As "Catch," an expertly crafted, remarkably vulnerable synth-pop showcase, continues to gain blog praise and listeners after being posted online in early February, its enigmatic creator is desperately trying to avoid label expectations while rolling out the musical ideas she has spent years honing by herself.
The alternative folk troupe Matrimony will release its debut album, "Montibello Memories," on May 6 through Columbia Records, Billboard can exclusively announce. Before the Charlotte group heads down to Austin for South By Southwest, check out the new song "Southern Skies," launching on Billboard.com
In theater, a triple threat is an artist who has the chops to sing, dance and act. It's a different ballgame in the music biz, where touring and the two avenues of sales (physical and digital) reign supreme. In that regard, there's no artist more threat-ening than pop-country juggernaut Taylor Swift, who crushed it on nearly every level in the past year, and claims the top spot on Billboard's annual Money Makers rich list.
March 10, 2014 11:10 AM EDT
Who makes the biggest bucks in music? Billboard’s annual Money Makers ranking of the top earners is more than a little bit country (Taylor storms in at No. 1), with plenty of hip-hop and a whole lot of rock’n’roll (Stones! Eagles! Mumford!).
By day three of the Parahoy! Cruise, the guests had gotten their sea legs. The morning opened with the Norwegian Pearl docking at the Bahamas' Stirrup Cay, allowing the cruisers to spend a lazy day on the beach.
Paolo Nutini's engrossing new single "Scream (Funk My Life Up)" announces the official return of the Scottish singer-songwriter after a prolonged break following his 2009 album "Sunny Side Up." After the song was unveiled in January, "Scream" now has an official music video, which you can watch exclusively on Billboard.com.