Striking Matches

Striking Matches: From 'Nashville' Favorites to Debut Album

Consider yourself forewarned: Early on the morning of March 24, you might be woken up in Nashville by the sound of screaming down Music Row. Striking Matches will be releasing Nothing but the Silence, their debut album, that day, and the duo's Justin Davis tells Billboard that they want to share the news with everybody.
Hozier and Annie Lennox

Annie Lennox on Her Killer Grammy Performance & Why She Isn't Writing New Music

Annie Lennox delivered one of the finest performances of the 2015 Grammys, teaming up with Hozier for “Take Me To Church,” and bringing the house down with her rendition of “I Put a Spell on You.” Turns out, the social media consensus that was quick to champion her that night also kinda freaks her out.
Aretha Franklin, 2014.

Aretha Franklin on Mentoring 'American Idol' Singers & Whether She Still Wants to Be a Judge

Aretha Franklin is still happily, and actively, promoting 2014's "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics." But she told Billboard she's ready to get back into something new with longtime ally and cohort Clive Davis. "Clive and I are going to get together on what the new CD is going to be probably in the next month or so, and I'm looking forward to it," Franklin said after opening Wednesday's (March 4) episode of "American Idol" with her version of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive," the latest single from "Diva Classics," at the Fillmore Detroit in her hometown.
Kendrick Lamar, 2014.

Sweetlife Festival 2015 Lineup: Kendrick Lamar, Calvin Harris, The Weeknd & More

Kendrick Lamar, Calvin Harris and the Weekend are among the acts playing this year's sixth annual Sweetlife Festival. The event, which was launched by East Coast organic food chain Sweetgreen, will take place on May 30 and 31 at Columbia, Md.'s Merriweather Post Pavilion. The Pixies, Charli XCX, Billy Idol and Phantogram round out the lineup.
Berkelee Empower Symposium Organizers

Berklee Valencia to Host Women's Empower Symposium

Berklee will host a Women’s Empower Symposium at the music college’s campus in Valencia, Spain on March 27. The event, spearheaded by a group of Master’s students at the school, is designed to present female industry role models to young women starting their careers in an industry dominated by men on the executive level.