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Music industry optimistic about Apple-Beats deal

When Cortez Bryant decided to negotiate a headphones marketing deal for his clients Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj a few years ago, he turned down more money from other more established companies to sign with Beats By Dre for ...

dateMay 30, 2014 in Business
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Music site SoundCloud to start paying artists

SoundCloud said Thursday that it will start paying artists and record companies whose music is played on the popular streaming site, a move that will bring it in line with competitors such as YouTube and Spotify.

dateAug 21, 2014 in Internet
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Spotify snaps up The Echo Nest

Music streaming service Spotify announced Thursday it had acquired The Echo Nest, a company behind technology to suggest songs to listeners.

dateMar 06, 2014 in Business
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Five things to know about Apple's duet with Beats

Apple CEO Tim Cook looked like he wanted to dance Wednesday as he discussed his company's $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics. The deal, by far the most expensive in Apple's 38-year history, will ...

dateMay 29, 2014 in Business
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Beats buy could broaden Apple's reach

An Apple buy-out of hip headphone maker Beats Electronics could expand the iPhone maker's lucrative domain and play into plans for its next big thing, analysts said Friday.

dateMay 09, 2014 in Business
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