| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Beats Music has raised additional financial backing to help it take on Spotify and other rivals in the growing streaming music industry.
Beats Music LLC, the music streaming company launched by hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre and Interscope Geffen A&M ...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 10:41 AM
Those who quickly turned off Fox after Sunday’s Super Bowl missed some TV magic courtesy of Prince.
The Purple One dusted off his acting chops for a guest turn on the Fox sitcom “New Girl,” and it was worth sitting through the last...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 11:03 AM
There are few things better than waking up to the smell of bacon and the sound of it sizzling on the stovetop. With a new iPhone device, you can wake up to that sound, and smell, every morning.
Oscar Mayer says it is testing a new device called Wake...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Ariel Rechtshaid works out of a squat, nondescript building on a quiet street corner in the San Fernando Valley. A gun shop does business a few doors down; across the way sits a martial arts academy. But step into the record producer's studio and you're...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 12:36 PM
Those glued to either this week's "American Idol" auditions or Sunday's NFL playoffs have probably been humming Aloe Blacc's new aspirational jam, "The Man." The song has been blanketing the TV airwaves through a prominent Beats by Dre commercial...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 12:14 PM
First, there was "Midnight"; now there's "Magic."
After surprise-releasing a so-so new song last week that suggested frontman Chris Martin had been bro-ing down with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, Coldplay dropped another fresh tune on the Internet late...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Pharrell Williams looked wiped out.
Late on a recent evening, the singer-rapper-producer was shuttling between two studios at a Melrose Avenue recording complex. In one he was working on music for this spring's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," which he's...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
With the launch of a new cloud-based movie service from Walt Disney Co., the marketplace of Web-based movie services just got more crowded and possibly confusing for consumers.
After eschewing UltraViolet, a technology standard backed by its main...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Veteran digital media executive Anthony Bay took over in December as chief executive of Rdio, a streaming music service created by Janis Friis, the co-founder of the Internet phone application Skype (and the file-sharing service Kazaa). Rdio...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Lucian Grainge has a vision for the future of the music business that bears scant resemblance to the traditional record company playbook.
He is putting songs on smartphones in Africa, reviving moribund American record labels and making Lorde into a...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 11:43 AM
A business executive who stole nearly $400,000 from the rock band Pearl Jam was sentenced Friday in Washington state to 14 months in prison.
Rickey Goodrich, former chief financial officer for Pearl Jam's management company, pleaded guilty in December...