When the Source Awards are handed out Sept. 29 in Nashville, Sally Williams, who is one of this year’s seven honorees, will be recognized for her role with one of the nation’s iconic live venues. She spoke to Billboard about the task of keeping the Ryman vibrant.
Fox's upcoming Scream Queens will be an anthology with a twist. Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's horror comedy, featuring an all-star cast including Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts and Lea Michele, will burn through its characters with only four of 25 expected to survive the season.
With newly included metrics from Vine factoring into Billboard's Social 50 chart, Web-grown entertainers/musicians have begun to impact the tally. One of those acts is DeStorm Power, a Los Angeles-based musician and YouTube personality that made his Social 50 debut on the list dated June 27 (the first week Vine and Tumblr metrics were added to list's computation). On the latest chart, Power moves 12-7 to break the Social 50 top 10 for the first time.
In this Billboard exclusive video filmed in March, photographer/videographer Edel Rodríguez goes behind the scenes at some of the city's musical hot spots (some of them on the street), and talks to a few of the many leaders in the big world of Cuban music.
Cuba, long isolated from the United States, has one of the richest music scenes in the world. Now, as the two governments reach historic agreements to normalize relations, American audiences will finally learn what the rest of the globe has known for centuries: This island rocks!
YouTube and Google must immediately take action to block videos if they are notified by authors, artists and publishers about concrete copyright infringements, according to a new ruling by a Hamburg regional court on July 1.
Last week, a number of buzz-worthy albums — including the latest projects from promising pop starlet Tori Kelly, Grammy-approved country artist Kacey Musgraves and R&B newcomer Leon Bridges — were released, and veteran rock band Breaking Benjamin proceeded to lay the smackdown upon all of them.
Scott Borchetta has decided not to sell his company, the Big Machine Label Group, at least for now, and has re-signed a distribution agreement with Universal Music Group that will give him full ownership of Republic Nashville, according to sources.
Yesterday (July 1), Barack Obama tweeted that he was listening to OutKast’s “Liberation” and the Black Keys’ “Lonely Boy” after a fan asked him for his current favorite songs in a #AskPOTUS sesh. The Black Keys hit him back, asking if they could use Air Force One for their upcoming gigs.
With two of its songs -- 'Drunk Americans' and the title track -- already out as singles, Toby Keith is looking forward to the fall arrival of his 18th studio album, '35 MPH Town.' But even though he says "we've got it done," Keith is reserving the right to make some changes between now and its planned October release.
To paraphrase Jay Z: There’s never been another this good for this long. On Wednesday night, Billy Joel played Madison Square Garden for the 65th time, breaking the record for solo performances at the famed New York City arena previously held by his buddy Elton John.