WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS

Zac Efron Film 'We Are Your Friends' Puts Big-Screen Spotlight on EDM Scene

EDM has already taken over clubs and festival grounds. Now the dance genre is exploring a new frontier: movie screens. On Aug. 28, We Are Your Friends, the first feature film distributed by a major movie studio (Warner Bros. Pictures) that is focused on the EDM world, opens nationwide on 2,300 screens.
Alessia Cara

Drake Co-Signed Singer Alessia Cara on Her Rising Fame: 'It's the Coolest Fluke Ever'

For her first-ever TV performance in July, on 'The Tonight Show' no less, Alessia Cara opted not to wear a designer -- or even slightly showy -- look. The stage lights rose to reveal the singer, 19, in the casual, woke-up-like-this uniform favored by teens everywhere: ripped jeans, Chuck Taylors and an ironic T-shirt (it read "Life of the Party").
The Weeknd Hot 100 Festival 2015

The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Nick Jonas & Becky G: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind

Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving the action. Shira Karsen hits the studio for episode 64, which delves into the latest hits from The Weeknd, Nick Jonas, Becky G & Justin Bieber!
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Modern Promotion and Playlistings: Beyond the Playola

Fifteen years ago, a record label would pitch its new releases to a record store or chain like Tower Records. Ten years ago, they were pitching their priority releases to digital download stores like iTunes. Now they pitch streaming services.
Randy Blythe Lamb Of God 2015

Lamb of God Opens the Pit, Rocks '512' on 'Kimmel'

One of the best things about Jimmy Kimmel Live is the outdoor concert space. When the weather’s nice, you can have Lamb of God on, invite many Lamb of God fans, and let them open up the pit.
Felix Jaehn in 2015.

Ed Sheeran Courting OMI's 'Cheerleader' Remixer Felix Jaehn After No. 1 Hit

Felix Jaehn's metallic gold shirt reads "Everything Under Control," but inside, the 20-year-old Hamburg native is bursting with excitement. It has been scarcely a month since the dimpled German learned, in a Billboard tweet, that his remix of Jamaican singer OMI's "Cheerleader" hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. "I was home with my manager; it was 2 a.m.," he says, sitting in Billboard's New York offices on a steamy August day. "I couldn't believe it. We were cheering and toasting."
The Weeknd Hot 100 Festival 2015

Which VMAs Performer Are You Most Looking Forward to Seeing? Vote Now!

The 2015 VMAs are airing this Sunday (Aug. 30), and as usual there's a whole slew of A-list performers slated to perform at the always unpredictable awards show. From Pharrell to Macklemore to Twenty One Pilots, there's someone for everyone -- but who are you most excited to see? Vote for the performance that's going to have you glued to your TV below!

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