In this week's 615 Spotlight, we take a look at a singer who we found simply perfecting his art in one of the most prestigious clubs in Nashville: Eric Burgett, one of the most unique talents you will find in Music City. His writing and performing definitely fit in with what is out there on the radio, but with his piano base, he definitely sets himself apart.
Of Montreal recently announced their lucky 13th studio album -- Aureate Gloom, out March 3 on longtime label Polyvinyl. Bandleader Kevin Barnes is a pretty interesting guy, having guided the outfit from its late 1990s twee pop “happy yellow bumblebees” sound (as he puts it) to full-on psychedelia. He stopped by Billboard’s New York office to talk about the new record and look back on the band’s evolution.
Welcome to BEST SONG BRACKET BATTLE 2014, Billboard.com's weeklong bracket-style tournament in which 64 of the year's biggest songs are placed against each other in head-to-head battles until one song emerges victorious! Each match-up is determined by the individual votes of a collection of music writers and critics, who have sounded off and helped us determine the collective choice for the strongest pop song of the year.
A long-awaited documentary on the influential 80s D.C. hardcore scene Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, D.C., makes its hometown premiere at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, MD.
Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the new Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts --Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving the action. Joe Levy stops by Z100’s Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden on Episode 29, which features red carpet interviews with Shawn Mendes, Jessie J, Sam Smith, Gwen Stefani, Ryan Seacrest, Meghan Trainor, and Rixton.
SoCal quintet Night Riots mined some pretty serious subject matter for their standout new song. “(‘Break’) was inspired by a friend's drink getting spiked with a hallucinogenic drug at a party,” frontman Travis Hawley tells Billboard.