Entertainment Music & Musicians

  • Satellite radio company SiriusXM has agreed to buy music streaming company Pandora for a $3.5 billion in an all-stock deal announced Monday morning. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2019.

  • SiriusXM-Pandora deal makes me like Sirius less, says Jim Cramer

    CNBC's 'Squawk on the Street' team discusses the SiriusXM-Pandora deal.

  • SiriusXM has gotten to know Pandora very well since initial investment, says internet analyst

    Anthony Diclemente of Evercore ISI joins 'Squawk Box' to discuss the Pandora-SiriusXM deal.

  • Sirius XM and Pandora $3.5 billion deal has a go shop provision

    CNBC's 'Squawk Box' team discusses Sirius XM buying music streaming service Pandora and what to know about the deal.

  • NEW YORK— Subscription radio company SiriusXM says it's buying music streaming service Pandora Media Inc. in a deal valued at about $3.5 billion that will allow it to expand its service beyond cars and into mobile devices and homes. New York- based SiriusXM Holdings Inc. has more than 36 million subscribers in North America, while Pandora has more than 70...

  • A banner for Pandora Media, the online-radio company, hangs in front of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Satellite radio company Sirius XM is acquiring music streaming service Pandora in a $3.5 billion all-stock deal, the companies announce. 

  • Sirius to buy Pandora in $3.5 billion all stock deal

    CNBC's 'Squawk Box' team discusses Sirius's plan to buy the music streaming business in an deal. Sirius had previously tried to buy Pandora in 2017.

  • Painted guitars hang to dry after being lacquered at the Gibson Guitar Corp. factory in Nashville, Tennessee.

    The biggest private equity firms have all but pivoted from private equity to private debt, joining a new breed of lightly regulated asset managers that have filled the void as banks are forced to retreat from risky deals, the FT reports.

  • NEW YORK— A former sales executive is suing Spotify for gender discrimination and equal pay violations, saying executives organized "boys' trips" that excluded women and that the company paid men more for the same work. The executive, Hong Perez, sued the music streaming company and its head of U.S. sales, Brian Berner, in New York State Court on Tuesday.

  • BRUSSELS— The European Union wants to shake up the way internet companies handle media, e-books, digital music, news articles and other content posted online by better protecting the rights of the authors and creators. Beatles member Paul McCartney recently wrote an open letter to the lawmakers to encourage them to back the new rules, while former Fugees...

  • Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant and Jimmy Page

    Marty Schwartz gets 7 million views a month for his guitar lessons on YouTube.

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California on Monday, June 4, 2018.

    Completing the purchase of Shazam and expanding use of the software is likely to help Apple compete with rival music service Spotify. 

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 6- The European Union approved Apple's planned acquisition of British music discovery app Shazam on Thursday, saying an EU antitrust investigation showed it would not harm competition in the bloc. The European Commission opened a full-scale investigation into the deal in April, emblematic of its recent worries that companies may buy a...

  • Basketball star LeBron James wearing Beats By Dre headphones

    Headphone company Beats By Dre has become the official partner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) in a multi-year deal that will see products provided to basketball stars such as LeBron James, Jayson Tatum and Karl-Anthony Towns.

  • Aug 29- A U.S. judge said the creators of "This Is Spinal Tap" may pursue the fraud claim underlying their $400 million lawsuit against Vivendi SA over the 1984 cult film. District Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angeles is a victory for Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Rob Reiner and Harry Shearer, who accused Vivendi of depriving them of a "fair return" from the film, its music...

  • BRUSSELS, Aug 22- Apple is set to win unconditional EU antitrust approval for its planned acquisition of British music discovery app Shazam, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The European Commission opened a full-scale investigation into the deal in April, emblematic of its recent worries that companies may buy a data-rich rival to mine it...

  • Bob Dylan performs on stage during the 21st edition of the Vieilles Charrues music festival on July 22, 2012 in Carhaix-Plouguer, western France.

    A Kentucky distillery is suing Bob Dylan's new Nashville whiskey called Heaven's Door Spirits, claiming the name and logo are too similar, Louisville Business First reports. 

  • Singer Aretha Franklin performs at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 25, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. 

    Aretha Franklin, the long-reigning "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think" and her signature song, "Respect," died Thursday at age 76, said her representative, Gwendolyn Quinn.

  • BRUSSELS, Aug 13- Independent music labels group Impala has called on EU antitrust regulators to block Sony Corp's bid to become the world's largest music publisher with its $2.3 billion offer for control of EMI, saying the combination would have too much market power. Sony announced the deal in May, the boldest strategy move by its new CEO Kenichiro Yoshida,...

  • Wyclef Jean: This is why Quincy Jones was so important to me

    Wyclef Jean says that he wakes up every day wanting to be like Quincy Jones.