success in other kinds of digital entertainment and content. In contrast, Spotify is selling consumers access to an extensive catalog of digital music that is largely the same as the libraries available at the same $10 monthly...

  • Meant to Be, Bebe Rexha& Florida Georgia Line. You Make It Easy, Jason Aldean. Revamp: The Songs of Elton John& Bernie Taupin, Various Artists.

  • LONDON/ STOCKHOLM, April 12- Spotify, the world's largest music streaming service, said on Thursday it is to buy Loudr.fm, a San Francisco- based provider of licensing technology to help it to locate songwriters and pay them royalties they are due. Financial terms of the deal, the first since it began trading on the New York Stock Exchange earlier this month, were not...

  • LONDON/ STOCKHOLM, April 12- Spotify, the world's largest music streaming service, said on Thursday it is to buy Loudr.fm, a San Francisco- based provider of licensing technology to help it to locate songwriters and pay them royalties they are due. Loudr will relocate to Spotify's offices in New York, the company said in a blog post. Spotify, which listed on the New York...

  • In this Friday, March 23, 2018 photo, a worker handles sheets of rosewood at C. F. Martin and Co., in Nazareth, Pa. Guitar makers and other instrument makers are being hit hard by regulations aimed at preventing the world’s rosewood species from disappearing.

    Regulations against rosewood deforestation have made it difficult for guitar and other music businesses from making instruments.

  • An employee buffing an unfinished electric guitar inside a Gibson factory.

    Guitar makers have complained about long delays in getting permits to import rosewood and export finished instruments that contain it.

  • Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue (R) greets Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) during the Apple WWDC on June 8, 2015 in San Francisco, California.

    Oliver Schusser will be the new vice president of Apple Music and international content.

  • Mariah Carey performs at a World Aids Day concert on November 30, 2017, in Los Angeles, California

    An online travel agent is trying to shake off the dingy image of youth hostels by hiring veteran pop singer Mariah Carey to star in a marketing campaign.

  • Recently-listed Spotify is simplifying its service, especially for mobile users, Bloomberg reported, citing unnamed sources.