Last week, thousands of electronic music fans flocked to Miami for EDM’s version of Mardi Gras, in which nearly every block of the city’s streets transformed into a pop-up club with roaring sub-woofers, squared-off DJ stages and fans eager to dance until sunrise.
Details about Cameron Crowe's TV comedy 'Roadies' have been scant, but 24-year-old rapper Machine Gun Kelly (aka Colson Baker), who plays a guitar tech in the Showtime pilot, tells Billboard of one unexpected twist.
Bertelsmann chairman and CEO Thomas Rabe talks about the German media group's financial report card, plus speaks at length about BMG's latest moves including a digital distribution deal with Chinese internet powerhouse Alibaba.
Hannibal Buress is bringing his comedic talents to the 19th annual Webby Awards on May 18. In his first time hosting the awards show, which honors achievements in Internet culture, Buress will be in charge of opening the event and enforcing its five-word acceptance speech rule, a trademark of the Webby Awards.
If in the last two years you’ve noticed an unusual surge in the crop of regional Mexican talent, particularly of the male and millennial variety, it’s not your imagination. This is an especially fruitful time for the genre, as these superstars-in-training infuse their parents’ music with a youthful energy and social media savvy, while schooling the rest of the industry on how to build loyal fan bases on both sides of the border.
eBay-owned ticket resale market StubHub has taken action against its principal rival Ticketmaster over the Live Nation-owned behemoth's rules around resales of Golden State Warriors tickets, which the company claims ventures into anti-competitive behavior.
For all the shots lobbed at Bieber at the roast, the public skewering was a highly orchestrated PR move, meant to beguile non-Beliebers into once again rooting for the troubled artist by proving that he could take a joke with the best of them.
Major Lazer, the group that brought you club hits like "Pon De Floor" and "Watch Out For This (Bumaye)," is ready to take their signature bashment-meets-EDM aesthetic from the dancehall onto the silver screen. Thanks to FXX's new Animation Domination lineup, Diplo, Jillionaire, and Walshy Fire are finally getting the chance to debut their own animated series, Major Lazer.
Kanye West is known for collaborating with artists across genre lines, tapping everyone from Elton John and Paul McCartney to producers like Jon Brion and Rick Rubin to work on his respective projects. When it came time to unite as a trio for Rihanna's "FourFiveSeconds" alongside Sir Paul, he enlisted another group to provide backing vocals on the folk-pop hit: Wilson Phillips.
Overall, Tidal has the starting framework of what could be an interesting and engaging artist led and backed company. With the product as-is, Spotify or Apple launching a lossless quality tier could make Tidal irrelevant-- but for one major thing: superstar exclusives.
With 5.3 million followers on Vine looping their six-second clips more than 14 million times a week, rap duo Jack & Jack have garnered a big enough fan base to make a serious impact on the Billboard charts. Composed of Jack Johnson (not the surfer-turned-folk rocker) and Jack Gilinsky (who sings the hooks), the Omaha duo has gained traction with “Like That,” which hit No. 36 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, and “Wild Life,” which peaked at No. 87 on the Hot 100.
"I can't think of a better place to do our first television ever," David Lee Roth told the thousands of fans gathered Monday night on Hollywood Boulevard for a Jimmy Kimmel Live set that was billed as the first TV performance since Roth rejoined the band in 2007. "Like they used to say on Ed Sullivan: If this goes well, we got a great career ahead of us, boys."
Twenty years after the passing of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, the people of Corpus Christi, Tex. -- the city that raised the Tejano entertainer alongside the Quintanilla family -- speak of her as if she's still alive today, but remember her as if she passed just yesterday.
After their successful collaboration in the hit single “Cuando Nos Volvamos a Encontrar” (When We Meet Again), superstars Marc Anthony and Carlos Vives will tour together in an outing they’ve called UNIDO2, a play on words meaning “United” part 2.