Can't wait to see Amy, the Amy Winehouse documentary featured in this week's cover story? You're in luck: Billboard has passes to advance screenings of the film at theaters across the country ahead of its national release on July 10 (it opens in New York and L.A. on July 3).
Lindsey Stirling is in the midst of wrapping her second North American tour in support of 2014's Billboard Music Award-winning sophomore album Shatter Me, but that doesn't mean she won't soon be making time for Album #3.
Forty years ago, Hugh Syme designed his first album package for Rush, 1975's Caress of Steel. That began what he happily calls "a life sentence," designing every Rush release -- studio, live albums, compilations, videos -- since along with ancillary merchandise, backstage passes and more. With Rush out on the road continuing to celebrate its own 40th anniversary, Syme --a onetime keyboardist for the Ian Thomas Band who's also designed for Aerosmith, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Whitesenake, Def Leppard Tiles and others -- has complied his work into a bench-pressable new book 'The Art of Rush: Serving a Life Sentence.'
Luther Vandross will be paid tribute in 15-city tour, The Power of Love Experience—A Tribute to the Life of Luther Vandross, in 2016. Venture is partnership between Vandross Estate, Marcus Miller and Hidden Beach Experiences.
Flo Rida has pulled out of his guest appearance at the “Miss USA” pageant later this month and Macy’s has dumped Donald Trump, part of the continued fallout over the GOP hopeful’s remarks about Mexican immigrants during his presidential campaign announcement.
Rio Caraeff, the founding CEO of music video service Vevo, has joined Magic Leap as chief content officer. Caraeff, who made the announcement Wednesday on his Twitter page, left Vevo at the end of 2014.
Hilary Duff's first album since 2007’s Dignity was preceded by a widely publicized foray into the dating world with the app Tinder — a move that Duff called a “social experiment” and defended as authentic in a recent sit-down with Billboard.
It’s hard to ignore the power of bachata, especially when it’s presented in sheer numbers. The latest YouTube music artist insights data shows the genre’s undisputed king, Romeo Santos, far outpaces mainstream artists in terms of total views.
In a New York City show this May, Santigold promised a new album out in 2015. Today, we’re one step closer as the genre-blending pop singer premiered a new song called “Radio,” her first new track in three years.