It's a great time to be Tegan & Sara, and it's not just because they just sailed the Caribbean as guests of honor onboard Paramore's smashing debut cruise, Parahoy! In the big picture, they're riding high from the success of their 2013 album "Heartthrob" which brought them their first Hot 100 hit (the glistening Greg Kurstin-produced "Closer") and nudged them closer to superstar than cult star status for the first time.
When the dance music world descends on Miami each March for the combined madness that is Ultra Music Festival, Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week, there is no shortage of self-promotion. But as he has for the past three years, Avicii looks to be a step ahead of his competition, this time with the launch of an all-Avicii pop-up concept store on South Beach's Collins Ave. simply titled Avicii One Stop.
Carnegie Hall is a seated venue, but music lovers watching Iggy Pop and members of New Order on Tuesday night were eager and lost in the music at the 24th Annual Benefit Concert for Tibet House US, a nonprofit organization charged with preserving Tibetan culture.
Competition episodes, when done right, can have some of the best musical moments. Everything is bigger, the threads of a season can illuminate through music. Tonight, try as everyone might, the performances are flat.
Espinoza Paz and Roberto Tapia, two regional Mexican stars who have also emerged as critically acclaimed and commercially successful composers, were the top winners at BMI’s 21st annual Latin Music Awards, taking home BMI Latin songwriter of the year and BMI Latin song of the year awards, respectively.
Urban chart-topper Yandel, fresh from debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart last year, and regional Mexican star Noel Torres will headline the fifth annual Billboard En Concierto concert series, presented by State Farm in association with Pepsi.
In Ballroom D of the Austin Convention Center, the legendary Neil Young presented his final thesis -- an oddly altruistic sales pitch may be more accurate -- on a long-simmering project: the Pono music player.